The Forever Tenant

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Tuesday 3rd September 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 114

The Forever Tenant

11:12 AM, 3rd March 2021
About a month ago

Advice on a DPS deposit claim please?

Claim through the DPS first. Just be sure to take many many pictures and show your working of how you got to the number you did. I doubt that the DPS would allow costs for the replacement of the entire kitchen but you should be sure to detail everything that is going to require rectification.

The courts may take a dim view if you skip the DPS step as that is what it's there for.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

11:45 AM, 2nd March 2021
About a month ago

Sentiment in the private rented sector is largely positive despite challenges

Also, In addition to the comment by Paul Essex above, I have found Ome's surveys in the past to be suspect. They appear to have made incorrect assumptions based on the data and made what I believe are incorrect calculations.

I would take anything that they report on with a massive grain of salt.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

11:35 AM, 2nd March 2021
About a month ago

Sentiment in the private rented sector is largely positive despite challenges

In all the options provided you wouldn't have to use section 21, you could use section 8 straight away.

Non payment of rent - 6 months notice, or 4 weeks if 6 months rent owing
A tenant turning a flat into a drugs den - No notice required
Illegal sub-letting - 6 months notice
Physical and verbal abuse - 4 Weeks notice.

Sounds like the issue you have is with the NRLA and not the government so much.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

11:19 AM, 25th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Any case law of eviction prejudice against landlords?

I don't know if you would be able to find previous case law with regards to landlords and tenants, but have you considered looking for case law for similar situations in other areas of business?

Maybe you can find a civil case in relation to something else entirely where delays caused additional financial costs and apply it to this situation?

I suspect that any attempt to claim costs from the court would be argued by them currently as Force Majure and would go nowhere. I wonder if you could claim additional costs due to the defences continuing delay. That may be an avenue to consider.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

11:00 AM, 25th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Minimum notice period will be extended from two to six months

The way I read this is that there is nothing stopping you or the tenant having a 6 month contract. Just that you cannot issue a Section 21 until 6 months in.

If the tenant wants to leave after 6 months, there is nothing stopping them from doing so.... Read More