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Five tips on how to avoid cowboy letting agents

Avoid the cowboys!

There are quite a few people renting property for the first time, and inevitably, there are rogue letting agents setting up shop to take their money. If you are new to landlording, you should be VERY careful when choosing an agent. Particularly if the rented property is not local to you so you won’t be…

Tenants legal help – five points on repair rights

Is your property being kept in repair?

Your landlord is obliged by law to keep your property in repair (the specific rules are discussed here), but the law is not always straightforward. Here are some points you may not have realised: 1. Repairs but not improvements Under his repairing obligations your landlord must keep your property in repair (as set out in…

Five things you didn’t know about rent

Five things you didn

Did you know that: 1. Rent is payable in arrears, unless the tenancy agreement specifically says it should be paid in advance 2. Rent is due in the morning of the rent day given in the tenancy agreement (or as agreed if there is no tenancy agreement), but is not overdue until after midnight 3.…

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