Richard Player

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Monday 10th June 2013

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 3

Richard Player

18:08 PM, 7th March 2016
About 5 years ago

My Rent Increases Due to Clause 24

Using the model tenancy agreement! Not me.
Why would anyone in their right mind use a tenancy agreement drawn up by the same government that introduced the Tenant Tax?
I will not be using anything written by the government unless it is mandated by law.... Read More

Richard Player

14:03 PM, 17th December 2013
About 7 years ago

Service Charge Increase Justified?

I had a similar can contest these types of charges without cost. go to There are all sorts of small notices which the managing agents probably forgot to serve on you, for instance, they are not allowed to arrange works that would cost any individual leaseholder more than £250. without arranging a section 20 consultation.
Have a really good look around before you do anything, and good luck... Read More

Richard Player

16:07 PM, 23rd November 2013
About 8 years ago

Council demanding £9,000 for change of use from guest house to HMO

I am in the process of negotiating with a local council. Instead of applying for change of use from a Guest House to an HMO, we are just providing sheets only for the beds, through a weekly laundry company, and provide 2 boxes of cornflakes in the communal room per week. This still qualifies as a guest house, so you don't need to go through change of use and pay the extortionate fees that the council demands.... Read More