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Renting and letting: Your questions

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday 6 May 2009 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

Vincent Duggleby took your questions about renting and letting and put them to a panel of expert guests on Wednesday's programme.

Falling rents and an increasing supply of properties should be good news for tenants, so are you happy with the quality of accommodation on offer?

Who is responsible for maintenance and repair and what are the procedures if improvements need to be made?

Do you understand tenancy agreements and tenancy deposit protection requirements?

If you are on a low income do you need advice about housing related benefits?

Or perhaps you are a landlord with a query, are you aware of the new Gas Safe Register or the rules about Energy Performance Certificates?

What are the rules for renting a room or Multiple Occupancy Home?

And what are the options if a tenant causes damage or falls behind with rent?

Whatever your concern, our panel of experts was here to give you advice.

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

  • Tracey Bloom, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a specialist in housing law
  • Sandie Lock, welfare benefits specialist, Citizens Advice
  • John Socha, vice chair, National Landlords Association


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