Mid Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 5th July 2017

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 3

Mid Landlord

10:19 AM, 18th September 2019
About 2 years ago

Concerned about DPS certificate and issuing a section 21?

I had a strange situation with a deposit, and a couple that split up, and a re-issuing of tenancy etc etc (its described on P118 somewhere). Not exactly like yours, but one that left me with questions.... I used Landlord Action for the Section 21, and to review paper work and the procedure I had previously followed. They advised a couple of courses of action

1) Reissue everything, to get signatures on the dotted line, then do the s21

2) Return the deposit (everything else I did was in order) first, then do the s21

I went for option 2. It was risky, but I took a view that the tenant needed to leave, I needed to regain possession to move forward, and it would be "worth it" in the end.

I think getting a professional to help, like Landlord Action, would be a good first step.... Read More

Mid Landlord

21:29 PM, 24th January 2018
About 3 years ago

Am I getting the right Section 21 advice - Father provided deposit?

Just a quick update. The tenant has vacated a week early! Hurrah.

The DPS refused to comment on my particular issue, merely pointing out what I needed was a legal opinion. The legal opinion was not particularly forthcoming, and I wasn't keen on paying for a more detailed opinion.

So as is often the case where the money pot is not bottomless, and there are easier ways out, I returned the deposit to the tenant, delivered the bad news, and held my breath. So far so good.

I am aware that I am still possibly liable for the potential problem if the tenant decides to question it, but as others have pointed out it is quite possibly not an issue at all.... Read More

Mid Landlord

11:17 AM, 28th October 2017
About 4 years ago

Am I getting the right Section 21 advice - Father provided deposit?

Thank you for your comments. I thought that what I was being told by the eviction specialist was only half of the information I needed. Mostly because of my reading on this site.
The payment was indeed made directly by the father into our account, and the tenants told me that would be happening and who would be paying. With my 20/20 hindsight, it would obviously have been handled differently at the time and much pestering would have been done for contact details. You live and learn.
Now I just need to make a decision on the way forward

a) Re-issue the PI (assuming I actually get the fathers contact details this time), then issue section 21.

b) Give the deposit back and issue section 21.

c) Get legal advice about the PI situation and do as necessary, then issue section 21.


d) Risk it and just issue section 21.

To be honest the tenant is a pain, and this will be painful whatever I do. At this point giving the deposit back, issuing a section 21 and getting rid seems like the best option. I am at a point where I see giving the deposit back as almost a worthwhile “investment” in my future without the tenant….. And yes I am aware the “investment” will also include refurb costs etc.... Read More