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Tenant and property in decline

🕔09:49, 5.Jan 2013

Dear Sir/Madam I have a long standing elderly tenant who is no longer looking after himself or the property. This is suffering badly. I dont know who to turn to for help. I dont want to evict him as I

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Mrs Beatrice Straker

🕔06:52, 5.Jan 2013

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shared tenancy, housing benefit

🕔22:22, 3.Jan 2013

Hope someone can advise me. I have recently bought a property which is shared by three elderly brothers. one is 59 and on job seekers. the other two are over 65 and retired.Up to now the younger one has been

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Tenant is late paying rent, and I want to give her notice

🕔20:29, 1.Jan 2013

My tenant is on a periodic lease, I was planning to give her 2 months notice but her rent is late. This is the first month that she has paid late (the rent was due on 28th dec) and I

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unpaid rent

🕔08:35, 1.Jan 2013

Tenants r 9 months into a 12 month contract. In October they did not pay rent,i contacted them (could only do it by text as tenant said something had happened to her phone and she couldnt receive calls)The excuse then

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Demanding Tenant

🕔20:24, 11.Dec 2012

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Tenants & Dog Fouling

🕔18:45, 11.Dec 2012

My tenants are currently half way through a 12 month tenancy. When they signed the contracts we agreed that they could have a dog at the property and they paid an additional deposit to cover damage etc. It was agreed

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Deposit Scheme

🕔07:34, 6.Dec 2012

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Terminating an agreement with an agent.

🕔16:52, 4.Dec 2012

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tenants from hell

🕔21:15, 2.Dec 2012

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Gutter Leak, who's responsibility?

🕔20:20, 2.Dec 2012

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rent recovery

🕔22:13, 1.Dec 2012

Can rent recovery be done without court proceedings? Who could be a mediator?

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rent recovery

🕔21:00, 1.Dec 2012

Can someone please advise on rent recovery. I am proceeding with letting agency as joint claim to evict tenants, but for the rent arrears (£1660.00) i should apply on my own. What are the best option to make a small

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Mr. Tom

🕔12:34, 1.Dec 2012

Dear Sirs, I have recently joint the association and would like to know if there is any way I can get advice over the phone? What would be the phone number of the advice line. I need urgent advice as

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Water meter

🕔20:30, 7.Nov 2012

Our tennent has just vacated the property she rented from us and we have found she had a water meter fitted without or concent or knowledge we have contacted Yorkshire water to request that it be removed and have been

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Urgent Help Please – Tenants abandoned property then returned

🕔08:18, 7.Nov 2012

I have tenants on a short hold tenancy agreement, expiring in September 2012. I went to collect the rent on the due day of 16th April 2012, no one was in. I tried phoning, no answer. I then got a

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Rent in advance

🕔15:45, 6.Nov 2012

My agent on a new tenancy is demanding that prospective tenants always stay two months in advance but does not opt for either of the deposit schemes telling them he does not take deposits. A recent tenant left owing a

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New Landlord – Do i pay tax when i am making no profit at all

🕔19:32, 1.Nov 2012

I want to rent out my flat (which i own) and rent somewhere else bigger. The rent payment i will receive will cover my mortgage payment alone (possibly will be less so i have to make the difference) to i

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reposession of property as agreed by both parties

🕔11:59, 1.Nov 2012

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Damage and deposit

🕔09:27, 1.Nov 2012

Hi, My tenants recently left my property, on their own accord. I completed the check out with them. There was some damage to a brick wall arround the garden which I then wrote to them about saying there wouldbe a

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Suing a Property Management Company

🕔18:15, 12.Oct 2012

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environmental health officers

🕔10:51, 9.Oct 2012

I own a one bed house ,where the kitchen is entered through an arch from the sitting room . the stairs are open tread varnished hardwood type used widely in the 80s . Since I owed 6000 in rent (

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New Occupant

🕔09:48, 9.Oct 2012

My tenant has advised me that her boyfriend is moving in. He has a young son visiting at the weekend. Do I need to re-write the Tenancy Agreement to include the new occupants? If I do nothing and there is

