Gary Nock

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Sunday 9th June 2013


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Gary Nock

8:36 AM, 3rd November 2018
About a month ago

Misrepresentation of property

There are more questions than answers to this Alina.
1. Did you actually sign a tenancy agreement and hand over a deposit that requires protection under deposit protection regulations? And if so was there an inventory?

2.Or did you just make an offer with the pre-conditions, sign the agents terms and conditions,turn up at the property, find your pre-conditions not met,and then did not sign the tenancy agreement?
If 1 then you are tied into the rental term and are liable for the rent for the duration of it. If the landlord has released you from the tenancy agreement then thats a bonus. If this was the case then your deposit will be protected and any deductions against it can be challenged.

If (2) then it all hinges on the terms of the contract you signed when you applied for the property. If it states that the holding deposit is refundable if through no fault of yours the tenancy failed to complete then arguably you may have a case if the cause of not commencing the tenancy was non-fulfilment of the pre-conditions. But these pre- conditions should be in writing,from you to the agent, and agreed ( in writing) by them.
If you haven't done this and have effectively "changed your mind"prior to signing the tenancy agreement, after passing referencing checks,and were offered the property then the agent is entitled to recover their reasonable costs.... Read More

Gary Nock

12:47 PM, 5th October 2018
About 2 months ago

Gary Nock

11:02 AM, 23rd September 2018
About 3 months ago

Evicting tenant with baby and wants to be evicted?

They shouldn't do this. But they do. They quote law and procedure in relation to landlords not carrying out their obligations but fail to carry out theirs as advised by the housing minister at the time.
https://landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/housing-minister-writes-councils-over-evictions-advice-following-nla-pressure... Read More

Gary Nock

9:14 AM, 19th September 2018
About 3 months ago

Are RCD fuse boards compulsory?

Have an EICR done. This identifies any faults and then you can take the advice of the electrician on how best to resolve them.... Read More

Gary Nock

11:22 AM, 18th September 2018
About 3 months ago

Are RCD fuse boards compulsory?

AA this is incorrect. The EICR is assessed against the edition of the Electrical Regs in force at the time of construction. You cannot retrospectively apply new regs to old installations. And while we as agents and landlords insist on EICRs many agents and landlords do not because there is not a specific law in England that says you have to have an EICR. There should be but there isn't. So some landlords and agents don't have them done. As agents we have lost business to agents who don't insist on EICRs as it saves the landlord £150-£200. But I would rather sleep at night.... Read More