PJB

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 15th April 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 55

PJB

18:21 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

.Gov online repair checker for tenants

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 25/06/2021 - 18:15
I suggest you alias yourself as a tenant and try the website for yourself. You might not get the result you might expect...... Read More

PJB

15:48 PM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

.Gov online repair checker for tenants

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 25/06/2021 - 11:36
Agreed. But will the tenant research that far or just infer from the .Gov / Ministry for Justice website that just because pests and mould are listed there, it is automatically the landlord's responsibility?
I would ask our representatives (NRLA) to lobby govt. to correct this unjust inference.... Read More

PJB

11:01 AM, 25th June 2021, About 3 months ago

.Gov online repair checker for tenants

I have concerns with the implication that landlords are responsible for "Mice or other pests are causing a problem" or "Damp or mould is growing inside".
Whenever these issues have arisen, always, it has been as a result of the student's/tenant's lifestyle.
I am worried that tenants will use the .Gov website to justify a belligerent attitude toward the hapless landlord.... Read More

PJB

11:57 AM, 14th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Deposit protection for already protected deposit?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 14/06/2021 - 10:47Excellent reply. I was attempting to say much the same in my post.... Read More

PJB

18:06 PM, 11th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Deposit protection for already protected deposit?

Hi Krish,
The tenancy deposit protects one and only one AST agreement. If the agreement permits a rent adjustment and, in your case, permit an adjustment to the deposit, then this should be, theoretically, OK. However, I do not think MyDeposits, for example, will allow the deposit amount to be altered.
In all other cases, including when an AST agreement "continues" on STATUTORY periodic terms, a new agreement exists requiring a new deposit protection.
Before I get lambasted, agreements that continue on contractual periodic terms are OK. While statutory periodic terms technically creates a new agreement, I believe this is largely overlooked by deposit protection providers, basically because they do not ask if the continuing periodic agreement is statutory or contractual.... Read More