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    Important information required from all new posters

    Most new threads, irrespective of the actual question(s) asked, require some basic knowledge of the original contract (Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement or AST). To avoid similar questions needing to be being asked by different advisers, a list of common questions has been agreed by a number of regular forum members:


    Q1 – Where is the rented property located (England / Wales / Scotland / N Ireland)?

    Q2 – What type of Tenancy Agreement (TA) is this e.g. sole tenant / multiple tenant / room only?

    Q3 – What date did current TA start dd/mm/yy?

    Q4 – How long was initial fixed term (6/12/24 months / other)?

    Q5 – Does the TA state that rent is due weekly? / 4-weekly? / per calendar month (if so, on what same date each month)?

    Q6 – Did the TA require a tenant damage deposit to be paid? If so, on what date was this paid (dd/mm/yy)?

    Q7 – If your query relates to a notice for repossession from the landlord (a Section 8 or Section 21 notice) or a tenants's notice to quit to the landlord, please provide the exact date the notice was sent/received (dd/mm/yy).

    Q8 – Does the landlord live in the same property as the tenant?



    The list above is not exhaustive; there may be further questions to clarify your answers.

    It would be advantageous for new thread starters to cut & paste, then answer these FAQs as fully as possible, as part of their initial post.

    Information should be anonymous, so do not name individuals / Companies.

    Please provide precise dates.
    I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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  • Tenancy break up
    Captain Birdseye
    Hi hope someone can help with this situation.

    Tenants have been with me for over a year and signed joint tenancy. Now on a periodic tenancy the lead tenant has given me 1 months notice to vacate the property due to relationship break down. The other person wishes to stay in the property...
    26-05-2018, 10:49 AM
  • Reply to Tenancy break up
    Captain Birdseye
    Yes but there is nothing to stop me issuing the other tenant a new tenancy? It may not be an ideal situation but i am starting to think of my options - best case scenario is rent from day 1. worst case scenario they refuse to leave and it takes me months to evict, then refurbish property, then re let....
    27-05-2018, 17:12 PM
  • Reply to Tenancy break up
    DPT57
    Just tell them they will all have to leave once she serves notice and explain the consequences if trespass if they dont leave. Once she has served the notice it cant be revoked so its out of your hands anyway
    27-05-2018, 15:03 PM
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    Col13
    Hi, I am new to the letting business, and have just come into possession of a terraced house that I intend to let rather than sell. The attic in the house I am about to let out was converted 35 years ago, without building control or planning. Its fine, but doesnt satisfy modern regs in terms of fire...
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  • Reply to Attic conversion liability issues
    DPT57
    Tenants will be tempted to sublet the attic or AirBnB it. If you have concerns about the attic space then I would say this property is not really suitable for letting
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  • Dispute with landlord over deposit
    MarieMB
    I have recently moved out of a property and requested my deposit back (£2000) from my landlord which has been protected in My Deposits scheme. I paid rent every month on time and gave him the correct amount of notice prior to moving out. I left the flat clean and received an email response from him...
    13-05-2018, 20:47 PM
  • Reply to Dispute with landlord over deposit
    MarieMB
    Hi all,

    Thank you for all of your responses. They are very helpful.

    Mariner, to answer your questions, it was a joint tenancy, I am listed as the lead tenant and it is my name on the deposit scheme. He took out the insurance option, which means he has spent the money. What...
    27-05-2018, 13:10 PM
  • Gdpr
    serendipity129
    Reading so much conflicting information.....I have 1 property, 1 tenant and I hols and electronic contract and have their email address, should I register and send a privacy notice?
    24-05-2018, 09:43 AM
  • Reply to Gdpr
    JK0
    Thing is, if that were the case, now the law is in place, it is too late to email anyone to ask for consent for future emails. ...
    27-05-2018, 10:58 AM
  • Reply to Gdpr
    Stef Cooke
    Rarely! And the number of large corporations who got it all wrong, some of whom are now trying to say they are sorry, can they take it all back?

    I am holding off with the "I told you so's" for the more stridently convinced colleagues who were so rudely certain they had to ask...
    27-05-2018, 10:14 AM
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