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  1. jpkeates, You must be very careful these days:...

    jpkeates,

    You must be very careful these days:

    1. Advertising "no benefit claimants" is in breach of the Equality Act 2010 and is a criminal offence as it discriminates against ANY person...
  2. You can't have directors if there is no...

    You can't have directors if there is no registration at Companies House as Lawcrucher has stated.
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    Prospective tenants who talk a lot and give all...

    Prospective tenants who talk a lot and give all this prattle should be avoided at all costs.

    Get them properly referenced and ask for a holding deposit while you do it. Give them 14 days maximum...
  4. Thread: Skeptical

    by PaulF
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    Even if you were to serve a S.21 Notice, it's...

    Even if you were to serve a S.21 Notice, it's still not certain they will leave and court action will take at least 3 months if they haven't gone by the 25 November.

    Did you let them in the...
  5. That would automatically void the Notice if any...

    That would automatically void the Notice if any letter contained such information.
  6. I understand that when a transaction is "business...

    I understand that when a transaction is "business to business" then it is assumed VAT is payable and therefore does not even have to be mentioned. When, however a consumer is involved then VAT...
  7. This is to do with the Consumer Credit Act...

    This is to do with the Consumer Credit Act legislation I believe, and it is the opinion of David Beaumont who is a Compliance Consultant to the lettings industry so I think he knows what he is...
  8. Are Agents aware of the new CMA requirement about fees?

    The CMA’s (Competitions & Markets Authority) view that all charges quoted ought to include VAT and not be quoted as VAT exclusive.

    This is not new when actual figures are being quoted and there...
  9. Thread: ARLA logo

    by PaulF
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    I would add this is a criminal offence, and if...

    I would add this is a criminal offence, and if you contact ARLA they will take steps to send a curt letter to the agent instructing them to cease using the logo and to give a written undertaking that...
  10. Was the AST signed and executed as a Deed as it...

    Was the AST signed and executed as a Deed as it should have been? If not then you might not have a fixed term tenancy but a monthly periodic tenancy from inception. What do others think is the case?
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    Lawcruncher, Don't you mean the agent has no...

    Lawcruncher,

    Don't you mean the agent has no authority in your first sentence, as the second one appears to contradict this?
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    Tenant has contract with Water Utility Co, not...

    Tenant has contract with Water Utility Co, not landlord, and is/was able to insure against loss of metered water. If they chose not to insure then it's hardly the landlord's responsibility.
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  13. Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation & Additional Charges) Regulations 2013

    I hope everybody is aware of the above regulations that came into force last Friday 13th June.

    Although it doesn't affect tenancy agreements with regard to the mandatory 14 days "cooling off"...
  14. Thread: Deposit Question

    by PaulF
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    That's why you should always use "subject to...

    That's why you should always use "subject to contract" on all negotiations prior to a tenancy. Few people seems to use it.
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    It doesn't alter anything in law even if your...

    It doesn't alter anything in law even if your landlord thinks it does. You cannot be forced to sign a new agreement so just hold tight. Even if you were to sign a 'lodger agreement' if your...
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    You check the ingoing inventory against the...

    You check the ingoing inventory against the outgoing inventory and that is about it. The onus of proof is on the landlord, not the tenant. If the ingoing inventory is not thorough enough then the...
  17. Your only way to really address this is that if...

    Your only way to really address this is that if they fall behind by two months payments. i.e. if they are behind by one month, then if they don't pay when the next one is due they have missed two...
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    You really should be talking to your solicitor...

    You really should be talking to your solicitor and am surprised you haven't received more detailed advice. Will the freeholder allow you to sub-let to AST tenants (gender orientation is irrelevant)...
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    Just tell your landlord about the previous...

    Just tell your landlord about the previous furniture being non-compliant and take your furniture with you as you are entitled to do.
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    A premium lease is one where a payment is made in...

    A premium lease is one where a payment is made in order to secure a tenancy, and was known as "key money" many years ago. It is still common in commercial leases in prime locations.
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    As applicants you're going to find it very...

    As applicants you're going to find it very difficult at the prospective rental figures you're looking at, if not impossible.
  22. Tenant cannot be bound by landlord concerning...

    Tenant cannot be bound by landlord concerning broadband provider as the contract for the service is between provider and consumer.
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    Any method of service of Notices should be...

    Any method of service of Notices should be defined within the AST.
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    No, it's only if one of these has completed the...

    No, it's only if one of these has completed the form - hence 'delete as appropriate'. I thought this might be obvious.
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    Not necessarily, and the agent cannot make the...

    Not necessarily, and the agent cannot make the applicant "forfeit" the deposit if they pull out. They can only make "reasonable" deductions to replicate their actual costs incurred, but what is left...
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