Should I allow T to change light fittings?

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    Should I allow T to change light fittings?

    MY TENANT HAS ASKED IF HE CAN CHANGE THE LIGHT FITTING IN THE LOUNGE. HE IS WILLING TO DO THIS HIMSELF BUT HAS ASKED MY PERMISSION. CAN I ALLOW HIM AS A COMPETENT PERSON OR SHOULD I INSIST HE GETS A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN IN?

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  • Reply to Annex
    by Dreamingofsea
    I think you have said above you only want a lodger. In this case with the layout described it is highly unlikely to be ruled one in a court. I think it would therefore be very unwise to issue a lodger s agreement to a tenant because say down the line you want to evict the tenant and they go to seek...
    18-09-2021, 17:14 PM
  • Annex
    by Lammas13
    I have a self contained annex, it has kitchen, shower, toilet and own entrance from the alleyway.
    when we bought our house it was already there. It was build with proper planning permission.
    How do I go about renting it out. Washing machine would have to be shares in the main house. ...
    15-09-2021, 17:44 PM
  • Reply to Annex
    by Dreamingofsea
    As said above - This is a grey area. Probably It can not be a lodger s agreement just sharing a washing machine .It could be as Artful said common tenancy a non-assured short hold (little advantage since you have to evict through a court possession order and there is no accelerated process and you...
    18-09-2021, 17:02 PM
  • Reply to Typical lifetime of carpets
    by royw
    I use cheap carpet over good underlay everywhere.
    18-09-2021, 16:57 PM
  • Typical lifetime of carpets
    by davett
    I've done some searching and I see people asserting that the typical lifetime of a carpet is between 5 and 7 years. My question is, has this been established in court or is it just general knowledge?...
    17-09-2021, 13:11 PM
  • Reply to Tenant references are a joke.
    by Moderator2
    Hooper,

    Just post a new thread, I’ll lock this one for now, then remove it when the new thread gets going.

    Just to be clear (to everyone), here are some reasons why threads with names are edited or deleted.
    1. It can (and has) lead to legal action against forum members and/or
    ...
    18-09-2021, 15:01 PM
  • Tenant references are a joke.
    by Hooper
    I made two separate requests (one direct and one through a referencing company) for a landlord / agent reference for the same tenant at the same address.

    I got two replies two days apart.

    The first said they had always paid within 7 days of the payment date and that there had...
    17-09-2021, 12:03 PM
  • Reply to Typical lifetime of carpets
    by jpkeates
    The underlay is the key.
    At home I use cheap carpet (because of pets) over good underlay.
    18-09-2021, 14:45 PM
  • Reply to Typical lifetime of carpets
    by jpucng62
    Let’s be honest, most tenants don’t look after carpets as well as a homeowner. There is no point putting a quality in a rental when you can’t be sure how it will be looked after - a burn or a coffee / wine stain will ruin a decent carpet as well as a cheap one. I go for a bleach cleanable, mid...
    18-09-2021, 14:39 PM
  • Reply to MCOL & PCOL
    by jpkeates
    There was nothing about a default in the post I was responding to.
    The post said that there had been a hearing, so if there was a default, it would have to be some kind of procedural issue.
    If you don't turn up to defend a claim, there has to have been some kind of error in notification...
    18-09-2021, 13:40 PM
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