John Frith

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 225

John Frith

12:42 PM, 22nd June 2021, About 5 months ago

EICR Confusion - ReTest ambiguity?

Chris, take a look at the original fail certificate you were issued. Does it have a serial number in (usually) the top right hand corner? If it does, then that means the certificate has been signed off and issued. If not, then the certificate hasn't been issued (and therefore isn't valid!). Why does this happen? If the electrician thinks you're going to give him the remedial work, they might give you an invalid failed certificate with no serial number, and wait until they've done that work before issuing the clean certificate WITH the serial number. If they did issue the first fail certificate WITH a serial number, I don't think they can then change it to reflect the remedial work, so you have to rely on documentation showing the work has been done.... Read More

John Frith

10:34 AM, 9th June 2021, About 6 months ago

Can Guarantor give notice to end tenancy that has become periodic?

Yes, from when I last looked at it, the view was that the transition to a periodic tenancy was a new contract which cancelled the statutory tenancy. That if a new guarantor wasn't found, then there was no guarantor.
Unless case law has interpreted it differently, as it was with Superstrike?... Read More

John Frith

14:15 PM, 5th April 2021, About 8 months ago

Keep or sell leasehold with ground rent increasing formula?

As has been said, the more time passes, the less onerous the increases will be. And at the moment £500 pa is less than £42 pm - it doesn't take much on the plus side (eg a good yield) to outweigh that.... Read More

John Frith

14:36 PM, 25th January 2021, About 10 months ago

Am I being unreasonable?

Put yourself in her shoes, and ask how you would feel if a landlord didn't show flexibility?
So many tenants "try it on", but when someone is, through no fault of their own in a difficult place, and trying to do the right thing?... Read More

John Frith

16:48 PM, 10th October 2020, About A year ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 07/10/2020 - 12:43
Terry, not sure what you mean by "court order"? The original article refers to a judgement by an ombudsman - which I don't think is the same as a court order.

In any case, I suspect that councils will have some sort of "exemption" from criminality. I mean, they're the good guys, aren't they?... Read More