Ross Tulloch

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 4th April 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 62

Ross Tulloch

17:38 PM, 22nd December 2019
About 2 months ago

Selective Licencing - 1 room is 10cm too small?

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 22/12/2019 - 17:10
Michael Barnes, you are right of course, I am just angry that such a bad rule is ending up making people pay more than they need for accommodation as a result of silly rules that benefit no one. And many rooms will remain empty if rules are followed. Rather than break rules, or have empty rooms, we sold, which meant 8 very good tenants had to find somewhere else to live.... Read More

Ross Tulloch

8:25 AM, 22nd December 2019
About 2 months ago

Selective Licencing - 1 room is 10cm too small?

Somehow this needs to get into the papers. What about starting with your local paper. Effectively the council are saying it be much better for people to be sleeping on the streets because that is legal than in a room slightly too small. Of course technically those room sizes are illegal throughout the country. I am not aware that anybody has estimated how many people will effectively be made homeless by this silly rule but it is in the tens of thousands. 20% of my properties had a room such as yours and because I did not want to take the hit on the rent I simply sold them all evicting everybody. A total disaster for the tenants and not good for me. I happened to know that one of the properties was taken on by a landlord, the biggest room divided into two and the property is now happily inhabited by even more people but totally illegally. Good for him and good for the tenants of course... Read More

Ross Tulloch

12:10 PM, 7th December 2019
About 2 months ago

Selective Licencing - 1 room is 10cm too small?

Reply to the comment left by Prakash Tanna at 07/12/2019 - 10:11
In my experience they do not ask for the room to be vacated, but you cannot re-let. So they do not make anyone homeless, but are happy for homeless on the streets (legal) rather than comfortably in a room that someone who is not looking at the big picture considers too small. Pathetic of course... Read More

Ross Tulloch

17:12 PM, 6th December 2019
About 3 months ago

Selective Licencing - 1 room is 10cm too small?

As I understand it the 6.51 m is not something they can take a view on. 20% of our portfolio had rooms too small so we simply evicted everybody and sold the properties off. Sad because the main loser as always with legislation like this that hasn’t been thought about is always the tenant. On another property we have in Southwark we had no living room so the requirement was 10 m for a single person minimum. I took them to tribunal because one of them was 8.51 m. Before the tribunal we had a mediation meeting and I told them that they would lose because anybody with an ounce of common sense would not say that this perfectly habitable room had to remain empty permanently. After some weeks they decided to give in to me and so I have permission.... Read More

Ross Tulloch

11:17 AM, 22nd October 2019
About 4 months ago

Tenant asks for so called 'No Fault Eviction Notice'?

Reply to the comment left by Arthur Allen at 22/10/2019 - 10:46
Arthur, yes in our experience that is exactly what the council do they say stop paying the rent and eventually you will get evicted. Only then can we help you... Read More