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  1. Disrepair is defined as poor condition of a...

    Disrepair is defined as poor condition of a building due to neglect. Having mice in a building is not disrepair.

    It is covered by the statement "In short, he must do the little jobs about the...
  2. It's a tenants responsibility (covered by the...

    It's a tenants responsibility (covered by the Lord Dennings case) but if there was an obvious place that they were coming in then I would expect the landlord to fill the holes with steel wool and...
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    I am not convinced that this advice is correct....

    I am not convinced that this advice is correct. If you buy after the date the new legislation comes in then it will be irrelevant when you bought your first property it will be the date you buy your...
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    It will be interesting to see full details of the...

    It will be interesting to see full details of the changes.

    Personally I think that Stamp Duty/LBTT is a ridiculous tax, why should somebody who has already paid tax on there earnings pay...
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    This is going to cost an awful lot of Tax. ...

    This is going to cost an awful lot of Tax.

    Obviously you have to weigh up all the variables but this would definitely reduce the chances of me investing further into buy to let.

    It also reduces...
  6. I would get an agreement in writing that you will...

    I would get an agreement in writing that you will advertise the property as available from x date and that the company is liable for rent up to the date the new tenants move in and that they are...
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    Try using mould and mildew remover a brand...

    Try using mould and mildew remover a brand starting with D with a logo of a sword on a green background works wonders.
  8. In my opinion it is not justified for the Council...

    In my opinion it is not justified for the Council to ask for proof that the Income has been declared to HMRC for two reasons:

    1 HMRC do not provide a form that shows the Gross Income figure...
  9. Don't know if it's the same up here but in...

    Don't know if it's the same up here but in Brighton if you don't pay your rent and are served notice then you are classed as making yourself intentionally homeless.

    You may want to let your tenant...
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    HMO Scotland will do you a quote to upgrade your...

    HMO Scotland will do you a quote to upgrade your property to HMO standards http://www.hmoscotland.com/
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    You could start the deposit return process...

    You could start the deposit return process yourself.

    If the agent does not reply within thirty working days you will get the money.

    I would imagine that the deposit will be returned long before...
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    Regarding the ccj I doubt that serving it on the...

    Regarding the ccj I doubt that serving it on the old address would be acceptable.

    I have been down the legal route before and all the papers I served had to be done by sheriff officer to prove the...
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    If the deposit is lodged with the TDS I would...

    If the deposit is lodged with the TDS I would just ignore the above and go through the dispute process.

    If what you say is true then you should win quite comfortably. The onus is on the LL to...
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    The big question is how high will they go. In...

    The big question is how high will they go.

    In my opinion once interest rates get beyond 3% a lot of people will start to struggle as Flashback states the new loans are not as cheap as the pre 2007...
  15. The big question is how high will they go. In...

    The big question is how high will they go.

    In my opinion once interest rates get beyond 3% a lot of people will start to struggle as Flashback states the new loans are not as cheap as the pre 2007...
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    I did some research into the three schemes and...

    I did some research into the three schemes and they are remarkably similar.

    As a comparison I asked all three out of the disputes they had adjudicated on what percentage were awarded 100% to the...
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    I would be interested to hear what deal you are...

    I would be interested to hear what deal you are getting from your new agent as most Edinburgh letting agents take a month and a halfs deposit and provide rent guarantee FOC.
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    Regarding the condensation you would never be...

    Regarding the condensation you would never be able to absolutely prove 100% that it was the tenants lifestyle that caused the damage.

    Unfortunately if this went to a dispute adjudication they...
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    Hi J You seem to be quite clued up but I would...

    Hi J

    You seem to be quite clued up but I would suggest the following:

    If property has Gas then you need a Gas Safety certificate.
    Shelter have a free app that you can use for doing an...
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    I find that very unlikely but please feel free to...

    I find that very unlikely but please feel free to post your source.
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    From the point of view of tenancy legislation a...

    From the point of view of tenancy legislation a holiday let is one where the property is not the principal home of the tenant.

    A property has to fulfil different criteria to be classed as a...
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    The proposals are just taking renting back to the...

    The proposals are just taking renting back to the situation pre 1988 when the rental market in Scotland did not work.

    In particular the end of the no fault route for ending a tenancy is a huge...
  23. I am not aware of any mortgage providers that do...

    I am not aware of any mortgage providers that do BTL for Companies. The Mortgage Works used to do it but no longer do.

    RBS and The Bank of Scotland will do commercial loans but the loan to value...
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    The TDS definitely does allow for rent arrears to...

    The TDS definitely does allow for rent arrears to be deducted from the deposit.

    http://www.lettingprotectionscotland.com/documents/a-guide-to-tenancy-deposits-disputes-and-damages.pdf

    Please...
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    I use Gumtree and get plenty of enquiries through...

    I use Gumtree and get plenty of enquiries through it.
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