Martin Green

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Wednesday 28th December 2016

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Martin Green

10:51 AM, 19th March 2021, About 8 months ago

When can I re-let room after tenant has done a runner?

I’m in the same scenario, tenant in an HMO hasn’t been seen since beginning of December and is currently over 5 months in arrears of rent. Some of his possessions are still in the room. My understanding is that have to wait until they are 6 months in arrears of rent then issue a section 8 notice with a months notice . If still doesn’t return by then apply to the courts for a possession order .... Read More

Martin Green

14:20 PM, 23rd April 2020, About 2 years ago

LHA Increase to trigger rent increase?

In oxfordshire the LHA rates are about 50% below the private rental amount, especially in HMOs . The councils / DHP response is to let the arrears amount up and evict them . Not ideal in current lockdown .... Read More

Martin Green

10:56 AM, 15th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Eviction process - Is this the new reality?

I had a possession order court date of 21st April, I've just received a letter stating its adjourned to be listed on a date to be fixed. The parties are urged to seek settlement where possible, and to notify the court if settlement is reached. There isn't any chance of settlement as tenant already in 7 months rent arrears. Universal Credit are now paying direct to me (60% of rent) as of last month but this took approx. 4 month to organise. There are some organisations (connect support and Aspire in Oxfordshire) that can help, but have yet to receive any payment. I have another HMO tenant also in rent arrears of 3 months a section 8 has been issued before Covid19, I haven't issued a possession order yet, but NLA are advising to, to at least be in the system.... Read More

Martin Green

13:50 PM, 6th November 2018, About 3 years ago

Gas safety check flexibility?

I use a company 24/7 home rescue to do my gas safety certs and they're not aware of the change. I explained and showed them references but insisted they can only issue a cert that expires 12 months from inspection... Read More