Can I let my leasehold property for short-term (holiday) lets?

Probably not. Check the terms of your lease and if the lease states that you should not use the property for any purpose other than a private unit in the occupation of one family only then short-term holiday lets will not be permissible. There have been a few recent (2018) cases that make it clear short […]

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What is a CCJ?

County Court judgments (CCJs) are legal decisions handed down by the County Court. Judgments for monetary sums are entered on the statutory Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines, which is checked by credit reference agencies to assess the credit-worthiness of individuals. Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using […]

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My landlord has not given me any information about my deposit, should they?

A landlord who has received a tenancy deposit in connection with a shorthold tenancy, must give the tenant and any relevant person information in a prescribed form relating to the authorised deposit scheme and the protection of the deposit within 30 days of receiving the deposit. This is commonly referred to as the ‘prescribed information’. […]

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My landlord has not protected my deposit what does this mean?

If you are 100% sure your landlord has not protected your deposit read on…. Where a landlord receives a tenancy deposit in connection with a shorthold tenancy, the initial requirements of an authorised deposit scheme must be complied with by the landlord within 30 days of receiving the deposit. This is commonly referred to as […]

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Where can I find my landlords name and address?

The landlord’s name and address is shown in the Core Terms (Section 1) of the Tenancy Agreement. Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how well it answered your question…

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Should I ask the applicant for rent in advance or a guarantor?

The decision to ask an applicant for rent in advance for the entire fixed term of the tenancy (typically 6 months) or a guarantor before granting a tenancy is the landlords and will be based on the findings from the tenant referencing. One of these options may be obligatory if the landlord wants rent protection […]

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Give us an example of what a long term lease would entail?

A tenancy can last for any length of time – as long as the landlord and tenant are in agreement to let the tenancy continue. Similarly, the length of the term defined in the tenancy agreement can be for any length of time. A 999-year lease, under historic common law, is an essentially permanent lease […]

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