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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How should I handle the tenant's deposit?

  2. Am I responsible for my tenant's activities: for example, if he is a nuisance to the neighbours?

  3. What rights do I have to enter the property while it is let to a tenant?

  4. Will I need to make alterations to the property?

  5. What do I have to do about gas appliances such as the boiler?

  6. What do I have to do about electrical equipment?

  7. What do I have to do about furniture and furnishings?

  8. What checks should I make on prospective tenants?

  9. What sort of legal agreement should I use with the tenant?

  10. Should I use a managing agent and what are the key issues to look out for?

  11. What repairs am I required to make?

  12. What is my potential liability if a tenant or visitor is injured, and how can I protect myself?

  13. What insurances should I have?

  14. If the tenant isn't meeting his obligations, can I just throw him out and change the locks?

  15. Is it worth inspecting the property from time to time during the tenancy?

  16. What rights do I have to enter the property while it is let to a tenant?

  17. We are a Letting Agency and we have a lot of Applicant’s applying for properties with us. Can we give them a tick-box to confirm that they happy to hear from us with any available properties until we are made aware that they have found something and then their details will be deleted?

  18. We are a Letting Agency who has a database of a significant amount of Landlords, could we give them a consent tick-box on the terms of business to say that we will keep their details on our computer database until 7 years after our dealings with them have ceased and then they will be deleted?

  19. We are a Letting Agency who has a database of a significant amount of Tenants, could we given them a consent tick-box on the terms of business to say that we will keep their details on our computer database until 7 years after our dealings with them have ceased and then they will be deleted?

  20. If a tenant requests that we delete data on them but we may require notes to back up any claims (like we were trying to gain access for a gas check, or an ombudsman complaint) where do we stand with this? 

  21. We also require to keep financial information for our reconciling so what happens if a tenant or landlord requests that any data relating to them has to be removed but we need this for the accountants? 

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