Steve Melnikoff

United Kingdom

Age: 37

I'm an embedded software engineer for a technology company.

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comment How do I determine how much rent I could charge for a property or location?
Agreed. Letting agents have a vested interest in letting out properties at the maximum price that the market will support. Too high, and no-one will rent it; too low, and they get less commission (and you get less rent). Also, ask a few lettings agents; hopefully you will get similar numbers from them.
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comment Can I back out from the lease before signing the contract
+1. To clarify: "email amounts to a legal agreement". Is that true even if no money has changed hands? Also, the e-mail was to a potential joint tenant, not to the landlord, which is relevant as typically a tenancy agreement is between (a) the tenants and (b) the landlord, not between multiple tenants (sub-letting is typically not allowed).
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comment Can I back out from the lease before signing the contract
Also, any eventual tenancy agreement will be with the landlord (or his/her letting agent), not with any other tenant. Either way, until a tenancy agreement is signed, you haven't committed yourself to anything, so you can freely withdraw (though as others have mentioned, letting the other tenant know quickly would be the courteous thing to do).
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
Jul
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answered Difference between a mortgage and buy-to-let in UK
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awarded Pundit
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comment How do parties justify a chief whip?
@SamIam: indeed; opposition parties have whips too, and they're certainly not in government. The same is true for both parties in the US Congress, which is entirely separate from the Executive.
Jul
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revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
Jul
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revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
Jul
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comment ten years use VS. ten years of use
Though note that there should be an apostrophe after "years" for the first case, as it is possessive: ten years' use.
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Usage of "many" vs "many a"?
Jul
11
answered Simple Property Management Software
Jul
11
comment What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada?
It's not true that war with Canada would now lead to war with the UK. That may be what you meant, but I wasn't sure!
Jul
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comment What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada?
That last paragraph was true during World War I, but not since then.
Jul
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comment Good trust account in the UK
Does it have to be a trust? For example, might a Junior ISA do the job? If the inheritance is more than the annual ISA limit (now £15,000 p.a.), then a proper trust may need to be set up; for that you may need to speak to a solicitor who specialises in trusts.
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comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
@Chad - ah, I see; you're talking about actually being Queen, rather than merely having the title "Queen". In that case, is it not the case that the wife of the late King would only become Queen if she was next in the line of succession, which could only happen if she was the late King's sister and had neither children nor older siblings -- which unless we're talking about Game of Thrones, seems quite unlikely nowadays... :-)
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comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
@Chad: that's not true; the current Queen's mother had the title Queen, and she was not of royal blood either. Specifically, "All female consorts have had the right to be and have been styled as queens consort".
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