Highland Lass McG

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Sunday 17th November 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26

Highland Lass McG

16:04 PM, 16th November 2020, About 8 months ago

Do I borrow and renew lease now?

Reply to the comment left by at 16/11/2020 - 14:57
Thanks very much for your advice. Will work on that. Regards... Read More

Highland Lass McG

13:37 PM, 16th November 2020, About 8 months ago

Do I borrow and renew lease now?

Reply to the comment left by at 16/11/2020 - 13:20
Hi
We are in the situation with about 84 years left in the lease for a flat with a local authority. On the local authority's website there is a contact to have a lease extended and an amount quoted. Would we need to carry out the negotiating procedure as you explained or just go with the scheme the local authority has for leaseholders extension?

Also with the recent Government consultation on leasehold homes would it be better to wait a year or so for their findings, but before the 80 year time arrives?... Read More

Highland Lass McG

16:58 PM, 17th July 2020, About A year 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 A year 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 2 years 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