Hamish McBloggs

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 22nd March 2016


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Hamish McBloggs

15:39 PM, 22nd October 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Surprise! new tenant

Reply to the comment left by John Gordon at 22/10/2018 - 13:03
I think I am very approachable any time of day or night and make it absolutely clear to my tenants that this is the case and I would be horrified to find otherwise.

To be frightened of my response could be a reasonable conclusion but why would I invite the opportunity for a void by declining sensible plans?

by 'the control part' I assume you are referring to the arrears eroding. Everything was working well. What do you not accept?

Can you elaborate on the 'new rules'?

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Hamish McBloggs

13:38 PM, 15th October 2018
About a month ago

Surprise! new tenant

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 15/10/2018 - 13:36
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Hamish McBloggs

13:32 PM, 15th October 2018
About a month ago

Surprise! new tenant

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 15/10/2018 - 13:10
Graham,

All communications are with the tenant.

Although very impolite, the sister is not in the loop and not treated as the tenant.

Thanks

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Hamish McBloggs

13:08 PM, 15th October 2018
About a month ago

Surprise! new tenant

Reply to the comment left by roly at 15/10/2018 - 11:51Hi Roly,
Sadly I am inclined to agree, they are unlikely to come back.
But surely a tenant can have their mother/friend/uncle stay and dog sit whilst they go on a 2 month African safari. Is that subletting? Yes, there is common courtesy of course but at what point does law compel a tenant to tell a landlord about the temporary arrangement?
We don't have a clause in our SHT's that states a tenant must tell us every time they aren't present when someone else is. And if we did, how granular should it be ... just popping out to the shops? Is there a proper mechanism to manage this?
If the sister pays rent to the tenant then that's subletting; very definitely if the tenant turns a 'profit'. But if she pays me then that's what precisely? I am concerned that there may me some sort of implied tenancy over which I would have little control.
I cannot simply sign a new agreement with the sister. Logically, the existing tenancy agreement must be legally terminated first. There is at least 8 weeks notice regardless of route other than deed of surrender.
I am considering getting a formal 'statement' from the sister describing the 'house sitting' arrangement in lieu of unravelling the mess in the correct way.
Yes, I am considering S8. I don't want to. Also I am at a significant disadvantage with no forwarding address; I don't know where 'home' is. A delicate position as to upset the sister may shut down options.
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Hamish McBloggs

12:26 PM, 15th October 2018
About a month ago

Surprise! new tenant

Reply to the comment left by Yvette Newbury at 15/10/2018 - 10:43
Hi Yvette,

The situation is as I describe until I know any different.

To confirm the Sister has a right to rent is on my task list this week.

However, I do not want to unwittingly do anything that tacitly approves a tenancy; I don't want to find later that there is some unfavourable quirk of law despite the facts.

A cautious approach for a day or two & gather info.

Thanks

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