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What is a Gas Safety Certificate?

A gas safety certificate is a form showing gas safety information to show that your gas appliances are working safely.  These checks are to be done yearly by a Gas Safe engineer.  

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What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

Otherwise referred to as an EPC, the certificate gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.  It is a requirement to have an EPC before marketing the property and shows where the property could be more energy efficient but also advises tenants…

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Can I have family/friends to stay?

Family and friends are able to visit you for up to a two week period. Any longer period of stay should be with landlord approval. Anyone permanently residing in the property over the age of 18 should be noted on the tenancy agreement.

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I’ve lost my keys/I’m locked out…

Your landlord/agent will have a spare set of keys. In the first instance try ringing them to gain access. This may incur a call out charge.  If you have lost the keys, then for security reasons you will need to consider replacing the lock at your expense and you must make sure that your landlord/agent…

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Can I get a dog/cat?

If you are already in rented accommodation, it is important that you get permission in writing from your landlord/agent before you get a pet.  

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Can I install Sky TV?

Written permission from the landlord/agent must be granted. There may be restrictions in apartment blocks regarding single dishes and if you install one without permission you will be asked to remove it at your cost and may incur additional penalty costs.

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What notice does a landlord have to give to tenants?

Tenants are entitled to at least two months’ notice before being required to give up possession of the property.  However, if the tenancy started on a periodic basis without any initial fixed term, a longer notice period may be required depending on how often they are required to pay rent (for example, if they pay rent quarterly,…

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What is a periodic tenancy?

A periodic tenancy, sometimes known as ‘month to month’ tenancy is when you are out of your ‘fixed’ term agreement but continue at the property on a month to month basis.  This form of tenancy gives you the flexibility to not ‘fix in’ for a duration of time as you just have to give one…

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I have no heat or hot water…

If you have no heat or hot water, the most common reason is that the pressure has dropped on the boiler.  For a  central heating system to work properly the water pressure should remain constant. Modern combination boilers are pressurised systems and water will enter the system from the mains cold water supply through a…

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