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Electrical Check
Do we have to have an electrical inspection? If we do not and the tenant suffers an electrical

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Landlord Advice Team
07/03/2011 00:00

letting to bankrupts
I have just read on the forum that bankrupts are not allowed to sign tenancy agreements. Is this jus

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Views: 2,102
Caller
06/03/2011 00:00

Oven in a rented property
Is it a legal requirement to rent a house out with a cooker/oven or not?

Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
RLA MEMBER_499
04/03/2011 00:00

Validity of signed agreement
I am dealing with an agent who says that although the AST Agreement might be signed and dated by bot

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Views: 1,630
Landlord Advice Team
03/03/2011 00:00

EPC
Are EPCs (energy performance certificates) still a legal requirement and am I right in thinking the

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Views: 1,561
Video Inventory Agency
02/03/2011 00:00

refuse collected from rear yard of a tenanted property
This post was answered by telephone.

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Views: 1,201
Member
01/03/2011 00:00

Service Charge Arrears
Out of the blue I have been chased for service charge arrears for a period prior to my ownership. A

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Views: 1,575
Lee Johnson
24/02/2011 00:00

Section 21 not properly served?
I have served a Section 21 in order to start the process of re-possessing a rented house and hav

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Views: 2,810
mo_523
17/02/2011 00:00

CAN I REFUSE SOMEONE ON HOUSING BENEFIE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE DISABLED?
Hi, One enquiry I have had for a recent property is from a woman who is claiming Housing Bene

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Views: 1,838
john_541
17/02/2011 00:00

Electrical inspections
I had a periodic inspection and test carried out today by a member of the national association of pr

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Views: 1,630
Landlord Advice Team
16/02/2011 00:00

If our AST has no break clause can we ask the tenants to leave with notice?
We have a flat which we want to part exchange with a new build house. There are tenants there until

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Views: 1,513
jer
05/02/2011 00:00

Tenant cant committ to new contract
A tenant has been referenced, paid the bond, signed the contract and expected move in date in 15 day

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Views: 1,603
kobra
01/02/2011 00:00

Leasehold restrictions
I live in a townhouse built 36 years ago which is one of a terrace of 6 similar houses. We own the h

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Views: 1,516
Landlord Advice Team
25/01/2011 00:00

Legal Challenge
I am due in court next week as a Solicitor has challenged our agreement with a former Client, we ope

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Views: 1,346
Chris_320
23/01/2011 00:00

Purchasing a property with a tenant but no documentation.
Hi, We are currently attempting to purchase a property which has a tenant who's rent is pai

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Views: 2,320
Karry G
21/01/2011 00:00

Landlords Licensing fee
Our council have approved a licensing scheme that allows them to charge landlords 525 per rented fl

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Views: 1,442
mo_523
19/01/2011 00:00

Can I insist that tenants do not smoke in the house legally?
I ihave group of tenants who smoke in their bedrooms and I feel that it is putting off potential te

Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
the house that Jack built
18/01/2011 00:00

Letting for London Olympics
Dear RLA, I am considering letting out several of my London flats for the Olympics. What legal

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Views: 1,696
Landlord Advice Team
18/01/2011 00:00

Abandonment
Does the RLA provide any guidance on abandonment and what to do if a tenant appears to have left a p

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Views: 1,933
Member
15/01/2011 00:00

content insurance
I have had a major leak at a property, and the tenants have had to vacate to temporary accommodation

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Views: 1,348
PMC PROPERTIES
12/01/2011 00:00

LRS Is it legal?
Hi RLA, I've looked at the LRS website where you can register your tenants and hear from pr

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Views: 1,384
Landlord Advice Team
31/12/2010 00:00

benefit changes
The lha for single people qualifying for a one bedroom flat is being moved from age 25 to 35. Will t

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Views: 1,255
jesper
26/12/2010 00:00

Minimum Room Temperature
Hi, Can you please tell me if there is a legal minimum room temperature and if so what it is i

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Views: 1,723
Ray D
20/12/2010 00:00

are polysterene tiles illegal
I have had a complaint from a tenant that she has had fire service round and has been told that poly

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Views: 1,330
LANEY
13/12/2010 00:00

Section 215 - Rubbish in rear Yard - Who is responsible? PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES.
The tenant has left some rubbish in the rear yard. The council have advised me that they inten

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Views: 1,634
Member
04/12/2010 00:00

White goods
We have a dishwasher in one of our properties which has stopped working, the tenant wants it fixed t

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Views: 1,786
mo_523
02/12/2010 00:00

gas safety
do we need to get a new gas safety when a new tenant moves in? We still have 4 months left to run on

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Views: 1,456
mo_523
29/11/2010 00:00

New Contract-Landlord not moved out
If contracts have been signed by both tenant and landlord and say for example the moving out date is

Replies: 1
Views: 1,504
Newby
24/11/2010 00:00

Gas certificate
I have just had the gas appliances checked for the annual certificate. I have used a new gas safe en

Replies: 1
Views: 1,539
Member
09/11/2010 00:00

Fire safey regs
What fire safety standards have to be implemented in a freehold private terraced house which has bee

Replies: 1
Views: 1,469
Landlord Advice Team
09/11/2010 00:00

Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles
Our decorator has highlighted that we have ploystyrene tiles in the rental property, is this illegal

Replies: 5
Views: 2,812
Rigsby_370
06/11/2010 00:00

Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles
Our decorator has highlighted that there is polystyrene ceiling tiles in the property, is it i

Replies: 0
Views: 1,406
Samantha_857
03/11/2010 00:00

PO Box or Drop Off Box Address
Hi Guys, I have had some excellent advice from Mo (Thanks Mo) on this subject previously. Howe

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Views: 1,526
Landlord Advice Team
01/11/2010 00:00

Article 4
I have a terraced house in Western Rd. Crookes, Sheffield, bought in 1996. Every year since, we have

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Views: 1,370
Landlord Advice Team
20/10/2010 00:00

Self-Closing doors
I am currently renting out a ground-floor flat with its own entrance in a modern block. The fron

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Views: 1,619
Landlord Advice Team
19/10/2010 00:00

New HMO Planning Laws, act now before it's too late!
Just a quick note for anyone with Manchester HMO propertiesto to let you know that you now have just

Replies: 0
Views: 1,424
Jim_465
15/10/2010 00:00

CHANGE OF RENT PAYMENT DATE HOW THIS AFFECTS A SECTION 21
If a tenant commenced a tenancy on the 13th of the month and after 2 years asked if they could chang

Replies: 1
Views: 1,737
barry@sagelettings.co.uk
14/10/2010 00:00

Tenancy notice
I have a tenant on a standard RLA 6 month agreement which expires on 18th October 2010.He has this m

Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Landlord Advice Team
11/10/2010 00:00

carbon monoxide law
Please would you give me the run down on the law regarding carbon monoxide in relation to residentia

Replies: 7
Views: 3,226
Jim_465
07/10/2010 00:00

Appendum agreement
i have just fallen foul of My Deposits as i did not specify the flat had been professionally cleaned

Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Landlord Advice Team
06/10/2010 00:00

Freehold advice
Hi, I would like some advice on running a freehold management company. I am thinking of buying a fre

Replies: 1
Views: 1,612
Member
03/10/2010 00:00
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