Simon Hall

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 21st November 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 319

Simon Hall

14:01 PM, 28th October 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Deposit not protected and solicitor demanding six times deposit repayment?

Unfortunately, some of responses you have received citing that you should be charged 3 X times maximum penalty is incorrect. The reason why, you have been asked to pay 6 x penalty is as you have failed to protect correctly during first tenancy. There is no requirement to reprotect only if you had protected correctly in first instance. Therefore maximum penalty would be claimed against you would stand at 6 X penalty.

However, since you have now protected deposit your culpability is reduced (assuming you have served correct paperwork albeit late) so in other words. despite the fact you did not protect deposit in time but you have done so. I believe if it went to Court you are likely to face 2 X Penalty in total. Again assuming you have served correct paperwork (albeit late) 1 X during fixed and 1 X during periodic. This is regardless of how much solicitors are seeking to claim. There are good defence advocates charging reasonable fixed fees to prepare a defence for you. Whatever happens do not settle out of Court more than 2/3 times deposit amount. As if they are not settling less than 6 times then you better off going before Judge and let him/her decide.... Read More

Simon Hall

15:46 PM, 8th July 2020
About 5 months ago

Summer Economic Update - Landlords Reaction

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 08/07/2020 - 14:48
This is what my understanding is.... Read More

Simon Hall

15:54 PM, 18th May 2020
About 6 months ago

Accountant aggressively refusing refund?

Reply to the comment left by Richard Adams at 18/05/2020 - 10:28
Hi Richard,

Are you a solicitor, can he force me to remain within contract even if I cancelled within 14 days and assuming he can strongly argue I am business. which I am not as my wife and I operate as business.... Read More

Simon Hall

15:52 PM, 18th May 2020
About 6 months ago

Accountant aggressively refusing refund?

Reply to the comment left by Lindsay Keith at 18/05/2020 - 10:12
Yes it does and I have made a formal complaint respectively.... Read More

Simon Hall

15:51 PM, 18th May 2020
About 6 months ago