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What heating system should you use in your rental property? Is there a heating system that could solve landlords’ condensation claims problems? It’s one of the most important questions to ask when letting a property for the first time. Whatever...
Landlords have a legal responsibility to provide premises for their tenants which are safe and well maintained. Security should also be a consideration. Apart from the safety aspects such as gas and electrical checks, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, legionella...
Many non-native plant species occur in in the UK without causing any problems - the above image show the Japanese Knotweed plant. A few plant species can become invasive due to a range of factors, including the absence of a...
There are two instances of section 20 notices in property in England: (1) is the notice served in relation to early shorthold tenancies under the Housing Act 1988, and the other, (2) refers to section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant...
Who pays for maintenance and repairs in a residential letting, landlord or tenant? Is it, for example, a tenant’s responsibility once they occupy my building to look after most of the regular house maintenance items? If the fridge stops working...
Repairs, maintenance and sometimes improvements can be a real source of problems between landlords and tenants in rental properties. Many of these problems can easily be avoided if: The letting agreement spells out ALL the issues The tenant is able to easily contact the landlord (or her agent) when necessary, particularly...

Legionella

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Legionnaires Disease (LD), Legionella, Legonella Bacterium, Legionellosis, Pontiac Fever. Legionella bacteria can be found in almost all water systems - is your property or establishment covered? It is disappointing that experts on the radio & television concentrate their attention on air cooling systems, air-conditioning...

Dampness

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Dampness Buildings of all types and ages will probably suffer, at some time in their lifetimes, from one or several common problems: Dampness Condensation Fungal Decay - wet and dry rot Insect attack Subsidence Most of these problems stem from lack of adequate and timely maintenance and repair work. Something as simple...