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    • higgledypiggledy_pop
    • By higgledypiggledy_pop 10th Jul 17, 11:42 AM
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    Can I terminate my tenant's tenancy early for having an unauthorised pet?
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    • 10th Jul 17, 11:42 AM
    Can I terminate my tenant's tenancy early for having an unauthorised pet? 10th Jul 17 at 11:42 AM
    I am renting a flat to a couple on a 12 month tenancy agreement. When they applied they did not say anything about having a pet and in the tenancy agreement it states that tenants must get permission for any pets from the landlord first. I have been informed by a neighbour that one of the tenants has been seen going in and out of the flat with a dog, and the dog has also been seen in the garden. I asked the tenants about it and they claimed that it didn't belong to them but was a friend's who had been visiting or had left the dog there for a short time. I told them that I did not want a dog in the flat at all even if it was a friend's and that they should stop allowing the friend to bring the dog in, but it has been seen again since by my neighbour who watches and keeps me informed, when the woman tenant is around she often seems to have the dog with her.
    I think that the dog is probably really theirs or has been staying with them and I don't want it there. How can I go about ending their tenancy for breach of contract? Will I have to obtain proof that the dog is there? Does it matter legally whether it belongs to them or not?
    They also pre-paid all 12 months of their rent before moving in and have eight months remaining on the tenancy, will this make it harder for me to get them out?
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    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 11th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
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    i need a link to both of these! it's been a miserable day, i could use a laugh!
    Originally posted by leslieknope
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5149094&highlight=terry+chocolate +orange


    The anal bleaching has long been deleted
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 9:58 PM
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    Oh dear! Everytime I glance down the list of thread titles, I see this:
    "Can I terminate my tenant's tenancy early for having an uncircumcised pet?"

    I really must book an optician's appointment.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 11th Jul 17, 10:10 PM
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    Do Direwolves need to be circumcised ?

    I don't see many of them down the high street
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 11th Jul 17, 10:29 PM
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    Some of those replies are genius.

    Need to find the bag for life one now, any clues?
    • Lazarus Blackstar
    • By Lazarus Blackstar 11th Jul 17, 11:11 PM
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    Neighbour be like........



    More like a nosey old t*at who needs to get a life & stop winding you up & exaggerating.

    Although I actually think YOU are winding us up with this inventive story just for attention.
    Good one but you'll never beat the dead dog burried in the garden & dug up story or the caravan in garden thread!!!!
    "The truth is of course is that there is no journey.
    We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 11th Jul 17, 11:15 PM
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    Why not get some help with the tax situation like an accountant if its not something you can handle bit if you say you were self employed then doing the tax etc should b a cinch.

    Get a new agent that wont shaft you.
    Do some reading on what being a landlord entails.

    And why for the love of god did you rent the flat out, why not live in the property yourself if the contents eg the bed etc was important.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 21-07-2017 at 8:08 AM.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 11th Jul 17, 11:39 PM
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    I am sure you are having a general rethink on what you have done and why but I would have thought an accountant would cost a lot less than this agent has done. Have they take 40% of your rental price for doing very little?

    While it would be nice to not have this happen in our society, unfortunately if you lay down on the road with the words 'mug' printed on your forehead, someone will come along delighted to treat you as such.

    You are obviously intelligent, you value your assets, stop being so careless and lazy about them if you want to keep them. Treat them as they should be treated, with care.
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 11th Jul 17, 11:54 PM
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    i never thought of regifting my choccies. would save money AND calories!!
    CCCC #33: 42/240
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    • Riggyman
    • By Riggyman 12th Jul 17, 12:23 AM
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    They know my name, my date of birth and my property's address
    Originally posted by higgledypiggledy_pop
    Are there vampires though?
    • Riggyman
    • By Riggyman 12th Jul 17, 12:24 AM
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    They know my name, my date of birth and my property's address
    Originally posted by higgledypiggledy_pop
    The recycled chocolate orange must be two years ago, marriage board, hilarious

    I'm waiting for anal bleaching before I score 10
    Originally posted by gonebust
    Oh my word!
    • elsien
    • By elsien 12th Jul 17, 12:34 AM
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    I do have to ask myself whether someone who appears not to have needed to work, and has an ancestral pile(ish) and a four poster bed in situ (screwed to the floor no less) as part of a larger inheritance would come anywhere near MSE forums in the first place instead of to the family retainers solicitor/accountant. Lovely though you nice folk are - well, some of you anyway.
    But I would very much miss the OP if they flounced back to chez dire-wolf, so please can we not scare them off.
    Much obliged.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 12th Jul 17, 11:38 AM
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    i'm definitely using the 'not emotionally prepared to cook' excuse in the future!
    CCCC #33: 42/240
    DFW: 4355/4405
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 12th Jul 17, 12:49 PM
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    you forgot ladies of the night! it's a victorian gothic bingo card!
    CCCC #33: 42/240
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:50 PM
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2636903

    I'm also partial to the lady who wasn't emotionally prepared to cook a turkey:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4853230
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Ooh remember the woman who was trying to sell her late fathers house, and posted the rightmove listing, and the 'Dad' floral arrangement was dumped in the back garden?
    • nikongirl
    • By nikongirl 12th Jul 17, 7:23 PM
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    I didn't see that one, but it sounds gloriously funny/awful.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5507210&highlight=dad+flowers
    • Old Git
    • By Old Git 12th Jul 17, 8:38 PM
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    Be careful they may bury the dog in the garden .A bag for life comes in useful.
    "Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many"
    • higgledypiggledy_pop
    • By higgledypiggledy_pop 12th Jul 17, 9:28 PM
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    I am sure you are having a general rethink on what you have done and why but I would have thought an accountant would cost a lot less than this agent has done. Have they take 40% of your rental price for doing very little?
    .
    Originally posted by deannatrois
    Yes, it would appear that is what they have done. Though %25 of that has been fraudulently obtained
    • higgledypiggledy_pop
    • By higgledypiggledy_pop 12th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    also, furniture can be damaged in any manner of ways. our sofa has seen more damage from a 3 year old than our dog. would you ban children too? but if any of the furniture is damaged, you can claim for this in the deposit. as long as your agent actually did a check in inventory to prove the state of the 300 year old mattress (which i hope you're not still using)? and protected the deposit? so regardless of any pets or children or a tap dancing troupe, you can claim for any damage from the tenants that's not the usual wear and tear.
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    Originally posted by leslieknope
    No I would most definitely not have allowed children. I thought that the current tenants would be good custodians of the place and its contents because they were reported to have decent jobs, and they looked very neat and smart, at least according to the neighbour. It would appear that the woman doesn't have the job stated originally as she is in and out all day with the dog, and clearly not working at a bank full time. They paid a large deposit against damages because of the interior but I am coming to believe that this may have been appropriated by the agent and not protected in a deposit scheme as it was supposed to be.
    • higgledypiggledy_pop
    • By higgledypiggledy_pop 12th Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    personally i would approach them and say while you're not happy they have a pet despite the term in the contract
    Originally posted by leslieknope
    They are very aware that I am not happy, but they fib about the reality of the situation. Furthermore any cleaning costs would presumably have been taken out of their deposit, which I cannot locate at present
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 12th Jul 17, 10:07 PM
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    I am sorry this has happened to you. Are you aware you will have to return the tenants deposit (less deductions) even if the LA has run off with it? I'm afraid even if you trusted the LA to place it in a protection scheme the responsibility for it lies with you.

    You can of course, take them to court for the loss of the deposit and possibly the tax money, but you will need to have some documentation and emails to help prove your loss.

    Did they definitely pay the rent monies into your bank account?
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