Jonathan

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 19th August 2019


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Jonathan

10:34 AM, 17th October 2020
About 4 days ago

HMO licence declined and I must now evict tenants?

I had hoped the 4-year rule would apply here but the LA introduced an Article 4 direction that removes permitted development rights(4 year rule) for change of use from a dwelling (Use class C3) to HMO (Use class C4). Therefore,
planning permission is required in every instance and because the LA want more family homes and fewer sharers, planning permission will be refused... Read More

Jonathan

13:13 PM, 16th October 2020
About 4 days ago

HMO licence declined and I must now evict tenants?

Thank you for the helpful comments so far. To answer John's question, the reason for the LA's refusal to grant the licence is that it has been used as an HMO since 2012 but as an Article 4 Direction is in force, the LA won't grant planning permission to formalise the use. They've said we can apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness but only if we can demonstrate at least 10 years' use as an HMO. We only have 8 years use... Read More

Jonathan

13:47 PM, 12th May 2020
About 5 months ago

Landlords facing a year’s worth of rent arrears if eviction ban is extended

There are so many cases of arrears at a bonkers level (and you see them on Paul's Channel 5 programme in spades) that I wonder why landlords think it's worth nickel and diming on the cost of rent guarantee insurance that not only pays the missing rent but also covers the legal expenses involved in getting the property back (whenever that might be)... Read More

Jonathan

9:32 AM, 26th March 2020
About 7 months ago

We want to help - Recovering deferred rent?

I've discovered a partial solution to my original query but with particular reference to the use of the deposit on the TDS website where they've just set up a FAQ resource divided into sections on pre, post and end tenancy. https://www.tenancydepositscheme.com/covid-19/

Thanks to everyone for their interest and comments... Read More

Jonathan

10:05 AM, 25th March 2020
About 7 months ago

We want to help - Recovering deferred rent?

Thanks for your comments
One of the reasons I mentioned 3 months in the beginning is that one of the tenants got the message from the NHS saying that as she has an immune deficiency she mustn't go out - even for walks - for 12 weeks and her partner, while not suffering from the same condition, is effectively quarantined too as she can't run the risk he brings the virus back and infects her. One is self-employed and the other doesn't know yet if she'll get the 80% furloughed worker deal so better now to just try and give them peace of mind but it is not a gift. Hope this explains better.

If I knew that in worst case scenario I would at least be able to have the deposit of £1730 released to me it would lessen the blow of them not paying anything back... Read More