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  1. I hope this agent has an authority from their...

    I hope this agent has an authority from their landlords to charge such an amount.
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    Your only likely defence would be to prove the...

    Your only likely defence would be to prove the agent or landlord had made sufficient enquiries.
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    This type of thing is covered under...

    This type of thing is covered under "transactional decisions" within the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and if I were the tenant I would be leaving the premises and letting...
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    The position on smoke alarm testing is that the...

    The position on smoke alarm testing is that the agent/landlord should test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make a note on the inventory that this has been carried out. Thereafter it is up...
  5. Just a thought although others have raised the...

    Just a thought although others have raised the question.

    Even if the tenancy agreement was written as an AST it doesn't necessarily follow that it is, given the potential commercial nature of what...
  6. I think that landlord per se are not required to...

    I think that landlord per se are not required to register with the IC because they are only processing data for their own use and not for a third party, and therefore not sharing it with anybody. I...
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    It's only an implied right of entry, not a...

    It's only an implied right of entry, not a statutory one.
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    Hope this helps

    Hope this helps
  9. I understand that all agents should be registered...

    I understand that all agents should be registered with the IC if processing any data.
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    Taking up Lawcruncher's theme, the service of...

    Taking up Lawcruncher's theme, the service of Notices should be covered within the AST, including time frames and method of service. Also it should be noted that the agent or landlord has no right...
  11. Even if it doesn't it is still reasonable for a...

    Even if it doesn't it is still reasonable for a tenant to serve Notice in this way, BUT a tenant cannot serve Notice during the fixed term to end a periodic tenancy that hasn't commenced, which is...
  12. Have a look at this from Part 1 of the Rent Act...

    Have a look at this from Part 1 of the Rent Act 1977

    Part I
    Preliminary

    Protected and statutory tenancies

    1 Protected tenants and tenancies.

    Subject to this Part of this Act, a tenancy...
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    Don't you mean an inventory?

    Don't you mean an inventory?
  14. It's a bit early yet as the agent hasn't replied...

    It's a bit early yet as the agent hasn't replied to the specific allegations and they have to be given time to respond to the Complainant, so any approach to TPO is a week or two away at least.
  15. Steve C, The applicant gives this permission...

    Steve C,

    The applicant gives this permission when completing any reference agency forms as it is indicated usually just above where they sign the application. The problem arises when a reference...
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    Read this and then you can use it against the...

    Read this and then you can use it against the agent if they have failed to adhere to it. All letting agents must belong to a redress scheme since 1st October.
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    Not sure what you mean by no Section 20. All the...

    Not sure what you mean by no Section 20. All the information you require should be contained within your lease document with the Freeholder. Certain remedial works are sometimes required to a...
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    Getting an award and getting the dosh are two...

    Getting an award and getting the dosh are two entirely different things. I'm out of pocket by a few thousand, even though i have "won" every court case as a claimant.
  19. I've just started helping a friend of my wife's...

    I've just started helping a friend of my wife's (who lives abroad but who has now returned to the UK to sort out this mess) to make a formal complaint to the Property Ombudsman for Lettings, for...
  20. It's up to the supplier of goods and services to...

    It's up to the supplier of goods and services to spell out what any term means for the avoidance of doubt, as this was brought up in a court case I attended a while ago. The judge told the agent...
  21. I agree with this; trouble is most agents do not...

    I agree with this; trouble is most agents do not define what their "fully managed" service involves, because they don't think about the wider picture when compiling a terms of business, and therefore...
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    Have a quick word with ARLA for some advice from...

    Have a quick word with ARLA for some advice from their Compliance team on 01926 496800
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    That's not a very professional response!

    That's not a very professional response!
  24. Thread: Garage door key

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    That's definitely the key to the issue!

    That's definitely the key to the issue!
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    The number of agents who just state "Full...

    The number of agents who just state "Full Management" for their monthly fee are doing themselves a disservice, and are being far too lazy as it requires a detailed breakdown of what it means,...
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