Producing a meticulous inventory is one of the best things a landlord can do before the tenancy agreement is signed. If your property is damaged during the course of the rental, you will need to have proof before you can claim any of the deposit money. This is particularly important now that the deposit must be kept in a tenancy deposit scheme. If there is a dispute over damages and how much deposit is to be paid back, a dispute resolution service will place the burden of proof on the landlord.
Protect yourself and your property by following these five tips:
Whether you’re saying goodbye to your new best friend or celebrating seeing the back of a troublesome rogue, you should always oversee the tenant check out professionally. You need to ascertain whether the property is in an acceptable state and, if not, how much of the deposit should be kept. If you produced a thorough inventory at the start of the tenancy then the check out should be fairly straightforward. Continue reading →
Landlord Haresh Rambahai Patel was jailed for eight months for ignoring fire safety regulations and endangering the lives of his tenants.
Patel’s two adjoining properties in Highfields, Leicester, caught fire in the early hours of the 8th of May last year. Fire fighters had to rescue three residents, from the three story building, where no proper fire safety measures were in place. Continue reading →