Tobias Nightingale

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 124

Tobias Nightingale

10:24 AM, 10th October 2018, About 3 years ago

Only 16 English councils know how many properties are covered by new HMO regulations

In my neck of the woods, the council only started allowing applications period in middle august and did point blank refused applications for 'mandatory' licences till then. I was told numerous times they would not fine people for not sending in the mandatory ones until 1 Jan. However I would say it is not wise to trust Councils when legally they would be entitled to fine landlords.... Read More

Tobias Nightingale

10:04 AM, 22nd August 2018, About 3 years ago

Discrimination in the rental sector

Reply to the comment left by Siobhan Southern at 22/08/2018 - 09:23
Further to this Siobhan - With there annual budget of £50 million they could house quite a number if housing each homeless cost £100k (doubtful) it would house 500 people.... Read More

Tobias Nightingale

11:00 AM, 20th August 2018, About 3 years ago

Respond now or get 3 year tenancies!

One thing that occurs to me regarding this which neither goverments or landlords has done is - The knock on effect with the tenant deposit cap upper limmit of 6 weeks. I mean it was already far to low if a tenant damages a property but now with 3 year tenancies it is effectivly 2 weeks deposit per year. Unless I am missing something.... Read More

Tobias Nightingale

11:18 AM, 26th July 2018, About 3 years ago

Gas certificates and Section 21 – be compliant or you may pay the price

Hi landlord action,
I would have thought it would be easy to find out if section 21 eviction cases have been done in London since the ruling. That would clarify whats going on there. Needless to say this is appauling after even health hazard warnings from councils you get the warning and time period to take action to do said things and then IF you dont they go ahead. That does not apply in this case and could even apply if someone had the check done AND even if they gave cert to tenant did not just get proof!... Read More

Tobias Nightingale

10:19 AM, 12th July 2018, About 3 years ago

Rent A Room consultation will hit Airbnb style letting

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 12/07/2018 - 00:31
The regs surrounding HMO apply even if it is a joint tenancy(I think apart from the requirement to do a fire risk assessment if not the fire safety requirments). And if its a joint tenancy chances they are all on good terms.... Read More