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  • Legal FAQs

    Tenant has damaged property more than deposit

    Welcome to another instalment of "Legal FAQs Month" on Property Tribes.

    The content is powered by our legal partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors, and partner David Smith has recorded over 20 videos answering the most commonly asked legal and compliance questions on Property Tribes.

    Property Tribes will be featuring one video per day throughout April.

    Today, David explains the situation if the tenant has damaged the property more than the deposit amount:

    Catch up:

    #1 - Changing of locks during a tenancy 

    #2 - Remedies when tenant will not allow access for Gas Safety inspection, repairs etc 

    #3 - Does a rent increase trigger a new AST?

    #4 - What can a landlord do if they want to serve a Section 21 notice but have not protected the deposit?

    #5 - What to do if tenant will not allow viewings 

    #6 - What to do if tenant has not left after a Section 21 notice has expired 

    #7 - How to tell if tenant has abandoned a rental property

    #8 - Tenant has left behind rubbish and belongings

    #9 - One tenant wants to leave tenancy and be replaced by another  

    #10 - Should a landlord provide garden implements?

    #11 - Tenant has unauthorised pet

    #12 - Tenant has unauthorised pet

    #13 - Landlord or limited company name on the AST? 

    #14 - Is my property an HMO and does it need a license? 

    #15 - Changes to HMO licensing rules 

    #16 - What are the new minimum HMO room sizes? 

    #17 - Tenant is sub-letting - what can I do? 

    #18 - Police have battered down door of rental property 

    #19 - Tenant has left unpaid utility bills

    Stay tuned to "Legal FAQs month" all this month on Property Tribes - tune in daily for a new video and get those burning questions answered!

    SEE ALSO  -     Deposit return

    UP NEXT -         Eastenders praised for tenancy deposit story

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    I disagree...its the landlords decision whether to compromise on a dispute and no one else.  its not in TDS remit, which should be solely the legalities of the dispute.  I expected to learn something more informative from this video.  

    also tenants should sort out light bulbs even if they are a bit unusual.  if they cant renew then they should employ someone who can, exactly the same for a LL.

    funny Vanessa saying tenant says it was broken before they moved in!  how many times have we all heard that one even when the photos and inventory show otherwise?


    Do you know what based on this situation any inventory  photos should show any lights turned ON.

    Something  I have never considered  because the inventory  stated everything working.


    u could take photos of lights on, but we just note on inventory in each room how many bulbs working (usually all).  

    if tenants want bulbs renewed during ast then I charge (fairly nominal amount) as its their responsibility.  combine this with periodic inspection etc.