Queen Victoria

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th April 2014

Location
Cheshire

Trading Status
Joint

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1999

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Queen Victoria

10:16 AM, 7th December 2019
About 7 months ago

Selective Licencing - 1 room is 10cm too small?

I have similar in a 3 bed student hmo. I think I can solve it by moving the door outwards. I managed to negotiate for the date this need to be achieved by to be 1st September 2020 when the next tenancy begins. This saves me having me having to disturb the current tenants. May be worth seeing if you can get movement on the date if not on the requirement itself.... Read More

Queen Victoria

16:43 PM, 19th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 19/11/2019 - 14:35
I didn't geddit but I do now - yeah, good one. I've never been asked either but then I haven't/wouldn't ask prospective tenants either - I'd feel it was too intrusive. Hey, if I rented from you it would be my gaff then and they'd be my rules !... Read More

Queen Victoria

22:21 PM, 18th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

Reply to the comment left by Queen Victoria at 18/11/2019 - 22:14
Ah, I see it now (I have copied the relevant section from pg 40 below for ease). It seems that the purposes to which a bank statement might be used as evidence is 1. proof of address and 2. proof of income. In both cases presumably it would be in order for the tenant to redact all on the statement but the relevant info; that would be less intrusive.

Reasonable requests for information
Q. Can I retain a tenant’s holding deposit if they do not provide all the
necessary information to carry out referencing checks?
You should to take all reasonable steps to engage with the tenant by responding
promptly to any queries and making clear which information that they must provide in
order for a tenancy to proceed. Similarly, a tenant should respond promptly to any
reasonable request for information in respect of the tenancy. This is likely to include:
• proof of ID: passport or any other official form of ID
• proof of residence: recent bank statements, utility bills or voter registration
confirmation or council tax statements
• credit check: you can ask a tenant for any information required in order to
carry out a credit check – you should explain the credit worthiness
requirements and ask the tenant to disclose any relevant information
• proof of income: recent bank statements, employer contact details, signed
contract of employment or a letter from a tenant’s employer... Read More

Queen Victoria

22:14 PM, 18th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

Reply to the comment left by Jim S at 18/11/2019 - 20:47
Gosh. Thanks for that. I didn't know. If I were a tenant I would feel very uncomfortable with that. Would you be ok with it?... Read More

Queen Victoria

19:08 PM, 18th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 18/11/2019 - 10:37
I am suprised that you were amused by my question because it was a serious point. As landlords we are relied on to run our businesses properly including committing to all the expenditure that goes with providing the service that the tenant is paying for. There are many examples of landlords failing in this regard so I don't think it is such a one sided committment as you seem to suggest. But my point is that if disclosure is sought from one side I do not see why a similar level of detail should not be provided on request to the other. I thought your request for bank statements to be unnecessarily intrusive which is what prompted my question.... Read More