Can my tenant use their deposit as their last months rent?

At JP Hay we have had situations, where tenants presume that they can leave the property at the end of the tenancy and use the deposit as their last month’s rent. This is despite the fact of clearly explaining to the tenant what the deposit was for at the beginning of the tenancy. Unless pre agreed at the start of …

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Should you offer your tenant a fixed long term tenancy?

There are many advantages and disadvantages to offering a long term tenancy (i.e. longer than 12 months) If you do decide to offer your tenant a long term tenancy agreement, it should only be for a maximum of three years. Anything longer than a three year period,  and the tenancy goes from an Assured short hold tenancy (AST) to a …

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What it is like to live in the tranquil area of Castlefield

Castlefield is one of the most sought after areas in Manchester, due to it being located within close proximity to the luxurious and happening Deansgate. Yet its peaceful tranquil and green which attracts thousands to live there. It is an inner city conservation area of Manchester bounded by the River Irwell, Quay Street, Deansgate and Chester Road. It was the …

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What is it like to live in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter

With the Northern Quarter being the most up and coming place to live in Manchester City Centre, it was only a matter of time before plans for thousands of new homes fell into place. The Northern Quarter is known for its cool and trendy vibe, attracting music lovers from across the country with its many DJ record shops, music venues …

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Welcome to the new JP Hay tenant and landlord APP

Landlords and tenants have busy lives and they need things to be made simple when it comes to contacting their agent. Who wants to be using their lunch break or leisure time in the evening to be contacting their letting agent to ask how the latest viewings went or when the next rent on their property is due and how …

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How to value your sales or rental property

To get a true valuation of your property you should always talk to a professional but to get an idea of what your property may be worth for sale or rental there are a few simple rules that you should follow.   Have a look at what else is on the market – Specifically paying attention to those that are …

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What you will need to do to win a deposit dispute

When it comes to deposit disputes it can be a tricky and often painful process for some landlords. Tenants now have the right to dispute the amount that a landlord wishes to deduct from their deposit. To combat this landlords, have to be extra vigilant during tenancies and ensure that they keep up to date and be detailed when it …

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Are you thinking about selling or letting after Xmas?

With Christmas just around the corner you may be thinking of selling or letting your property. A lot of people tend to think “Oh i will just leave it until after Christmas and get it advertised then” but this is the wrong way to think. What happens over Christmas is that a lot of people are in wind down mode …

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