Can my landlord insist I give more than one months notice?

Yes – however, the longer notice period (sometimes referred to as a notice clause) will only apply if either: you never had a fixed term agreement your agreement says it continues as a contractual periodic tenancy after the fixed term You can ignore a notice clause in your most recent agreement if both: your fixed […]

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Can you not just take compensation from a tenancy deposit?

No – you must agree compensation with the outgoing tenant and if no agreement can be reached, you must submit a claim for compensation. Any such claim must be evidence based and the burden of proof rests with the person (landlord or their agent) making the claim. The introduction of tenancy deposit legislation in 2007 […]

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When should I instruct an estate agent to sell my rental property?

After the tenancy has been surrendered and you have completed any preparation of the property ahead of marketing the property. The surrender of the tenancy is a future event you cannot accurately predict so entering into an agreement (reservation or tenancy) before the tenancy is surrendered carries a risk. Also, you do not know for […]

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What do you have in place should the tenants refuse to leave?

If having been served a valid notice requiring possession of the property (e.g. Section 8, Section 21), the tenant does not leave, you will will need to obtain a court order as only a court can order possession. We can serve required notices on behalf of clients and assist with court claim forms but we […]

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What do you have in place should the tenants damage the property?

We have defined (documented) processes in place to manage all aspects of the tenancy and property. The key components for managing damage are: Satisfactory inspection of tenant’s current home (catchment area home owners and tenants only) before the granting of a tenancy Comprehensive tenant referencing through professional referencing service (incl. pet referencing) Detailed tenancy agreement […]

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What happens when my Section 21 notice expires?

The terms of the notice are that you are required to leave the property after the date shown in the notice. If you do not leave, your landlord may apply to the court for an order under Section 21(1) or (4) of the Housing Act 1988 requiring you to give up possession. In serving a […]

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