Brian Phillips

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 29th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Brian Phillips

11:47 AM, 28th July 2014
About 6 years ago

Freeholder Gone Bust and I can't Extend my Lease

has your solicitor done a Land registry search on the Freehold title ? whilst not conclusive, this would show if there had been a legal Transfer of the Freehold and might provide an address... Read More

Brian Phillips

11:41 AM, 24th July 2014
About 6 years ago

Prospective Tenants not happy for visit - Should this ring alarm bells?

As an agent I have often visited prospective tenants in their current home prior to letting one of my client's flats/houses to them

Refusal to allow you to do so should ring huge alarm bells. Don't let to them. If you do, you have a very high possibility of very expensive repairs/legal action or something similar... Read More

Brian Phillips

16:40 PM, 8th April 2014
About 6 years ago

Restricted occupation rent reduction

it is what the market will dictate, and what the tenant will pay. Freda is right, though - it sounds like you need to pay for some professional advice from someone who knows the rentals in your area... Read More

Brian Phillips

15:27 PM, 8th April 2014
About 6 years ago

Restricted occupation rent reduction

I have managed these types of mixed tenancies for a very long time. Generally speaking its a matter of negotiating the best terms for yourself, there is no legislation covering the, or any, reduction. That said, if its a combined letting of shop and housepart, usually on a full repairing and insuring lease, then it is normal to reduce the housepart from what would otherwise be a much higher rent (if let separately) since the combined type of letting will absolve you from any repairing obligations, thus saving you money and making the tenant spend more than he would otherwise. If, by chance, its NOT a FRI letting, then any reduction should be quite small, certainly not as much as 50%... Read More

Brian Phillips

11:24 AM, 30th December 2013
About 6 years ago

Article 4 Planning for HMO in Brighton - help required for failed planning consent

I agree with Andy about appealing the decision, and with Industry Observer. it matters not that the tenant didn't sleep there
I must, however, disagree with Andy about the neighbours - it is always best to remain on as good terms as possible with neighbours, since they can be, effectively, your eyes and ears locally... Read More