Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tenant Owned LPG Heating Appliances – Things to Consider

Most tenancy agreements prohibit the use of Low Pressure Gas (LPG) heating appliances in rented property but why is this and what are the safety considerations? Safety Checks Does a mobile space heater e.g. LPG heater need a gas safety … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of taking more than 2 months deposit

It is an implied term of every assured shorthold tenancy that the tenant cannot sub-let or assign the tenancy without the landlords consent under section 15 Housing Act 1988. However, that right is lost if a “premium” is taken. A … Continue reading

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Can tenants withold rent because of their landlord’s failure to do repairs?

No It’s a common misconception that tenants can withhold rent. Tenants do not have the right to withhold rent because of their landlord’s failure to do repairs. The law does however provide tenants with a remedy for breach of the … Continue reading

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