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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5


7:52 AM, 21st November 2019, About 2 years ago

Valuation Mystique?

If both flats have a lease, then presumably they have separate titles at the Land Registry. I don't understand how a probate valuation could assume a title different from that which is registered. I would appeal.... Read More


11:19 AM, 28th February 2019, About 2 years ago

It's always me me me!

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 25/02/2019 - 13:42
Hi Robert,
I too have wasted much time and money chasing defaulting tenants. I too have a not-for-profit CIC for housing homeless and vulnerable single adults. Please drop me a text on 07836 293493 or and I'll call for your debt chaser's contacts... Read More


11:51 AM, 26th February 2019, About 2 years ago

Well Done B&Q raising £1million for "charity" advising tenants to break the law!

It's seldom I find comments on 118 mean minded. It's usually a generous forum that seeks to get the balance right between Landlords' viability and tenant rights. I have stopped my regular (and longstanding) donation to Shelter since they ramped up their Landlord bashing, but encouraging self-sufficiency for tenants and teaching them how to repair and maintain their homes seems a reasonable, even commendable initiative from B&Q.
I don't know many tenants who would rather repair something him/herself tan get the landlord to do it for them, so we're talking about tenants in neglected properties rented from unresponsive landlords.... Read More


11:51 AM, 15th October 2018, About 3 years ago

Surprise! new tenant

Unlikely that your tenant will ever move back in and you have no agreement in place with their replacement who is effectively sub-letting and therefore in breach of the agreement. I would be insisting that ALL documentation is formally signed by the new tenant, exactly as if this is a new tenancy inventory signed, plus a statement signed by the new tenant that she occupied the property "informally" before documentation could be signed in the normal way. If she refuses, I would give notice to the original tenant under section 8 (breach of tenancy agreement). You will have trouble evicting under section 24, a new tenant to whom you have provided no documentation and with whom you have no tenancy agreement.
I hope she signs without hesitation, if not you know where this is going... Read More


8:41 AM, 21st February 2018, About 3 years ago

Who is on the hook for flood damage to tenants' possessions?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 21/02/2018 - 08:29
It's probably worth saying that we should all have LLs insurance and cover for our furniture, carpets etc that's not covered by buildings insurance.
A friend recently had a drunk tenant put her arm through a glass pane in an internal door and claim compensation for her badly cut arm as wired glass should have been fitted. Without LL insurance the costs could have run to many thousands... Read More