Iain Wightwick

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 24th May 2019


Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 3

Iain Wightwick

18:44 PM, 24th February 2020
About 5 months ago

Deposit dispute - Ltd Company lodgers agreement?

You can ask the court to reduce the penalty, contrary to is said above. You can also counterclaim for any damage that the tenant did and try setting off the free week you gave him (if that is what you did, as it is not clear from your message). I would suggest that you go to see a competent local solicitor or barrister who says in their publicity or on their website that they are an L&T specialist. In future, while it may cost you more in the short term, you might want to get your legal advice from qualified lawyers, because whoever told you to organise your lettings as you did was ignorant of the law.... Read More

Iain Wightwick

11:34 AM, 9th February 2020
About 5 months ago

ARLA predict 500,000 PRS homes could be lost to short-term lets

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 06/02/2020 - 07:41
Hi there - yes precisely. It is very easy for claimant surveyors to allege that condensation and mould are caused by design defects rather than failure to heat/ventilate. Harder to disprove it - and much of the time it's a combination of the two anyway.The landlord is excused liability only where the defect is 'wholly or mainly' the tenant's fault. Also the list of hazards in the Regs is long and includes many issues which would be v expensive to remedy, e.g. sound insulation, expensive heating, small rooms. Of course the standard is objective, so judges may disagree with tenant surveyors, especially if the landlord uses a better expert witness. But many landlords won't know how to defend themselves and are likely to stop renting their properties to avoid the risk of being sued.... Read More

Iain Wightwick

17:28 PM, 5th February 2020
About 5 months ago

ARLA predict 500,000 PRS homes could be lost to short-term lets

I anticipate that this estimate is well below the true figure as the report fails to take any account of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which will make it significantly less attractive for landlords to let residential property in the coming years.... Read More