What is fair wear and tear?

What is fair wear and tear?

WEAR AND TEAR – A GUIDE FOR LANDLORDS… Although there are no exact rules for what is reasonable wear and tear we offer some useful advice to help landlords decide what they feel is fair and what is not when deciding whether anything should be deducted from the...
Tenant not allowing access to the property

Tenant not allowing access to the property

Is your tenant not allowing access to the property?  Where do you legally stand if your tenant refusing to let you into your rented property? Sound familiar?  You are not alone! Firstly, please try not to get angry and act impulsively as this can get you into all...
How can I evict a tenant legally?

How can I evict a tenant legally?

How can I evict a difficult tenant?  My tenant is refusing to leave the property – what can I do?  My tenant is ignoring my notice.  My tenant will not communicate with me.  I feel threatened by my tenant.  Does this sound familiar?  It’s not a pleasant situation to...
What do I do if my tenant changed the locks?

What do I do if my tenant changed the locks?

I cannot get into my property as my tenant has changed the locks, where do I stand? This is quite an emotive issue, and not one that has any ‘hard and fast’ rules. Landlords rightly feel that this is wrong as they ultimately own the property; tenants feel they should...
How do I choose a good tenant?

How do I choose a good tenant?

As a landlord, attracting a good quality tenant is important.  A good tenant is not necessarily just based on paying the rent on time; it’s more than that.  A good tenant is someone you trust, who suits the house, and who communicates with the landlord or the letting...
What can I do if my tenant abandons my property?

What can I do if my tenant abandons my property?

If your tenant(s) leaves the property they are renting before the tenancy has ended and without advising you the landlord or your agent, this is known as abandonment. This is a massive problem for landlords for the following reasons:  The tenant(s) still has a legal...
What happens if my tenant dies?

What happens if my tenant dies?

SOMETIMES landlords find themselves dealing with tragic events which can throw up myriad practical issues to deal with you may not have been expecting. We hope you will never have to deal with this situation but a tenant passing away is a good example – this can...
What happens if my tenant stops paying the rent?

What happens if my tenant stops paying the rent?

What would you do if your tenant suddenly stopped paying the rent?  This is the number one concern for landlords!  Especially if you have a mortgage to pay and other expenses such as insurance and maybe utilities depending on the terms of the Tenancy Agreement. Just...
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