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« on: November 27, 2020, 03:04:01 PM »

Hi,

I wondered if anyone could help me with these questions please.

1.  Does the 24 hour access notice mean the landlord can access the property to carry out work or is it just to view any potential work? 

2.  Is a Landlord obligated to inform a tenant of the exact work he intends to carry out? 

3.  Do I have to respond to a rental increase if the notice I received was not form 4? 

Many thanks indeed
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 12:21:28 PM »

1.The minimum 24 hours applies to all visits not considered emergencies.This includes routine inspections.If I was having anything done that was going to be particularly disruptive I would give as much notice as possible,but landlords and home owners are at the mercy of tradesmen.
2.Depends what you mean by exact ? Within reason yes,but he may not know himself what is required until the contractor has got there and investigated. There is a big difference between planned improvements and urgent matters that arise.
3.I have never used a form.I don't put rent up very often,and only by small amounts.I send a proper letter,with 2 months notice of the increase,saying that if they wish to continue they should alter the standing order in advance.No one had ever objected to either the increase or the method of relaying the changes. If you wish to challenge the increase you should contact your landlord,it may be possible to negotiate if you have been a good tenant and wish to remain living there.You need to check the market values in your area.I don't think the failure to use the form will affect his rights  to an increase, at most he will have to resubmit. I gather you are looking to buy some time?   
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2020, 05:59:45 AM »

You can tell the landlord to go swivel no matter what your tenancy says on the 24hr notice - even if it is an emergency
You can also tel them to go swivel and get a court order if they want to do work no matter what it is.   

It is a brave or stupid landlord that ignores a tenants explicit refusal to let them in but it is an action that will likely result in the landlord wanting you out - unless you can come up with a creative run around - and I am sure you can !   Covid anyone ?

Armed with this and a re watch of Home Alone, you can now negotiate...or let it go and plan your counter attack...

Have fun !
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