Highland Lass McG

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 17th November 2013

Trading Status
Joint

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
Yes


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 24

Highland Lass McG

16:58 PM, 17th July 2020
About 2 months ago

International Student payment before arrival?

Hi
Thanks very much for the sound advice. It's much appreciated.
Property118 is a brilliant website and I'm sure many people appreciate it's existence. Thanks.... Read More

Highland Lass McG

13:11 PM, 10th March 2020
About 7 months ago

No housing benefit but what if they need it during tenancy?

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 10/03/2020 - 11:32
Hi Robert.
We have accepted housing benefit at the outset in the past and also during a tenancy, where a good tenant was between jobs. The reason behind the idea is to make potential tenants aware that we do not generally accept housing benefit. We know all the difficulties that can occur with accepting benefits.
I haven't heard of an 'affordability clause' in the lease. Is this where, if a tenants circunmstances change they have to inform you and then prove they can continue to pay the rent? Would this be a statement in the lease? Thanks... Read More

Highland Lass McG

11:20 AM, 25th September 2019
About A year ago

Appropriate timing for renewal of 6 month leases?

Hi
Thanks very much for the advice. We do usually carry on with a periodic tenancy because good tenants are invaluable.

To avoid using Form 4, is it ok just to write to each tenant in approximately 12 months (when demand is very high in the area and the current rent is a good bit below the market rent) and just advise then that the rent is going to increase to £?.

If they wish to continue with the periodic tenancy they can advise me that the increased rent is acceptable and I would not increase it for a further year. It would still continue as a periodic tenancy with no need to re service the prescribed information.

For the future, with new tenants, do I just need a sentence in the lease advising that the rent may be reviewed from time to time when the lease is a periodic tenancy?... Read More

Highland Lass McG

19:08 PM, 12th March 2019
About 2 years ago

All bills included with an asterisk on the electricity?

Hi
Many thanks to everyone for your advice so far. It has given us plenty to think about.
We'll investigate the heating and hot water systems further.... Read More

Highland Lass McG

11:46 AM, 26th February 2019
About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Baker at 26/02/2019 - 11:15
Hi Kris
I always assumed you could only have up to 2 lodgers if it was your principal private residence. Otherwise they would be tenants with assured shorthold tenancy agreements.

The following government website seems to confirm this:

https://www.gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home

'Becoming a resident landlord
You’re a resident landlord if you let out part of a property which is your only or main home.'

Marie... Read More