Ian Thornley

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 10th December 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Ian Thornley

8:27 AM, 20th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Serving notice on a none paying DSS tenant

Thanks Thom,

I really appreciate the feedback on this.

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Ian Thornley

9:29 AM, 18th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Serving notice on a none paying DSS tenant

I would just like to pass on my thanks also for your detailed comments Thom. I feel much clearer about the situation over last few days.
Does anyone know if my case had to go to court after the end of the tenancy how a judge would view the late protection of a deposit. The fine im happy to take on the chin as a learning curve but surely it would not be grounds to let a tenant remain who had been served notice ignored it, not paid rent and who was now taking up the time of the courts?
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Ian Thornley

13:22 PM, 16th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Serving notice on a none paying DSS tenant

Thanks Thom,

We have now had contact from the tenant after issuing a letter for payment and informing her and her guarantor that a third party debt collector will get involved if the rent is not paid. Turns out the real reason for none payment is her overspending at christmas.

I have arranged a visit to look at the mould problem again so I can take moisure readings etc and she is agreeable to sign an application form for payment of local housing allowance to the landlord.

I will see how we get on.

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Ian Thornley

23:10 PM, 13th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Serving notice on a none paying DSS tenant

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "13/01/2017 - 21:17":

Thanks again for your advice Gary,

We have a good relationship with all our other tenants and so far being a landlord has been a positive experience.

I knew this day would come eventually and if it helps me get my affairs in order that bit quicker to be a better landlord I am glad of the experience.

I am sure after 15 years you have heard your fair share of non payment excuses and I agree with your views around the lack of trust that must follow.

FCC Paragon only deal with the debt recovery side of the issue but it is something I believe must be tackled immediately to possibly limit the inevitable losses for the coming months.

I agree with you that dealing with any section 21 notice would be a worthwhile experience for me and my business partner and we intend to do our research now before making anymore naïve decisions.

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Ian Thornley

17:35 PM, 13th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Serving notice on a none paying DSS tenant

Thanks Gary,

The deposit is protected but was done over 30 days after the start of the ast, again a beginners mistake on our part so not sure where that sits on the section 21 notice? I have been in contact with fcc paragon debt recovery and first impressions were really good. All the epc gsc and rent guidance docs have been sent out today along with a 7 day demand for payment to both tenant and guarantor explaining that failure to comply will result in a third party getting involved to recover the money owned. I am confident the mould is being caused by the tenants and will take your advice on the equiptment you have previously used. Thank you for your support.... Read More