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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4


10:25 AM, 12th January 2018, About 4 years ago

20% of landlords plan on selling up

I’d also be very interested to know how many landlords are selling up due to mandatory Selective Licensing?... Read More


18:46 PM, 6th November 2017, About 4 years ago

Security Deposits cap increased to six weeks rent

Reply to the comment left by Terry Pearce at 05/11/2017 - 07:55
Does anyone know if this would be legal - or acceptable?... Read More


12:34 PM, 31st October 2017, About 4 years ago

Tenants not signing contract - Where do I stand?

As a tenant for most of my life and now a landlord, they are ignoring you as, I assume, they don’t wish to pay the rent increase and are doing everything possible to avoid doing so. Under the circumstances, I would ask them to leave and issue the relevant notice and paperwork.... Read More


2:54 AM, 24th October 2017, About 4 years ago

I am a Sitting Tenant and don't know what to do now my landlord has passed away

If you’re frightened that your rent may increase to the market rate, but wish to find out a fair market rent, I suggest you contact and register with the Valuation Office Agency, VOA Housing Allowances, Wycliffe House, Green Lane, Durham, DH1 3UW. The landlord will then have to apply to them only once every two years to increase your rent, the amount of which you can appeal against. You should then request for a Rent Officer to inspect the property. They will then determine the improvements made by the landlord and by you and set a fair market rent accordingly.
Also, if your previous landlord was responsible for both external and internal repairs (no matter how small they are), ensure that these details are indicated on all and any rent increase application made - no matter what your new landlord has indicated. Do not accept any changes to your previous agreement, including, for example, who is responsible for the annual Landlord Gas Safety Record and the 5 year electric / PAT checks.
Finally, If you need to leave the property whilst repairs are being carried out, your landlord should find you alternative, decent, temporary accommodation at the same rent you are currently paying. Do NOT leave your rented property for repairs to be carried out unless you have a full, legal agreement in place with the new OWNER of the property (ie: your new landlord).... Read More