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  • doobrey
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    In any rented property with a gas supply, including HMOs, tenants must be provided with a copy of GSC at the start of the tenancy and when the gas safety checks are done during the tenancy. This includes landlord's own home with excluded occupiers.

    Common practice in HMOs is to display the certificate in a communal area which probably(?) removes the need to provide individually to each tenant. But one way or another they should have it.

    That said, it is unusual for a landlord to be resident in an HMO. For technical reasons it is problematic and from discussion of the subject on this forum I think the two things are generally considered mutually exclusive or close to.

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  • Ensquik
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    Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
    Your landlord can only make deductions from your deposit for actual costs, not for things like noise nuisance or leaving the toilet seat up. If he tries to do this you just sue him for the money using MCOL.

    By the way, it might be worthwhile you doing a bit of digging to see if you can find anything on your landlord that you can use as leverage. Is he paying tax on the income? Does he still claim the single person discount for Council Tax? Does he have a gas safety certificate and did he give you a copy?
    I wouldn’t know if he is paying tax on his rental income.
    I researched gas safety and an EPC certificate but apparently he doesn’t have to give us one as we are in a HMO, with multiple residents in living in respective rooms

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  • DPT57
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    Your landlord can only make deductions from your deposit for actual costs, not for things like noise nuisance or leaving the toilet seat up. If he tries to do this you just sue him for the money using MCOL.

    By the way, it might be worthwhile you doing a bit of digging to see if you can find anything on your landlord that you can use as leverage. Is he paying tax on the income? Does he still claim the single person discount for Council Tax? Does he have a gas safety certificate and did he give you a copy?

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  • Ensquik
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    I could do but I would like my deposit back. How can I go about annoying my landlord without losing my deposit?

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  • Ted.E.Bear
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    12 months is not normal for a live-in landlord.
    It's also pretty dumb, as you now have an incentive to make his life as miserable as possible until he kicks you out!

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  • Ensquik
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    nukecad,

    Circumstances change, and lease length isn’t usually less than 12 months. I’d have thought the Landlord would at least allow me to find a replacement. He isn’t open to any sort of negotiation at all. Fair enough

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  • LandlordWannabe
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    Clean the mould and slam the door as much as you need to, you have a right to coke and to as you please it’s not your fault he refuses to fix your door.

    if he doesn’t feel it’s working out he may just let you leave early like you want to

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  • nukecad
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    Originally posted by Ensquik View Post

    It ends in September, however I wont be here and I’d save a few thousand pounds, a lot of money for me
    So are you saying that you signed a contract for longer than you needed; and are now trying to find a reason (excuse) to not pay what you had agreed to pay?

    While I'm sympathetic, nobody likes to pay for something they are not going to be using, you did agree to it and it's a bit late to back out now.
    (I've got a broadband contract I no longer need, but it still needs to be paid for the period I agreed to).

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  • Ensquik
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    DoricPixie,

    I honestly don’t know. Maybe it is because the tiles are always bone cold to touch/ they used the wrong material, but whenever the shower runs, all the tiles become soaking wet and drip with water/condensation. If we close the window the bathroom smells terrible.

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  • Ensquik
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    Originally posted by nukecad View Post
    When does your fixed term end?
    It ends in September, however I wont be here and I’d save a few thousand pounds, a lot of money for me

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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by Ensquik View Post
    The only ventilation is the window which we basically leave open 24/7 however the window rattles the door constantly making quite a noise.
    Fixing the rattle with some kind of wedge should be possible.

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  • DoricPixie
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    Originally posted by Ensquik View Post
    Hi, I keep seeing that my landlord is stupid for giving a lodger a long fixed term contract. Why is this so bad?
    Lodgers live in the landlord's home. If i wound up with a lodger I couldn't stand living with I wouldn't want to be stuck with him/her for a year before I can ask them to leave. I'd want them gone with a month's notice tops.

    Originally posted by Ensquik View Post
    The only ventilation is the window which we basically leave open 24/7 however the window rattles the door constantly making quite a noise.
    My bathroom only has a window for ventilation and I don't need to leave it open anywhere near 24/7 to prevent mould. I hazard that my property is in a part of the UK much colder than where you live too so it seems odd that the bathroom is like a steam room and very mouldy if the window is always left open.

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  • doobrey
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    Move out as soon as soon as you reasonably can without causing a diplomatic or legal incident. In law, an excluded occupier arrangement doesn't come close to a tenancy.

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  • nukecad
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    When does your fixed term end?

    In your previous thread you said 'a few months', is that linked to the student year and that's why it's a fixed term?

    You also said there that you are trying to move out early, what's the reason for that?
    (and is that what this post is about, looking for an excuse to leave early?)

    You can move out any time you like but (you can never ... - sorry went Hotel California there) but you will still be liable to pay rent for the whole of the fixed term that you agreed to.
    If it's only a few months then is that so bad if you really want out?

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  • Ensquik
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    Hi, I keep seeing that my landlord is stupid for giving a lodger a long fixed term contract. Why is this so bad?

    The only ventilation is the window which we basically leave open 24/7 however the window rattles the door constantly making quite a noise.

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