Tom

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Monday 2nd December 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Tom

10:41 AM, 19th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Tenants should be assisted but still responsible for rental debt

I absolutely agree.
Governments should be working with landlords rather than against them. It is in our mutual interest. Evictions are costly for the landlord but also for tenants and governments. Financially local government has to provide costly bed and breakfast accommodation for newly homeless while tenants suffer the emotional cost. Landlords suffer both!
Of course there are the rogue tenants who deliberately stop paying rent. It is surely time that this was a criminal offence. How many landlords are now in a position, where they are owed substantial arrears not due to COVID, who now feel powerless to act?... Read More

Tom

9:15 AM, 9th December 2019
About A year ago

Large family moved in when father died?

The tenancy initially was a six months short hold tenancy. This became a periodic tenancy. The tenancy began approximately fifteen years ago.... Read More

Tom

7:38 AM, 9th December 2019
About A year ago

Large family moved in when father died?

Reply to the comment left by Tony McVey at 09/12/2019 - 00:05
Tony, I wish you were right! Prior to the father’s death the son did not live at the property so you would think that he was a squatter. As Michael has said the tenancy does not end with the death of the father but passes to his estate and so notice has to be served on the estate. Sometimes, the law appears bonkers!... Read More

Tom

12:09 PM, 7th December 2019
About A year ago

Large family moved in when father died?

Reply to the comment left by julie shepherd at 07/12/2019 - 10:58
That would be true but as there is no cooperation from the family, the only recourse is the legal route. The priority is to get the property back as soon as the law allows with no damage. The section 21 notice has to be lodged with the public trustee in the event that there is no executor and no will. Chasing after lost rent will add to costs without guarantee of any payment.... Read More

Tom

7:52 AM, 4th December 2019
About A year ago

Large family moved in when father died?

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 03/12/2019 - 22:57
Hi Rob,
Thank you for posting.
As I understand it the tenancy doesn’t end when the tenant dies but passes to the estate of the deceased. As a consequence, we have to deal with the representative of the deceased who would be the executor if there is a will . If there is no will it passes temporarily to the public trustee. Hence the need to send a copy of the notice to the Public Trustee .
At present I am awaiting responses from property specialists to act on my behalf so I can resolve this matter as soon as the law will allow.... Read More