Cyril Moseley

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 10th August 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 14

Cyril Moseley

12:53 PM, 5th June 2020
About 6 months ago

It's constant uproar - What would you do?

Have you thought of letting it as a shared house (hmo). If you have more than one tenant, non-payment by one individual has less impact. Also, if you choose the right type of person (viz. In employment, with a bank account, good reference etc.) they might keep the property in better condition, as they scrutinise each other; especially in respect of shared facilities such as bathroom and kitchen.... Read More

Cyril Moseley

16:06 PM, 2nd April 2019
About 2 years ago

Eviction order and one way ticket to Greece?

Hi Steve,
The argument we would have used is that as he had apparently left without giving back the keys we had to change the locks for the security of our other tenants in the same property. All this would have meant for him was the inconvenience of contacting us for replacement keys. This is really the same procedure that would be necessary if a tenant lost their keys, thereby exposing the property to the possibility of unauthorised access. Even this would not stand-up in a single occupier situation though.... Read More

Cyril Moseley

13:08 PM, 2nd April 2019
About 2 years ago

Eviction order and one way ticket to Greece?

I had a problem in an HMO where a tenant was arrested (though the police would not confirm this) and we could not find out where he had been taken, or how long he was likely to be away from the property. To cut a long story short, we changed the locks and placed a notice on the door telling him that there had been a security issue due to his absence and where he could obtain a set of keys to the new locks if and when he returned. We never heard from him again and just went ahead and rented the room out to a new tenant after a couple of weeks.... Read More

Cyril Moseley

12:57 PM, 20th August 2016
About 4 years ago

What are the repercussions of cancelling signed AST?

Hi Gary,
If the local authority has been consulted throughout the refurbishment process and made aware that the intended purpose for the building was an HMO and they have not flagged up any objection to that, you could inform them that it is your intention to report the matter to the Local Authority Ombudsman on grounds of maladministration. The threat of such action sometimes concentrates the mind and can cause it to change.

Alternatively, and what I am about to suggest may not be possible from a practical and/or time frame perspective, but is there any way that the property could be converted into two flats at reasonable cost? I realise that this would need planning permission (time) and depending on the layout, it might be difficult or costly to achieve, but if it were possible you could perhaps end up with two properties each capable of taking 3 HMO tenants, neither of which would require a licence. This latter solution may seem a bit extreme, but if you are faced with the whole project failing desperate measures sometime need to be considered.... Read More

Cyril Moseley

21:55 PM, 19th August 2016
About 4 years ago

What are the repercussions of cancelling signed AST?

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "19/08/2016 - 20:30":

Hi Mandy,
That's ok, no offence taken. I guess we are all probably on a bit of a learning curve and you are right to be concerned about misinterpretation. No-one is on a steeper curve than me, as I have only been doing this for about a year, though I did have a little to do with HMOs in my previous existence, (now retired).
Cyril... Read More