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  1. If it has not been used for another purpose but...

    If it has not been used for another purpose but is just unoccupied then there has not been a material change of use. The original use may continue after your repairs.
    Building regulations are a...
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    Why put all your eggs in one basket? Buy...

    Why put all your eggs in one basket? Buy property that can appeal to a multitude of different types of tenant, including students.
  3. Poll: Get rid of your BG policy. They are a rip off. ...

    Get rid of your BG policy. They are a rip off. A few years of subscriptions would buy you new boiler. A typical repair which shouldn't occur more than every few years would probably cost less than...
  4. Thanks to all for your suggestions. Getting...

    Thanks to all for your suggestions. Getting housing authorities involved could cause even more problems to be invented. The 'far left' LA are very much determined to stamp out the scourge of...
  5. Tenant wants me to fix toilet that ain't broke!

    T is complaining that the toilet is not flushing properly. I have tested it and it is working acceptably well. I'm not the most economical with toilet paper but when I used it everything went down...
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    Im-always-suspicious-of-domain-names-with-a-minus-...

    Im-always-suspicious-of-domain-names-with-a-minus-in-the-title.
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    If he has deliberately given false information to...

    If he has deliberately given false information to the utility suppliers to obtain services by deception at your expense then this may be a criminal matter. Perhaps the police will be able to help? ...
  8. Here, just what I am predicting: ...

    Here, just what I am predicting:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23696313

    The public can't stand paying money to amateur/small landlords so this will be popular, that is until the rental...
  9. I think that "build to let" is the long term plan...

    I think that "build to let" is the long term plan for housing in the UK. Big corporations will consolidate much of the rental market by building huge estates with huge economies of scale, cheap land...
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    TDS should not be making such sweeping...

    TDS should not be making such sweeping generalisations. What evidence do they have and who are they to judge that washing machines only last 5 years? The sale of goods act allows claims for poor...
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    I just checked the online form again and the...

    I just checked the online form again and the boxes for tenancy start and end dates and deposit amount have an asterisk but the rent amount box has no asterisk. I called dps to check and they said...
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    DPS deposit rent value

    Under the new insurance backed deposit scheme run by DPS, when you register a deposit you are asked to enter a rent value but no indication is given as to whether its the total annual rent or the...
  13. Right, so agent's cant do it as they earn from it...

    Right, so agent's cant do it as they earn from it but L can so long as they do it for free. What is thinking behind making it an offence when a fee is charged but not when it is free? Surely this...
  14. Deed or no deed? (Guarantor agreement)

    I have a few more questions about guarantor agreements.

    1. If a guarantee is made as a simple contract rather than as a deed, consideration must be given. Is such a guarnatee contract valid...
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    Was it solvent based paint e.g gloss on woodwork?...

    Was it solvent based paint e.g gloss on woodwork? If so, the problem is common and not related to smoking. Since the 2010 voc reduction rule came in, the solvent levels have been reduced and this...
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    This will cause a lot of homelessness. What...

    This will cause a lot of homelessness.

    What exactly are Shelter going to do about it? Their silence is deafening so long as a policy harms landlords.
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    Immigration is good. It increases the supply of...

    Immigration is good. It increases the supply of labour and lowers production costs leading to increased productivity and growth. Britain needs to compete with the rest of the world so we need to...
  18. I'm no expert here but perhaps you have a libel...

    I'm no expert here but perhaps you have a libel claim?

    Do you have proof that T published lies to defame your character and damage your business reputation? I thought that was not allowed and you...
  19. Sell the 3 chairs set on ebay and buy 4 new...

    Sell the 3 chairs set on ebay and buy 4 new matching chairs set. Deduct the difference from the deposit. It is likely that the difference will be more than the cost of one chair but less than the...
  20. How is it not a case of betterment? This is...

    How is it not a case of betterment?


    This is exactly the point I was making. Yes, it will lead to better enforcement of non-compliance. No, it will not lead to a better society.

    If this type...
  21. This thread is all about 'grass culture'. ...

    This thread is all about 'grass culture'. Special legislation was passed regarding the deposit penalty making it unique in British law. It is the first law ever made where the person doing the...
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    Unfortunately, this issue has far more to do with...

    Unfortunately, this issue has far more to do with ridiculous planning rules than bedroom locks.

    The thing i'm worried about is accidentally changing my established 'C3 plus C4' use so that my use...
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    Could locks affect use class?

    Background This is about the hmo use class, feel free to skip to my question if it's too long to read...

    The house has is a 4 bedroom one that had established use as a C3 dwelling under the 1987...
  24. Thanks. At least it makes a change from the...

    Thanks. At least it makes a change from the 'oops I forgot to protect the deposit' threads :-)
    Maybe it will inspire someone to come up with something to improve things for landlords or tenants? ...
  25. I meant most of the objections to my proposed...

    I meant most of the objections to my proposed indemnity agreement were that the Lawcrucher method was more advantageous to T and G. I have edited my post so that it makes sense.
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