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  1. Report the matter to the Health & Safety...

    Report the matter to the Health & Safety Executive and also the respective Landlord Registration Team.
  2. As far as I understand with any tenancy...

    As far as I understand with any tenancy (residential or otherwise), in the case where the tenant dies, the contract is legally frustrated and comes to an end immediately.
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    With regards to Landlord Registration, the HMRC...

    With regards to Landlord Registration, the HMRC rules define a Holiday Let and whether or not the property meets that exemption.
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    You will need to Register as a Landlord with the...

    You will need to Register as a Landlord with the Local Authority. Although pure holiday lets are exempt from Registration, letting to professionals, even on short term contracts is not. Additionally...
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    This would definitely be illegal. You cannot...

    This would definitely be illegal. You cannot charge advance rent. Even if you could it would be classed as a deposit.

    You can claim rent arrears against the deposit if the tenancy agreement states...
  6. I think you may struggle to get any cleaning work...

    I think you may struggle to get any cleaning work done by yourself included in a successful claim to a deposit company. You could keep receipts for cleaning products and implements, however your time...
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    The portal is only just starting from nothing. We...

    The portal is only just starting from nothing. We need Landlords and Agents to add their properties to the site to make it viable. Once we have reched a few hundred then we will be launching an...
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    The Late Application Fee is a Statutory Charge...

    The Late Application Fee is a Statutory Charge laid down in legislation, and is automatically applied immediately upon the expiry of a Registration. When a Registration expires, it is no longer legal...
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    New Free Property Advertising Portal

    We would like to inform you that the free Property Advertising Portal which has been provided by the East Hub (City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, Scottish Borders & West Lothian...
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    There is nothing to stop an Agent or Landlord...

    There is nothing to stop an Agent or Landlord carrying out such checks, however the cost must not be passed to the Tenant or prospective tenant.
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    Do not try to force a tenant to pay for anything...

    Do not try to force a tenant to pay for anything like this, either directly or indirectly.

    It is illegal to charge anything except the Rent or a refundable deposit to the Tenant in Scotland.
  12. No need for a new tenancy. Read the document as...

    No need for a new tenancy. Read the document as it stands. Hopefully it is a Short Assured Tenancy, which states that after the initial period, once the tency reches its Ish Date, that it will roll...
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    Take the matter to the Private Rented Housing...

    Take the matter to the Private Rented Housing Panel.

    http://www.prhpscotland.gov.uk

    They will look at your case and if they decide that it has merit, they will come and inspect the property and...
  14. No all Landlords should show up. But it...

    No all Landlords should show up.

    But it depends how you do the search, and also if the property is manually added to the system (these dont show on the Public Search).

    Best to contact the...
  15. The schemes started on 2nd July 2012. The...

    The schemes started on 2nd July 2012.

    The Deadline for most deposits to be lodged was in November 2012, with the final few having to be lodged by May 2013.

    The Schemes were definately in place...
  16. There is a difference between Landlord...

    There is a difference between Landlord Registration and HMO Licensing. With Registration you only have to have submitted a valid application to seek to let or let the property. With HMO, you require...
  17. Quite right therother! Apologies for any...

    Quite right therother! Apologies for any confusion.

    There are some example Summary Applications online, but best to get a Solicitor to sort for you.
  18. scouser, In Scotland you may legally let to 2...

    scouser,

    In Scotland you may legally let to 2 or less units with out the need for a HMO LIcence. A unit could be a single person or a group of any number who are all related.

    If you are...
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    If the item of furniture is no longer fit for...

    If the item of furniture is no longer fit for purpose, then the Landlord MUST replace it.
  20. Go to your local Sheriff Court and lodge an...

    Go to your local Sheriff Court and lodge an action against the landlord for non lodging of the deposit. Where you can show in Court that he has not lodged the funds with one of the 3 Approved Schemes...
  21. I believe that you will have to get all of the...

    I believe that you will have to get all of the tenants (AND GUARANTORS) to sign the Tenancy Agreement (the same master copy). Don't forget that they will all have to sign, date and time the AT5 also...
  22. 2nd part of question - Badly worded on my...

    2nd part of question -

    Badly worded on my part.

    Here is what the Act says (1988 Act amended the following to include Assured Tenancies):

    Rent Scotland Act 1984 Section 89:

    Where a...
  23. You are permitted to accept or charge rent for...

    You are permitted to accept or charge rent for the rental period starting now, but not for any other periods.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/58...
  24. If you want or need to raise an action in the...

    If you want or need to raise an action in the Court then you will have had to have served an AT6 on the tennat. If you don't do it now then you will have to serve it later, with all of the extra...
  25. That article is in relation to the Housing Bill...

    That article is in relation to the Housing Bill and the review of the Tenancy Regime, both of which are only part of the way through their processes. None of this is yet in the law, indeed much of it...
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