Jim Fox

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 21

Jim Fox

10:50 AM, 29th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Citizens Advice calling for National Housing Body

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 29/06/2019 - 09:59
Doe that suggest Landlords are therefore not 'citizens'?... Read More

Jim Fox

8:10 AM, 27th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Can I refuse viewings or photographs being taken?

Hi Samantha.
From what you say, it appears that you are trying to fulfill your duties as an outgoing tenant to have your property neat and tidy for viewings, which is ideal for your landlord.
As to refusing to allow viewings on certain days/evenings, your Tenancy Agreement should specify when viewings at the end of your tenancy can be carried out.
It really boils down to 'reasonableness', in that you and the landlords agent should be able to agree that say 2 evenings per week (on pre-agreed days) plus weekends can be used for viewings, as well as during normal working hours of weekdays.
As for taking photos of the rooms, again, I would suggest that this should have been carried out prior to the start of your tenancy, but if these need to be refreshed due to you having lived in the property for a number of years, then perhaps this is now necessary?
If so, then a pre-agreed date should be set for the photo session, to enable you to place any private/sensitive belongings in cupboards/drawers.
Once again, I feel its down to having an amicable discussion with your landlord or his agent, explaining your concerns, but offering to be as accommodating as possible, under the circumstances.... Read More

Jim Fox

7:58 AM, 27th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Citizens Advice calling for National Housing Body

This summary makes interesting reading.
Nowhere do I see any reference to the proposed National Housing Body being a conduit for Landlords to obtain redress against 'tenants from hell'?
Does CAB only feel this new body should act for tenants against landlords, and not be a 2 way street?... Read More

Jim Fox

8:51 AM, 17th June 2019
About 3 months ago

How to Rent Booklet Updated 31st May 2019

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 17/06/2019 - 08:32
Thanks Mark, I see what youre saying.
The excerpt below was taken from a Helix Law update email sent by one of their partners, Lara Albon, so its even seems to be confusing for solicitors to interpret?

A new How to Rent booklet is now in force – This version of the booklet should be served on all new assured shorthold tenants before they occupy the rented property or for ‘replacement tenancies’ where the original tenancy started before 31 May 2019. You do not need to provide the new booklet to those tenants that have already received a booklet previously.... Read More

Jim Fox

7:58 AM, 17th June 2019
About 3 months ago

How to Rent Booklet Updated 31st May 2019

I have a number of existing AST's which became periodic prior to the 31st May 2019.
I also have 3 AST's which will go periodic after the 31st May 2019.
My understanding of the legislation is that as these are all existing tenancies, which are merely rolling forward as periodic tenancies, then I'm not required to reissue the latest How to Rent guide for any of these?
Am I wrong?
Jim... Read More