DSR

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Saturday 22nd September 2018


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DSR

13:28 PM, 15th April 2021
About 2 days ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

it's a minefield and yes open to abuse.
I plan on asking for photos to accompany any big billed findings - and have the EICR's just after I do a LL check. That way I have evidence myself if there is a dispute...
Might be worth going round for the first time and shaddowing a newly employed sparkie. The genuine ones probably wont mind but the cowboys may object. Filtering at the initial stages!... Read More

DSR

13:27 PM, 15th April 2021
About 2 days ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

it's a minefield and yes open to abuse.
I plan on asking for photos to accompany any big billed findings - and have the EICR's just after I do a LL check. That way I have evidence myself if there is a dispute...
Might be worth going round for the first time and shaddowing a newly employed sparkie. The genuine ones probably wont mind but the cowboys may object. Filtering at the initial stages!... Read More

DSR

12:29 PM, 15th April 2021
About 2 days ago

Tenant charged with Arson?

S8 Mandatory ground 7A. Take the hit and do it this way. At least you know this is just a formality and the nightmare tenant is banged up!
Check your LL insurance. Legal fees like this and any lost rent may be able to be claimed?... Read More

DSR

11:42 AM, 14th April 2021
About 3 days ago

Is two months Rent in Advance instead a solution?

The LA pays the RIA on behalf of the tenant , then the tenant claims the rent benefit via UC.
If the tenant though leaves before the end of his/her BAP period, this means that although the RIA may pay for the previous month, some rent would still be owing.
I agree this should be taken from the deposit, but I am finding that this never covers the arrears plus damage left upon departure.
As the LA pay the RIA knowing that the will not get this back (and I have has this said by the LA verbally) then surely if I ask for 2 months RIA this covers this scenario?... Read More

DSR

10:53 AM, 14th April 2021
About 3 days ago

Applications and criminal history questions?

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 14/04/2021 - 09:34
Would a commercial let application form be considered different in some way?

I have no objection per se to considering tenants with past criminal convictions that have been served, but asking that question means they could 1. refuse to answer 2. lie.

I know that I am unable to find out about any previous spent convictions anyway, unless they voluntarily told me about what they were for. If they did, can I give this as a reason not to offer them a tenancy?

I understand that a tenant, if asked about current and unspent convictions is legally obliged to tell the truth on the form. If this is the case they I can decide to or not to let a property to them, but how can I check this? From what I understand I can ask them to provide some evidence or ask them to apply for a Disclosure form - is that right?

My fear at the present time is that I let to someone who says they do not have any unspent convictions, but as I am legally unable to check I could unwittingly let to someone who has. I am not talking about minor offences, but ones which may involve drugs/violence/child offences. I have some blocks of flats where I have single ladies with children/older more vulnerable people/those who have fled DV I have a duty of care to existing tenants above anything else.

Can anyone help with some guidance here?

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