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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 14


7:57 AM, 1st May 2021, About 2 months ago

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Here’s a thought; assuming that the advice given above is correct and that she has the right to live there until the court order decrease otherwise, does it not follow that the joint owner also has the same right? In which case it might be worth considering moving in as an option. That would certainly be painful for everybody but my sister-in-law had exactly the same problem with her brother and it cost £10,000 and years of her life and created misery. In the end he moved out by agreement without even going to court. Had it done so it would have cost further years and further costs and further misery and so she was lucky. It might be that The poster may consider it wortwhwhile dealing with the painful encounter of living with his sister in preference to this scenario. Just a thought and might be worth discussing that with the sister even if you’re not going to do it. Or even letting the house to a friend who might fight that battle for you?... Read More


10:25 AM, 3rd April 2021, About 3 months ago

Councils using 'Intelligence' to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,000

To add something to the answer of the original question, I know that you can simply apply online to find out what the EPC rating is for in a property. If the council were to decide to get aggressive, they could easily do that with all the let or suspected let property in their area.... Read More


10:28 AM, 25th November 2020, About 7 months ago

Government being extensively lobbied to extend Stamp Duty Holiday

One of the most commonly quoted issues with causes of a potential delay is said to be searches. I thought I’d let you know that I’ve been advised that you can buy insurance against bad results of searches for about £30. That would facilitate the completion of the transaction and the Insurance would be in hand to offset the effects of any bad searches. Good luck all.... Read More


7:49 AM, 20th October 2020, About 8 months ago

University putting landlords in danger of prosecution for unlicensed HMOs

I let my entire portfolio to Surrey University in Guildford for several years. The relationship ended about three years ago. But at that time, they assured us that they were not legally required to have a license .

However, in Warwick’s case where they returned the properties, I am certain that the owners will need a license PDQ. I would recommend they get on with it immediately.... Read More


8:49 AM, 22nd September 2020, About 9 months ago


Could somebody enlighten me please? What is a Judicial Review and if successful, would it force the government to alter things?

If so, then I would I would make a contribution.... Read More