Ian Cognito

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 8th January 2020

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 50

Ian Cognito

21:27 PM, 8th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Tenant Referencing - who do you use for a thorough check these days?

Reply to the comment left by Jo Westlake at 08/09/2021 - 18:44
Hi Jo

To clarify: "I believe we can keep their holding fee if they fail and we decide not to proceed with the tenancy."

Only true if prospective tenant provided false information.

LordOf The Manor is quite correct. If the Openrent application form does not ask about CCJs, but referencing subsequently fails due to a CCJ, the holding fee cannot legally be retained.... Read More

Ian Cognito

15:33 PM, 2nd August 2021, About 2 months ago

One or two estate agents?

Reply to the comment left by Mike in Worthing at 02/08/2021 - 12:52
As James realises, the usual system of paying an agent around 1% of the selling price offers very little incentive to obtain the best price.

I've considered your approach, Mike, of using a single agent and ramped commission, but prefer to use 2 agents.

Slick marketing at a price just below market level, should guarantee strong interest and result in competition from prspective purchasers.... Read More

Ian Cognito

14:52 PM, 27th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

Reply to the comment left by at 27/07/2021 - 14:34
If access to neighbour's side not a problem, my preferred option is normally to bolt existing wooden posts (cut-off above rot) to new part-height concrete posts.

As the new posts are sunk in concrete rather than simply driven into the ground, they will not move and will never rot.

Disadvantages are cost and aesthetics.... Read More

Ian Cognito

11:20 AM, 2nd July 2021, About 3 months ago

Misled about floor area and now can't sell?

Any chance that your morgage survey measurement was external, whilst selling agent and EPC measurements are internal?... Read More

Ian Cognito

11:06 AM, 2nd July 2021, About 3 months ago

Tenant only missed one month but needs Section 21?

Hi Helen

Not sure I understand what's really going on.

If tenant leaves to live with family she will not be able to claim housing element of UC.

Furthermore, why are local authority involved?... Read More