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10:39 AM, 27th July 2021, About 20 hours ago|
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I have been letting residential properties for 14 years, but have encountered something for the first time. I have granted an AST to a single retired gentleman, and he has taken possession. He has always been an owner-occupier so he has been able to do as he likes in houses he has owned. He wants to carry out some improvements - at his own expense - but I am a bit wary. He has asked if he can replace all the carpets with laminate flooring, and he is keen to have a patio in the

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10:31 AM, 27th July 2021, About 20 hours ago|
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I am drawing up a contract for a tenant who wants to rent a tiny shop. One door and one single space equating to an RV rentable value of £1,650. An initial 6-month contract rolling (like an AST) thereafter. Tenant and LL to give a months notice if required. Electricity by meter to be billed to tenant. No gas, no water. 1. Do I need to ask her to pay towards the building insurance separately, or just class that as in with the rent? I have already stated she would be responsible
9:28 AM, 27th July 2021, About 21 hours ago|
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The number of tenants in arrears has tripled over the last year, leaving MPs and National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) once again calling for a grant or loan system for renters in England, so they can get on top of “a tsunami of debt”.  Many renters are already struggling to pay off arrears they have accumulated through no fault of their own and that is before the furlough scheme draws to a close in autumn. By the end of 2020, there were 820,000 private tenants in
11:10 AM, 26th July 2021, About 2 days ago|
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10:54 AM, 26th July 2021, About 2 days ago|
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I have an HMO property in a block of flats in Scotland. The block is owned by 6 owners. The owners do not co-operate or share the costs for common repairs. Does anyone have any experience of paying for common repairs in Scotland when the other owners do not want to pay?...
10:41 AM, 26th July 2021, About 2 days ago|
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Ranjan Bhattacharya will be live on Thursday 29th July presenting Why Commercial Property is the Biggest Opportunity this Decade for Property Investors. This Virtual Property Exhibition features 9 industry experts, who normally speak at large exhibitions and will be sharing with you the very latest on what’s happening in the market to give you a competitive advantage....
10:31 AM, 26th July 2021, About 2 days ago|
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Hi all, has anyone heard of ceiling heating in a ground floor flat? This heating is in all 12 flats on 3 floors, the builder Seddons has provided plenty of drying areas outside (washing lines) my electrician hasn’t heard of it and speaking to the tenants they don’t use it....
9:49 AM, 26th July 2021, About 2 days ago|
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In February my daughter (first-time buyer on lowish income) bought an empty terraced house to live in. She could see that the house had been empty for a while but nobody warned her about empty property council tax premiums. The local council (Leicester City) now says that she is liable for council tax at 300% for the period it has remained empty since completion while renovations have been undertaken....