Lindsay Keith

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd August 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 19

Lindsay Keith

9:45 AM, 30th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Bad advice and penalty fee for HMO let in Newham?

See a professional indemnity solicitor immediately.

Your position is not good but it seems that you have been led along, the blind leading the blind. Now the lights have come on, get sound legal advice from a specialist, NOT a generalist. I am not a landlord and tenant expert but I was a professional indemnity solicitor, now it seems a very long time ago!... Read More

Lindsay Keith

9:34 AM, 30th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

S21 ban: Should straightforward possession cases be decided out of court?

Reply to the comment left by DavidM at 29/04/2019 - 15:41
I am not an expert in this minefield but would it be possible and effective legally to ask the incoming tenant to sign their year long tenancy agreement including a clause giving the notice to quit referred to? Then you don't have to badger them to give that notice later, possibly at a time when they are really swotting hard, let alone the risk they ignore the request anyway?... Read More

Lindsay Keith

9:17 AM, 30th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Council threaten after uncorroborated nuisance complaint?

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 29/04/2019 - 11:37
Suggest look at the deeds by way of search at Land Registry. You can do this online, or ask your solicitor to do this.... Read More

Lindsay Keith

10:23 AM, 29th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Council threaten after uncorroborated nuisance complaint?

Rubbish though the Council may be talking, do not ignore, they won't just go away. Depending on their political make-up, they may be pursuing an entirely different agenda than what they give the impression they have in play, namely, dealing with a nuisance. Their reported threat is dangerous.

By all means speak with your local Councillor but at the same time see your solicitor. Make sure in advance that the solicitor is in fact an expert in the quarrelsome minefield that is Landlord & Tenant. Not just a local tabby that does conveyancing and 'family'.... Read More

Lindsay Keith

11:49 AM, 7th April 2018
About A year ago

Ex tenant trying to sue me for personal injuries!

As a retired insurance defence based solicitor, the absolute essential is to refer the letter IMMEDIATELY to your liability insurer. DO NOT reply to the solicitor's letter you have received. The tenant is probably on a no win no fee retainer (unless able to cough up fees in advance?) and the solicitors may be expecting a meek response to 'save costs'. My old insurer clients would have told them to get stuffed.

As to the tenant's friend and the tenant's son falling, they ought to sue the tenant, good old Occupiers Liability Act etc.? Now, that would be fun?... Read More