Raj Kirpalani

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 11th June 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Raj Kirpalani

18:00 PM, 22nd August 2016, About 5 years ago

Change of student tenant during tenancy

Hi Mandy thanks for the response.

Yes it is a AST with four joint tenants. I was also wondering if the tenants can take in a lodger? I seem to recall seeing this on a landlord website. I can see this might ease the administration but still holds the outgoing tenant liable if the lodger does not pay. I would be worried about the lodger being someone who doesn't meet my own standards in terms of referencing etc.

The funny thing is i called up the RLA and one chap said that once you have signed a deed of assignment you need not do anything with the tenancy deposit or inventory. You have to do the right to rent and referencing as normal however. Another chap at the RLA said you can't do this and you need to do issue a new tenancy along with re protecting the deposit and taking into account an changes on the inventory.

That's where i got confused!... Read More

Raj Kirpalani

15:10 PM, 11th August 2016, About 5 years ago

Should letting agent or landlord keep 12 months upfront rent?

Reply to the comment left by "Wayne Hoban" at "11/08/2016 - 14:26":

Wayne they are managing my property not only doing the tenant find - although i presume that would not change your stance on this matter?... Read More

Raj Kirpalani

14:50 PM, 11th August 2016, About 5 years ago

Should letting agent or landlord keep 12 months upfront rent?

Reply to the comment left by "Steve From Leicester" at "11/08/2016 - 12:58":

Thanks for all the comments,

Steve but what happens if your company goes bust or not you but the letting agent runs away with the money. The question is do the letting agents client protection schemes protect the full rental amount and thus the landlord could have a claim against them?

Raji... Read More

Raj Kirpalani

11:40 AM, 11th August 2016, About 5 years ago

Should letting agent or landlord keep 12 months upfront rent?

The tenancy agreement specifies a rent figure per calendar month. A 1.5x deposit was already taken and protected by the agents in TDS. Are you saying that because the tenants have given the full twelve months that it should be treated as a deposit? I dont understand? The agent pays me the monthly figure but hold the funds that have been provided in full by the tenants as they are international. My concern is what happens to the money if the agent goes bust and the fact it appears NALS only protects up to 3 months in their client protection scheme for agents... Read More

Raj Kirpalani

21:21 PM, 25th March 2016, About 6 years ago

Transfer of Equity on former residential home back to sole name

Is it possible to minimise SDLT prior to a transfer of equity by reducing the balance on your mortgage so that the consideration falls below the thresholds?... Read More