Giles Peaker

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 11th September 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 105

Giles Peaker

16:21 PM, 27th August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 27/08/2019 - 14:51
Yes, that was my point. I was agreeing with you on that bit.... Read More

Giles Peaker

22:37 PM, 26th August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 26/08/2019 - 22:30
Oh they are to be believed. Ridiculous though it may seem.... Read More

Giles Peaker

22:29 PM, 26th August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 26/08/2019 - 22:23
Chris. The LGO has criticised councils for failing to deal with ‘threatened with homelessness’ and for leaving any action to the day of eviction. But it is built into the homelessness reduction Act that someone served a s.21 notice is only threatened with homelessness up to the point of a possession order. That was MHCLG, under heavy lobbying from councils.... Read More

Giles Peaker

22:50 PM, 24th August 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by MoodyMolls at 24/08/2019 - 11:45
I'm not going to answer your questions about my practice, because they make no sense. I have defended for tenants, I have claimed for tenants. I have defended for landlords, I have claimed for landlords.

My experience - though it is just mine - is that leaks, penetrating damp, defective boilers and hot water and heating failures are the most common disrepair issues. Though collapsed ceilings, leaking sewer waste pipes, rotten window frames and holes in roofs are also quite common.

The value of the damages claim (separate from the cost of works) depends on the rent level, how bad the problems were and how long they were left unfixed by the landlord.

As you appear to have slipped into interrogation, why don't you tell me how many properties you own, how many disrepair claims or counterclaims you have faced, on what issues, and how many of them you have lost and for how much?

The information on what kinds of disrepair are claimed for and what the claims are worth isn't recorded by HMCTS/MoJ. It isn't even recorded how many housing disrepair claims there are.

Personally, I expect a slow increase in claims now H(FFHH)A is in fore. Some will be claims that would have been brought as disrepair claims before anyway. Information will take time to filter through and, contrary to general belief in these parts, tenants are on the whole very reluctant to bring legal proceedings. But we will see. The first 5 months have been quiet, there may be an uptick in March 2020 when existing tenancies fall under the Act.

The county courts are falling apart anyway. They are hugely under funded. 50% cut since 2010, so bigger in real terms. Take that up with the government. We all want a functioning court system.... Read More

Giles Peaker

11:39 AM, 24th August 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 24/08/2019 - 11:31
Thank you, Mark. I apologise likewise for the dig.... Read More