James Noble

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 7th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

James Noble

18:39 PM, 7th August 2013
About 7 years ago

Stung by the £500pw Benefit Cap, no rent being paid - Help!

Reply to the comment left by "Puzzler " at "07/08/2013 - 15:44":

I have sympathy with Paul's comments. When you read comments like - 'when they've had it for years, they've got used to it.' It's time for a change. This woman is getting more money than I earn as a school teacher (with five children). My brother is a care-worker with severely disabled folk - £16,000 a year. 'Nuff said.... Read More

James Noble

22:33 PM, 13th June 2013
About 7 years ago

Taking over the management from my agent

Thanks Mark (got the name correct this time). After all this advice I rather think I'll have to become a paid up member of 118. You've got yourself a new colleague.... Read More

James Noble

22:10 PM, 13th June 2013
About 7 years ago

Taking over the management from my agent

Thank you, James. The comments made by you and Gareth have made me dig through my records. Fortunately, I keep everything (much to the despair of my wife.) I've just discovered a (forgotten) copy of a letter I sent in 1999 - the beginning of the tenancy - reminding the tenant that he had agreed to top-up any shortfall from Housing Benefit. Needless to add, there was a shortfall,and it was never topped-up. I ignored this, being content to accept what the Local Authority was willing to offer. But this shortfall must have amounted to the deposit every few years. In other words, it could be argued that by 2003, their original deposit would have been 'used'. From 2003, on the new AST agreements, the deposit amount has either been left blank or just 'paid'. Can I argue that there is now no deposit left to deposit? (The tenant and I look upon each other as old friends - we get on very well, and all repairs, gas certs. etc. are dealt with promptly.)... Read More

James Noble

21:17 PM, 13th June 2013
About 7 years ago

Taking over the management from my agent

Sorry - should have said 'Gareth'.'... Read More

James Noble

20:59 PM, 13th June 2013
About 7 years ago

Taking over the management from my agent

Thanks for the information, Garath, (and apologies for slipping away form the main subject.) I've had the same tenant for over 10 years,with the same details on the agreement - which I've sent out each year, for renewal. It's not a 'new' AST, but the same one, signed each year... No use,I suppose? Sounds like I need to sort out the deposit?... Read More