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  1. jpkeates, Tenant moved out 04/06, new tenant...

    jpkeates,

    Tenant moved out 04/06, new tenant moved in 16/08. One month free. I'm being charged for the period 04/07 to 16/08. So I'm being asked to pay for the first day the new tenant was in, and...
  2. Council tax, date of moving in/ moving out

    My local authority persists in charging me, the landlord, for the days when tenants move in and out. I know it's not much but still, it's inconsistent. Does anyone know what legislation applies so I...
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    Letter before action

    An ex. tenant owes me around £700.00 in outstanding rent and costs. The tenant promised to make regular payments to clear the arrears but has not done so. It's now my intention to issue a final...
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    I think there are 2 basic strategies with, of...

    I think there are 2 basic strategies with, of course, lots of grey between these 2 extremes:

    1/ Buy a relatively expensive property in an area with a long term history of capital growth. Accept a...
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    I think the best opportunities are in the...

    I think the best opportunities are in the developing world. I visit Indonesia for a couple of months each winter. It's staggering to see the growth of land and property prices there, in selected...
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    I think you're taking this all a bit personally...

    I think you're taking this all a bit personally to be honest. The smell of smoke will be gone with a coat of emulsion. You should expect some redecoration when a tenant leaves, it's perfectly normal....
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    I received the quote from my agent this morning....

    I received the quote from my agent this morning. It's 33% higher than the price quoted directly by the firm. Only one contractor has visited to quote. Pretty conclusive proof. Now I need to think...
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    Thanks. It's not something I'd given much thought...

    Thanks. It's not something I'd given much thought to. I assumed, rather naively it seems, that arranging repairs was part of the service that a landlord pays a percentage of rents for and as such,...
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    Repairs arranged by agent

    I believe that my agent is inflating costs of works, thereby profiting from them. Would you think this is common practice in the business?
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    Section 8, overpayment of housing benefit

    I've served a section 8 via a solicitor for arrears. The tenant is in receipt of housing benefit, paid directly to me. 3 months ago I received notification via my agent that there had been an...
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    ram, Thanks for that. I did think it was a bit...

    ram,

    Thanks for that. I did think it was a bit of a long shot!

    I guess my thinking is that the overpayment is either due to administrative error or otherwise a mis-declaration from the tenant....
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    theartfullodger, Thanks for the reply. Of...

    theartfullodger,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Of course I know what rent has been received, I receive a monthly statement and payment from my agent. What I don't know is what the arrears are at this...
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    Section 21 ignored, court proceedings to evict

    Hi. The tenant in one of my properties lost her job some time ago. Her rent is part paid by housing benefit, just over 50% of it. I've tried to assist her staying in the property with various top up...
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    Crystal ball time

    I was wondering what the other members of this site predict will happen in the medium term (say 5 years) with matters that are important to us btl landlords. I'm not going to go into all the reasons...
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    Council tax question

    I'll outline the situation:

    Tenant moved in at the end of April 2013 with 1 year AST and renewed in 2014. The lease expires 30/04/15.

    Tenant moved out around the end of January without giving...
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    theartfullodger, I bought the property with...

    theartfullodger,

    I bought the property with the tenant in place so wasn't involved in the process of agreeing the tenancy and its conditions etc. Could I ask what PI is? My agent served the...
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    Section 21 question

    Notice issued by hand in September, expires at the end of November.

    A bit of background before I ask my question: The tenant has been in the property for 2 1/2 years. Her tenancy has defaulted to...
  18. I prefer a hands off approach with my tenants. I...

    I prefer a hands off approach with my tenants. I don't meet them before they move in. I'm insured for damage and also take out rent guarantee insurance.

    I understand that it makes sense for the...
  19. Council tax- new tenant, whose responsibility?

    A new tenant recently moved into one of my properties following a period of just over a month when the property was empty. This particular council gives a 100% exemption on unfurnished properties for...
  20. That may be the case. However, taxation on wealth...

    That may be the case. However, taxation on wealth (through earnings and capital gains) is provided for at a national level. I'm not aware of any change in legislation that allows local authorities to...
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    Thanks for that. Yes, it's the highways...

    Thanks for that. Yes, it's the highways department which is part of my local city council.
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    Water under floorboards

    One of my houses is currently empty. The local council allows 1 month free then charges 100% council tax for empty properties.

    I had the houses rewired last week. The electrician, on lifting the...
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    I'm not going to comment on the maths of this,...

    I'm not going to comment on the maths of this, most of it has already been said.

    Just a word from a 51 year old who had his whole life planned when he was in his twenties. Few of those things...
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    Thanks. In this case, merging the thread could...

    Thanks. In this case, merging the thread could cause the confusion suggested in your link, rather than the other way round. As I said previously, everything that happened before was irrelevant. If...
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    I agree, but I didn't mention any financial...

    I agree, but I didn't mention any financial aspects. Just to reiterate, an original poster may have a better idea whether threads should be merged or not, rather than a casual onlooker.

    In future...
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