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  1. Small children or soneone vulnerable, usually. ...

    Small children or soneone vulnerable, usually.

    You should not assume you will get it back when you want it - tenant has many options to appeal & delay. In your shoes I'd have somewhere else lined...
  2. No: Tenancy only ends after landlord serves...

    No: Tenancy only ends after landlord serves notice, goes to court, gets possession order then gets bailiffs. Usually at least 3 months: When an initial fixed term ends, tenancy rolls on for ever...
  3. This thread is Scottish but one deposit scheme...

    This thread is Scottish but one deposit scheme seems there to take a sensible viewpoint: ...
  4. Are your lenders happy to transfer the mortgages...

    Are your lenders happy to transfer the mortgages from your/wife's names to that of the Ltd Company?? Does the company have assets currently?

    If the currently lenders won't transfer (probable I...
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    Gosh, there was I thinking the questioner was...

    Gosh, there was I thinking the questioner was trying to be helpful & asking sensible questions.

    HOW (ie what was the tenancy agreement wording..) was it agreed the 1st month's rent was waived in...
  6. Has anyone seen which "nation" this national...

    Has anyone seen which "nation" this national licensing scheme will cover??

    - England?
    - Great Britain?
    - United Kingdom??

    Suspect I will be in small minority, perhaps a minority of one on...
  7. You need to report theft to Police & get a crime...

    You need to report theft to Police & get a crime reference number. Have you done so??
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    Was deposit protected within 30 days?? If not,...

    Was deposit protected within 30 days?? If not, return it.

    Suggest issue s21 anyway (after return of deposit if necessary) - it is easy for tenant to defend s8 for disrepair etc.

    What were...
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    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/directory/suppliers-...

    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/directory/suppliers-directory/credit-checks

    Also get tenant reference from current AND PREVIOUS landlord: (Current landlord may want shot of tenant.)
  10. It depends entirely on the landlord/agent. ...

    It depends entirely on the landlord/agent. Guarantor may be very helpful, but that is a substantial burden for someone to take on. I am sure you are sure you would always pay the rent but....
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  11. As above: Suspect you may find prospective...

    As above: Suspect you may find prospective tenants, their solicitors, your solicitor, letting agents etc may not understand the point.

    It means you can't use s8 or s21, but deposit protection...
  12. Could you kindly re-write that section in bold??...

    Could you kindly re-write that section in bold?? I do not understand what you mean..
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    I suspect the government's one is wrong on this...

    I suspect the government's one is wrong on this point: (There are other criticisms that can be made..)

    Mutual early termination using a "deed of surrender" can anyway be used regardless of the...
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    As above: But I would not respond to those...

    As above:

    But I would not respond to those letters (probably a fishing trip..) and see of any court papers arrive or not...Until they do, just a letter.... so do nothing..

    Step sister sounds...
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    Because in this case it was served by someone...

    Because in this case it was served by someone who was not landlord (s48 not served) nor agent, IMHO. Not entirely certain of the correctness of that position but certainly having established one is...
  16. Wot she said: Forget insurance, just give them...

    Wot she said:

    Forget insurance, just give them notice: If they argue, change the locks & keep them out. As lodgers they have few rights...
  17. Claymore: Think what you do also depends on...

    Claymore:

    Think what you do also depends on the wording of the receipt you give (oh yes - to protect you apart from anything else..) for the holding deposit (or as in email if by bank transfer.....
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    so you know, On change of landlord, new landlord...

    so you know, On change of landlord, new landlord must provide the tenant with her/his name and address in writing:
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    - in two months from purchase property, or
    no later then the next day that...
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    It's YOUR responsibility to sort this, not...

    It's YOUR responsibility to sort this, not tenant's. Arrange time with tenant when YOU can accompany engineer & supervise him.

    Done any training as a landlord or read any books on the subject?
  20. Has any rent or deposit been paid ?

    Has any rent or deposit been paid ?
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    You need to serve formal notices -s48 etc. Until...

    You need to serve formal notices -s48 etc. Until then you are not fully the landlord, have probably committed a CRIMINAL offence & NO RENT is due.

    Serve those formal notices 1st.

    When does...
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    Nope: IMHO you write a calm polite letter stating...

    Nope: IMHO you write a calm polite letter stating rent is going up to £xxx from dd/mm/yyyy. Then see what happens: Don't "ask"...
  23. Do you have court judgement in your favour for...

    Do you have court judgement in your favour for the £880 against either Tenant or Guarantor or both?? If not get it!
  24. Very wise: You never know who (guests,...

    Very wise:

    You never know who (guests, neighbbours, relatives) had keys of previous tenants or from previous owners or from selling/letting agents,,,,
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    I would never use an agent's tame solicitor or...

    I would never use an agent's tame solicitor or broker, on principle: Divided loyalties all round...
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