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  • How to vet foreign tenants?

    We have an influx of migrant workers in our area.

    Due to the nature of most transitional workers, i.e. short employment history, no credit history, is it worth using the services of companies like TenantVerify?

    Your thoughts...

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    daxu
    Hi,
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    MrShed
    What a load of rubbish this sparky is spinning to you!!

    A single battery operated smoke alarm on a single floor is absolutely fine.
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    mandm
    This is an interesting one, got me into a spin.
    Tenants signed AST but decided to leave after 6 months and 3 days (problem with moving) using the break clause in the AST. I protected the deposit using DPS (Insured) and returned the deposit minus deductions when the moved out.
    I served the...
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    MrShed
    To be fair, allowing DPS to send the email is even worse, as this doesnt help you prove that they received it.

    In fairness it doesnt sound like you did in fact give them the prescribed information...
    21-07-2017, 10:18 AM
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    mandm
    Thanks Guys for your immediate response, i will write and will attach the confirmation email from the DPS to the solicitor.
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    MrShed
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    MrShed
    Depends on the storage provider. The other problem is though that in a disaster recovery position, they usually fail this to somewhere else, out of EU - which puts you in breach
    21-07-2017, 09:50 AM
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    jjlandlord
    Cloud storage providers let you choose where to store data for this very reason.

    It is OK to send data to the US under the so-called "Privacy Shield" as far as I know.
    21-07-2017, 09:46 AM
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    mariner
    If you are confident you did provide required PI in full, then let T take you to Court; if not, settle. A Judge can only award T the Deposit (if not returned) + 1-3x deposit for the Penalty.

    You cannot require T to sign anything, only ask.
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    jpkeates
    If you store data in the cloud, you almost certainly breach the DPA - the data is (almost certainly) outside the EU and held somewhere without equivalent measures in place (the EU has said that safe haven isn't sufficient).

    In fact, you haven't got a clue where it's stored.
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