Following on from our article highlighting the fact that a landlord or a tenant could be fined up to £5,000 for leaving bin bags in the street on the wrong day or rubbish in a forecourt, it is imperative that you instruct ALL of your tenants on their obligations and be able to prove you have done so, in order to avoid the prospect of being fined for their misdemeanours. We have drafted a document which we recommend that you get all new tenants to read and to sign to show they have read it.
The document is available here. It has been sent to PCC and they have not requested or suggested any alterations. It is also with our solicitor for review - so make sure you get the most recent copy by using the link in this article, we will update it as needed over the coming months.
The document has purposely been kept to 1 page, so you can stick it on the fridge or in the house book and it summarises the peculiarities that Portsmouth expect to be met for waste collection as well as the very limited range of items that can be recycled along with guidance on what is expected when tenants move out.
Written & oral information and advice from the Portsmouth & District Private Landlord's Association is given in good faith, but no responsibility whatsoever is accepted by the Association or it's officers for the accuracy of it's information & advice nor shall the Association be held responsible for the consequences of reliance upon such information.