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  • Hudson01
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    Nothing for me yet as i have single dwellings but my good friend has HMOs and he has had a number of his tenants give notice as they share the usual kitchen and bathroom side of things and they don't want too. Strange times indeed.

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  • jpkeates
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    Not so far, but I think it's early days.
    No notice so far - one self employed can't pay rent (100% genuine) and one can I have a dog.

    Basically normal...

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  • JK0
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    Ideas for keeping scared tenants

    I've had two tenants give notice since the lockdown. One say they are buying somewhere of their own. In view of conveyancing shutdown, I have suggested they stay on until they can complete.

    Another emailed today. She is a Saudi student who wants to go home, and wondered if I want to buy(!) her furniture.

    I suggested she might want to keep the tenancy on if she is returning later in the year, and she is welcome to leave her furniture there for 50% of the usual rent. She has not snapped my hand off, unfortunately.

    Any of you guys got interesting tactics?

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