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    Actually it looks like you can ask the bailiff to...

    Actually it looks like you can ask the bailiff to collect court costs on the N325 form.
    Does anybody know if this is correct? I want to get the judgement entered in the register so the next landlord...
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    I do a risk assessment based on the housing...

    I do a risk assessment based on the housing health and safety rating system. It's basically a paper exercise looking at the conditions in the property. Every year seems excessive to me for something...
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    Tenant (obviously) hasn't left following the...

    Tenant (obviously) hasn't left following the possession order so I now need to enforce. I'm assuming I have to do 2 separate forms (and payments):

    1. Warrant for possession
    2. Warrant of...
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    S21 following superstrike update

    Could a MOD add this to my previous post 's21 following superstrike ' that is now closed please?

    Just to update for others in the same situation I decided to simply apply for possession using s21...
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    I think it's part of the Housing Health And...

    I think it's part of the Housing Health And Safety Rating System. I do risk assessments based on the 29 hazards identified and you just need to do a paper exercise based on the conditions in the...
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    It's not the boiler it's the prepay meter that...

    It's not the boiler it's the prepay meter that tenant changed to. Nothing to do with me but I get a lot of tenants having problems as they cut off supply and then need to be primed to get gas back...
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    So I managed to get the guy from environmental...

    So I managed to get the guy from environmental health today. I explained that the boiler has been looked at 3 times and 2 of the problems were down to her and the 3rd time she said it wasn't working...
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    Don't serve the s8 until he hits 2 months...

    Don't serve the s8 until he hits 2 months arrears. He has to be 2 months in arrears at time of court hearing and time of serving.
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    I have had guarantors written into the tenancy...

    I have had guarantors written into the tenancy agreement that have been signed but don't need to be witnessed is my understanding but they have the problem of contract law requiring the guarantor to...
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    Sorry to hear about your problems. This is tricky...

    Sorry to hear about your problems. This is tricky and i'm sure somebody with more knowledge will post. This has been my fear with renting to people who are ultimately based abroad. I bought a house...
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    Yes, hopefully gone soon. I just didn't want to...

    Yes, hopefully gone soon. I just didn't want to get an enforcement charge from environmental health. I'm uncertain at what point they charge me but I assume they will investigate first and then ask...
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    S21 expired and tenant is still there. I waited a...

    S21 expired and tenant is still there. I waited a while as I was up to my eyeballs with a development project and the money coming in form the council was better than the property sitting empty. I'm...
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    So, to update... My plumber checked the boiler...

    So, to update...

    My plumber checked the boiler and it was working fine and so I suspect her claim was due to her misunderstanding thinking it might provide her a defence against a s21 to claim...
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    I served all the documents on the other side 2...

    I served all the documents on the other side 2 weeks before and I got nothing form them. I also heard that my request for an adjournment has been granted and new court date set for October (wife was...
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    So do you think a s13 served during 2013 would be...

    So do you think a s13 served during 2013 would be valid?
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    I think it means just the RPI as opposed to RPIX...

    I think it means just the RPI as opposed to RPIX which removes mortgage interest payments or RPIY which removes VAT
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    This is the clause:If this tenancy is extended,...

    This is the clause:If this tenancy is extended, continued or run on as a Periodic Tenancy then the Rent will increase each year from the first Rent Due Date more than 364 days after the commencement...
  18. I think this is a good point. There is no...

    I think this is a good point. There is no pressure on bad tenants to behave at all. If they could only get support from shelter / LA if they were not at fault then you would see better tenants rather...
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    OK thanks, so I can't use the s13 I sent last...

    OK thanks, so I can't use the s13 I sent last year.

    Do you think I could backdate my claim for index linked rises even though previously I have not claimed them? i.e. I have sent them previous...
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    Tenancy started in 2006 when there was no deposit...

    Tenancy started in 2006 when there was no deposit protection. If became periodic in 2007 and advice at the time was that as the deposit had been taken before April 2007 there was no requirement to...
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    Index linked rent rises in AST or Section 13

    I have a clause in my AST's that says the rent will increase by inflation (RPI I think) every year. I don't really enforce this though and prefer to simply charge a market rent. That usually means...
  22. Did they return the keys. If not then you can...

    Did they return the keys. If not then you can claim for replacement lock. You can claim for all the rent arrears and cleaning etc. If carpets are replaced you can claim a proportion of this cost. If...
  23. One of my main reasons for not letting to HB is...

    One of my main reasons for not letting to HB is you have to deal with the council. In london a labour council who doesn't like landlords will make life very difficult. Everytime you want to speak to...
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    Spurious boiler problem

    I have a tenant who is on benefits but has a monthly top up which they haven't paid in over a year. Due to various reasons (1 is I'm over a superstrike barrel) I have left her to clock up some...
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    Thank you for your excellent reply. Yes, I made a...

    Thank you for your excellent reply. Yes, I made a claim and the company filed an acknowledgement of service but no defence. The reason given to set judgement aside is that their insurance company...
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