Barbara Thorning

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Sunday 9th June 2013


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Barbara Thorning

14:01 PM, 1st July 2018
About 9 months ago

Help! I can't find a suitable short let tenancy agreement.

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 01/07/2018 - 07:28
If he has previously been renting it out, which I think he has said in later posts, then he should already be registered with HMRC for self-assessment, have a business bank account and the relevant insurances. Agree, he might need planning permission but the worst that can happen is when/if the council find out they tell him he can't continue, which he doesn't want to anyway. If it suits both parties the 'guest' can book a further four weeks or whatever, but I believe it can't exceed ninety days anyway, after which he is an illegal occupier without the protection of an AST so has to go.... Read More

Barbara Thorning

0:50 AM, 1st July 2018
About 9 months ago

Help! I can't find a suitable short let tenancy agreement.

If your potential tenants are not using the house as their main residence because they have their own home then an AST isn't the right document and they don't need the protection of an AST. Divide the expected rent by 30 eg 1900/month/30 and put it on Airbnb for £63 per night. Have your settings on Airbnb to 'Enquiry Only' so you have to approve the booking before it's accepted. This is a precaution against anyone else booking it and obviously you then accept theirs.
Your tenant then books it for the two months only and pays Airbnb at the time of booking. You will of course lose the commission but it's a loss worth accepting for a two month agreement and the tenants won't have security of tenure beyond their booking dates.... Read More

Barbara Thorning

13:49 PM, 10th August 2015
About 4 years ago

Is a tenancy voidable as fraud if tenant lies on application?

Reply to the comment left by "wanda wang" at "14/07/2015 - 19:58":

"After my eviction, I did try to use landlord zone’s tenant verify application, I feel this form give you a better picture of prospective tenants. But put some people off, they said I asked too much information."

Well I would see that as the first screening stage, it says a lot about them.... Read More

Barbara Thorning

20:58 PM, 19th May 2015
About 4 years ago

Vile tenants ganging up on me, please HELP!

I dealt with a tenant earlier this year who sent a message via Whatsapp (free) asking us to ring him back because he had no money on his phone. We arranged to accompany him to the One Stop Shop to help with the HB claim and he turned up in a taxi.... When we had finished he had the cheek to ask for a lift back! I said I was going in the other direction (not quite true...) so he sent a Whatsapp message his mother to ask her to call the taxi company for him. Unbelievable.... Read More

Barbara Thorning

14:01 PM, 18th May 2015
About 4 years ago

Vile tenants ganging up on me, please HELP!

Reply to the comment left by "D D" at "18/05/2015 - 13:39":

If you have the mental stamina to tough it out, I'd tell her to go ahead and do her worst. If, as you say, you have sufficient evidence to disprove her allegations she won't get very far. You could also say you will be going for a Costs Order to be awarded against her if you end up having to defend a vexatious claim. If the judge considers it to be vexatious he/she will be on her like a ton of bricks.... Read More