Users' questions

How can a tenant get advice?

How can a tenant get advice?

Their online advice guide is full of useful help for tenants and should be your first port of call (after Landlord Law Blog of course …) Shelter also offer a housing advice telephone helpline on 0808 800 4444 as well as face to face advice services – you can find out if there is one near you here.

Do you need a managing agent for a block of flats?

This guide is for people living in blocks of flats, whether a small conversion or a large purpose-built unit, where there are leaseholders subject to the payment of service charges. It aims to provide basic guidance on how to go about appointing and employing a managing agent.

How to choose a managing agent for your property?

Draw up a schedule of the services you want from a prospective agent. See Appendix 1 for a checklist. Seek recommendations from other lessees in your block and elsewhere. Go to websites of possible agents and get basic information from this source. Check the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) cases website for agents’ names appearing.

Who is responsible for the management of an apartment block?

Owner’s management companies and their directors are responsible for managing the shared facilities, amenities, and services in their development. The Housing Agency has published a guide to help directors with these responsibilities

Is there such a thing as an agency problem?

The agency problem does not exist without a relationship between a principal and an agent. In this situation, the agent performs a task on behalf of the principal.

What do I do with apt get ( 8 )?

See also apt-get (8) and apt-cache (8) for more low-level command options. list list is used to display a list of packages. It supports shell pattern for matching package names and the following options: –installed, –upgradable, –all-versions are supported.

What should I do if my landlord won’t repair my apartment?

The general rule is 30 days unless it is an emergency situation, in which case a “reasonable time” would probably be more immediate. Let your landlord or the repairman in to make the repairs. Try to be accommodating, but realize your landlord needs to give you notice before entering unless there is an emergency, like a fire or a flood.

How to set the default configuration in Apt?

If configuration settings need to be set before the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with the APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf (5) for syntax information. Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary configuration option.

What happens if a landlord fails to maintain the property?

Sometimes, a landlord’s failure to maintain the rental property causes damage to your personal property. For example, a landlord’s faulty wiring repair job could spark an electrical fire in your living room, damaging your furniture and other belongings.

If there are any you think I have left out, please list them in the comments section so we can have a really good comprehensive list here.

  1. Shelter.
  2. The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  3. Local Authority advice services.
  4. Law Centres.
  5. Solicitors.
  6. Your insurance company.
  7. Your Union.
  8. Law works.

Where can I get legal advice for a landlord and tenant?

If you need legal advice on a landlord and tenant matter, the Lawyer Referral Service through the Law Society of Alberta can provide you with the names of three lawyers who practice residential tenancies law in your area. Please note that lawyers through this service generally charge for their services.

Can a landlord take legal action against a tenant?

Disputes between tenants and landlords can arise for a number of reasons and can escalate quickly. Getting legal advice and knowing your rights could help avoid legal action. What are the common causes of tenant disputes?

What to do if you have a dispute with a landlord?

If let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, a landlord must place a tenant’s deposit in a Tenancy Deposit Protection scheme. These provide free dispute resolution services to help the parties agree on how much of the deposit each should receive.

What are the rights and responsibilities of a landlord?

Landlords have the right to ‘reasonable’ access to carry out repairs, but must give at least 24 hours’ notice. This also means a landlord must not pay their tenants an impromptu visit without good reason. A landlord must not harass their tenants. It’s a criminal offence, and may include: Entering the property without permission.

What are landlord tenant laws?

Landlord Tenant Laws regulate the relationship between one who owns real property (i.e., land, houses, buildings, etc.) and those to whom he or she gives certain rights of use and possession. Landlord tenant laws grew out of the English Common Law, and contains elements of both real property law and contracts,…

What is a landlord tenant attorney?

Last Updated on February 13, 2019. A landlord tenant attorney is one who specializes in the legal issues surrounding landlord and tenant rights and is a valuable resource for you when you need it most.

What is a landlord tenant?

The term landlord refers to a person who owns property and allows another person to use it for a fee. The person using the property is called a tenant. The agreement between a landlord and a tenant is called a lease or rental agreement. The landlord and tenant relationship has its roots in Feudalism,…

What is a tenant landlord dispute?

Another common landlord tenant dispute is related to security deposit. This usually happens when a tenant actually agrees on moving out, but refuses to pay for any damages. Generally, a landlord will have to issue an itemized list of damages to the tenant within 45 days of moving out.