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Can a Landlord specify non smokers?
Can a Landlord specify that they will only let to non smokers and include this in the tenancy agreem

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CB lets
15/05/2011 00:00

Landlord responsible for tennant's and their visitors behaviour.
hi there, I received a letter from Leeds City Council stateing that I (the landlord) am resspon

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Landlord Advice Team
13/05/2011 00:00

Change of ownership
I have just acquired a property with tenants. I have a signed letter from the previous Landlord inf

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Views: 1,822
Jim on RLA Helpdesk
13/05/2011 00:00

Heat detectors & Carbon monoxide detectors
Is it a legal requirement in rented propertied to install these?

Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Landlord Advice Team
28/04/2011 00:00

RENT IN ADVANCE
I have fell in to the situation, where I have 16 ASTs set up stating "Nil deposit, 4 weeks adva

Replies: 1
Views: 1,931
PMC PROPERTIES
23/04/2011 00:00

Smoke Alarms
Hi Can anytone tell me if it IS a legal requirment to have smoke alarams fitted in all rented proper

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Views: 1,663
Robg1983
19/04/2011 00:00

Smoke Alarms
Hi Can anytone tell me if it IS a legal requirment to have smoke alarams fitted in all rented pro

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Views: 1,902
DWP
19/04/2011 00:00

'An Order to Obtain Information from a Judgment Debtor'
If i use this does the judge make provision for payments at the same hearing?

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Views: 1,640
fenno
12/04/2011 00:00

who is liable?
Hi Please can I have some advice? A tenant of ours reported that a radiator was leaking in

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Views: 1,892
Landlord Advice Team
11/04/2011 00:00

Does property ownership automaticaly confer responsibilty for Utilty Services??
Hi. I have an RLA lease in place for a property, whereby the tenants are fixed with responsibil

Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Landlord Advice Team
08/04/2011 00:00

HOW LONG IS AN EPC VALID
HOW LONG DOES AN EPC LAST ON A RENTED PROPERTY. DO YOU NEED TO RENEW EVERY CHANGE OF TENANT

Replies: 2
Views: 2,107
Landlord Advice Team
30/03/2011 00:00

Tenants liability under Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement for rent
I would be grateful for advice as to the period of time that a tenant is liable to pay rent if they

Replies: 3
Views: 2,347
Finbar
29/03/2011 00:00

Need fire extinguishers in non licensable HMO?
Hi I have a 4 bed house on 3 storeys occupied by 3 sharers. I am aware this is an HMO bu

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Views: 2,229
Jane Lo
27/03/2011 00:00

replacing keys lost by tenants
Our tenant, a single mum with 1 year old child, notified us that she lost her back door key 2 months

Replies: 1
Views: 1,793
Landlord Advice Team
23/03/2011 00:00

Oven requirement for a self-contained bedsit?
Is a hob and counter-top microwave oven sufficent cooking facilities for a one person self-c

Replies: 5
Views: 2,555
Landlord Advice Team
23/03/2011 00:00

overseas tax
Hi I have a lanlord who is emigrating and leaving his house behind to rent.He has been told that he

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Views: 1,886
Member
21/03/2011 00:00

Furniture and furnishings fire safety regulations
I have heard that I have to comply with the following: 1. All upholstered furniture (including

Replies: 1
Views: 1,869
Ian_369
18/03/2011 00:00

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

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Views: 1,890
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

Replies: 4
Views: 2,502
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: 2,381
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: 2,032
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: 1,929
Video Inventory Agency
02/03/2011 00:00

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

Replies: 0
Views: 1,616
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,976
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: 3,230
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

Replies: 2
Views: 2,379
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

Replies: 2
Views: 2,015
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

Replies: 1
Views: 2,024
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,980
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,917
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

Replies: 0
Views: 1,702
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

Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,842
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: 2,537
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

Replies: 3
Views: 2,094
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

Replies: 3
Views: 2,341
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,756
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

Replies: 1
Views: 1,736
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

Replies: 0
Views: 1,649
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

Replies: 1
Views: 2,101
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

Replies: 0
Views: 1,717
LANEY
13/12/2010 00:00
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