What to Do When a Tenant Leaves Possessions Behind

The tenancy ends and the tenant vacates the property – but instead of taking everything with them, they leave some of their belongings behind.

In this situation, it may be tempting to assume that they have abandoned their possessions and that you can do what you want with them. But it’s more complex than that.

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Permitted occupiers – pros and cons for landlords and tenants

You might have heard the term ‘permitted occupier’ used in relation to tenancy agreements. But what does it mean, and how is a permitted occupier different from a tenant? The permitted occupier designation can be useful to both landlords and tenants in certain circumstances, but there are some pitfalls that you should be aware of.

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What to consider when leaving your rented property unattended

In a few weeks, Christmas will be here. If you’re planning a trip away to see family and friends, getting your rented property ready for your departure is a great way to give you extra peace of mind. Even if your time away from the property is short, winter comes with a host of potentially problematic situations, so it’s advisable to prepare before you set off.

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Transferable Deposits: A Move in the Right Direction?

The Conservative manifesto includes some interesting pledges that will affect landlords and tenants. One of the most important is the introduction of transferable deposits. The plan has been welcomed by many, but there are also concerns about just how effective these will be.

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