Monty Bodkin

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 759

Monty Bodkin

13:08 PM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Abolishing S21 without S8 fully 'fit for purpose' will have dire consequences

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 17/04/2019 - 11:36
The ground to sell will be mandatory. (At least at first!)
Agree with the rest- basically the shambles it is already.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

18:47 PM, 16th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 16/04/2019 - 09:35
If the Government were serious about making the process swifter they would have a trial for 12 to 24 months to speed up s8 proceedings. When that was shown to be working with court dates being obtained within 4 weeks and defaulting tenants evicted with 4 to 6 weeks thereafter (actually evicted, not just subject to a court order which the Council tells them to ignore until the bailiffs turn up). Then and only then, should they tinker with s21.

Spot on Ian.

If you're going to remove section 21, then you better be damn sure you already have something to take its place.

History repeats.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

14:12 PM, 16th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Abolishing S21 without S8 fully 'fit for purpose' will have dire consequences

"It was reported by Citizens Advice that supposedly 141,000 people have been handed eviction notices since laws to ban revenge evictions were introduced in 2015.  I just don’t understand how they have collated this information"

I think it was from a survey of 2000 renters and they have taken the percentage figures from that (a fraction of a %) and just extrapolated it onto 4.5 million private rented households over the timeframe.

It would be interesting to know if they asked the landlord if rent arrears, anti social behaviour, damage to property, refusing access, won't communicate etc was also a factor in that tiny fraction of revenge evictions.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

10:11 AM, 16th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Section 21 Ban - Government Consultation and Press Release

Reply to the comment left by Frederick Morrow-Ahmed at 16/04/2019 - 10:01
That doesn't alter the fact that Luke's statement was wrong;

"you can only reclaim a property to live in if you have *previously* used the property as your primary residence."

You do not have to have lived in it previously.

This point is of significance to landlords as Brokenshire said;

"ministers will amend the Section 8 eviction process, so property owners are able to regain their home should they wish to sell it or move into it."... Read More

Monty Bodkin

9:18 AM, 16th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Section 21 Ban - Government Consultation and Press Release

Reply to the comment left by Frederick Morrow-Ahmed at 16/04/2019 - 08:51
"Brokenshire is saying that from today S21 can no longer be used."

He's not said that at all. You've just made it up.... Read More