New tenants- what are the most important things to explain about the home?

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    #31
    Originally posted by MdeB View Post
    It that a deductible expense for tax?
    Yes - but it's only about £30.
    Originally posted by JK0 View Post
    Hmm. Frankly, if I was one of JPK's tenants receiving a picnic basket, I would rather he spent the money on charging me less rent.
    It's only about £30.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #32
      Originally posted by Lots on View Post
      Such cynicism JK0 🙁!
      Oh, it's not.
      I've left a manual for the house with each tenant that has rented.
      included instructions for boiler, smoke alarms, and cooker. Never seen again.

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        #33
        just print it out again. No big deal.

        Even if you were silly enough to include the original manuals, you'll find them all online.

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          #34
          Originally posted by tatemono View Post
          Even if you were silly enough to include the original manuals, you'll find them all online.
          Yes.
          I have taken to downloading manuals whenever I buy something, be it for home or lettings.

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            #35
            Originally posted by Section20z View Post
            I remember one student moving in (first time away from mummy) and asking on what days the cleaner came.
            I despair sometimes....
            As least this shows they knew cleaning was necessary - I have had tenants who have clearly never cleaned anything during the whole tenancy!

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              #36
              I supply an article (scientific) on how condensation forms and remains in properties until released

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                #37
                hmmm... but is it peer-reviewed?

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                  #38
                  I'm afraid I have to agree that they won't read anything long, so keep it short and they will forget they have it the day after they move in and will call you up about a question youve covered in some detail in the "manual". However, if part of the object is to cover yourself in case you need to sue then I guess it will do that.

                  I would also add a clause about the difference between bleach and limescale remover and the appropriate use of each.

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                    #39
                    Thank you DPT57 that is a good point.

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