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My son viewed a flat with the then tennant in situ and decided
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As soon as my sister signed her lease with the agent, she said
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We have a situation with our ex-landlord at the moment where
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hi, im a council tenant and my partner has left the property
hi, im a council tenant and my partner has left the property with my daughter. She packed most of her things too, intending not to come back. Does she have the right to come back when she wants if she… read more
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In July of this year I let my victorian terraced maisonnette
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