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    If I'm letting to somebody now who will no longer...

    If I'm letting to somebody now who will no longer be able to stay in the country will I have to give them a section 21 or just chuck 'em out? What's the penalty for letting to the 'wrong' person?
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    I wouldn't even know what a visa looks like let...

    I wouldn't even know what a visa looks like let alone what wording I should be looking for!
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    I agree with what artful says. With regard to...

    I agree with what artful says.

    With regard to the utility bills, I had a T who told the electric company that nobody was living in the house. She used the electricity and there was a large-ish...
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    Thank you lha, you too. We're not having...

    Thank you lha, you too.

    We're not having Easter Eggs, but we have an Easter cake. This is a Christmas cake, complete with snow, onto which I place fuzzy chicks.

    We're also having a leg of lamb...
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    I hope they have a lovely time. I love camping...

    I hope they have a lovely time. I love camping and always took my children when they were litttle. But now they're teenagers, camping with Mum is 'boring', but with Scouts, it is apparently 'fun'....
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    lha - I agree. There are so many people who have...

    lha - I agree. There are so many people who have no idea how to live with other people. As an owner of a HMO I get lots of men who, I'm sorry to say, don't deserve a roof over their heads. They never...
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    Surely at 15 you would be too young to have a...

    Surely at 15 you would be too young to have a legally signed tenancy agreement. And at 15 how did you pay the rent? Were social services involved?
  8. I agree with thesaint. I've tried to save...

    I agree with thesaint.

    I've tried to save tenants money in the past but they don't appreciate it and I've worn myself out. Now I give a contractor/handyman sized quote. They broke it, they can...
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    Do the checking yourslef too - past landlords,...

    Do the checking yourslef too - past landlords, work refs to say they'll be in work for at least the term of the tenancy, pay slips, bank statements, and anything else you can think of!

    Ask them on...
  10. Wow, that's the biggest rise I've seen in a long...

    Wow, that's the biggest rise I've seen in a long while! :(blush):
  11. Dont forget to take the meter reading and stress...

    Dont forget to take the meter reading and stress that there is no debt on the meter. Ask the T to sign to confirm meter readings.
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    Yes, get the EH in yourself and act on their...

    Yes, get the EH in yourself and act on their recommendations. It's in your own best interests to keep your house in good condition.

    Smile as you type a letter to inform the Ts that you are...
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    It looks like the first S21 was invalid so your...

    It looks like the first S21 was invalid so your LL sent you another, correctly served one.

    You now have another two months to find somewhere else.

    What the council hasn't told you is that if...
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    I won't have it. It's a loan and it goes with the...

    I won't have it. It's a loan and it goes with the property not the person.

    I can advertise my properties as 'No Green Deal repayments'.
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    What a day! I buy most white goods second...

    What a day!

    I buy most white goods second hand from my local charity chop. They're pat tested and I've had some bargains.
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    Continue with the court procedure. You don't want...

    Continue with the court procedure. You don't want to be 'done' for illegal eviction. Post a opy of all the paperwork to the court because they've asked for it. take a further two copies to the court,...
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    No,once the court order is issued (you'll get the...

    No,once the court order is issued (you'll get the date for possession) nothing else happens until the T either moves out or doesn't move out.

    If the T moves out that's OK. You go round and get...
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    Bedbugs- you don't have to be dirty to get them....

    Bedbugs- you don't have to be dirty to get them. You can get them by brushing past somebody in the street. If they have them on their clothes they can brush off onto you. They can't fly.

    You can...
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    My T did this so I sent paperwork to his...

    My T did this so I sent paperwork to his workplace staight away. I applied for and got possession, immediately from the court date and a money order for the os rent and up to the court day, plus...
  20. I'm sorry to hear of your plight. It does...

    I'm sorry to hear of your plight.

    It does look like you are stuck - there's no properties and even if there were none of the agents let to DS.

    You sound like a very good tenant to me. Fancy...
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    I have the combi in the atttic. Everyone's a gas...

    I have the combi in the atttic. Everyone's a gas engineer and this prvents tampering. There's a thermostat at teh top of the stairs always on high. Next to that is a Horstmann timer. Get the...
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    I do my own in 'word'. It's long and it's...

    I do my own in 'word'. It's long and it's detailed with one page for each room. The T can check it all, and althoguh I encourage them to do so they don't really do it properly IMO. If there was any...
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    I agree. This is the safest route. They might be...

    I agree. This is the safest route. They might be trying to trick you into an illegal eviction. One of my T's recently left quickly owing rent and I got an immediate possession from the judge. It was...
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    I think you're best doing the checks yourself.

    Get a letter from employer on letterheaded paper saying that they will be employed for the length of the AST.

    Get a credit check. But remember a...
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    I agree with ram. I don't expect tenants to...

    I agree with ram.

    I don't expect tenants to clean the gutters or replace tap washers. Repalcing tap washers isn't an easy job if you've no plumbing experience. However, the rent covers these...
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