Mandy Thomson

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 13th November 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1087

Mandy Thomson

8:44 AM, 14th January 2019
About 4 days ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 11/01/2019 - 00:46The landlord organisation I work for has had some recent cases of courts (incorrectly) throwing out possession claims against pre-Deregulation Act tenancies BECAUSE THE CLAIMANT HAS NOT MADE IT CLEAR IT'S PRE-DEREG TENANCY and therefore certain aspects of the Dereg Act (such as proof of service of gas cert) do not apply.
ALWAYS endorse the relevant questions on the N5B claim form "N/A tenancy pre-dates 1 October 2015" as a minimum. If the situation is more complex, write a clear letter setting out your case in bullet point format, to go with the claim form.... Read More

Mandy Thomson

8:28 AM, 14th January 2019
About 4 days ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

If you want to save on legal fees, try Possession Friend.... Read More

Mandy Thomson

11:44 AM, 29th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

When can I enter my property?

Reply to the comment left by Mkahn at 24/12/2018 - 19:53Section 21 is only valid for an assured shorthold tenancy. A tenancy to a company and/or a tenancy to party that doesn't live in the property is a common law tenancy, not an AST so you need to serve notice to quit. If you've used an AST template for the agreement I would advise serving BOTH notices.
Also, try to deal with your tenant directly and not the occupiers. If you do have to deal with them, especially if they start paying you rent, write to them and advise there is no tenancy between you and them and any money will be accepted as occupation charges, not rent.
I would also strongly advise you to join a landlord's association so you can get some advice.... Read More

Mandy Thomson

10:25 AM, 29th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

Reply to the comment left by Arnie Newington at 27/12/2018 - 18:48
@Arnie do Scottish landlords typically now require tenants to give a post dated NTQ at the start of the tenancy (to be used if landlord needs tenant to leave quickly), or has this been outlawed too?... Read More