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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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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: 3,545
17/02/2011 00:00

Hi, One enquiry I have had for a recent property is from a woman who is claiming Housing Bene

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Views: 2,738
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: 2,309
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: 2,396
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: 2,308
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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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: 2,017
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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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: 2,124
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

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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: 2,376
Landlord Advice Team
18/01/2011 00:00

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: 2,651
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: 2,079
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: 2,018
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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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: 2,363
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: 2,083
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: 2,367
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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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: 2,134
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

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Views: 2,240
24/11/2010 00:00

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

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Landlord Advice Team
09/11/2010 00:00

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

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Views: 2,260
09/11/2010 00:00

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

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Views: 3,530
06/11/2010 00:00

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

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Views: 2,116
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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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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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: 2,340
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

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15/10/2010 00:00

If a tenant commenced a tenancy on the 13th of the month and after 2 years asked if they could chang

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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

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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

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Views: 3,985
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

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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

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Views: 2,383
03/10/2010 00:00

Tenant is Opposing Money claim as she claims property was damp
Our tenant paid on time for the first few months, then fell further and further behind despite promi

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Views: 2,766
01/10/2010 00:00

assured shorthold tenancy
We have a tenant who signed an assured shorthold tenancy agreement on the 18/2/2010 . On the 13/8/20

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Views: 1,983
28/09/2010 00:00

wants their holding fees back
A tenant who paid a holding fees along with Admin fees and a key deposit, decided not to take the ro

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Views: 2,476
Brian Abram
23/09/2010 00:00

Landlord repossession for sale of property
Hi there I just want to be clear if tenants have been issued with a new AST for 12 months with

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Views: 1,989
21/09/2010 00:00

Payment of rent by company
A guy who is being relocated (from abroad) by his company and says his company are responsible for p

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Views: 2,159
Landlord Advice Team
19/09/2010 00:00

Court Representation (3)
Sorry if repeated not use to the Forum yet :D Hi If you hold the Power of Attorney for th

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Views: 2,189
17/09/2010 00:00
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