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  1. I don't see much risk here, even with standard...

    I don't see much risk here, even with standard deposit. And a half month extra deposit isn't going to make much difference.
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    IMHO, you and your girlfriend form a single...

    IMHO, you and your girlfriend form a single household.
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    You could have an agreement drawn that you return...

    You could have an agreement drawn that you return the deposit in full and perhaps pay a small extra sum in exchange for them to agree not to seek the penalty, or assign the chose in action to you.
    I...
  4. You can refund him and claim the expense, or not...

    You can refund him and claim the expense, or not refund him and not claim the expense.
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    I would like to see HMRC's opinion on that one......

    I would like to see HMRC's opinion on that one...



    And what would that be? Their good will?
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    If this thread is genuine, then this has little...

    If this thread is genuine, then this has little to do with the practice of the law...
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    I am suspicious that this thread might be a wind...

    I am suspicious that this thread might be a wind up (in addition to being a complete waste of time).
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    Tell him to put this gem in a real written...

    Tell him to put this gem in a real written opinion.
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    Yes, indeed it is.

    Yes, indeed it is.
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    It is not that obvious that the landlord's notice...

    It is not that obvious that the landlord's notice is invalid: It clearly gives more than 2 months notice that possession is required, so it could very be deemed valid, IMHO.
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    That's a very Chinese thing to do culturally, so...

    That's a very Chinese thing to do culturally, so he probably does it for all his tenants.
    The aim is always to build and maintain good personal relations with business partners. Traditional gifts...
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    Well, an accountant will accept that as an...

    Well, an accountant will accept that as an expense for your accounts, since it is one. However HMRC will not accept it as an allowable expense for tax purposes.
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    Yes, as said in a previous post.

    Yes, as said in a previous post.
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    4 bathrooms for 5 bedrooms is a lot, isn't it?

    4 bathrooms for 5 bedrooms is a lot, isn't it?
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    Every time time they touch s.21 they just make it...

    Every time time they touch s.21 they just make it worse.

    The Deregulation Act adds that gem and provisions that notice cannot be served early in the tenancy, and that action must be taken in a set...
  16. Thread: Dopey girls

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    With letting agents, employees, whatever their...

    With letting agents, employees, whatever their gender, facing prospective tenants and conducting viewings are usually under 30 and completely clueless about any aspect of the tenancy or the property....
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    There has never been several notices. There is...

    There has never been several notices. There is only a notice under s.21, which does not have a prescribed form for the time being.

    However, rather bizarrely, if the notice is served during a...
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    If there is a gas boiler, perhaps. However, there...

    If there is a gas boiler, perhaps. However, there is no point if the dwelling is all electric.
    In that case, if the landlord wants to spend extra, best to fit more than the minimum number of smoke...
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    You only need a smoke alarm, not a CO alarm. ...

    You only need a smoke alarm, not a CO alarm.

    In fact, under the new legislation you do not even need a CO detector if you only have gas. It is only mandated for solid fuel burning appliances.
  20. This is why landlords and letting agents have a...

    This is why landlords and letting agents have a bad image and the government can hit landlords when they need to politically balance things out...
  21. No, but if the tenant can show that there is no...

    No, but if the tenant can show that there is no loss then what compensation should the landlord get?

    OP has been living at the property for a long time, and we don't know whether it was even...
  22. In law the landlord is only entitled to...

    In law the landlord is only entitled to compensation for his loss. If there is evidence that there is no loss because the landlord has, e.g. plan to refurbish then he should not get any compensation....
  23. See my first post.

    See my first post.
  24. Well, he does not know in what state the tenant...

    Well, he does not know in what state the tenant will deliver the property, does he?
    More likely he knows that everything is old and used (OP has been there for 6 years for a start), and that it is...
  25. You are right that deposits paid by prospective...

    You are right that deposits paid by prospective tenants belong to landlords.
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