Can I (landlord) cancel a Section 21?

No – once issued a Section 21 notice cannot be withdrawn or cancelled. However for a Section 21 to remain valid for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy granted or renewed on or after 1 October 2015 possession proceedings must be commenced within: six months of its service on the tenant, or four months of the expiry […]

Read More

Can the check-out be carried out before the end of my tenancy?

Yes – subject to the availability of the inventory clerk. However consideration needs to be given to the following: Carrying out the Check-Out before the last day of the tenancy does not constitute an acknowledgment that the tenancy has ended and you remain liable until the last day of the tenancy. Keys returned before the […]

Read More

Why have I been charged for a Check-Out and compilation of the Inventory and Schedule of Condition Report carried out at the same visit?

The Check-Out and compilation of the Inventory and Schedule of Condition Report are two distinct pieces of work, generating two distinct artefacts for two separate tenancies: Inventory and Schedule of Condition Report – compiled immediately before the start of the tenancy to record its condition, together with fixtures, fittings and contents and with relevant meter […]

Read More

Is blackened sealant around the bath fair wear and tear or damage?

Dirt is not fair wear and tear. Deterioration of the sealant over time is fair wear and tear – regardless of how often it is cleaned, the sealant will over time dry out, rot and crack. The Association of Independant Inventory Clerks (AIIC) guidelines on this topic are as follows: Bath sealants will also discolour […]

Read More

Do I need to contact the Council Tax office at the end of the tenancy?

No – We will on your behalf notify, at the commencement and at the end of the tenancy, the local authority responsible for the collection of Council Tax and any providers of any electricity, gas, oil and any other relevant fuels, water and environmental services to the property. Still not answered your question? We love […]

Read More