Ross Tulloch

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 4th April 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 64

Ross Tulloch

10:38 AM, 6th April 2020
About 4 days ago

HMO statutory room size discretion?

As I understand it the 6.51m min is a countrywide minimum that there is no discretion on. We had two properties with a room smaller than this with a very happy tenant in each, but sadly rather than leave an empty room we had to sell both properties and evict the 8 happy tenants, which was bad indeed for them and us... a very bad regulation which hits the people at the bottom hardest. (I understand that the new landlord is letting this room, and indeed has divided the largest room into two as well, which is good for homelessness and the tenants, but is, pathetically, illegal.... Read More

Ross Tulloch

10:42 AM, 21st February 2020
About 2 months ago

Tenant handed in notice but wants rent refund?

We rent out rooms in shared flats. We always say if the tenant leaves early, (although normally after at least 6 months), provided they or we find a tenant to take over on a particular day, we will always refund any rent paid beyond this.... Read More

Ross Tulloch

17:38 PM, 22nd December 2019
About 4 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 4 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 4 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