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Sash_law I ve beeing talking to you yesterday about a
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Only for h. landlord tenant, the landlord never lived in the
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I have a four bedroomed house which ten people ( all men) wish to share for a month whilst they work in the area. There would be 3 in master bedroom, 2 in the twin, 1 in the single, 2 in fourth bedroo… read more
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wingrovebuyer
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Hello. I have a house that I had to obtain a licence for a
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sorry for earlier incomplete question. In 1981 my house on three levels was converted into three self contained flats recieving council planning permission and meeting the then current building regula… read more
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wingrovebuyer
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I have a licenced hmo property in welwyn & hatfield borough where a tenant moved in as a single person not declaring she was pregnant, she has subsquently had baby and moved in her partner therefore p… read more
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two questions please. 1) What is the minimum length of a
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We have just found out that we are technically a house of multiple
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I have a property that is let as one house to 3 different households
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I have a house in the London Borough of Southwark which I rent
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Is it possible to amend a assursed shorthold tenancy agreement
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Hi there, I have 3 spare rooms which I would like to rent out
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I have purchased a house for my daughter to live in while at
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