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ashley nissim

11:17 AM, 28th April 2015, About 6 years ago

Yet another revenge eviction in the offing??

If she has any reason to believe that the tenant will not want the full deposit back she can transfer it to the tenant's bank with 'deposit return' as the reference, together with a letter with proof of postage.

She could just give the tenant a cheque with 'deposit return' written on the back. In my experience, tenants would be hard pressed to turn dowm such an unexpected windfall. Once cashed, you can ask your bank for a copy as proof.

I would tell the tenant that you no longer wish to have the inconvenience of holding deposits & that is why you are returning it.

The reason for leaving a little time between return of deposit & new notice is so they are not linked. This may not be necessary, but I'd rather be cautious.... Read More

ashley nissim

9:55 AM, 28th April 2015, About 6 years ago

Yet another revenge eviction in the offing??


You have said that the fixed term contract is finished and the Section 21 served. If she had protected the deposit in the proper way she could just enforce that notice through the court.

The problem she has is that she has not carried out her obligations as a landlord and protected the deposit.

Before she does anything, she must put this right by returning the deposit in full. Make sure she gets a signed receipt stating that the deposit has been returned in full.

Once this has been done, and some months have passed, she can serve a new Section 21 that she can actually enforce.... Read More

ashley nissim

11:31 AM, 23rd April 2015, About 7 years ago

Should we offer longer term tenancies?

Reply to the comment left by "Mike W" at "23/04/2015 - 11:09":

Hi Mike

Why is it always the Letting Agent that gets the blame? People always forget that the Estate Agent doesn't make these sort of decisions. The Agent is an intermediary between the landlord and the tenant. The rental contract is based on whatever agreement is reached between those two parties, via the agent.

There are some landlords who insist on break clauses & some who like longer term contracts. The agent will communicate that to the potential tenant.

Let's not shoot the messenger!... Read More

ashley nissim

9:20 AM, 7th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Probate dispute can I rent out property from the estate?

There should be no issue with renting the flat out on a commercial basis as long as the rental proceeds are kept within the Estate. It is the Estate's money.... Read More

ashley nissim

16:50 PM, 1st April 2015, About 7 years ago

Tenant wanting to leave 2 weeks into 12 month contract

Reply to the comment left by "George Crofts LLB (Hons)" at "01/04/2015 - 15:42":

That is interesting.

If I am reading this correctly, so long as there is no infestation on the date of the move in there is no reason why the tenant should not be responisble for keeping the property free from vermin during their tenancy.

Thus, a clause stating the tenant's responsibility for this is fair.... Read More