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  1. Has anyone used The Sherrifs Office to trace tenants who owe rent and damages? Also how successful is an attachment of earnings?
  2. Me again! As I have not had to advertise for new tenants for some time can I ask what people are now asking prospective tenants. I don't use agents! Is it ok to ask for deposits which would cover 2 months rent? As a private landlord is it ok to ask for copies of passports, bank statements and utility bills, the same as an agent would ask?
  3. Hi, not posted for a while as no problems but I now have a tenant due to move out tomorrow and not sure if she will! I have served the section 21 correctly. Everything else has been done correctly. She is in arrears which the deposit will not cover. How do I check if she has gone, she keeps all the curtains shut so it is hard to tell. At what point can I enter the property to check? I have been in this position before but not for some time, laws change!!!
  4. Situation is as follows: tenant has gone, abroad so we were told. AST runs until December. The tenant was on housing benefit. She has left her belongings in the house. Would it be right to serve a section 21 for possession and leave it at the property? If served now it would coincide with the end of the tenancy agreement. Should we keep her belongings in case she returns and how long do you keep stuff for? Thoughts please
  5. That's good to hear Melboy I will stick with them for this one then and maybe compare when some of the others come up for renewal.
  6. Looking to renew the building insurance on a couple of my properties. Just wondering which companies people use. I'm currently with Direct Line. I've never had to claim so no idea if they actually live up to their adverts!
  7. Yes, I do agree with you. I don't think I have any problem with my current tenant and so long as we all agree it should be Ok. Thank you for your advice , it is always good to run these things by others with experience.
  8. Thank you for your reply. I always get references and do my own background checks and I have info re the possible new tenant. The reason I questioned the AST is because in my law pack it says to have the new tenant complete the old tenancy. What is the legality of the current tenant if we both agree to end it early? As the deposit is with the DPS and registered as a 12 month tenancy are they ok with paying it back early? I must say this landlord deposit business does annoy me. The law certainly favours the tenant, and it shouldn't take so long to get deposits back.
  9. I have a tenant who wants to leave before the end of their tenancy agreement date. They have a prospective replacement tenant of similar status so I don't really object in principle. I understand the new tenant can take on the old tenancy until the end of the term but what happens after that? Do I then give the new tenant an AST in their name. How do we deal with the deposit? It is lodged with the DPS, can we claim it back before the end of the stated tenancy?
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