Mark Crampton Smith

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 11th June 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 112

Mark Crampton Smith

13:40 PM, 22nd February 2018
About 9 months ago

I might be late to the HMRC party!

We have been filing these reports to HMRC for over 15 years........I would be very anxious if you are a letting agent and have not...... HMRC might reasonably ask you to provide historical data; we have recently had a client who has been asked to provide rental income data for the last 11 years. There is no "get out of jail" card with this one; failure to send them the accurate and complete data will only make them show more interest in your business.......... Read More

Mark Crampton Smith

9:58 AM, 11th October 2017
About A year ago

Council intention of prosecuting for an unlicensed HMO...but it's not!!!

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 10/10/2017 - 22:27
Sorry, the 30k can be demanded by the local authority without going to court...... as a sort of levy following a kangaroo hearing?... Read More

Mark Crampton Smith

21:10 PM, 10th October 2017
About A year ago

Council intention of prosecuting for an unlicensed HMO...but it's not!!!

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 10/10/2017 - 19:28
Actually now, local authorities can demand up to £30,000 for non compliance with license conditions.... Penny needs to let us know which local authority her Property is in. Then we would know if additional licensing has been introduced?... Read More

Mark Crampton Smith

11:29 AM, 10th October 2017
About A year ago

Council intention of prosecuting for an unlicensed HMO...but it's not!!!

Penny, your agreement does indeed make the property an HMO (three or more occupants comprising two or more "households")
It would only require a license if your local authority has additional or selective licensing. You must seek legal representation.... ideally with a solicitor who knows the PACE rules and a working knowledge of the housing act!... Read More

Mark Crampton Smith

14:30 PM, 4th October 2017
About A year ago

Agent going under twice - deposit and rent missing!

Sadly Wayne, it will be you that owes the tenant their deposit. I would find out which scheme the deposit was protected by, (will be in the tenancy agreement) and let them know as soon as possible too. It will also be worth contacting the local trading standards team, as they might well have other clients who have been in touch and might agree to forward an email from you to others in order that you could work together towards resolution.... Read More