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What is a optina report
Hi, My estate agent has informed me that I need a optina report before I can let or sell, what is th

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03/03/2009 00:00

Gas checks etc
I need a bit of clarification please, for the last 2 years I have used GasElec to perform the annual

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Views: 2,310
25/02/2009 00:00

Tenant with epilepsy
What - if anything - do I need to do to discharge my statutory duties in respect of the tena

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Landlord Advice Team
24/02/2009 00:00

Adequate Loft Insulation demanded by Local Authority
I have received a Schedule of works from the Local Authority after a tenant complained to them.

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Views: 2,421
19/02/2009 00:00

We have just brought another house to rent out and not all of the windows/doors are double glazed. I

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Views: 2,235
Landlord Advice Team
19/02/2009 00:00

Benefit legislation
I have a problem with a tenant that I have had to evict due to large amount of rent outstanding,£300

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Landlord Advice Team
13/02/2009 00:00

Renting to Family
Hi there, I read the previous post re renting to ones daughter, whilst the daughter is claiming

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Landlord Advice Team
13/02/2009 00:00

Fire Risk assessments
We have received a FRA from our freeholder/managing agent which they obtained from a contractor who

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Landlord Advice Team
12/02/2009 00:00

Fire Safety
I have recently purchased a flat which is in a block of council flats. The tenant in the flat below

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Southwest landlord
11/02/2009 00:00

Snagging defects
As far as I'm aware, for a newly-built home, a developer has to retify any snagging defects

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Recession is a 9 letter word, Entreprenuer is 12
09/02/2009 00:00

Gas Cooker 'Not suitable for flats'. FFV Flame Failure Valve, FSD Flame Suppression Device.
Hello fellow landlords. I’ve just been to my local Curry’s Store and noticed that all their gas

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Views: 2,981
02/02/2009 00:00

DPS sworn statement
I recently asked the DPS to return the deposit in full following one of my tenants leaving the flat

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Views: 2,512
Landlord Advice Team
29/01/2009 00:00

Highly Recommended EPC Assessor
After all the comments on the forum of problems with EPC's I would like to recommend the followi

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29/01/2009 00:00

Hello Repairs carried out by the landlord to my mother in laws house. In the past my fath

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Jackie D
28/01/2009 00:00

Discrimination against unemployed
The founders of the movement "Discrimination against the unemployed" should join the real

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27/01/2009 00:00

I have a new tennant on benefits. They would prefer it if the rent was paid direct to me.

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27/01/2009 00:00

H&S issue on Stairways
Hi, Q. Is my stairway acceptable - must I fund cost of balustrades/rails on 2nd side where

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24/01/2009 00:00

Deposit schemes
Please could someone call me tomorrow between 12 and 4pm regarding the legislation re tenant deposit

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Views: 2,312
21/01/2009 00:00

Foxtons !!
Following the end of a tenancy I have just submitted a schedule of dilapidations to my tenants and t

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20/01/2009 00:00

Agent ceased trading and taken all deposits
Hello, I have a letting agents who has been taking tenants deposits and not passing them onto a

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Views: 3,299
19/01/2009 00:00

Gas/ Electricity Certificates
Hi i have just taken over the management of my own rental property (before i was using letting

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Views: 2,507
19/01/2009 00:00

Unfair council ?
Hi, I have a very large pair of houses that was severely damage by the council contractors that hav

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18/01/2009 00:00

lease issues
I was renting my house through a letting agent, but they were unprofessional so I terminated my cont

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Landlord Advice Team
16/01/2009 00:00

I read somewhere that as of 1/10/2008 landlords must (legal requirement) provide a tenants with ener

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Views: 2,593
14/01/2009 00:00

Tenant is working as an escort from my flat
Here's an interesting and tricky one for you. I seem to have acquired an 'escort'

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Views: 2,598
12/01/2009 00:00

How much notice does a landlord need to give a tenant to leave?
Where my future tenant is living now, his landlord has given him notice to leave as he wishes to sel

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Views: 2,771
11/01/2009 00:00

Status as tenant or "lodger"
I have a studio flat let at a separate location in another town and the occupant is clearly a tenant

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Landlord Advice Team
05/01/2009 00:00

Solicitor needed for Lease Extension/ NW Kent/ BR5
I am hoping that someone has experience of a good solicitor, who I can use to obtain a lease extensi

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Views: 2,742
01/01/2009 00:00

Gas Safety Certificate
Hi, I have a gas safety certificate for my rental property which expires in April. I had new tenant

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Views: 2,129
Landlord Advice Team
31/12/2008 00:00

Council tax & HMO
Hello, I am in dispute with my local authority over Council Tax liability. I am a first-time la

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Views: 2,369
Landlord Advice Team
21/12/2008 00:00

Hi there, I understand that you need a valid EPC before you let a property. How long is this va

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Views: 2,936
Des Res
21/12/2008 00:00

Electrical Checks?
Hi. Can anyone provide advice on whether I need to get routine electrical checks done on all of my p

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Paul E
17/12/2008 00:00

Council tax liability
Hi, I have a 2 bed flat in Manchester let to 2 individuals who share the flat. Am I liable for the c

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Views: 2,741
16/12/2008 00:00

Electrical Certificates
Can you tell me the legal requirements for electrical safety tests on rental properties? I have

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Views: 2,912
11/12/2008 00:00

EPC Do I really need one?
I am about to let a property to overseas students and the rent is inclusive of all energy and utilit

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Views: 2,396
10/12/2008 00:00

New Boiler - CP12 Required?
Hi,I have been advised by a CORGI registered gas installer that when I fit a new boiler / heating sy

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Views: 2,663
Landlord Advice Team
08/12/2008 00:00

No Deposit
I have a prospective tenant who is unable to raise the damage deposit at this time, and has asked if

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Views: 2,621
03/12/2008 00:00

Be very aware of this law!
If you are in trouble with your B2L mortgage, or struggling to pay your mortgage and you are conside

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27/11/2008 00:00

Guarantor document
I have just downloaded the current guarantor document and can see that it is much more in depth than

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Views: 2,202
Landlord Advice Team
26/11/2008 00:00

Hi there, I have a tenant moving into a property on 13th Dec 2008. However, I have access to th

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Views: 2,216
Landlord Advice Team
24/11/2008 00:00

Property Inspection Certificate
Hi there, I have just looked at the document entitled 'Property Inspection Certificate'.

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Views: 2,244
South East London Landlord
20/11/2008 00:00
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