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    I would gladly send you one for your perusal...

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    • No deposit strategy
      Marty115
      Hello all,

      I'm hoping those of you with much more experience could help me out. I've been reviewing the way in which i manage my tenancy's and im thinking of no longer taking deposits and instead just bringing rent up to market value. Obviously there is both pros and cons to this idea...
      21-03-2019, 15:44 PM
    • Reply to No deposit strategy
      JK0
      Sounds like a good idea to me. I might steal it. ...
      21-03-2019, 19:10 PM
    • Reply to No deposit strategy
      spiritdreams
      I am always wondering the wisdom of not charging a deposit.

      Sure there are less work involved, and creates less hassel, so far nearly always returned the full deposit.

      The deposit for me acts like a gate for tenant fiance, having deposit to pay usually means the tenants has...
      21-03-2019, 18:47 PM
    • Notice to Quit - Tenant Side
      tomymm
      Good Evening Everyone,

      Please see the below.

      Q1 – Where is the rented property located (England / Wales / Scotland / N Ireland)? - England

      Q2 – What type of Tenancy Agreement (TA) is this e.g. sole tenant / multiple tenant / room only? - Multiple Tenants (2
      ...
      20-03-2019, 18:39 PM
    • Reply to Notice to Quit - Tenant Side
      jpkeates
      The answer is something you will have to agree with your landlord.
      The solution was not to have made an adjustment when the rent payment moved.

      While it's sensible to coincide paying rent with getting paid (which is usually why the date moved), the best solution is to leave the rent...
      21-03-2019, 16:58 PM
    • Reply to No deposit strategy
      jpkeates
      Best strategy for keeping voids down and tenants staying longer is to charge the right rent and keep things in a decent state of repair.
      Or allow pets and/or prioritise tenants with school age children.
      21-03-2019, 16:53 PM
    • Reply to Notice to Quit - Tenant Side
      tomymm
      Thanks for the replies - really helpful.

      The ex and I are still on good speaking terms so that side won't be a problem.

      I will speak to the landlord as we are also on good terms and hopefully, we can come to an arrangement.

      Lastly, how is the rent apportioned...
      21-03-2019, 16:34 PM
    • Reply to No deposit strategy
      Marty115
      Thank you both for your responses, so i would be able to offer both options when showing around prospective tenants? The reason for below market rate is to lower void periods and keep good tenants in situ for longer or at least i like to think thats how it works....
      21-03-2019, 16:31 PM
    • Reply to No deposit strategy
      DPT57
      I agree with jpkeates. Properties should be let at the market rents if you're running a business. You're allowed to set the rent as you see fit. The only chance of it ever being likely to become a problem is if after 12 months you elect to increase the rent using a s13 notice to a sum so far in excess...
      21-03-2019, 16:17 PM
    • Tenant with learning - alcohol problems given council flat but no idea what to do.
      rugbyroom
      Dear Forum,

      Will try and keep this short.

      I had to recently serve notice to a tenant of mine with both learning and alcohol problems.

      Prior to given tenant his section 21, I went to the local council and explained tenants situation, as he had lived in the same...
      21-03-2019, 13:17 PM
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