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Contract Advice

🕔08:54, 8.Oct 2012

I need your help A 6 month tenancy contract was in force that expired 20 Jan 2012 The letting agent sent me a renewal form for a further 6 months which I signed and returned. The new agreement was therefore

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30 day rolling tenancy

🕔16:54, 7.Oct 2012

My tenant has not even payed the deposit. On the day she moved in i was to collect deposit and rent. She only had the rent and the deposit was promised next day. She now owes me the deposit and

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Help

🕔11:41, 7.Oct 2012

Hi, im am a landlord but use a management agency to look after my property. Up untill a few years back everything was fine but since the company was taken over things have been a nightmare. The tenents are supposed

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Letting agent stitch up!

🕔11:18, 7.Oct 2012

I have a housing benefit tenant with rent collected through an agent. The agent recently went into liquidation and reopened under a new name. They want me to keep using the new company to collect the rent but I do

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Breaking an assured shorthold tenancy

🕔05:15, 3.Oct 2012

My partner and i have split up and the house we are living in is his. I need to leave, but there are currently tenants in my flat. I have nowhere else to go. Is there anyway i can break

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Missing 999year lease holder

🕔15:59, 2.Oct 2012

When I bought my commercial property building (freehold) last year the flats above were registered to 2 other people on a 999year lease. One, who lets his out, pays his dues promptly, the other flat is empty and any mail

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Housing Benefit tenent has lost her right to benefit and council want to claim back what they feel has been paid in error

🕔15:17, 2.Oct 2012

I have a property which is let through an management agency. During June 2009 I agreed to my first ever Housing Benefit tenent which for many years worked out well. During September 2011 I took a call from the HB

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Housing Benefit tenent has lost her right to benefit and council want to claim back what they feel has been paid in error

🕔15:17, 2.Oct 2012

I have a property which is let through an management agency. During June 2009 I agreed to my first ever Housing Benefit tenent which for many years worked out well. During September 2011 I took a call from the HB

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Noisy neighbours

🕔08:59, 1.Oct 2012

Hi, My parter and I rent a terraced house to a young couple who have a young child (about 3 years old). Just before Christmas 2011 a young couple moved in and pretty much started to make a lot of

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Estate agent is not doing job on fully managed service – can I do anything ?

🕔18:29, 12.Sep 2012

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Tennant paying behind for rent is this grounds to evict?

🕔14:55, 11.Sep 2012

My tennants have rented my propery for 18 months, the 1st 12 months were fine. Then the guy lost his job and is now claiming he cannot mentally go back to work and is now claiming benefits. They didnt pay

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A STICKY SITUATION

🕔13:15, 11.Sep 2012

I am in the process of buying a house with the sole purpose of letting the property. The final transfer should hopefully take place within the next 3 – 4 weeks. The property is currently tenanted , and I actually

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Eviction process

🕔02:52, 10.Sep 2012

I let my house through a letting agent, to a tenant, who the agent assured me had good references, had just had a baby and was claiming housing beneift, so rent would not be a problem. The first 2 months

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damage repairs

🕔20:20, 2.Sep 2012

Hi My tenant has not ventilated the property properly and as a result the curtains and walls are full of mold. Do I have a fair chance of claiming the damage against his depoist and will it work against me

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Tenant

🕔15:48, 1.Sep 2012

Hi All, I am trying to evict a tenant, as they were consistently late in paying rent a section 8 was given back in April. And then as a whole 45 days without any rent and the only explanation being

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Advice needed. Abusive tenant.

🕔15:03, 1.Sep 2012

I have a 2 bedroom cottage rented to a lady (the tenant) and her husband, after a trouble fee 16 monnths they have decided to move on and gave me notice. No problem, I suggested a meeting to sort out

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costs incurred by our ex-tenant far exceed the deposit.

