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Do you have a problem with them keeping the permits please?
I do not have a problem with them keeping the permits as they are linked with the address and their Car Registrations.
What is in your tenancy agreement about doing significant work please?
I shall read the tenancy agreement about 'significant work' and get back to you but -I have an additional problem in that the Short Term Tenancy Agreement has been 'rolling on' since 2012 and is in the name of one of the occupants of the property. The named tenant 'phoned me in OIctober 2013 and asked if she could 'take in a flat mate?' and I said yes. The flat mate was never added to the 'rolling tenancy' but they are both claiming r rent from the insurers. I told them that the insurers agreed to pay 'reasonable costs' for accommodation a hotel to the equivalent of a Holiday Inn - or I offered the alternate accommodation for £1200 pcm. The rent for the original property is £995 pcm - they refused to even look at the offer I made but are paying £700 per week. Could the Insurers put this cost back to me?
I would think not because they are genuine tenants.
If the tenants have moved out, technically they are no longer in possession of the property.
This means you could change the locks if you wish so they can't get back in
Then once the work is completed, give them new keys again
But if they are not in possession and now renting elsewhere because of the insurance, then you can ask for the keys back, but allow them to park
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
The property is an apartment with a communal front door shared with one other apartment. The Front Door Keys are expensive and I would have to get several keys cut so both properties could gain access - because they are not responding to my requests for return of the keys can I charge the new locks to them?
No - because the fact they had to move out is not their fault.
But you could change the locks on the property front door, not communal
Thank you very much for your help. They are not responding to my requests for the return of the keys and it will be quite costly as the communal front door is used by the apartment upstairs so several keys would be rquired. could I charge the replacement locks to them please?
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I am applying for exemption from council tax while the property is uninhabitable I think this will mean that their parking permits are invalid - is that my responsibility?
No, that would be to do with the Council and them
Does that clarify?
Yes may thanks for your help.
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