LandlordZONE Newsletter - January 2008 - Gas Checks

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  • Tenant's energy debt.
    Gordonmrln
    I am a landlord of a 2 bed end terrace, the property is owned out right. I am registered Disabled and this was the main reason I decided to rent my property out. As it was not a suitable property for my Disability. I would have to make some major changes that would devalue my property like installing...
    20-07-2017, 22:08 PM
  • Reply to Tenant's energy debt.
    Gordonmrln
    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone can help me yet again, I've just got off the phone with the debt collecting agency and I am physically shaking, I was so angry and upset I just had to come and try get some help. As You are aware I had to send them some documentation regarding my late wife's death....
    26-07-2017, 14:26 PM
  • Wanting/needing to leave early
    geologist
    I am in England and currently on a periodic tenancy 5+ years. This week I should have confirmation that I have a new AST in another country one the landlord provides a good enough reference (which they should do....I have been a great tenant). The landlord knows I am wanting to move as he, earlier this...
    26-07-2017, 08:36 AM
  • Reply to Wanting/needing to leave early
    mk1fan
    OP, I can see you point but that doesn't give you any entitlement.

    Renting is a funny circumstance as it is the occupier's home but the owner's business asset.

    You say you are relocating. Would you relocate if your new employer said they would only make their mind up to employ...
    26-07-2017, 14:18 PM
  • Tips for making a good impression when meeting a landlord
    purpleangel
    Our potential new landlady has 'approved us in principle' but wants to meet us at the house as the final part in the referencing process. Beside the obvious such as look smart, tidy and professional and warn the kids to behave, any particular tips for making sure this last hurdle goes smoothly?
    26-07-2017, 10:11 AM
  • Reply to Tips for making a good impression when meeting a landlord
    Wannadonnadoodah
    I decided not to let to a family based on the car they turned up in. Had made my decision before they had even turned the engine off....
    26-07-2017, 14:12 PM
  • Reply to Wanting/needing to leave early
    jpkeates
    The contract term is there for a reason - to allow access to override the general principle of quiet enjoyment.
    It's not a question of priority (although it would be more helpful if the terms of access were clearer - or not, lots of contracts consent to viewings in the last month of the tenancy,...
    26-07-2017, 14:09 PM
  • Mice in the flat - what to do?
    JP23
    We have had mice for a while now. There's only one or two that we see (we're not overrun) but still, they've left urine stains in our cupboard and behind the skirting it's ridiculously filthy and soiled.

    Are we legally able to pay for a cleaner then subtract it from our rent next month...
    26-07-2017, 06:02 AM
  • Reply to Mice in the flat - what to do?
    jpkeates
    That isn't an actual law - it's Shelter's view of the duties of a landlord.
    It isn't as black and white as that - life would be simpler if it was.

    Your view that there have been mice in the property before isn't any evidence that they were there when you moved in.
    If the neighbours...
    26-07-2017, 14:04 PM
  • Reply to Mice in the flat - what to do?
    JP23
    This is the most helpful response, thank you....
    26-07-2017, 13:51 PM
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