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  1. What qualification from which academic...

    What qualification from which academic institution does this "project" contribute to, please??
  2. Tenant was called thief. Gorra be a case in that!

    Tenant was called thief. Gorra be a case in that!
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    Check room size against overcrowding regulations...

    Check room size against overcrowding regulations ( Google Shelter overcrowding). If unlawful write (yes., WRITE , keep copies) to tenant & local council instructing him to move them out. Landlord...
  4. If the little scr+at hubbie dies cause problems ...

    If the little scr+at hubbie dies cause problems I personally would pursue him for everything: What bullies don't like & often can't cope with us someone who stands up to them.

    Best wishes to the...
  5. No blackmail: You presumably knew s21 does not...

    No blackmail: You presumably knew s21 does not end tenancy nor require tenant to leave. Simply sell with tenant still there - new owner becomes his new landlord. Was deposit protected within 30...
  6. Has rent been paid? Does this lady not need...

    Has rent been paid?

    Does this lady not need help against a bully? Even if it costs the landlord?
  7. Dunno: IANAL. NB Did you read it? Lots of...

    Dunno: IANAL. NB Did you read it? Lots of Scottish legal terms...

    May come down to what is or is not a deposit so the definition of what is a deposit may matter...

    The wording defining a...
  8. Sheriff decides if paying rent in advance both 1st & last month is not a deposit

    This judgement
    https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/search-judgments/judgment?id=3751dfa6-8980-69d2-b500-ff0000d74aa7
    - appears to say if taking payment up front for both the 1st month and the last month...
  9. Particularly for your 1st let, ensure full boring...

    Particularly for your 1st let, ensure full boring ticks in all boxes. Fully referenced & checked - and you see the actual reports.
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    I've never used rent "insurance" ever. Must have...

    I've never used rent "insurance" ever. Must have saved thousands.
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    Ensure you have a documented fire risk...

    Ensure you have a documented fire risk assessment, have smoke & CO alarms etc.. (Google is your friend)

    In my view if there is a fire I will throw the bed/chair/wife's handbag//tele/my fist...
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    No: Only 2 "n"'s in tenant. Careful...

    No:

    Only 2 "n"'s in tenant.

    Careful reference checking (copies of passport, payslips, check with when he says he works.. get person & work contacts "for emergencies", copies of last 3 months...
  13. Not at all: Lodger not dodger....

    Not at all: Lodger not dodger....
  14. Eh?? Whilst there is a valid tenancy it is not...

    Eh?? Whilst there is a valid tenancy it is not landlord's property but tenant's property - see... ...
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    More changes in October

    More changes in October
  16. Is the property in Scotland? AFAIK in Scotland...

    Is the property in Scotland?

    AFAIK in Scotland you are entitled to stay until 23:59:59. NOT 12!

    Clearly some comprise may be prudent but you can exercise your rights. Check with Shelter...
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    Ignore them: As long as it is handed back same...

    Ignore them: As long as it is handed back same condition - less fair wear & tear - there is no problem.

    You can decline viewings etc, then agent/landlord would need a court order to get in...
  18. I assume nobody has moved in: If that is the case...

    I assume nobody has moved in: If that is the case you do have a CONTRACT but not a TENANCY. So you can cancel, they could try & sue over breach of contract - but not the tenancy related stuff.
    ...
  19. Sounds like an AT. Let him take you to court...

    Sounds like an AT.

    Let him take you to court (ie decline to leave) & produce your evidence : See...
  20. Has rent or deposit been paid?? Has tenancy...

    Has rent or deposit been paid??

    Has tenancy been signed by tenant and/or agent??

    What credit & reference checks were run on whom??
  21. Thank you. You were commenting on the two...

    Thank you. You were commenting on the two departments being within 100m of each other: I am merely gently trying to point out that expecting organisations, especially government, especially local...
  22. When did he 1st move in?? If early enough he...

    When did he 1st move in?? If early enough he hasn't got an AST and any new AST paperwork will not be an AST.

    Were the apporiate notices served when you purchased??

    Was a deposit paid by him to...
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    From what you have told us (rent arrears)...

    From what you have told us (rent arrears) arguably the council should not be finding them alternative accommodation so that's fine, eh?
  24. Relying on any bit of government, even your...

    Relying on any bit of government, even your wonderful local council, to communicate effectively is likely to lead to disappointment..
    Hey, of course not! But this is a free, open-to-all, forum
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    Agree with JK: I would not trust a council...

    Agree with JK: I would not trust a council housing officer to get the law right.. (sadly) : It is the judge that decides, not the council.
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