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- Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) I believe the TDS scheme ... (122560 views)
- Squatter's Rights - Someone has occupied my property for ... (119266 views)
- Repairs - Who is responsible for doing repairs in ... (119130 views)
- Assured Shorthold Tenancy Ends. What happens when my AST ... (117935 views)
- Accelerated Possession Procedure - My tenant is causing me ... (117590 views)
- Taxation of Property Income - I have recently puchased ... (115203 views)
- Earth Bonding - I called an electrician to do ... (111707 views)
- Re-development Ground - Section 25 Notice. My landlord has ... (110736 views)
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- Bankrupt Tenant – it seems my tenant will be ... (2012-04-25 17:26)
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- Abandoned Possessions - My tenants have vacated the property ... (2012-04-25 17:08)
- Covenant and Covenant Strength - What is a legal covenant and what is the significance of the terms in relation to rental property and lettings ?
The term covenant can have several meanings and has biblical origins but it is of particulalry significance when used in a legal sense in relation ...
- Contract Law - What are the basics of contract law concerning landlord / tenant agreements?
Contract Law Basics- England/Wales For a contract to be valid under the law of England/Wales, there must be:a. an offer (whether to sell or to ...
- Common Law Tenancies - I’m letting a 6-bedroom property to a family for 6-months and the rent is £2,500 per month. I’ve been told that if the rent is more than £25,000 per year then the tenancy will not be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). Does this apply in my case?
Yes it does. The rent must be below the rate of £25,000p.a. (£2083.33 per month) otherwise the tenancy is not an AST – in fact ...
- Credit Checks Address - I have used a credit reference agency to do a check on my prospective tenant and from what I can see the tenant looks entirely suitable. However, the agency have advised caution and not given their full approval stating that the tenant is not listed on the electoral role and cannot be located at one of the previous addresses given. What should I do?
The credit referencing process involves the tenant completing a comprehensive tenancy application form which gives all the background information the landlord or agent needs to ...
- Council Tax - I have let my property for less than 6 months and now the council are telling me that I, as landlord, am liable for the Council Tax, not the tenant. Can this be right? I would not have let for less than 6 months if I had known this.
You can let for less than 6 months with an AST, though you cannot then use the S.21 procedure until 6 months is up. As an ...
- Commercial Property Value - I have inherited a commercial property which is currently let. I would like to understand the method of valuing the property. I understand that the rental income has a lot to do with it, location etc, but I don't know what else has effect on price?
The people best placed to put a value on a commercial property are those closest to the local market with direct knowledge and full information ...
- Commercial Leases: I am renting out my shop to a new tenant and I want to buy a lease. Can I buy one "off-the-shelf"?
This is a common question we get asked. It is possible to buy commercial leases "off-the-shelf" - a standard form lease. The Law Society do two ...
- Code for Leasing Business Premises - what is this code?
The Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2007 is the result of collaboration between commercial property professionals and industry bodies representing both ...
- Council Tax and Students - I am letting a student house (which is an HMO) to students. Everyone in the house is a student, so do I need to pay Council Tax ?
With normal HMO tenants the landlord is responsible to the Council for paying Council Tax.So in effect the landlord becomes a tax collector by adding ...