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    #61
    Claiming against you for what?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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      #62
      Yes myself and the neighbours can smell the cannabis. As already mentioned he has been convicted for the same thing this year at another property, 100% guilty!
      My worry is that without ‘hard evidence’ of the tenant growing cannabis) apart from pictures of bin bags on the windows, can the tenant claim for damp / mould in the property, their cloths, bedding etc…? I would find this extremely unfair as they have caused it with their pot growing lifestyle.

      Yes there was a full inventory.

      I will of course get tenant to sign ‘Notice of Surrender’, yes there may be a few small things I need to take from bond, another Landlord inspection this week will confirm,

      Thank you for advice.

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        #63
        Why have you not done a proper inspection?. Report your suspicions to the police, being aware of the crime being committed and doing nothing makes you sound complicit.
        I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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          #64
          You seem to be suggesting that your T is running a cannabis farm from inside your property and that the Police are not interested in closing it down? That does surprise me as it would be a quick win for the Police and good local press.

          When you say "The story goes that I discovered my tenant had been growing cannabis plants". What do you mean, what exactly did you "discover"?

          When you say "I have been in contact with the police all along regarding this". What contact, what have you told them, what have they told you?

          Have you seen these cannabis plants? Do you know what a cannabis plant looks like?

          Have you seen bin liners or similar polythene bags stuck up against the windows?

          Edit to add: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/s...is_to_be_used/

          There is an offence of allowing premises to be used to cultivate drugs. From what you say, you appear to be culpable.

          pm
          Before acting on forum advice, you may wish to consult an expert, someone who has all the relevant facts, and who accepts liability for their advice.

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            #65
            Agree with pm, & with jta about inspections.

            Schedule an inspection, go with a witness, if one not done for a month or so.

            Crims should be booted out (of the country ideally...)
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #66
              Originally posted by Matthew_1000 View Post
              Its an old victorian property.
              Well there main answer to the mould problem.

              Originally posted by property mongrel View Post
              You seem to be suggesting that your T is running a cannabis farm from inside your property and that the Police are not interested in closing it down?
              Have a read of the OP previous thread on this T

              http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...ant-what-to-do
              Thunderbirds are go

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                #67
                45002, thank you for the referral.

                too many none specifics, ambiguities and vagiaries in this thread.

                pm
                Before acting on forum advice, you may wish to consult an expert, someone who has all the relevant facts, and who accepts liability for their advice.

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                  #68
                  What's the point of the bin liners?

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                    #69
                    Blacked out windows help to prevent heat loss. Plastic affords extra insulation. Also prevents prying eyes.

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                      #70
                      Ok I did a Landlords check on the property last night, however the tenant did not reply to my 24 hour request to view. They were not in when I arrived so I let myself into the property to find they have practically moved out apart from a few belongings.

                      The condition of the property was fine with no evidence of this so called mould, maybe a very small mark on one wall but most certainly not to the extend they mention. I think it was just an excuse so they can move on quickly. I took pictures.

                      So my options from here?

                      Would it be wise to write to them saying I have done a landlords check (even though they were not home) and state there was no mould as they mention?

                      As previously mentioned they were not the best tenants due to their cannabis lifestyle so I would be happy to let them surrender the property by signing the 'notice to surrender' form from this website. They have paid rent in advance till the end of this month.

                      What if they try to claim for some mould on their mattress? Of course there was no proof it was there before as it was theirs.

                      I will make sure they get a full clean of the property as is in the Tenancy agreement and then do a Full Inventory check out at the end.

                      Anything else?

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                        #71
                        Don't expect them to remove the mould.
                        Unless move in inventory indicates mould on same wall, I would classify it as due to T lifestyle/lack of ventilation, so no liability IMO for duvet cover. T should have had personal contents insurance.

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                          #72
                          What prof do you have that he agreed to end his tenancy early?
                          Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

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                            #73
                            At the moment I only have an email to say he has given notice. However I have asked him to complete and sign the ‘Notice to Quit’ form before I can accept this so that I can check him out and re let the property. I have had no response to this.

                            I am presuming that if the Tenant does not sign the ‘Notice to Quit’ form that he is still within his Tenancy term therefore still liable for the rent and officially living there?

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                              #74
                              Unless the agreement doesn't allow it (or specifies other forms which must be used), email is in writing
                              and you sign an email by typing your name underneath the text.
                              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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                                #75
                                Apologies you will have to bear with me as this is new to me.

                                Are you saying that if the tenant has given written notice in the form of an email whilst still within their 12 month tenancy agreement, then I can still accept this, check them out and from now on advertise the property to rent out again?

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