Gary Nock

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Gary Nock

5:28 AM, 27th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Flat owner not paying for agreed roof works?

The block managing agent, if there is one, should have a written agreement with the freeholder / Right To Manage Co that they only pay for work carried out if there are sufficient funds. Those funds can be raised through the service charge over a number of years as part of the reserve fund to avoid large one off increases, or via the Section 20 consultation route where any leaseholder is required to pay more than £250 towards such works. If the block managing agent has not followed the Section 20 consultation process then the monies are not recoverable. In addition all demands for payment have to be made in a prescribed format, with a Summary of Rights and Responsibilities attached or the demand is not valid. If all legal compliance has been complied with then you can take the leaseholder to County Court for non- payment. Any judgement for monies owed can be attached to the property so it can't be sold or remortgaged whilst the debt is outstanding. However, if it gets to County Court and the leaseholders defence is non- compliance with the myriad of regulations around block management, then the judge will remit it to a First Tier Tribunal for a determination as to whether or not the charges for the roof are payable. It's a legal minefield and you do need specialist advice. At the very least spend some time on the website.... Read More

Gary Nock

10:23 AM, 18th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Excellent tenant wants a 20% rent reduction?

If the market is good in your area and houses are letting quickly then tell the tenant no. Freezing the rent for two years is a good idea but it can bite you in the bum if rents rise. And for those who wonder why landlords use agents its to comply with the around 170 regulations that landlords have to comply with. Not everybody has the time, knowledge and energy to advertise, do viewings, draw up tenancy agreements, carry out a detailed digital inventory that will stand DPS scrutiny, and protect a deposit in a fully compliant and legal manner. It only comes to light usually when there's a problem like evicting tenants and the original paperwork is wrong.... Read More

Gary Nock

22:45 PM, 9th October 2020
About 2 months ago

Anyone use an App?

With 20 properties you might want to look at 1090: Read More

Gary Nock

12:20 PM, 24th September 2020
About 2 months ago

Call for council tax relief on empty landlord properties

Reply to the comment left by moneymanager at 24/09/2020 - 11:43
My local authority in Dudley has refused a Class "G" Exemption although some others in the thread have had more luck.... Read More

Gary Nock

8:26 AM, 21st September 2020
About 2 months ago

Tenant insists on gas fire replacement!

It is up to the landlord which replacement heating method they choose. Ensure that it is documented, that you have offered the electric fire, point out that they still have central heating and that you are complying with Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Then let them moan and whinge.... Read More