Monty Bodkin

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 842

Monty Bodkin

13:09 PM, 24th August 2019
About 7 hours ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Giles Peaker at 24/08/2019 - 11:38
I was just suggesting that non-payment of the fixed costs of a s.21 claim, where, for example, the tenant may have been forced to go through the possession claim by the local authority (which we all agree is a bad thing), is hard to see as meriting 'rogue' status.

I'm not saying they should be awarded 'rogue' status or anything at all complicated.

Merely that if they refuse to pay the court fees fairly awarded against them, then they should automatically be entered on the existing CCJ register for non payment.

I can't see how anyone could reasonably object to that.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

10:15 AM, 24th August 2019
About 10 hours ago

Police blamed for allowing Anarchy to rule in the PRS

My view is that when drafting laws, due regard should be made to whether it is enforceable or not and what are the likely consequences.

However well intentioned, the recent raft of landlord legislation is mostly ignored by criminal landlords and only abided by good landlords. Driving up rents and creating a larger sub-class of tenants exploited by criminals.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

9:51 AM, 24th August 2019
About 10 hours ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Giles Peaker at 23/08/2019 - 22:44
"Court costs - well I think you'd have difficulty in arguing for classing a tenant as 'rogue' for being late in paying the court costs"

It seems you don't do debt collection and don't know how this works so a simplified explanation.

If a tenant gets evicted under s8g8 there is a possession order plus a judgement for the rent owed and court costs. But here is the crucial bit, it doesn't get entered on the CCJ register.

If the unpaid county court judgements were entered on the county court judgement register it would benefit good tenants and deter rogue tenants.

N.B I am not talking about some new, blue sky thinking, rogue tenant register nor a new MoJ record of evictions and grounds. I am just talking about using the well established Register of judgements, orders and fines used by all credit referencing agencies. This one here;

https://www.trustonline.org.uk/

Check yourself, check a friend, a landlord or tenant. Have fun with it, knock yourself out.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

14:20 PM, 23rd August 2019
About A day ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Giles Peaker at 23/08/2019 - 13:22
"But currently any possession order with a money judgment (on arrears) can be registered as a CCJ."

Not trying to score points here and I don't know if you were aware or not but it is (nearly) only when a tenant has ignored a court order and the landlord has then gone on to take enforcement action that a judgement for payment is entered on the CCJ register.

Nearly all possession orders have a money judgement, if only for the court fees, including section 21's.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

13:15 PM, 23rd August 2019
About A day ago

Disrepair Claims Farmers should concern us all

Reply to the comment left by Freda Blogs at 23/08/2019 - 12:12
Maybe Freda, but the other grounds can't be served in the fixed term/have longer notice periods and the tenant has refused to leave after that notice. Seems fair the tenant should pay the court fee (as is the case now with section 21).... Read More