Lima7 Seven

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Friday 24th January 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 14

Lima7 Seven

12:11 PM, 2nd February 2014
About 7 years ago

Are carbon monoxide sensors a legal requirement in tenanted properties?

My understanding (sorry, can’t find the source) is that the Landlord is responsible for providing a smoke alarm, but the tenant is responsible for testing it and replacing the battery.... Read More

Lima7 Seven

16:57 PM, 28th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Calculating rent arrears when dealing with partial payments

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "28/01/2014 - 16:43":

Thanks Romain - that was kinda the answer I was expecting, nice to have it confirmed.

Regards... Read More

Lima7 Seven

16:32 PM, 28th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Calculating rent arrears when dealing with partial payments

My understanding is that the tenant needs to be two months in arrears on two dates, firstly the date you serve the section 8 ground 8 notice, and secondly on the date of the hearing.

So, back to my original question, if the tenant pays half rent ( £400 ) on the 1st of Feb, then at what point can a section 8 G8 be served? the middle of February? (since he only paid half a month) or 1st of March (when the next full months rent is due?)

Thanks... Read More

Lima7 Seven

16:11 PM, 28th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Can I hold the letting agent liable?

Reply to the comment left by "Lima7 Seven" at "28/01/2014 - 15:53":

ok it's Rent Guarantee Insurance. got it.... Read More

Lima7 Seven

16:00 PM, 28th January 2014
About 7 years ago

Can I hold the letting agent liable?

Hi,

I have considered taking action against my current agent. As far as I can tell the only check they really did was to ask my tenants accountant "in your opinion can XXXX afford the rent" He ticked the box and that was that!

Their T&Cs include “Fully and satisfactorily referencing the prospective tenant”.

However their small print includes "Our services will be provided using diligence and care. We cannot give any warranty or guarantee regarding the quality, fitness for purpose or otherwise of a tenant or for services provided by a third party and we cannot accept liability for any failure on their part."

The tenant managed a months rent and hasn't paid a penny since. I'm currently in the process of evicting him.

My solicitor advised that the chance of getting any money out of them is low.

I don't want to name names, all I'll say is that they operate Countrywide... Read More