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The tenant is responsible for damage beyond “fair wear and tear” which this obviously is. If it is as bad as you suggest then it may require professional forensic cleaning which can run to thousands of pounds. At some point, things like carpets etc. can be cheaper to replace than to repair. There is no upper limit (beyond, at the extreme, the cost of ...


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My questions are, where does this put me legally and what are my options? . . . Also, if I want to keep the tenants, how should I proceed? And if I don't want to keep them, do I have that option? Your Rights With Respect To The Tenants If the agency is telling the truth and the agreement made with the agent was for four tenants but their records and ...


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The relevant part of Texas law is in the property code, §§92.101-92.109 §92.104 allows them to "deduct from the deposit damages and charges for which the tenant is legally liable under the lease or as a result of breaching the lease", and then they must "give to the tenant the balance of the security deposit, if any, together with a written description and ...


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Under section 214 of the Housing Act 2004 (as amended), the penalty for not protecting the deposit is considered separately from the deposit itself. In the case where the tenant has already moved out (emphasis mine): (3A) The court may order the person who appears to the court to be holding the deposit to repay all or part of it to the applicant within ...


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The amount is not capped, and a social housing landlord is quite likely to use a cleaning contractor. It may be cheaper for your friend to pay a cleaner directly rather than waiting for the landlord to use their contractor. This is the sort of cleaning contractor that deals with vacated property cleans http://www.cleansafeservices.co.uk/commercial-...


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Am I legally locked into the lease simply because Im listed as a tenant? I'm listed as Occupant on the leaase and it states on part one of the lease to list those who have signed the lease. I was nnot present for paperwork so I did not sign or initial anything. Wouldnt the application take legal precedence? The first key question is whether you are ...


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The landlord is in breach of the contract You have three options: Accept the breach, Take legal action, Negotiate some other agreement. Option 1 means you put up with the situation, option 2 means you annoy the landlord - both options suck. If you go with the second option you could seek damages in the small claims court. If you want an order for the ...


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You broke the lease, which is a contract, and under general principles of law the landlord is entitled to compensation for his losses (the rent owed). You would probably not owe the entire year's worth of rent: the landlord has an obligation to mitigate his losses (for example RCW 59.18.310 in Washington), by re-renting the unit ASAP, but at least a month's ...


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You are correct that the landlord can't evict you with less than two months notice. However note that you might want to avoid enforcing that because a good reference from your existing landlord is likely to be very helpful when looking for other property. According to this page on the government website: You may be able to apply to a tribunal to reclaim ...


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Essentially: your position is that a rent increase of that magnitude seems unreasonable; the landlord seeks to have an agreement such that they can lawfully increase the rent by 3-8% at their discretion at the end of each term; the landlord seeks to have an agreement such that you cannot legally challenge the increase. Should I be worried about this ...


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These articles (#1 (and read the comments too), #2) seem to suggest that there is a bit of a grey area here. On the one hand, tenants have the right to "quiet enjoyment", which (among other things) means that the landlord cannot enter the property without the tenants' permission, except in case of dire emergency. So if you say no, the landlord (or their ...


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I have been given a section 21 [of the Housing Act 1988] notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48 [of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987]. Does this invalidate the section 21? According to an article on Landlord Law Blog which addresses this very question, no: Section 21 ...


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You seem to have covered every issue I can think of that would lead to a reasonable refusal. But I have no way to know what issues may be in the mind of the agents. In the end, all you can do is ask. If the agents refuse, and they don't provide any reason you consider to be reasonable, you could sue, and it will be up to a court to determine if the refusal ...


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