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the land-tax and public-drainage-tax, if there be any; these the Landlord pays.

In selling a House, if you employ an Agent, come to an understanding beforehand what is his charge for commission, and have it written down, otherwise you are liable to an exorbitant demand.

In hiring Furnished Lodgings or a House, be careful to have a written agreement. Have entered into it any window panes that are broken or cracked; the same with all china and table glass. Have written down (if any Servants are left in the House) how much attendance is to be given; how much firing, house-linen, and plate; what notice is required previous to leaving; whether there are any extra charges, and if so, what they

are.

A Midsummer Let or Take is the taking of a House from Midsummer to Midsummer. When

the Tenant wishes to leave, the notice must be

given previous to Christmas Day-in short, six months before Midsummer.

A Lady Day Take requires notice to quit on or before Michaelmas Day.

Notice to Quit.—When you wish to give notice to quit to a Tenant, the legal form is as follows:

I hereby give you Notice to quit and deliver up, on the day of next ensuing, or on such other day or time as your tenantcy shall expire, after the expiration of six calendar months from the service of this Notice, the peaceable and quiet possession of all that Messuage or Tenement, Garden and Premises, which you now rent of or hold under me, situate in in the Parish of County of

Dated the

Thousand Eight Hundred and

day of

in the

One

To A. B.

(Name, date, and address.)

Arrears of Rent. When your Tenant does not pay, write to your Agent

Sir, I find that Mr. A. B. has not paid last. Please write to him on the subject, and inform him that for the future I shall be obliged by his paying it on the proper days, viz.

his Rent, which became due

To Messrs. E. F.

and

(Name, date, and address.)

Or

Sir, I am much disappointed at my new Tenant having commenced so early to be in arrear. Please give him a month's notice, at the expiration of which time I expect the whole amount to be paid, without fail, to the credit of my account.

To Messrs. E. F.

(Name, date, and address.)

Insurance against Fire, for House, furniture, pictures, &c., is a precaution which should never be

neglected or delayed. It must be paid when due,

or you forfeit the benefit should a fire take place. If a stove is in the House, it must be mentioned and inserted in the Policy.

Appeals against Rates. - The grounds upon which parties may appeal are, inequality, unfairness, or incorrectness in the valuation of the Property rated. (See "Every Man his own Lawyer.")

Liabilities of Tenants.-In taking a House, it is of great importance to know the many liabilities you incur, as from ignorance a person may be led into much unnecessary trouble and expense. As it is a subject of itself, and too long to describe in a work like this, I strongly recommend those intending to buy or rent, the latest edition of a little sixpenny book, called "Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers," by James Bishop; Dean & Son, II, Ludgate Hill, London. There

is also another book, full of information on this and other similar subjects, by a Barrister, "Every Man his own Lawyer;" Lockwood & Co. 7, Stationers' Hall Court, price 6s. 8d.

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