David Asker

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 21st March 2014

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 143

David Asker

10:36 AM, 20th September 2016, About 6 years ago

Making a tenant bankrupt?

Many people threaten bankruptcy with a Statutory Demand but few rarely see it through as Robert rightly says the chances of getting what you're owed are slim to none.

Also, the average costs for a solicitor to draw up a Stat Demand are circa £400 whereas to petition for bankruptcy will see you having to find a further £2,000 or so.

We would always recommend obtaining judgment in the County Court via MCOL. This will give you 6 years to decide how best to enforce it if it is not repaid with several options at your disposal. It may also be that in the 6 years the debtors circumstances change and they need the judgment to show as satisfied on their credit rating for a mortgage, loan or finance etc.... Read More

David Asker

11:26 AM, 2nd September 2016, About 6 years ago

Tenant not removed property not cleaned and not yet returned keys

Hi Jason,

Sorry to hear of your tenant woes.

For info, I wrote an article on the subject earlier in the year which should be of some help:

https://www.property118.com/disposing-of-goods-left-in-properties-after-eviction/83626/... Read More

David Asker

9:33 AM, 28th April 2016, About 6 years ago

Tenant disappears after a CCJ was lodged against her?

This is not uncommon but it will often take a good few months for people to 'pop up' again.

We spend a small fortune on tracing software and our in-house trace department would usually expect to wait 3 months before somebody appeared on the systems again.

As Neil says, you can do a fair amount of research yourself especially on social media. Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and other sites will often provide decent info, which whilst may not give you an address it can be cross referenced against any tracing info and may confirm one.

We're happy to undertake a free trace for any Property 118 member.... Read More

David Asker

21:08 PM, 22nd April 2016, About 6 years ago

Enforcing a county court warrant

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "22/04/2016 - 21:02":

No problem and apologies from me for getting your name wrong!... Read More

David Asker

20:43 PM, 22nd April 2016, About 6 years ago

Enforcing a county court warrant

Reply to the comment left by "ashley peters" at "22/04/2016 - 20:20":

With respect Peter, what relevance is that to the subject matter?

Back on topic, Robert is right regarding something is better than nothing.

Our powers are indeed somewhat limited but in matters like this payment often comes from family members rather than the debtor even if there is little in that way of assets.

It's a commercial decision. HCEOs cost £60 to instruct and charge £90 (£75+VAT) if they're unsuccessful. Just be sensible about the likelihood of recovery.... Read More