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Landlord and Tenant – Harassment!

As a landlord, you should watch out for a potential claim from your tenant against you!   Even if your tenant has failed to pay the rent, if you threaten to disconnect utilities to the property, attend the property without notice and/or change the...

How to handle untidy and unclean tenants!

You want to ensure that there are clauses in the tenancy agreement that place obligations on your tenant to look after and keep your property clean and tidy.  Discuss this obligation with your tenant before they move in and during the tenancy if you...

Breach of tenancy agreement – Pets!

If your property is in a block of flats or a converted house, there may be a clause within your lease that prevents you from keeping pets altogether. Other lease agreements may require you to get permission first.  If your property is leasehold ensure...

9 checks and questions a landlord should do and ask to avoid taking on a terrible tenant.

Take steps to identify your tenant so you can verify that they are who they say they are. Here are some checks that you can undertake: - Check ID such as a driving licence or passport. Check proof of address  like a utility bill to confirm the tenant’s...

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