Richard Adams

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 27th September 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 310

Richard Adams

4 weeks ago
Joint HMO tenancy - Can I just change the locks?

Reply to the comment left by H B at 28/05/2018 - 11:53
HB, I thought this issue was dead now after 2 weeks but I just can't fathom why you say about Tobias "If he doesn’t know this, what else doesn’t he know?" If we all knew everything then this forum would not be required!!!!!
And I don't believe he "blundered" into anything. He commented on things he might do - mostly unwise as pointed out by Forum members - but sought advice which he duly got before taking action. There is plenty I don't know and frankly I will hesitate to seek advice from fellow members to avoid being sneered at for my ignorance.... Read More

Richard Adams

4 weeks ago
The Management Company Director who wields absolute power!

Others have questioned what the articles say about number of directors who should serve. Quite extraordinary that there is no requirement for an AGM. Presumably annual accounts are prepared? These would require approval by shareholders which would normally be given by shareholders at an AGM. As things stand the dragon lady sole director can set whatever annual service charge she likes and it appears nobody can question it? However in any company, director(s) have to be re elected as there is no such thing as a "director for life". If you have some support like you say then an EGM must be forced - you mention other shareholders are apathetic so won't attend - so in the bloodbath that will ensue you can at least get things sorted. Good luck!... Read More

Richard Adams

A month ago
Joint HMO tenancy - Can I just change the locks?

Fair enough Ian. Tobias asked for help and advice and has been given the latter. The very fact that he sought advice indicates to me that he is not so naive as to have proceeded with changing locks etc without first checking his ground. There may be other inexperienced landlords seeking help etc re other matters on this forum in the future which is its purpose, so let's help them without commenting on their ignorance and seeming to say they should have known better in the first place.... Read More

Richard Adams

A month ago
Joint HMO tenancy - Can I just change the locks?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 15/05/2018 - 11:03
Ian Narbeth's contribution is rather sneering. Tobias, like many of us, may not have a lot of knowledge while he, Ian, doubtless is overloaded with it. Hence Tobias has come on to this forum seeking advice which is what it is for surely? For Ian to say it is not worth Property 118 members bothering to help Tobias is a regrettable contribution.... Read More

Richard Adams

2 months ago
How to recover arrears from a serial debtor?

Mark, thanks for the tip re findamonkey. Obviously debtor's address for serving of papers is needed but also if you wait awhile before enforcing CCJ through high court bailliffs they need a correct address to go to if debtor has moved. The psychology of this is interesting in that some debtors are so cocksure they are immune that they make no effort on Facebook or anywhere to conceal their whereabouts!! To get one's money is great but the pleasure of nailing them gives a warm glow as well.... Read More