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Glossary Lettings Terms

Glossary Lettings Terms

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Glossary of Lettings Terms

Whether you live in Brighton & Hove or Land's End, you will need to know the following terms if you're considering letting or renting a property:

A is for

Abatement Notices:

Absent Landlord:

Accelerated procedures for eviction:

Access / authorisation on 

Accreditation Schemes

Advertisements:

Agency Law:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):

Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003:

Appeals:

Applicant: The person or party looking to rent a property

Applications - for properties:

Appreciation: the increase of value of the property due to changes in the market

Arbitration

Asbestos

Assault

Assessment of Costs

Assignment

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST): This is the most common type of rental agreement which sets out the rights and obligations between Landlord and Tenant.

Assured Tenancies

B is for

'Bad' tenants

Bailiff

Bankruptcy

Barnes v Sheffield ruling

Bathroom

Benefits - Housing

Blacklisting

Break Clauses

Building Fabric

Building work

Burden of Proof

Buy to Let investments

Buy, Right to

C is for 

CAB - Citizen's Advice Bureau

Carbon Monoxide

Causation

Chimneys

Clarity of Terms

Clawback

Cleaning

Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Commission for Racial Equality

Common Law Tenancies

Common parts of properties

Company Lets

Complaints

Compulsory Tenancy Deposit Scheme 

Contractual Periodic Tenancies

CORGI engineers

Costs

Court Action

Court Judgements

Credit Checks/References

Criminal Records

Custodial Deposit Schemes 

Customer Care