As easy as it sounds?

Is looking to sell a property with a sitting tenant as easy as it sounds?

The Local estate agents are useless, and anyway, this is clearly a property for an investor/cash buyer, happy to leave with the current tenant or someone that wants to turn it back into an HMO longer-term (was an HMO previously

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New tenant did not mention the dog?

I have a small one-bedroom upstairs flat (maisonette) which has a garden. I gave a six-month tenancy to a couple back in March. I normally specify clearly on the advert no pets as the flat isn’t suitable for pets, but didn’t this time around as I recalled reading that you cannot ban pets or children.

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New ‘Nifty’ £50 enters circulation

The new £50 note will start to become available in bank branches and at ATM’s in the coming days and weeks. The 30th September 2022 will be the last day you can use Bank of England paper £20 and £50 notes.

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Channel 5’s ‘Evicted! Nightmare Tenants’ returns

Series six of Channel 5’s ‘Evicted! Nightmare Tenants’ (previously called Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlords) will return today [24 June] at the later time of 10pm, after a pause following the first episode which aired back in February.

The series

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Home Office – Right to Rent update

The Right to rent ‘Landlord’s Guidance’ has been updated to reflect the change in legislation due to come into force on the 1st July 2021. The legislation will change the way landlords carry out right to rent checks on EEA citizens.

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Refund of SDLT surcharge upon sale to Ltd company?

We moved from our main home in late 2019 to a new home, so we paid an additional 3% stamp duty for our new home, and we have rented out our previous home since then.

Recently we have sold our previous home to a Limited company (we are the directors of the company

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Had to pay solicitor to prove I don’t own the Council’s land!

You couldn’t make this up. The neighbour to one of my houses I’ve owned 22 years asked Nottingham Council to maintain their trees close to his house. Nottingham Council said Not our trees, they’re that Landlord Mr Roberts. I of course said Not mine

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Exchange and completion on the same day?

Hi, We are approaching the end of the Stamp duty holiday up to 500K and I have a property that is legally ready to exchange.  However, we are having an issue on the approach to exchange and completion.

My challenge is that in case this moves to July

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EICR Confusion – ReTest ambiguity?

As the rules came in, we all obviously had to have EICR’s done on all of our properties. Unfortunately, one of my properties failed its EICR. It was issued with a ‘Fail’ EICR … for context, the house was built in the early 1970’s and predictably needed a new consumer unit and a couple of other upgrades.

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Tenant claims advised to stay put?

Hello, Can anyone advise the best course of action for me to take in this situation?

I received a message from a tenant in arrears, and we are currently taking her to court for eviction.

The message I received said:

“I’ve been in hospital on morphine.

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