The PIMS Tenancy Agreement complies with the Tenant Fees Ban June 2019
Chair of the association, Pat Barber, said: ‘If a property has been let to smokers and the landlord has given permission for smoking inside the property, then the landlord should allow for additional wear and tear from the beginning. Usually, an increase in the rent will be agreed to cover any washing down of nicotine stained walls at a later date. The tenancy agreement will contain a special clause stating that the tenants are allowed to smoke inside the property, but will be required to have all soft furnishings, including curtains and carpets professionally cleaned and deodorised.'
‘Landlords and agents will have to redecorate properties that have had smoking tenants, sooner than those that had non-smoking tenants. The life expectancy of walls exposed to smoking is up to five years less than walls that are not exposed to smoking. It is important that landlords and agents consider taking a higher deposit and rent to cover the inevitable damage caused by tenants that smoke.’
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.