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Are you a landlord experiencing problems with your residential tenants? Contact our legal advice helpline to get some useful guidance from our experienced legal advisers.
This checklist will give you an idea of the topics our legal advisers will want to cover. Get this information ready in advance of your call so our experts can give you the best possible advice and avoid having to stop the call for you to gather more information.
Please note – this checklist applies to properties based in England. If your property is based in another location this checklist will not apply, but we can still give you advice over the phone for properties in some other locations.
Is it an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST), an Assured Tenancy, House of Multiple Occupation (HMO), etc?
What is the start date of the original tenancy and any renewal tenancies?
When the tenancy started, how long was the initial period before it moved into a rolling tenancy?
Is there a clause in the tenancy agreement that allows you or the tenant to end the tenancy before the end of the initial fixed term?
Has the deposit been protected in a Government approved tenancy deposit scheme and was information about the deposit scheme provided to the tenant within the relevant time frames?
What is the total deposit amount for the property?
Energy Performance Certificate, a Gas Safety Certificate and the How to Rent Guide?
These relate to claims by the tenant about the condition of the property which lead to local authority involvement.
Is there a person or company that manages the property and tenant on your behalf?
This can include a section 21, section 8, or just an “informal” notice.
Is there a clause referring to Section 8 notice or schedule 2 grounds within the tenancy?
If so, how many weeks/months in arrears is the tenant?