Paul Eastabrook

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Thursday 31st October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 134

Paul Eastabrook

16:27 PM, 19th March 2015
About 6 years ago

Budget 2015 - Government intend to make it easier to sublet!

I think paragraphs 2.233 to 2.235 offer a degree of common sense clarification (or attempt at) to the proposals, in terms of tenants being allowed to seek a landlord's PERMISSION to sub-let, and ensuring that landlords always have to CONSIDER tenants’ requests reasonably. It doesn't (yet) seem to suggest that a landlord will be forced to comply with such requests, possibly because of the lack of clarity over private residential landlords’ legal responsibilities when considering requests from tenants to sub-let.... Read More

Paul Eastabrook

18:52 PM, 27th February 2014
About 7 years ago

Damage to property

This scenario is interesting as I have a family of three in one property even though it is let in the name of a sole tenant, which sounds similar to Bianca’s situation.

I did query the above with the tenant (via the letting agency) when he was in danger of going into arrears recently and was informed that the tenant essentially lives alone but mother and baby both “visit”. This was the day after I drove past the property and noticed a lady letting herself in with a key.

The letting agency is comfortable with the single tenant concept as it considers that any potential eviction would be regarded less sympathetically by a judge should we ever need to invoke a Section 21 clause, compared to a tenancy for a family.

It did make me wonder, however, what would happen should the tenant ever disappear in the same unfortunate manner as befell Bianca. I presume that eviction of the remaining family members would be straightforward as it wouldn’t be subject to the tenancy agreement but recovery of costs for damages or rent arrears nigh on impossible.... Read More

Paul Eastabrook

16:51 PM, 21st February 2014
About 7 years ago

Land grab at tenanted property by new neighbour

Thanks to you all and apologies once again for the delay. I'm home again now with a fully functioning broadband. The Land Registry plan is indeed very clear so I'm not anticipating any serious opposition in principle. I think though, for the sake of preventing relations from souring still further I will need to demonstrate to the neighbour in very clear terms where the line lies, possibly using a piece of string, whilst accepting Joe's point about posts and panels sitting inside my own side. I'll run it by the managing agent over the weekend if possible and try and fix up a meet on site with both sides.... Read More

Paul Eastabrook

21:02 PM, 19th February 2014
About 7 years ago

Land grab at tenanted property by new neighbour

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Eastabrook" at "19/02/2014 - 20:49":

My last posting disappeared when my dongle crashed, but I mentioned that the geologist reference arose from the neighbour's suggestion that I get in a soil specialist to verify that the soil hasn't moved around the concrete posts in the last 6 months (I think he works in oil). Although I've no intention of doing this, bizarrely I do know such an individual should it ever prove necessary in the future.... Read More

Paul Eastabrook

20:49 PM, 19th February 2014
About 7 years ago

Land grab at tenanted property by new neighbour

Reply to the comment left by "John Daley" at "19/02/2014 - 11:07":

Thanks John. Very sound advice. I will contact the neighbour when I get back home and ask to bring a representative from the managing agent with me as they will be stronger on the legal position than I am.

Although I like the peg idea, I can't easily put any in the ground along the correct fence line as they would all be the other side of the currently standing fence, which would mean removing the panels all the way along before I even got started. I did intend to put a rope between the start and end points, but even that would require me to lasso the end post from my garden or the communal car park. Instead it would make sense to mark it out from within next door's garden by agreement if possible. It may prove challenging but I'll give it a go. I found out today that he was "rude and demanding" when dealing with my tenants back in November so will need to stay calm and professional at all times and not give any ground (excuse latest pun).... Read More