land law

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20:51 PM, 6th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reclaiming lost rent - Tenant perspective?

I know most landlords are considerate and helpful. So I’m not generalising.
But some are really picky: rent a day late; two marks on the wall; small stain on a carpet tile, garden not immaculate and so on. And then, when tenants are picky - bed is broken, shower leaks, window won’t shut, they are being difficult and do not understand how stressful it is for landlords.
So - picky landlords get picky tenants.... Read More

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13:13 PM, 6th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Reclaiming lost rent - Tenant perspective?

Hi

Whether the tenant is physically one person or physically many, “the tenant” must be able to possess exclusively all of the property. So, if part of the property (ie a room) is not ready for possession, the landlord has broken the terms of the lease.

I agree entirely that friendly discussion is the way ahead. But, there is a liability.

A point of leverage is the HMO licence.

A responsible landlord - of which there are many - will recognise this and compensate for loss of use. If the landlord is difficult, likely they will be throughout and you may need to remind him/her of licensing obligations and small claims... Read More

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8:34 AM, 31st July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

Re the points about criminal damage and painting.

No doubt technically correct, but why would you do that?

Every property lawyer knows that boundary disputes are where no one (but the lawyer) wins.

Be firm and gentle.... Read More

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17:24 PM, 27th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

It is always self-defeating to get angry and play tit for tat. Don’t stoop to the neighbours level. Aggressive “counter measures” usually are like petrol on a fire.

Of course, some people are just unable to compromise or behave decently.

If you can fix from your own side, do that.

If you absolutely can’t, as a last resort, see Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992, but that covers fences only in limited circumstances which may not apply in your case.

Or you could just let it fall down... Read More

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10:21 AM, 27th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

Reply to the comment left by Paul Chetwyn at 27/07/2021 - 09:16
There is no law that requires the “good” side of a fence to be shown to person not responsible for the fence. That’s a myth.... Read More