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  1. Yes you are. Being a Landlord is a business...

    Yes you are. Being a Landlord is a business irregardless of how you chose to become one. Unfortunately, one of the business risks in being a landlord is exposure to bad tenants. There are many...
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    For the mortgage company to repossess the...

    For the mortgage company to repossess the property they will need to go the the legal procedure to do so. This will involve time and at any point up to the Court decision the mortgagee can settle...
  3. If Mr Smith is the person the OP is referring to...

    If Mr Smith is the person the OP is referring to as the Landlord and it is Mr Smith who is named in the contract as the Landlord then they are the Landlord. I don't see [legally] how the contract...
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    If no structural alteration is being made to the...

    If no structural alteration is being made to the party structures [in the above] then no Notice would be required.
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    No such thing as a Party Wall Agreement. ...

    No such thing as a Party Wall Agreement.

    Assuming the property is in England or Wales.

    Works that require Notice to be served under the Party Wall (etc) Act are detailed within the Act. ...
  6. Thread: Damp and mould

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    A free survey from who? Anyone with an interest...

    A free survey from who? Anyone with an interest in a damp remediation company is going to be worth less than was paid for it. It's like asking a car salesman 'Do I need a car?'.

    Do a forum...
  7. Thread: Notice period

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    I should have added to my reply that the deposit...

    I should have added to my reply that the deposit wouldn't be due back until they leave. I don't understand why people think they are entitled to a security deposit back on property they retain use...
  8. The simplest, cheapest (note this doesn't only...

    The simplest, cheapest (note this doesn't only mean the pounds spent) and least stressful option is to hand the property back upon expiry of the lease.

    To put it another way, how much time do you...
  9. It sounds like the Agent is going to overly...

    It sounds like the Agent is going to overly complicate any early surrender. The simplest thing for you to do is move out / hand back the property on the expiry date of the tenancy. Then the only...
  10. Thread: Notice period

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    Does the contract state it ends on the 1st of Feb...

    Does the contract state it ends on the 1st of Feb or does it say 'four months from the 1st of Oct'? I suspect the latter as you'd have a contract for four months and a day which would be odd.

    I...
  11. Building Control / Regulation files are not...

    Building Control / Regulation files are not public documents - unlike Planning Documents.

    There is basic info available to the public but the information you require is not. Your solicitor should...
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    In which case then what came first the road or...

    In which case then what came first the road or the house?
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    The OP may not though.

    The OP may not though.
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    In reply to the initial question. I'd get the...

    In reply to the initial question.

    I'd get the Ts out and market the property with vacant possession. Only a Bailiff or Sheriff with the correct Court papers can [legally] remove a T and I...
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    You can ask the LL whether they are prepared to...

    You can ask the LL whether they are prepared to carryout remedial works. You may wish to qualify / back this up with reasons why it would be worthwhile for them to carry out the work.

    There are a...
  16. Are you living at the property or not? Are you...

    Are you living at the property or not?

    Are you renting the property from a private landlord or is this social housing from the council?

    What type is your rental agreement?

    Is that the Party...
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    Asking is one thing, demanding is another. ...

    Asking is one thing, demanding is another.

    Some people seem to think that everything must be discounted by a stupid amount simply because it's over £10.

    By all means ask, don't be offended if...
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    That's because the oil cost is just one element...

    That's because the oil cost is just one element of the overall cost. Although, free market and capitalism does allow for profiteering.
  19. It's not sensible to apply for planning consent...

    It's not sensible to apply for planning consent for a separate dwelling. You could be liable for a CIL contribution, it's going to require formal documentation, it'll take time and then you have...
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    Yes there's been a change in legislation. ...

    Yes there's been a change in legislation. Unfortunately for gas installations, not panicy morons.

    You've been informed that work is required. You've acted upon that and arranged for the work to...
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    Way ahead of you. :)

    Way ahead of you. :)
  22. Whilst theoretically possible to double the...

    Whilst theoretically possible to double the value, realising it would involve;

    a. finding a 'rube' who'll pay cash, not do due dilligence and take on a box of frogs that is a converted building...
  23. 'Why' depends on what the OP wants to do with the...

    'Why' depends on what the OP wants to do with the flats which they haven't revealled.
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    Paint the bare edge of the plinth (that sits on...

    Paint the bare edge of the plinth (that sits on the floor) with waterproof glue. Apply a couple of coats and allow to dry between coats.

    Count yourself lucky. I've got 28sqm of concrete floor to...
  25. Agree with post number 11. It has to be a fair...

    Agree with post number 11.

    It has to be a fair assumption that the conversion works don't comply with the Building Regulations so you'll have separate issues there. Regarding utility meters. You...
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