Giles Peaker

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 11th September 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 66

Giles Peaker

9:46 AM, 12th January 2019
About 4 days ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 12/01/2019 - 02:50
There is a clear answer in my post that I linked to.

I agree the way MHCLG approached this - the 1 October 2015 changes - has been unhelpful, complicated and difficult to work out. The updated section 21 validity flowchart on Nearly Legal has been much in demand, by landlords, lawyers, advisors and indeed judges.... Read More

Giles Peaker

19:50 PM, 11th January 2019
About 5 days ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 11/01/2019 - 11:17
Hi Mike. I think you are muddling things up. For a pre 1 October 2015 tenancy that is still continuing, the Gas Safety Certificate rules haven't changed. Nor do the EPC or 'How to Rent Guide' requirements. See https://nearlylegal.co.uk/2018/09/autumn-mellow-fruitfulness-and-new-section-21-rules/

Of course, if a new fixed term (aka a 'replacement tenancy') was granted on or after 1 October 2015, all those rules apply.... Read More

Giles Peaker

19:42 PM, 11th January 2019
About 5 days ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

Reply to the comment left by Ela at 09/01/2019 - 16:18
It is rare for cases against a council for their 'placing' of tenants with private landlords to be brought, but there is at least one example of it being successful - Minter v Mole Valley District Council (2011)
https://nearlylegal.co.uk/2011/12/to-let-or-not-to-let/
It is only a county court case, so not a precedent, but might offer some suggestions to consider. Key is that the council knowingly misrepresented the tenant's suitability and past conduct.... Read More

Giles Peaker

11:37 AM, 6th January 2019
About A week ago

UNFIT - Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018

Reply to the comment left by Steve B at 06/01/2019 - 11:25
The HA 1985 amends aren’t relevant for private landlords. What people should be looking at is what the amended Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 will be. I’ve put a short explainer on the Act and a pdf of what sections 8 to 10 LTA 1985 will read as on Nearly Legal - here https://nearlylegal.co.uk/2018/12/fitness-for-habitation-a-thumbnail-guide/... Read More

Giles Peaker

11:16 AM, 6th January 2019
About A week ago

UNFIT - Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018

Reply to the comment left by Steve B at 06/01/2019 - 10:11
As it says, subsections (2) to (5) amend Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Subsection (6) amends Housing Act 1985. So they amend different Acts. No error.... Read More