Chris Daniel

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th May 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 444

Chris Daniel

22:12 PM, 17th January 2019
About 17 hours ago

Access after section 8/abandonment

From the original information, there's a lot of supposition been added, - i.e Heating left on ( why is Landlord liable for this in a single let ? ) taps running - How do we know this, unless we can hear water running from outside.
There are no grounds to enter after 24 hours notice, or for ' Reasonable reasons ' despite the notion sounding, well - reasonable, the law of Quiet Enjoyment, as Neil points out has got nothing to do with reasonableness. Neither has many laws for that matter !
A landlord can enter in an ' Emergency ' or if the property is insecure and at risk. ( which is part of the answer some have been suggesting. )
I would go in with witness, close windows, take photo's of contents - don't touch any of them, secure the property ( that does not mean changing locks and excluding the tenant ) and then FOLLOW the PCOL process that follows Sec 8 notice expiry. Landlords needs evidence and justifiable reasons for why s/he's entering. Insecurity and risk to property could be one. ( Take photo's - evidence to protect yourself from a subsequent Breach of Quiet Enjoyment. )
Of course, if the landlord had next of kin details for tenant ( which should always be requested for a number of reasons, ( aside from the Deposit Prescribed Information - ) notification of entry and reason - purpose could be served on them.
The caution about entering a property has not been overstated, there are risks you have to mitigate with grounds - reasons / evidence for doing so.... Read More

Chris Daniel

20:07 PM, 8th January 2019
About A week ago

Seeking Help in 'De-bunking' MHCLG's report

Reply to the comment left by Cathie Hawkins at 08/01/2019 - 18:08
Thanks Cathie, - don't understand what judge meant by 'costs to the tenant would be limited' - did he mean to infer that the subsequent HCEO costs wouldn't be allowed ? because they would be added, as their a legitimate expense that, that particular judge has no future ruling upon.
I would advocate giving any legal stories about use use or difficulties of such, to David Asker at the Sheriff's Office ( he can be emailed directly - as he is interested )... Read More

Chris Daniel

11:27 AM, 4th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Open ended tenancies and on the hook for start dates?

The 'Advice' I give, is to get the tenants to sign the AST ( but Landlord doesn't sign, until the previous tenants vacate. )
In terms of students, their University studies are a little more predictable that other tenants, so should less often be a vacating issue ( dare I say ? )... Read More

Chris Daniel

11:51 AM, 19th December 2018
About a month ago

Seeking Help in 'De-bunking' MHCLG's report

Typical answers I'm told by landlords are '
1. Following a court application after a Sec 21 notice has expired, Landlords are waiting about 2 and a half to 3 months ( 10 - 12 weeks.) to get a Possession Order without a hearing ( Accelerated Possession )
2. Following submission of application for Possession ( n5b ) and a court hearing, I'm told its an average of 12 - 14 weeks.
3. The date the court awards Possession ( whether that's after a Sec 21 or Section 8 ) Landlords are waiting at least 6-7 weeks, some 10 weeks.
4. I have experience a request to use High Court Enforcement Officers to carry out the eviction, refused by a judge, saying "those companies don't give the tenant enough notice" ! Have you been refused permission to use HCEO - if so, roughly when and what court please ?... Read More

Chris Daniel

11:40 AM, 19th December 2018
About a month ago

Calm before the storm?

Sorry, but WHERE exactly are tenants taking control ? Rents rose at different rates, not surprisingly moreso during the summer where there's traditionally higher demand.
Rents are still up now from a year ago and set to continue, Where is that 'control' by tenants ?
What Tenants in the main are not grasping is the 'REASONS' for the increases i.e. Sec 24 Tax, and Licensing etc. Govt are hoping to hoodwink tenants into voting for them, because of All the policies they're introduced on the PRS, hoping most tenants won't recognise the impact their having on rental prices.... Read More