🕔15:10, 12.Aug 2012

When our tenant left, we applied for most of the deposit as she had done a number of things that will cost money to put right. However, we did not know the half of it. She has not only stolen

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tenant has 'stolen' the phone line

🕔15:06, 12.Aug 2012

when we let our late mothers house nearly 3 years ago, there was a bt line installed. It seems now that the tenant has taken our line with her. My sister moved into the property and it will cost her

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Tax Allowance

🕔20:35, 11.Aug 2012

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Joint Venture and Landlord Insurance Advice

🕔13:16, 6.Aug 2012

I am asking for some advice on behalf of my Parents who find themselves in a very bad financial position. They recently got involved in a joint venture scheme with a company called Castle & Gatehouse. They invest money into

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my tenant wants her deposit back

🕔19:23, 4.Aug 2012

My tenant was in my house before the new deposit scheme was put into place. She left the property without cleaning it and left all her mess in the garden. She got rid of the stairs carpet without asking me

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NIGHTMARE TENANT; EXIT DATE 24 MARCH 12'

🕔11:06, 3.Aug 2012

This tenant has not allowed our managing agent to view/inspect property on 2 separate occasions. We had to insist, via the agent, to give 48 hours notice and use the spare key to the property and view the property. The

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Can I ask for my keys back?

🕔23:28, 2.Aug 2012

have a tenant that has moved out because she does not like the other tenants as they have complained about her boyfriend almost living in the house and always being in communal areas this has led me to enforce the

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Insurance Loss of Rent

🕔17:35, 2.Aug 2012

Hi I have recently suffered a fire to a property for which I was covered for loss of rent. The insurers are refusing to pay the first months rent with the following excuse:- “There is no cessor of rent clause

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rossmagpie

🕔12:17, 2.Aug 2012

Landlord for 18 months. Managed property, one only. Agent been poor and currently in process of changing. However, on January 5th the most recent tenants left the property. It took three weeks to solve issues including a new carpet that

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Do I have a claim against the letting agency?

🕔16:14, 1.Aug 2012

Over a year ago we decided to employ a letting agency to organise tenancy and let our property out due to myself being out of the country. During a winter period when the property had no tenants, the letting agency

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Tenant eviction

🕔18:53, 8.Jul 2012

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Section 8 possession forms

🕔14:55, 3.Jul 2012

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Letting agent gone into Liquidation

🕔11:58, 2.Jul 2012

Just looking for advise as to what happens when the letting agent goes into liquidation, obviously affecting my rent due and deposit?

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tennants wont go

🕔09:34, 2.Jul 2012

Please help, I have a tennant who was signed before the DPS was formed, therefore their deposit was never registered, they have fallen behind with rent and have completed 2 months under a section 21, due to leave Jan 31st

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TENANT EVICTION

🕔22:56, 1.Jul 2012

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help

🕔19:03, 11.Jun 2012

the council have stopped paying the housing benefit for my tennant because my property is being repossed help help

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Rent increase

🕔15:11, 11.Jun 2012

My tenant has been in the same proeprty for the last five years and has never had a rent increase. The tenancy is currently a periodic tenancy. My costs associated with the property have increase by around £125pcm and therefore

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Doing the right thing

🕔11:33, 11.Jun 2012

I want to change my actual mortgage to a buy to let mortgage? My problem is I am being renting my property for about one year and I did not notify my bank. Will I be in trouble?

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Problems getting tenant to pay rent increase

🕔09:27, 10.Jun 2012

10 years ago my family and I left London to live in Sweden. We needed to rent out our house in London. However, as estate agents charged so much for managing the property we decided to do it ourselves. We

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Tennants notice rights

🕔12:01, 8.Jun 2012

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ACCEPT A CAUTION?

🕔16:58, 7.Jun 2012

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Mould on ceiling and walls

🕔17:21, 6.Jun 2012

The lease states that the tenant is responsible for ensuring that the premises are properly ventilated and to allow thorugh circulation of fresh air at regular intervals. To be responsible immeidately for removing, cleaning and leaving in good order any

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Section 21

🕔13:17, 6.Jun 2012

We are trying to get possession of our home so we can move back in after a few years away. The correct procedure seemed to be Sect 21/N5B but the tenant has fallen behind with their rent since we served

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student let

🕔23:38, 2.Jun 2012

I have a tenant that has moved out because she does not like the other tenants as they have complained about her boyfriend almost living in the house and always being in communal areas this has led me to enforce

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Liabilities for alleged leaking window and tenant claim for damage to personal effects

🕔13:40, 2.Jun 2012

Please could you advise what are my liabilities as a landlord under these circumsyances. Is it my responsibility for the damage and cost of repair.

