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    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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  • End of tenancy checks
    Kate foster
    hello all,
    i am having a slight issue. When I let the property the toilet seat was white which matched the black and white bathroom. The tenant without discussing with me first changed the toilet seat to a greenish colour to match their showercurtain.
    the seat does not look good and I want...
    15-12-2018, 19:58 PM
  • Reply to End of tenancy checks
    Kate foster
    Thank you for your reply and it’s really annoying when these things happen. They have chucked the white seat away so they will have to buy a new one to replace that green one. I am going to bring this up with them as if they had changed for like to like I would have no problem with that. Kate...
    15-12-2018, 20:46 PM
  • Reply to End of tenancy checks
    I get this nonsense too. I put in an expensive seat, and tenant chucks mine away, and puts in some cheap rubbish.

    Is it possible they kept yours? Otherwise, perfectly reasonable in my view to ask for replacement.
    15-12-2018, 20:26 PM
  • Tenancy agreement
    Kate foster
    Please can someone advice me on the following situation. I am renting out a one bed house for monthly rent of 650 pounds. A couple are very interested and jointly they both earn 52k which covers the full rent. One of them earns 35 k and they have been honest and said that the girl has issues with her...
    07-12-2018, 21:26 PM
  • Reply to Tenancy agreement
    Kate foster
    Thank you all for your replies and sharing your experiences. Has definitely helped me and as the tenant didn’t want to be credit referenced they decided to not go ahead. I have fortunately found new tenants who have passed all referencing. Thank you all 😊👍
    15-12-2018, 19:51 PM
  • A bit of a mess

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    15-12-2018, 01:29 AM
  • Reply to A bit of a mess
    Is the situation irretrievable if o/p's wife does the training and gets the license now, guys?
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  • section 21 and how to rent guide
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    09-12-2018, 10:11 AM
  • Reply to section 21 and how to rent guide
    No, that's a "if you give the document right at the start of the tenancy, the question never comes up" reply.

    As Giles stated in his reply to you, while the Secretary of State may make relevant regulations and the power of the Secreatry of State was transferred,...
    15-12-2018, 14:15 PM
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