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'Flipping' - latest position
I bought a house 2002 for my daughter and family on a rent to buy basis, she moved out March 2009 an

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Maggie S
07/02/2012 00:00

housing allowance changes
Do the new changes for single under 35's take into account the benefit the person is claiming or

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Landlord Advice Team
06/02/2012 00:00

when can letting agents view?
Hi, my tenants are leaving at the end of the tenancy on 17th April and I want to put the flat on the

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Landlord Advice Team
02/02/2012 00:00

Heating Advice
Dear Sirs, I write today for some general advice. We currently manage a property on beha

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Landlord Advice Team
20/01/2012 00:00

Business being run from property
We have recently taken over the management of a number of properties and we have a tenant in occupat

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Ray D
19/01/2012 00:00

Deed of trust
How complicated is it to transfer, by a deed of trust,a rental property into my wifes name and ther

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17/01/2012 00:00

local housing allowance
I have a prospective tenant, who is an asylum seeker, who has been granted Leave to Remain in this c

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Victoria Plum
13/01/2012 00:00

I have noticed recently that when i call in the meter readings to the Gas/ Elec and water they ask m

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05/01/2012 00:00

Happy New Year
Hi Can you let me know in law how long I have to to repair heating system which is main heating and

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Views: 2,353
Landlord Advice Team
03/01/2012 00:00

Universal Credit - Direct payments. RLA action.
What are the present proposals to allow for what is now LHA direct under the forthcoming proposals f

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27/12/2011 00:00

Government to Blight your property.
The Department for Climate Changed has announced that a new form of energy tax will be imposed on in

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Views: 5,454
26/12/2011 00:00

Annual Accounts
Can anyone confirm if it is Legal Legislation that Annual Audited Accounts must be distributed, by t

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Amatuer Landlord
23/12/2011 00:00

Housing Benefit application times
An existing tenant (6 months AST)has become unemployed and has applied for housing benefit to Durham

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21/12/2011 00:00

Does a tenant need to give any notice when a fixed term contract is coming to an end?

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Views: 2,527
13/12/2011 00:00

Legal requirements of a management comapany.
AS an owner of a single flat in a block of flats, and hence part shareholder in the freehold, which

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Views: 3,239
13/12/2011 00:00

Dangerous electrics
I rent houses for which I have elec certificates. My daughter has just moved into a flat with

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Landlord Advice Team
10/12/2011 00:00

Archiving files
hi, I am aware that certain information relevant to a tenancy must be archived for as period of year

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Landlord Advice Team
02/12/2011 00:00

No english language
My first post. I have prospective tenant. A couple from Poland. I received a call from a guy re

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Views: 2,728
Mel Rose
29/11/2011 00:00

notice to periodic tenants
the tenants have been on a periodic agreement for about 9 months and they were issued with a section

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Landlord Advice Team
28/11/2011 00:00

Improvement notice
I have been issued with an improvement notice as there is currently an issue with the boiler. Is the

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Landlord Advice Team
23/11/2011 00:00

Does a landlord need to provide heating?
Hi everyone, just a quick question. The council have demanded entry into a block of 6 flats as they

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Views: 2,277
14/11/2011 00:00

Gas Safety
Hi, Does anybody know if a second hand part can be used on boilers? And if so, does a n

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Jim on RLA Helpdesk
10/11/2011 00:00

Single Pane Glass
We have inherited a property that has single pane glass and some of the bedroom windows are quite lo

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Michelle R
06/11/2011 00:00

Must all electrical appliances have moulded-on plugs?
Our tenants are about to move in to a property we are letting furnished. The inventory clerk says th

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31/10/2011 00:00

Freeholder looking for money to 'grant permission to sub-let'
I've had a leasehold flat for the last 6 years, which has been let out on various AST's for

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Views: 2,764
Chris White
29/10/2011 00:00

New properties to be included in tenants in common
My wife and I have each bought a house in the last year to add to the portfolio (although one house

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Views: 2,320
Chris White
29/10/2011 00:00

Water softener and salt - a landlord responsibility??
The house I rented out has a water softener - I left a courtesy supply of salt blocks (which th

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Views: 2,809
24/10/2011 00:00

Heating breakdown landlords responsibilities?
The gas boiler in one of our rented flats has a faulty fan and is not working. It is scheduled to be

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Landlord Advice Team
23/10/2011 00:00

Hi can anyone advise me of the legality of the following and whether i must carry out the works will

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Views: 2,854
Play hard but be fair
20/10/2011 00:00

Mandatory Licensing
Newham Council are currently trying to bring in mandatory licensing for Landlords and most people ex

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Views: 2,363
12/10/2011 00:00

Chimney Sweeping
Please can anyone tell me what the legislations are for chimney sweeping?

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Chris White
12/10/2011 00:00

Electrical Certs
I have several properties ranging from 1 bed flats to unlicenced HiMO's and need to know what th

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Southwest landlord
11/10/2011 00:00

Deed of Surrender_ tenant who leaves before 6 months contract date has been reached
We are landlords that operate professional HMO,s. One of our recent tenants is a prison officer and

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02/10/2011 00:00

How do I issue a Section 21
Dear RLA, I wonder if you could help me please. I want to issued a Section 21 to a tenant

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Landlord Advice Team
02/10/2011 00:00

Hi, The management company at one of my Flats wants me to sign a letter, for 2 sets of accounts one

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Views: 2,675
21/09/2011 00:00

Hi Do you know what the definitive rules are for SARB's? I've been getting some co

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Views: 2,390
20/09/2011 00:00

electrical testing
Hi Can any one tell me the correct legistration regarding electricty and testing and pat test

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Views: 2,361
19/09/2011 00:00

F & G EPC properties banned from letting.
Can anyone help me please. I appreciate the need to upgrade a property from a future banned G

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Views: 2,500
13/09/2011 00:00

Licence to Rent
Whilst I accept that Landlords may need a Licence to let from an Estate's Managing agent; Westmi

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09/09/2011 00:00

Horrific story could effect any property owner, please sign petition
Hello, Please read on ''entitled Salford Council Trashed Our Manson.. wh

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08/09/2011 00:00

shower valve enquiry
I am considering replacing a thermostatic mixer valve with a non thermostatic version in the interes

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Views: 2,355
07/09/2011 00:00
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