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  • Where do you stand regarding picture hooks

    To all Landlords

    Your AST probably says no picture hooks (without permission) or some such.

    If you want to encourage a tenant to stay longterm, they are obviously going to want to hang pictures and even use blu-tack.

    What is your policy; eg do you say NO NEVER, or only if your handiman fits them, or they can do it themselves but the wall must be re-instated afterwards which may mean filling and repainting the wall, using a decorator of your choice....??
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  • #2
    They can hang pictures on the wall as long as when they leave it is left as they found it. They can do the repair / decorating themselves or get someone to do it for them.
    The comments posted above are my opinion only and as such are no substitute for proper legal or professional advice.

    Cath

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    • #3
      As above making clear that little dabs of painted filler are NOT acceptable.
      Also my charge to redec a room is £150 per room(if their attempt is not up to scratch)

      The Rodent
      A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
      W.Churchill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bel View Post
        If you want to encourage a tenant to stay longterm, they are obviously going to want to hang pictures and even use blu-tack.
        Why 'obviously'?
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
          Why 'obviously'?
          Because that's what tenants do! It's the nesting instinct of all homemakers. The ones to worry about are the ones who don't want to put pictures up. They are probably just using your property to launder stolen money, or manufacture drugs.

          But I think we've been here before...!
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          • #6
            ok, here is my view. In my experience it depends on the condition of the plaster on the walls.

            Some walls have very "tough plaster" by this I mean that an attempt to hammer in a picture hook results in a bent nail and a sore thumb and a chunk of plaster flying into your face and a ruined wall. I find these walls are best suited to blu tac.

            Conversely, some older walls have softer older plaster which will accept a picture hook. Curiously these walls are the kind most susceptible to damage by blu tac.

            Therefore, some walls are tac friendly, while others are hook friendly. Get to know your walls. In your agreement, prohibit blu-tac, or prohibit picture hooks accordingly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MetropolitanAnthony View Post
              Therefore, some walls are tac friendly, while others are hook friendly. Get to know your walls. In your agreement, prohibit blu-tac, or prohibit picture hooks accordingly.
              ...always on the understanding that LL, not T, does the hammering -in. Otherwise, Sod's Law will ensure that T hits either a water pipe, or an electricity cable, within the first 5 minutes of the procedure.
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              • #8
                Them tenants: they want hangings.
                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                • #9
                  Other famous hooks:

                  Captain Hook
                  Doctor Hook
                  Hook of Holland
                  Hookleberry Finn
                  The Happy Hooker
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                  1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                  2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                  3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                  4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                    Other famous hooks:

                    Captain Hook
                    Doctor Hook
                    Hook of Holland
                    Hookleberry Finn
                    The Happy Hooker
                    Hook, Line and Sinker?

                    Why am I humouring you thus?
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                    • #11
                      I like picture hooks, they are good for hanging pictures on them. Isn't it just fair fair and tear?
                      Best Regards

                      PI Guy

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PI Guy View Post
                        I like picture hooks, they are good for hanging pictures on them. Isn't it just fair fair and tear?
                        Was that a joke or a typo?
                        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                        • #13
                          lol, typo.

                          fair wear and tear
                          Best Regards

                          PI Guy

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