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Carpet replacement, timescales and responsibilities
Hi, My tenants have contacted through the letting agent to request that ALL the carpets ar

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Maureen_539
24/01/2018 15:24

DAMP
HI I have an on going problem with damp in my flat which is less than four years old. I bough

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elbowe
23/01/2018 13:48

tenant informed LA for dispairs
my tenant is trying to get rehoused , due to own instigation of moving in family members , one

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Maureen_539
22/01/2018 12:44

Legionaire Surveys
Hello colleagues. Often there is a question on the Forum re 'Legionnaires Assessments'

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Maureen_539
19/01/2018 18:51

prepayment meter or normal meter? which is best for a tenanted property?
A property we have has prepayment meters. the tenant wants to switch to a normal meter. Would the

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Maureen_539
17/01/2018 23:06

Electric lawnmower
Hello I have a really nice and decent tenant. I have purchased for him an electric lawnm

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champagnediva
17/01/2018 21:00

Gas Certificate due tenant not answering calls
Hello, We have got a tenant who is being dishonest to us and who has missed payments until we

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Views: 310
theartfullodger_626
16/01/2018 11:26

Non Standard Lightfittings
Hi Can anyone advise regarding responsibility for changing lightbulbs in a non standard lightfitt

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Views: 607
Inventory checks
11/01/2018 13:50

Broken Oven Door
Hi, my tenant has just sent me a picture of the oven door shattered - the oven is no older than 6

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Sandra 1963
11/01/2018 13:32

Queries on legal requirements
A few issues have cropped up recently over access to a loft for boiler maintenance. Can yo

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Views: 352
Landlord Advice Team
09/01/2018 18:07

cleaning HELP
After many years cleaning my houses between tenants I am determined to hire help. Any tips

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Views: 388
Harper
03/01/2018 15:33

Fire door
Are fire doors a legal requirement, inside a modern 2 bed rooms 2ed floor flat ( other than the f

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Views: 418
Silverfox
30/12/2017 18:05

Unable to gain access to carry out annual gas cert check
My plumber is having great difficulty in gaining access to a property to carry out the annual gas

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Views: 408
mETALFIN
30/12/2017 14:50

Tenant reported water ingress with delay, issue resolved now but what would you have done?
The issue I'm writing about happened in 2015 and long resolved but I am revisiting the proble

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Views: 401
Maureen_539
29/12/2017 23:56

Gas safety requirements
Hi everyone. We have been RLA members for a few months now, but just kind of lurked on the

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Jen & wayne
29/12/2017 00:00

EICR and PAT testing
I understand this is not a legal requirement like gas safety certificates, but do most people get

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elbowe
28/12/2017 20:48

Water damage from Flat above
Water damage to my flat has occurred from a mains leak from the flat above mine. The landlord of

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Views: 485
Yet_Another_Landlord
28/12/2017 13:04

Issue with gas boiler repair
My wife rents a house via a well known letting agency. In November we were notified that t

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HowardB
27/12/2017 12:11

How much of repair is tenants responsibility?
We have a tenant who has been putting wet wipes down the toilet where there is a macerator and wo

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Views: 412
theartfullodger_626
20/12/2017 16:39

Heating not working, tenants have given us key to access property to repair
Our tenants contacted us late Saturday evening to say the heating wasn't working, we suspect

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Views: 488
elbowe
14/12/2017 09:01

Repairs
Hi I bought a property at Auction July 2017 Tenant refused access to view prior to auction

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Views: 427
Dwalsh
05/12/2017 23:44

Getting appliances for the new kitchen
Hi, I have two properties in Wigan area, WN2 4AB and they need new basic kitchen. I

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Views: 382
nijjhar
03/12/2017 16:17

Replacement Relief
I have heard that only homeowners running a property business can claim Replacement Relief? Is t

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Views: 416
Landlord Advice Team
30/11/2017 10:06

heating
I have a tenant, who has complained that the boiler is not working, I sent a gas engineer to the

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Views: 397
Landlord Advice Team
29/11/2017 16:52

Urgent Safety Issue
As a reputable landlord and RLA member, I find my son in a position where the student let he has

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Views: 911
elbowe
24/11/2017 09:48

Window replacements
Hi I have decided to replace the old UPVc frames in the living room and kitchen of my rental h

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Views: 455
Maureen_539
24/11/2017 08:55

Repairing obligations
Dear Sirs, Who is responsible for repairing an electric heated towel rail? The landlord or

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Views: 377
Landlord Advice Team
23/11/2017 15:14

Window replacements
Hi I have decided to replace the old UPVc frames in the living room and kitchen of my rental h

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Views: 382
Shaheen
23/11/2017 09:21

Mouse
My tenants have just emailed to say they have seen a mouse and asked me to send someone round to

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Views: 558
Paa
16/11/2017 23:23

Gill
As I am finding it increasingly difficult to find tradespeople to do work at less than 3 weeks no

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Views: 447
elbowe
14/11/2017 08:32

who is responsible for the cost of repair?
Hi Advice Team Recently, a leak was reported to us in the bathroom. It has numerous factor

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Views: 432
Shaheen
13/11/2017 16:58

Untaxed uninsured, No Mot Car parked on property
Vehicle not SORN parked in Car Park, Last Taxed, insured, MOT June 2016, Has Flat Tyres. Don

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Views: 482
Braemar
13/11/2017 11:20

Vent system or insulated board for mould and damp ?
Just wondering if anyone has any experience of Enviro-vent systems for getting rid of mould/conde

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Views: 473
elbowe
11/11/2017 17:05

Silicon the bathroom
I owned a few properties and I have noticed that the silicon around the bath has started to becom

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Views: 495
Charlotte Cc
03/11/2017 07:58

Structure - 'Good repair' obligation in RLA agreement
AST agreement provided by RLA states (Section D, clause 6 on page 5): D We agree to do the

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Views: 440
theartfullodger_626
31/10/2017 11:41

Boxing in of Distribution boards
After a visit by the local Fire Service one of the actions is to box in all electrical distributi

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Views: 495
Shaheen
29/10/2017 17:35

Suspected bird mites
This is in my own house so if I"m not allowed to ask on here then so be it - but this may pop

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Views: 514
Ooya-san
27/10/2017 08:45

Need for Electrical testing and RCD's
I have been told by an electrician that I need to have an electrical safety certificate done at t

Replies: 2
Views: 481
Landlord Advice Team
24/10/2017 08:57

drained with misery
I have a house with a drain that does not drain very well. The problem is draining me...and my ex

Replies: 6
Views: 495
nicest landlord
20/10/2017 19:49

Boiler maintenance
Hi All, can anyone recommend a good scheme to cover annual service, and required remedial work, o

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Views: 668
laviniateresa
16/10/2017 09:39

Gas boiler check
Just need to double check the legal position around boiler checks. Do I need to get a new

Replies: 5
Views: 650
StevieS
09/10/2017 12:38
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