Manjinder Chatha

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Manjinder Chatha

20:29 PM, 23rd October 2017, About 4 years ago

How to prove tenant has left and take on council tax bill?

Thanks for you reply. The tenant actually left the property and rang me the same evening saying he has left.

He left some of the keys under the mat by the front door.... Read More

Manjinder Chatha

15:12 PM, 21st October 2017, About 4 years ago

Your proposed article / Readers Question

Hi Folks

I lived abroad for a few months and while I was away I asked my brother to find tenants to live in my BTL. He did exactly as I said and obtained the relevant deposit. However, as he is unaware of the BTL rules & regulations, he did not register the deposit and since I was busy enjoying my holidays, I forgot to tell him that he needs to register the deposit.

Recently, the tenant found out that the deposit is not registered and in the process of taking me (being the landlord) to court on the basis that I did not register the deposit.

Can someone be kind enough to advice if there is any way out of this or would I end up paying a penalty (I think it is 3 times the amount of the deposit !!).

Any advice greatly appreciated.... Read More

Manjinder Chatha

19:09 PM, 19th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Manjinder Chatha

14:22 PM, 19th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Student Let Gone Wrong - Advice Required

Reply to the comment left by "Industry Observer " at "19/11/2013 - 12:56":


Thanks for you reply. The original tenant has agreed that he will still pay the rent from February 2014 onwards. He said he will give me the debit card linked to his bank account before he leaves the country, and will deposit one month's rent at the beginning of every month, so that I can withdraw the rent money from a cash machine. The big problem there is of course if he doesn't or forgets to deposit the money in any one month. He said he should be back in the UK mid August 2014, when his brother will move out and he will take up tenancy as normal. He also said his brother may move out before his arrival in the UK.... Read More

Manjinder Chatha

11:43 AM, 19th November 2013, About 8 years ago

Student Let Gone Wrong - Advice Required

Good Morning Folks

Many thanks for your replies.

The reason why he says he wants to pay rent upfront is because he says he desperately wants to keep this property - it is a new build. Plus, he says since he has an internet line, a cousin of his would pop in one or twice a week to use it and collect any post.

He says he will pay rent upfront up until end of January 2014. His brother would then start living there until then tenant return to the UK in August 2014.

This is my first BTL and the tenant does sound genuine. But reading some of the repliers I have received here, has got me thinking whether or not the tenant is giving me a load of BS!!... Read More