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  • Property-a-holics

    What is a "fob key" and issues associated?

    My agent has contacted me for the Fob Key.  She explained that it is requested by the tenant and asked me to contact the council.  Any thing I need to consider?  say security issues?

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    Fob keys are usually for gates on a private development.  Does yours have electric gates?

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    Yes, it is an electric gate.  I have been told that the tenants ask for TWO, as they are couple.

    I just worry about the security issues.

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    Also used for communal entrance doors, tenant should be able to get one direct from the council if they are registered for council tax at the address.

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    I try to call the council by phone, but I have been waited for about ten minutes (and listened to the 'music').  Finally, I hang up.

    Is it possible for me to make a document to declare my consent to let the tenants to get TWO fob keys?

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    I would expect so if they are registered for council tax at the address, they could also take the AST with them.

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    Yes, it is registered for council tax with my property's address.  And I just check that AST is Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

    Should I send a letter to the council by telling them that I would like to let my tenants to have TWO fob keys?

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    The AST may be sufficient, if not give the tenant the letter to take to the council with a copy of the tenancy agreement.

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    Thank you for your advice.  The estate agent should know that too.

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    I hold these for clients - often for communal entrances into council flats where you may be a leaseholder as well as private developments

    They wave them over a sensor and it releases the main door to the block

    A good agent would arrange this for you with just a letter of authorisation from you to do that

    If not contact the private landlord liaison officer at the council to arrange one to be issued.

    Provide some proof like an AST or title deeds

    Costs about a tenner

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Thank you for your sharing.  However, my agent tells me that I need to make a phone call by myself.

    I think I will make a letter of authorisation and send it to my agent.  It saves me a lot of time. Smile

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