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  • How do you handle the Tenant Fees ban?
    kelbol
    Now that LL can't charge for on-boarding fees such as inventory and credit checks, how do you handle these fees?
    Do you absorb them? increase the rent? Ask tenants to turn up with their own credit checks in hand?

    I found asking potential tenants to pay a (reasonable) fee for a credit...
    17-07-2019, 08:38 AM
  • Reply to How do you handle the Tenant Fees ban?
    boletus
    From the government's site;

    You may ask a tenant to provide information which supports you to carry out a reference check, such as:
    • bank statements – to assess a tenant’s income and ability to pay rent
    • a reference from a previous landlord (you cannot ask a tenant
    ...
    17-07-2019, 10:12 AM
  • Reply to How do you handle the Tenant Fees ban?
    jpkeates
    They have:


    That's also a "Prohibited Payment"
    You can't require a tenant to pay a 3rd party or enter into a contract with a 3rd party.

    Which I think rules out asking them to turn up with a credit report of their own.
    Plus, the credit report would...
    17-07-2019, 09:07 AM
  • How best to handle a "pet" issue?
    milleniumaire
    Our tenants have been in our rental for nearly 4 years without issue. The original fixed term tenancy agreement gave way to a periodic tenancy. The tenants have been good, if rather untidy!

    Over the weekend while performing some maintenance while the tenants were away on holiday for a...
    16-07-2019, 10:04 AM
  • Reply to How best to handle a "pet" issue?
    jpkeates
    That's not quite correct.
    The knowledge without action might impact any damages in a legal claim against the tenant, but it doesn't change the terms of the contract or permit the breach.

    In reality, the landlord has seen some damage, some pet food and something that might be droppings....
    17-07-2019, 09:00 AM
  • New carpets
    Evans86
    hello I have been in my rented property for 10 years now and the carpets are freying (I’ve resorted to gaffa tape) they are coming away at every door tred and even at the stairs. I have contacted the letting agent several times and they don’t even get back to me! Am I responsible for getting new...
    16-07-2019, 17:50 PM
  • Reply to New carpets
    jpkeates
    Most carpets won't last more than 10 years and the landlord should replace them (as a matter of routine, really).
    It doesn't matter if the rent has increased or not.

    Legally the position is vague, because carpets are seen as a furnishing (oddly).
    17-07-2019, 08:57 AM
  • Tenant referencing
    Sam87
    Afternoon,

    I'm just wondering if letting agents can with hold tenant references if I try and obtain a reference about a potential tenant myself aswell as getting a reference company to so the Same? I currently pay someone to do the referencing however for the 'previous landlord/agent' reference...
    16-07-2019, 12:34 PM
  • Reply to Tenant referencing
    jpkeates
    Depends on what the tenant said up front to explain it (unless they're very young).

    Young people typically don't have much history that's positive for credit rating.
    My son has a middling credit rating, but that's because he doesn't have any credit to speak of.

    If someone...
    17-07-2019, 08:52 AM
  • Reply to How do you handle the Tenant Fees ban?
    islandgirl
    What if you charge at cost (which is what I do anyway?) ie no profit for me and tenant pays the company themselves
    17-07-2019, 08:47 AM
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