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Must the letting agent hold the deposit, or can the landlord?
I recently used a tenant-find-only service from a lettings agent (it was away from my main l

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Alison_876
18/10/2008 00:00

Poor valuation/survey
I have just purchased a house some 35k below it's already low market value. The lenders valuer

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Vivien
17/10/2008 00:00

Tenancy Deposit
My tenant signed a 6 month RLA agreement, After 1 month he has given a months notice, He has a bond

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okanagan
17/10/2008 00:00

section 21b
I have served a section 21b notice on a tenant by posting through her door. This was witnessed by a

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Bob_321
17/10/2008 00:00

mold
my tenant is moving out after 6 months into a 12 month agreement, her reason...mold. I have never ha

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okanagan
16/10/2008 00:00

Do I agree dispute amount before I contact the DPS?
The situation is the tenant left the property 3 months into an AST agreement (6 months) without my p

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Member
16/10/2008 00:00

Security
I'd appreciate any advice or ideas on how best to keep properties secure from break-ins. Whi

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Richard Manor
16/10/2008 00:00

mould , possibly through poor ventilation, how to cure it???????
I have a purposse built ground floor flat (about 20 years old) with double glazing on a main road.

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Member
16/10/2008 00:00

Rent Increase
Do we to issue a new tenancy agreement each time there is a rent increase? Thanks

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Dynamite
15/10/2008 00:00

errors by Letting Agent - can I complain?
Hello members. I would appreciate any advice on a matter that has arisen with the service I received

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LKALearning
15/10/2008 00:00

Noisy tenant disturbing neighbours - should I intervene?
I have received a rather angry phone call from the neighbour of my BTL flat, complaining about loud

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Castleby
15/10/2008 00:00

Difficult scenario hlep needed! claiming money from an agency
Here is my problem. I used a lettings agent to manage and let my properties. I was an actual

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Mr H-S
15/10/2008 00:00

Would property be "Uninhabitable" for council tax purposes?
We are now in charge of my deceased father's 2 flats in one house in Ilford. The top floor tenan

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ZFH
14/10/2008 00:00

Trouble with tenats
A notice has been served on tenants, a court date of the 28 October to get a date to evict them. I

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Jimmy
13/10/2008 00:00

council at fault
Hi all My tenant applied to the council for safety gates to be put on the bottom of her stairs

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Vivien
12/10/2008 00:00

EPC
I think have ordered an EPC through the RLA today. Please can you confirm receipt of the request an

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Amatuer Landlord
10/10/2008 00:00

Tenant Has Girlfriend Living at our Property without our Permission
We have a house that is currently let to three students. They each have an individual contracts to

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NorthEastLandlord
10/10/2008 00:00

Does the RLA have a discount code for mydeposits.co.uk ?
Hello, I am considering the use of mydeposits.co.uk to meet the legal requirements for deposit

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Views: 3,340
The Boss
10/10/2008 00:00

CO monitors
Do private landlords legally have to provide CO2 monitors? Also - what is the position on

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ZFH
09/10/2008 00:00

Environmental Health - friend or foe
Have been renting houses, mostly HMO's, for almost 35 years now, when I first started, the EHO&#

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Southwest landlord
07/10/2008 00:00

Electric Appliance checks
We obviously have annual gas appliance checks/Landlords certificates and servicing of them in our pr

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ZFH
07/10/2008 00:00

Procedure for serving Prescribed Information
I cannot find a comprehensive guide as to what to do once The Prescribed Information form has been f

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Paul C
06/10/2008 00:00

Follow up to court orders
In May 2007 a court order was made giving possession of our property back to us and an order that ov

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Andrea_570
05/10/2008 00:00

DAMAGE AND RENT ARREARS
WHAT ACTIONS CAN I TAKE TO RECOVER MONEY FROM TENNANTS FOR UNPAID RENT AND THE COST OF REPAIRING THE

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Landlord Advice Team
04/10/2008 00:00

Name change
Hi I have recently dispensed with my Letting Agent and have decided to manage my properties mys

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Southwest landlord
04/10/2008 00:00

Tenant left six months into a one year contract....
I had a tenant leave 6 months into a one year AST agreement. He gave me one month's notic

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Landlord Advice Team
02/10/2008 00:00

Washing Machine
I was gonna buy a new one for them, but after inspecting it, I found the rubber slightly burnt and o

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Landlord Advice Team
29/09/2008 00:00

Deposit used for replacing Washing Machine ?
Dear RLA, My tenants have only been in my property for 2 weeks. They told me that they have use

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Landlord Advice Team
28/09/2008 00:00

Insurance
Hi, Im trying to get a quote for insurance through your website and its hopeless, the popup is tiny

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Landlord Advice Team
25/09/2008 00:00

Taking deposit to secure tenancy
Hi there Is it possible to take a deposit from a prospective tenant in advance for them to secu

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Landlord Advice Team
23/09/2008 00:00

Increase rent by way of re-issuing new AST and new section 21's
I have a number of tenants who are on the older AST, which does not have the requirement for deposit

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Views: 1,691
bigmat
22/09/2008 00:00

unscrupulous landlord/letting agency.
Hi, I hope you can help. My son and his 3 friends (all medical students)rented a house last year in

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Views: 1,692
Recession is a 9 letter word, Entreprenuer is 12
22/09/2008 00:00

Advice required Please
I have just received a second recorded letter from an ex tenant who states she has sought advise fro

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Views: 1,897
Member
13/09/2008 00:00

Taking deposit by installments?
I'm thinking of offering an AST to a couple who are struggling to raise the full amount of 1 mon

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Views: 1,403
Landlord Advice Team
12/09/2008 00:00

Taking 2 months rent in advance PLUS a small deposit
Is there anything to stop me following the RLA advice of taking 2 months rent in advance but in addi

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Paul C
12/09/2008 00:00

Tenant has sublet property without our knowledge or permission
Your advice would be appreciated in the above area. We have a tenant which has left our property, bu

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Member
10/09/2008 00:00

Landlord Notice Period for Periodic Tenancy
I have a tenant whose 6 month AST has ended and has been on a periodic ever since. He pays monthly

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dom higgins
08/09/2008 00:00

DPS scheme - Tenant disappears - what then?
I have joined the DPS and found it to work well with the two tenancies that have ended, but I'm

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Basil_852
02/09/2008 00:00

Transferring deposits
1. If a deposit that was taken before the new rules came into force is transferred to the Landlord f

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Member
02/09/2008 00:00

I believe our tenant has abandoned the property. What are our rights as to possession?
Hello We believe our tenant has abandoned the property, we have not seen or spoken to him since

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Views: 1,426
Irshad
01/09/2008 00:00

Pre Insurance Schemes Deposit
Hi, I have a tenancy that was set up before the new(ish) deposit laws came in. The deposit was

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Views: 1,382
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