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Tag Archives: disrepair

Plumbing problems


Here is a blog clinic question from Angela (not her real name): I need some legal advice with a small claims court claim I have taken out against a tenant who has just moved out, leaving the property in a dirty and unkempt state. Am I allowed to charge mesne profits against the days during… Continue Reading

Dealing with dirty tenants

Tim cleans his flat

From time to time I get asked about dirty tenants.  “My tenants are keeping my house in an absolute mess” one outraged landllord said, “what can I do about it?” I’ve seen all sorts of attempts by landlords to deal with this. There was the landlord whose tenancy agreement provided for tenants to wipe down… Continue Reading

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Tessa is an English lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law.

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