Landlord sending mail to rented property?

Landlord sending mail to rented property?

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9:30 AM, 20th December 2022, About 2 years ago 42

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Hi all, My landlord in the UK is allegedly abroad but has told the managing agent that he wants all his mail to continue to come to this rented property even though he doesn’t stay here.  Is this legal or is it right?

He also insists on having one utility bill in his name. This sounds like some sort of tax dodging or other dubious plans at work here

If we were to reimburse the landlord for the utility bill are we liable for participating in any dubious scheme he may be involved in?

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Tony Clements

23:15 PM, 30th January 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Simon F at 24/12/2022 - 13:19
A hive system is your answer. You have total control as we do and set boundaries they are limited to. They certainly can't set it to 32 as they did using it as an on/off switch and controlling the temp by opening the windows. If the weather turns nice and it's still high I can turn it down from anywhere in the world. I have when they have left it on all night, i don't know how they sleep with that heat. FYI if you have a hw tank it should be maintained above 60 to prevent disease forming. I do know of HMO's that have a prepayment meter they pay a set amount and the tenants top up. This was before the hikes now and the bill magically drops.

Tony Clements

23:30 PM, 30th January 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by TrevL at 20/12/2022 - 22:05I don't know why post isn't simply redirected or online. Why give them acess to peronal info? That's what I do, all online. If you ever end up with UC tenants either by choice or your tenant having a difficult time there is another reason. They want your address and the tenant has access to it as well. Not ideal if you do ever have an issue. The box room is not of a rentable size but as the owner I can use it for my own use so I do. You only need this once to be worth it's weight in gold. If you have several HMO's and a decade renting sadly you will have one you don't want to have your address.

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