MargaretM

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 15th February 2018


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 18

MargaretM

12:19 PM, 25th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Do I have a right to know who lives in my house?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 25/03/2021 - 10:15
My managing agent uses online documents and signing service and I can download all docs when completed so always have a copy of the latest agreement.... Read More

MargaretM

7:26 AM, 25th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Do I have a right to know who lives in my house?

I agree too. The Tenancy Agreement is between you and the people living in your property and you have every right to know their contact details.
Your Agent is lacking basic knowledge so I would change as this could be a real detriment if you had to go for eviction as it sounds as though they would not know what they are doing.
I have been caught like that by an Agent who was more concerned with the tenants Human Rights than mine as the property owner!... Read More

MargaretM

11:48 AM, 16th March 2021
About a month ago

HMO in private residence?

Reply to the comment left by at 16/03/2021 - 11:33
I have in fact and he was a lodger because I provided meals. He was at work all day so I only provided breakfast and evening meal if he required it.

The original poster does not say what the arrangements are for eating etc. He just refers to bathroom facilities.

The key point here is does he qualify to be classed as an HMO? and it doesn't seem likely since he lives there himself. But I guess he will only know if he asks a direct question relating to the exact circumstances that pertain to his arrangements. If he is an HMO he will need to comply with various requirements relating to safety etc. which may be onerous and inappropriate in his accommodation.
AirBnB is fine if you don't mind a succession of different people. As I understand it you are not meant to have people long term on this arrangement especially in the London area.
However perhaps we have given enough food for thought and places to look for guidance so that the poster can make up his own mind as to how he would like to be classed.... Read More

MargaretM

10:31 AM, 16th March 2021
About a month ago

HMO in private residence?

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 16/03/2021 - 10:30
No that's not what it says on the HMRC link.... Read More

MargaretM

10:22 AM, 16th March 2021
About a month ago

HMO in private residence?

Reply to the comment left by at 16/03/2021 - 10:11
There does not appear to be any limit on the number of rooms you can let out under the Rent a Room scheme. The tax free allowance for the is £7,500 per year per room. Worth considering depending on the amount charged and costs involved.... Read More