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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?



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

    Please provide precise dates.

    If your question concerns a particular provision of your tenancy agreement, please quote the relevant clause(s) exactly.

    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.


    I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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  • Finding new tenant
    artin
    Hi
    Tenants are leaving so looking for new ones for a 2 bedroom flat.
    I usually use state agents and they found 2 single guys which I met last Friday. Both engineers, mid 20s with masters degree and working for the same reasonably medium size company who employ 700 people. Both pleasant...
    15-09-2019, 20:27 PM
  • Reply to Finding new tenant
    artin
    I am accepting them but having rent guarantee insurance in case plus as above 2 months inspections. I also asked the estate agent to add a condition where to ask me if they want to add any bulky furniture except study desks for each bedroom which they wanted me to supply but I refused.

    ...
    22-09-2019, 11:37 AM
  • Long time tenants , no TA
    Luke
    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...
    18-09-2019, 07:23 AM
  • Reply to Long time tenants , no TA
    jpkeates
    There isn't (as far as I know) any accepted definition for someone moving out and back in.
    It would be (I think) something that would be decided on the facts of the specific issue.

    If your last tenancy agreement says that there is no deposit, I'd rely on that.
    You can always...
    22-09-2019, 11:15 AM
  • Cat Urine Smell
    Lucymcmullen
    Hi All, I am looking for some advise please. I've just rented a house and there is a very strong cat urine smell that is unbearable. The house stank when I viewed it but the previous tenant was still there at the time with the cats so I assumed the smell was coming from the litter box. I was informed...
    21-09-2019, 17:59 PM
  • Reply to Cat Urine Smell
    jpkeates
    Cat urine is a health hazard.
    Whether it's serious enough a hazard to make a property uninhabitable isn't something I know enough to comment on.

    On a practical level, the flooring and carpets need to be replaced.
    Bicarbonate of Soda will dry out the carpets and floor and kill...
    22-09-2019, 11:08 AM
  • Reply to Long time tenants , no TA
    Luke
    What is the legally accepted definition of the tenants moving out of a property and cessation of previous TA ?
    Would it be written notice from the tenant giving date of leaving ?
    Or would T have to vacate the property for a certain amount of time ?
    How could I legally put an end to...
    22-09-2019, 11:02 AM
  • Reply to Cat Urine Smell
    leaseholder64
    If there is no health hazard, I would have thought it was lettable, but with significantly depressed market rent.
    22-09-2019, 10:59 AM
  • Reply to Cat Urine Smell
    jpucng62
    Bicarbonate of soda is the way to deal with this as mentioned above - but if it has soaked through to the floorboard all floor coverings will need to be removed first & then replaced once the floorboards have been scrubbed.

    The smell, whilst unpleasant, is not a health hazard if the...
    22-09-2019, 10:45 AM
  • Transfer of deposit mid-tenancy
    M Clavell
    My letting agents have issued a termination notice mid-tenancy. I am therefore left to manage the property until the current TA expires and deal with end-of-tenancy obligations, in particular the deposit. My query is this: Can I arrange for the transfer of the deposit from the current letting agents'...
    20-09-2019, 15:07 PM
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