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Permit the tenant to sub let or break the contract?

Permit the tenant to sub let or break the contract?

04/05/2016

I have a tenant who signed a two year lease and a month later was asked by his firm to work overseas for 6 months. It is a two bedroom house and the tenant proposed to put all of his personal things in one bedroom and sub let the other bedroom and remainder of the… Read more


Do I have to disclose my Contractor Invoices?

Do I have to disclose my Contractor Invoices?

04/05/2016

A client, who I manage a property for, has requested a copy of my contractors direct invoices to me for her accountant. I advised her the statements I provide are sufficient for her accountant and for tax purposes as they detail the cost she has been charged for the repairs. They are given from my… Read more


Can I file an N5b with an unprotected deposit?

Can I file an N5b with an unprotected deposit?

04/05/2016

Its the first time I’ve ever rented my flat, and at the time didn’t know about the government rental scheme, I just took the deposit and kept in a safe account separate to others until the time came when I had to give it back. Unluckily for me, my first tenants haven’t paid a penny… Read more


Can I reclaim property after 4 months?

Can I reclaim property after 4 months?

04/05/2016

My tenant moved out at least 4 months ago, according to neighbours but has paid rent up till March. April’s rent has not been paid and we have been unable to contact tenant by phone. We visited the property and peering through windows can see some bags, ornaments, papers left behind. There is a large… Read more


Buying Now Costs Less Than Renting in Over Half of UK Cities

Buying Now Costs Less Than Renting in Over Half of UK Cities

04/05/2016

A Press Release submitted to me by a PR agency yesterday really annoyed me, and that was just the headline.  Before you read the press release you might enjoy reading my response ……. “Hi Zoe If this is correct it is absolute proof that the Government tax attack on private landlords is utter lunacy. The private rented… Read more


Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

03/05/2016

Having raised over £500,000 to take West Bromwich Mortgage Company to the Court of Appeal it has been suggested by numerous Property118 members that we should become a Landlords Association. Sentiment appears to be that a group with courage to take legal action against rogue mortgage lenders and poor decisions made by Government is seriously needed… Read more


Agent or Solicitor negligence missing stamp duty deadline?

Agent or Solicitor negligence missing stamp duty deadline?

03/05/2016

Just wondering if anyone can give me some legal advice please? It centres around a property purchase which was due to complete by March 31st, but never completed as it missed the deadline for the 3% stamp duty surcharge. The time line is as follows. Purchase agreed at the end of January. Shortly after I… Read more


Tenant blackmail at end of tenancy!

Tenant blackmail at end of tenancy!

01/05/2016

I currently have a couple who have been tenants for the past 3 years, in my 2 bed flat. They have been ideal tenants paying rent on time, the flat is always clean and tidy and there have been no issues with the neighbors. They have had a couple of children whilst in the property…. Read more


Moth Infestation – HELP please

Moth Infestation – HELP please

01/05/2016

Our town house in London has been invaded by moths. It has woolen carpets throughout and the tenants have some woolen garments, but the place is always immaculately clean. When Moths appeared our Agents had a local pest control Company fumigate the property on two occasions, but the moths remained! A national Company will solve… Read more


Gas Boilers declared At Risk because flue cannot be inspected?

Gas Boilers declared At Risk because flue cannot be inspected?

01/05/2016

My gas boiler was recently classified “at risk” by gas engineer because following new 2013 ruling the flue cannot be visibly inspected. Property bought in 2008 is one of a number in a Georgian mansion ,conversion completed 2001. I currently live in the property as an Owner but plan to revert to renting the property… Read more


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