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  1. #1
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    Default Is rent book required- rent paid (or payable) weekly?

    All my tenants are on AST's with a monthly rent, some have asked if they can pay their monthly rent weekly (which is fine by me) do I need to give them rent books as our agreements are monthly?

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    Default Rent Book

    It is a legal requirment to provide a rent book if tenants pay weekly, but not when they pay monthly.

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    Thanks for responding Editor, I realise that if its a weekly tenancy they need a rent book, but does this still apply if the rent is due monthly but they pay it weekly or sometimes in odd bits and pieces (I have verbably agreed to accept payments weekly), and what are they meant to do with it if I do give them one? I dont ever see some of them they pay straight into a bank account.

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    Not sure of the legal position on this but when one of my tenants asked to pay weekly or fortnightly, I agreed. I also agreed with him and confirmed in writing that while I was prepared to accept payments in this manner, the rent requirement was still monthly. I did not supply a rent book but did give him a paying in book to my bank.

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    You only have to supply a rent book if your have contracted for rent to be paid weekly, i.e. it's a weekly tenancy as stated on the AST.

    In this instance no rent book has to be provided; if tenants couldn't manage their financial affairs sufficiently to pay rent monthly when contracted to do so would be getting little sympathy from me possibly followed by a S.21 at the earliest opportunity! How much time do they think you have to collect their small change, pay it into the bank every week, account for it in your books - c'mon, it will cost you more than it's worth !

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    Thanks for your response Paul, (I wasnt sure if my verbal acceptence of weekly payments had changed our contract).

    It is a 7 room HMO and as such is likely to attract financially disadvantaged tenants. with the amount of income its earning I certainly cant grumble about the amount of time it takes, but its only 6 months since I started plenty of time for the problems to begin.

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    Default Rent Book & Property Repairs

    Hi all, I have two questions.

    Q. 1, I pay my rent to a private landlord via a Standing Order, am I entitled to a rent book or is this entitlement only for tenants who pay weekly?

    Q. 2, I have a lot of damp in the property for which I have informed the Landlord on several occasions verbally and once by post. It has been over a year since I first mentioned it to the Landlord, would I be within my rights to get in touch with environmental health over this without informing the Landlord as I feel I have given him enough time to get this problem fixed?

    Thanks in advance
    Alangwd

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    Quote Originally Posted by alangwd View Post
    Hi all, I have two questions.

    Q. 1, I pay my rent to a private landlord via a Standing Order, am I entitled to a rent book or is this entitlement only for tenants who pay weekly?

    Q. 2, I have a lot of damp in the property for which I have informed the Landlord on several occasions verbally and once by post. It has been over a year since I first mentioned it to the Landlord, would I be within my rights to get in touch with environmental health over this without informing the Landlord as I feel I have given him enough time to get this problem fixed?

    Thanks in advance
    Alangwd
    Rent books are for weekly rent, your bank statement will suffice as proof of payment.

    Re damp

    Always always in writing, you are perfectly entitled to inform EH without informing the Landlord, they are obliged to inspect a property and will conduct HHSRS report (Housing Act 2004)this will cover a multitude of areas, see below for some of the things covered by the inspection.

    1. Electrical
    2. Entry by intruders
    2. Heat and excess cold
    4. Damp & Mould Growth

    Personally I would write a letter to your landlord first and tell him the problem, advise him of a reasonable time frame in which you expect the work to be done to remedy the problem (personally I would allow 14 days)

    If no action is taken within the 14 days, I would write to him again stating that you intend to ask EH to inspect the property (this time I would only allow 7 days).

    He/she should soon start to get their arse into gear

    Good luck

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    Thanks for the quick reply porridge.

    I wrote to hime back in Janurary of this year asking for this matter to be resolved.

    I will now write to him again as you say with a 14 day timeframe for the start of these repairs.

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    I think firstly your landlord might investigate why you have a damp problem. If he fails to respond write again telling him that if he doesn't contact you within 7 days then you will instruct a surveyor or structural engineer to investigage and that you will deduct their fee from the rent (make sure you inform your bank to alter the standing order of you go this route).

    Of course you can follow the suggestion of porridge as the EHO does have some clout.

    Under S.11 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 the landlord is only obliged to keep the rpoperty in a good state of repiar. If it's found that damp is due to condensdation then it's not within the remit of the landlord to remedy necessarily. Also is it's a design fault in the premises that might also not be the landlord's responsibility; they are restricted to structural faults that can be rectified.
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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