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17:19 PM, 26th September 2022, About 7 hours ago|
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We had a tenant who accidentally set fire to our 4 studio flats causing extensive damage. The council subsequently wanted to interview me under caution for suspected HMO breaches. Out of our depth, we approached Possession Friend and following a Fixed Penalty, Chris appealed to the tribunal. Two fatal flaws in the council's case were identified and they withdrew the Fixed Penalty. With his guidance and advice, we brought a claim against the council for our expenses in defending
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14:49 PM, 26th September 2022, About 10 hours ago|
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Hi, Just going through some tenancies and have come across a tenant who does not have a signed AST on file (or anywhere else). If we were to sign an AST, dated with the original tenancy start date (01.09.2020) but our signatures dated with today's date, would there be any implications to this? EG, if we needed to regain possession using an s21, would the courts have an issue with the different dates? Our ASTs are 6 months and then we just let the tenancy roll on a monthly ba
14:36 PM, 26th September 2022, About 10 hours ago|
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The average price of property coming to the market grew by 0.7%, or £2,587, in September to £367,760, the Rightmove House Price Index reveals. The figures show that middle and high-end market sectors are driving price rises, with a new record average asking price of £340,513 in the ‘second-stepper’ category – that is three bedrooms and non-detached with four bedrooms. Rightmove says the market remains ‘surprisingly resilient’ - despite growing economic pressures.
14:00 PM, 26th September 2022, About 10 hours ago|
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10:12 AM, 26th September 2022, About 14 hours ago|
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9:50 AM, 26th September 2022, About 15 hours ago|
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9:48 AM, 26th September 2022, About 15 hours ago|
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A student accommodation management company has been handed a harsh punishment that will cost them £84,877 for not having an HMO license. The First Tier Tribunal issued a rent repayment order but accepted that the lack of a license was ‘by omission rather than deliberate’....
9:36 AM, 26th September 2022, About 15 hours ago|
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Hello, Advice appreciated! I have a flat that has no gas, and has electric storage heaters which were on night rate electricity. The tenant left, and we found he had arranged for SSE to change the meter to one without the night rate facility....
9:28 AM, 26th September 2022, About 15 hours ago|
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A tenant-led commission set up by a city council to tackle rising rents has delivered a report with 16 recommendations – including the introduction of a points-based system of rent controls. The commission was created in late 2020 in response to a ‘rent crisis’ and the recommendation for rent controls would be based on standards to help incentivise landlords to invest in their rental properties....
9:20 AM, 26th September 2022, About 15 hours ago|
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Hi, I have had a one bed flat for the last ten years, but it has not increased in value. The last tenant been in it for 4 years now. The rent has not increased for at least 7 years....