Michael Holmes

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 22nd September 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 106

Michael Holmes

8:18 AM, 25th January 2021, About 6 months ago

DPS - Refund during lockdown?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 24/01/2021 - 15:02
Courts can come up with all sorts of arguments, but the fact is, no mention of the word Deposit is mentioned in the contract. Only by using quite convoluted sophistry could a judge try to make a judgment of that sort. Fortunately I have never gone to any court to have to argue the case.... Read More

Michael Holmes

14:37 PM, 24th January 2021, About 6 months ago

DPS - Refund during lockdown?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 24/01/2021 - 08:51
1 month after the first double payment, so they are always two months ahead and then they run off the extra month at the end.... Read More

Michael Holmes

11:24 AM, 23rd January 2021, About 6 months ago

DPS - Refund during lockdown?

Yes, I foresaw these problems years ago. I decided to increase my rents slightly to cover any likely damages and breakages and did without deposits, just took two months rent in advance. In that time, I am still well ahead financially and have avoided a ton of trouble by all accounts.... Read More

Michael Holmes

20:17 PM, 14th September 2020, About 11 months ago

Ex-tenant threatening legal action over parking?

I would be very wary of getting involved with lawyers. Just tell him NO and if he takes it further, get the agents to deal with it. They should be insured for this type of scenario.... Read More

Michael Holmes

9:23 AM, 8th September 2020, About 11 months ago

Is the DWP fully complicit in ensuring evictions?

Dear Reluctant,

All I take away from this is don’t whatever you do take on UC tenants. Not only are you making a rod for your own back by doing so, but you then become involved with organs of the state. If you haven’t become aware of it by now, then I will lay it out for you. The functionaries operating in this system are not on your side. Hence all the difficulties you have encountered.... Read More