Charlotte Walker

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Charlotte Walker

11:08 AM, 31st December 2018, About 3 years ago

How do I get out of infested property?

Jay, living there has not presented you with insurmountable problems. Carpet moths and irritating bailiffs letters have not destroyed your partner's mental health, her response to them has. If you had treated the carpet moths with a few cans of spray they would have gone, sitting back and waiting has made the problem worse and it sounds like you are fishing for leverage against your landlord. They are absolutely not responsible for repairs outside of the flat as anyone who has ever bought a new build will know that they are rarely repair-free environments. This will only cause you more stress as will being adversarial. See out the term, move on.... Read More

Charlotte Walker

8:35 AM, 8th December 2018, About 3 years ago

HMO - Do I need to register?

Sounds like a 257 HMO to me (older conversion), it does not require licensing. 257s are only called HMOs because they didn't know where else to put them. If either of the rental flats has more than 5 (non family) occupants they can still be licensable individually.... Read More

Charlotte Walker

20:06 PM, 19th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Change of Beneficial Ownership

Doing this for your dad may feel generous but first check out if he will lose benefits of any kind.... Read More

Charlotte Walker

8:19 AM, 6th October 2017, About 4 years ago

Smoke Detector Requirements for 3 bedroom Flat

Irrespective of rules, I would invest in mains wired smoke detectors in common areas and a heat detector in the kitchen. A CO detector also gives reassurance. Battery ones nearly always get disabled by tenants and are a pain in the neck.... Read More

Charlotte Walker

8:35 AM, 12th August 2017, About 4 years ago

Generation Rent are more reliant than ever on the PRS

That's great, 61% can purchase the home that they would like, and over half in London! I don't know what they are worried about. Not being prepared to sacrifice location or type of property that they live in says a lot. 30 years ago it was not so different, most of my peer group moved to cheaper areas to achieve home ownership, sacrificing career progression or choice to settle somewhere, others stayed in London and raised kids in cramped conditions despite bigger salaries.... Read More