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12:35 PM, 4th December 2017, About 4 years ago

Landlords fund-raising for the homeless

Reply to the comment left by john lown at 29/11/2017 - 11:11
The UK has a shockingly bad track record in looking after its armed forces once they leave their military role. Whilst serving, personnel are not prepared for Civvi Street, money management or being alone after years of being part of a huge team. It is no surprise that so many become homeless. Simply providing a roof over one's head is not always sufficient; sometimes there are mental health issues which add to the terrible situation. Unfortunately Shelter, doesn't do what it says on the tin; but this proposal could work. Good luck everyone; hope it takes off.... Read More


12:17 PM, 14th November 2016, About 5 years ago

Council say elderly mother with dementia cannot be added to tenancy?

The reason the elderly lady cannot be included in the AST is probably due to the fact that an AST is a contract and under contract law the lady would be deemed to lack the capacity to be a party to a legally binding contract. That having been said the council may be able to accept that she is resident (and your tenant would not be over accommodated for their purposes) if you could permit her as an authorised occupier whilst the tenant remains (and complies with all the terms of her AST). It appears that the elderly lady has freed up council accommodation, so perhaps the housing department will assist with this dilemma and point you in the right direction so that everything is compliant in respect of them being able to fulfill their obligations as well as your tenant being able to remain in her home with her mother without being penalised. Good luck, hope it all works out well for you all.... Read More


10:28 AM, 30th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Can this tenancy become periodic?

Reply to the comment left by "Hazel de Kloe" at "29/09/2016 - 18:44":

As you have accepted 12 month's payment upfront, my understanding is that any "Period" as in Periodic tenancy would also be 12 months. This is something to consider when accepting any amount more than a single month's rent in advance. Your idea of granting a new 6 month AST with monthly rents payable in advance should resolve this problem, but please take legal advice on this as I am not a lawyer. Before the end of the next 6 month term you should write to the tenant to advise that upon expiry of that term the tenancy will become a contractual periodic tenancy (otherwise it will become a statutory periodic, which means that if the tenant vacates prior to the end of a period you will have to pick up the bill for council tax as soon as the property becomes vacant). Hope this helps.... Read More