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Can I claim tax?

🕔14:35, 10.May 2012

I tried to sell my house to buy a Park Home. When it didnt sell I rented it out. I took out a loan aginst my former home to pay for my park home. I have paid off all except

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Advice re. Shared tenancy please

🕔22:13, 9.May 2012

I really feel it would be unwise to allow the shared tenancy to be taken on again at this early stage and with such a large amount outstanding. The tenancy is due for renewal in early October, so feel a

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please help

🕔09:33, 9.May 2012

Hello, I used to let out my 2 bed room flat, i felt the letting agent was charging me for maintainence work that was not required or even done so i gave them notice to evict the tenant and move

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TENANT HELP – NOISY NEIGHBOURS in FLAT ABOVE

🕔13:04, 4.May 2012

Hi All, Would greatly appreciate any assistance/thoughts/comments on the problems I am currently experiencing. I have great tenants who have been with me for 3 years and recently a new couple have moved in the flat above them. Its fair

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should we contact legal advise

🕔09:16, 3.May 2012

Me and 3 others live in a shared house owned by private landlord we have 1 room each 2 of these share a room as they are a couple but we all have access to kitchen and bathroom. dDown stairs

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giving notice

🕔08:59, 12.Apr 2012

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pete henson

🕔15:10, 10.Apr 2012

hi an agent i employed to look after my property failed to go on his regular inspections,as a result the tenant absconded leaving £2500 worth of damage to my property ,i asked the agent for the deposit that the tenant

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renovating for a housing association

🕔17:53, 8.Apr 2012

Im a builder who currnetly has a bit of time on his hands due to the recession. Im looking to buy a house to renovate with the intention of letting it to a housing association for a long term guaranteed

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Do you need Legal Expenses on landlord insurance?

🕔16:19, 8.Apr 2012

Do you need Legal expenses cover on landlord insurance? Big companies like Directline and Halifax dont cover legal expenses!

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Water damage

🕔19:47, 3.Apr 2012

I am trying to buy a flat but it has water damage from the empty flat above. Who do i go to to find who owns the empty flat? If i can find who owns it, do they have to

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Loking for clarification

🕔13:43, 1.Apr 2012

I bought a property primarily for my eldest son to move into with a couple of friends also sharing. However over time the friends have moved on and now it’s just my two sons living there and chipping in each

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How do I change my email address?

🕔14:07, 12.Mar 2012

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dss tenant and not paying

🕔13:02, 12.Mar 2012

the tenant moved in may this year, claimed and showed me the paperwork that her bond was in the scheme, all the months down the line it is in dispute till this day she paid 2 small payments in sept

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Lettings Agents desperately need regulating

🕔16:22, 10.Mar 2012

I just wanted to share my experiences with fellow members and appeal to anyone who knows of any course of action remaining for me. Everyone knows that agents are unregulated in the UK and this will continue to cause problems

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commercial lease

🕔12:17, 7.Mar 2012

can anyone out there advise me as to how to salvage the existing commercial lease of one of my property. Two young ladies took over the existing lease of one of my property. Upon expiry of this lease they asked

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council tenants

🕔07:38, 6.Mar 2012

Hi, I have a council tenants in my flat, They dont pay on time. They are in arrears of 3500.00 pounds now. Tenants & I had the agreement for the flat so are there anywhere I can ask council to

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TENANT LEFT, 2 MONTHS TO GO ON TA, TRASHED THE HOUSE, NO FORWARDING ADDRESS, NOT LEFT KEYS & LEFT LIVE FISH IN THE PROPERTY!

