Hazel de Kloe

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Tuesday 28th January 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 52

Hazel de Kloe

17:39 PM, 22nd October 2016, About 5 years ago

A right mess to sort out

Crickey...that is an interesting one Scott. I've never come across anything like this before either. I definitely agree with Neil that you should speak to eviction specialists ASAP.

Apologies if I have misunderstood, did you actually go ahead and issue a new tenancy solely in his name? If so, together with her letter of surrender, she should not be entitled to be living there in my opinion. I would have thought that once the court grants you possession, that you will then have to look at evicting her as a squatter, and you may even be able to run this alongside the case against him, however I am not an expert in this subject.

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Hazel de Kloe

15:17 PM, 10th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Shelter's Position on the Tenant Tax

What a cop out...! Obviously not willing to enter into any REAL debate on the subject, it seems...... Read More

Hazel de Kloe

19:59 PM, 6th October 2016, About 5 years ago

HMO rules - What is the worst case scenario for me?

Gosh, this is an interesting scenario...

I would agree with the comments about coming clean and resolving to rectify the situation. I fear that if you try to cover up or.back track on what you have done, this will not be looked upon favourably.

With the phrase in law 'ignorance is no excuse', you may well face certain fines, but taking immediate action to resolve will hopefully keep worse consequences at bay.

I wholeheartedly agree that you need to educate yourself fully if you intend to continue to let properties. Thank goodness that nothing worse has happened, otherwise you would be in real trouble.

Just to mention, and in addition to all other advice, you would have needed to obtain not only the Freeholders consent to reconfigure the lounge, but also this would have fallen under Building Regulation. You would never have been allowed to do this as no external window/ventilation.

Take it as a lesson learned and sort out as quickly as possible consulting all the right people. Best of luck with it all.
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Hazel de Kloe

19:33 PM, 6th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Shelter's Position on the Tenant Tax

An obvious problem well-explained. Trying to get an opposing side to see the other perspective will no doubt continue to be tricky, particularly when there is little true understanding of the landlord dilemmas this situation creates. Keep us posted with any reply!... Read More

Hazel de Kloe

18:44 PM, 29th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Can this tenancy become periodic?

Hi Dougal

As far as I'm aware, the tenancy could now roll on to a periodic at the end of your current 12 month fixed term agreement. I would imagine the fact that it states that the 12 months rent would be paid upfront only relates to the existing 12 month contract.

Have you spoken with you tenant already about your potential plans over the next year? It will also depend on whether she is happy to stay on the periodic basis, of course!

Hope that helps, and I stand to be corrected if anyone knows any different. 🙂

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