Tony McVey

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 20th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 65

Tony McVey

20:35 PM, 16th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Three year Council Tax bill?

Your friend should sue the council for the return of his money using the argument quoted by David Price. Landlords should never if in the slightest doubt make any payment to local authorities or utility providers. What makes you think that they know the law?... Read More

Tony McVey

20:38 PM, 23rd September 2018
About 7 months ago

Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

I agree with Michael about the absence of a requirement to serve Gas Certificates or EPC’s for tenancies before 1/10/2015, but there is a worrying element of ambiguity in the Act and Regulations which might lead you to serve them anyway before issuing a s.21.... Read More

Tony McVey

14:48 PM, 31st August 2018
About 8 months ago

Where can I go when the Energy Ombudsman takes tenant's word?

Colin, I have no dealings with Utility Suppliers save for Water Boards who are in a special legal position. No default judgment can be entered against you without your being able to argue your case at a hearing. The Ombudsman has no power to change the law. Landlords who have not agreed explicitly or implicitly ( by using electricity) to enter into a contract are not liable to pay anything.... Read More

Tony McVey

12:04 PM, 22nd August 2018
About 8 months ago

Where can I go when the Energy Ombudsman takes tenant's word?

I do not know why you bother consulting the Ombudsman. They have no power to change the law. Landlords are only liable to pay for electricity
which they consume. No utility company has ever confirmed the legal basis for liability for any unoccupied period. I have never paid a standing charge for any such period in over 30 years.... Read More

Tony McVey

12:21 PM, 20th August 2018
About 8 months ago

Where can I go when the Energy Ombudsman takes tenant's word?

How can the Eon contract move from one person to another? The essence of contract is agreement between the parties. How does a landlord agree to enter into the contract if he does nothing? A contract cannot be foisted onto another unless there is legislation to authorise this.... Read More