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  • I am being threatened by solicitor using the housing disrepair protocol?

    2017-02-14 12:36:39

    The solicitors will want all communication to go through them because you are more likely to reach an amicable solution if you deal direct with the tenant. An amicable solution means no fee for them. They have no authority to dictate to you that you should communicate only with them. That is just ty

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  • I am being threatened by solicitor using the housing disrepair protocol?

    2017-02-14 09:33:46

    If it were me I would write back to solicitor pointing out: - the tenant has breached the tenancy by having someone not on the tenancy agreement living in the basement; - this over occupation is leading to condensation and thus damp issues which are damaging the property; - you are making prog

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  • Why Rents Will Rise In 2017

    2017-01-12 14:33:04

    >> 'Any further disincentive, such as rent controls' The new 2016 Housing Act in Scotland introduces the option of rent controls for local authorities to impose, removes the 'no fault' clause for ending a tenancy at the end of its term (this will cause real problems for landlords in the stu

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  • Why Rents Will Rise In 2017

    2017-01-11 15:46:24

    If its (UK) government policy to reduce private investment in the housing sector they would do well to learn for from the Scottish government. The introduction of the new model tenancy under the Private Housing Act (2016) is likely to do more to drive out landlords that the various tax changes. As w

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  • Vandalism of Period Features

    2017-01-11 10:58:02

    Its easy for the agent to spend your money! There will be a tenant out there who will like it. It may take a little longer or the rent may be a little less but I'd weigh this up against the cost of replacing the bathroom with something of a similar quality as well as the additional downtime you wil

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