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Renting and Letting

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 November 2013

Need help with renting or letting? Whether you're hoping to rent a property which you can happily call home or you want to be a successful landlord, you can ask the Money Box Live property experts for guidance. Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

A new 'Tenant Charter' has just been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government to give tenants a better deal, drive out rogue landlords and force letting and property management agents to join a compulsory redress scheme.

If you want to find out about your obligations as a landlord or a tenant, we'll have a team of experts ready with free advice.

How do you negotiate a fair rent or rent increase?

What rights are given by a tenancy agreement and how do you end one?

Where should deposits be secured?

If you use a letting agent will there be a fee ? Does the agent or the landlord take responsibility for the deposit and repairs?

Perhaps you're thinking about letting a property and are concerned about the legal requirements?

Joining presenter Ruth Alexander to answer your questions will be:

Sian Evans, Chair, Law Society Housing Law Committee & Head of Property Litigation at Weightmans.

Dominic Preston, Housing and Social Welfare Team, Doughty Street Chambers.

Carolyn Uphill, Chairman, National Landlords Association.

To talk to the team call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.


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