🕔09:16, 4.Mar 2012

SINCE HE HAD CALLED AND ADVISED ME HE WOULD BE OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH MY HUSBAND AND 1 WENT OVER AT THE TIME STATED FOR THE FOLLOW UP INSPECTION TO FIND THE HOUSE ABANDONED. SPOKE TO NEIGHBOUR

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Tenants Breaking Early

🕔07:59, 4.Mar 2012

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External handrail installation

🕔15:46, 10.Feb 2012

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Can I enter my property

🕔19:18, 7.Feb 2012

My tenant has been issued her eviction notice from the courts, which has now passed 29th June. I believe she may now have left the property, but hard to tell. Can I enter my property to ensure she left before

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Tenant abandons property and sub lets

🕔13:39, 7.Feb 2012

After successfully finding a new buy to let landlord for my property tenants happy will simply move over to new landlord but tenant decides to move back to her marital home to co-habitate once more with her husband leaving her

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Termination of letting agency agreement

🕔10:33, 7.Feb 2012

We have let a property for more than four years using a letting agent and everything has run smoothly. We have excellent tenants we have never met. The letting agent is efficient and we have had no complaint to make.

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Agents not getting deposit from tenant

🕔11:45, 5.Feb 2012

I have spoke to the agent and they keep telling me they have invoiced the tenant and it will be paid at a later date. Are the agents in breach of contract? Can I request the tenants leave the property

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unfair rent increase

🕔19:22, 3.Feb 2012

Our landlords agent has decreed that we are to have a rent increase thet we 4 tennants feel is unfairly high.The notice was incorrectly served. We told them that we would like to negotiate but were told it was no

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Potential tenant not moved in

🕔23:19, 2.Feb 2012

I put my property up with a letting agent for the first time, they found a tenant for me, everything was going to plan, then 5 days before the tenants were moving in, they rang the agent and said their

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Tenant eviction query

🕔09:42, 2.Feb 2012

Hi This to me is a difficult one: TENANT( EX mother in law) in property owned by me and ex wife; however ex wife lives in another property also owned by us. We split a few years ago and agreed

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RENT ARREARS & TENANT NOT RESPONDING

🕔07:39, 2.Feb 2012

my tenants has been with me for 3 years and is on housing benefit but pays her rent direct to me of £720 on 29th monthly. we have had a few hiccups in the past but nothing major and I

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Too many tennants!

🕔19:55, 1.Feb 2012

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Tenants ending tenancy early

🕔16:57, 10.Jan 2012

Hi there I have tenants who are on a 12 month fixed tenancy agreement. They have told me they are coming out 5 months early. I have warned them if tenants can not be found before they vacate, that they

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What should the landlord do if the agents fail their duty?

🕔12:36, 9.Jan 2012

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Tennant with rights

🕔06:29, 8.Jan 2012

A tenant moved into a double room in a property. It was written in a contract that they would be there for 4 months and then potentially 2 months on a rolling basis. At the end of the 4 months

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can i evict

🕔20:51, 5.Jan 2012

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tenants in breach of contract having a dog

🕔19:37, 5.Jan 2012

Had tenants in in 6mth AST found out on 12 wk inspection they had dogs in property asked them to remove they refused got a solicitor involved ASAP asking them to remove tenants never even responded to any letters ended

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Tenancy deposit dispute – Court procedure

🕔13:45, 5.Jan 2012

Hello, We have had a tenant in our property who has since leaving disputed the return of his bond. The dispute revolves around unpaid rent and various instances of damage and neglect. The deposit has been registered with mydeposits.com and

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REPAIRS

🕔22:19, 3.Jan 2012

Had a leak in our bathroom , 6 weeks ago. It leaked through onto the dining room celing .Plumber came the next day to stop the leak… Still waiting for the ” cosmetic repairs to be done… The bathroom has

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White Goods

🕔22:33, 11.Dec 2011

Our tenant wants us to buy a replacement ceramic hob because only three of the four rings are working and with guests coming at Christmas she insists this is not enough. She has her own microwave and wont consider using

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