Graham Bowcock

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 15th January 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 60

Graham Bowcock

9:50 AM, 26th February 2021
About 3 hours ago

Leak - Tenant delay reporting and made problem worse?

It's one of those things that tenants do. When I hear these stories it re-emphasises to me why some tenants will never be capable of being owners.

Personally I'd live with it. As I say tenants do make these errors of judgment, but for every one who does I've found many who go overboard to keep their house looking shipshape. BY all means point it out and see if they will contribute, but don't lose any sleep over it.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

14:01 PM, 25th February 2021
About 23 hours ago

Firing Agent without T&Cs

If an agent conducts busimess with no formal ToB ion this day and age they only have themselves to blame if landlords leave without notice. One wonders what "contract" they would rely on to sue you. I sugest you play it straight and formal, with written notice as short as you like.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

8:30 AM, 24th February 2021
About 2 days ago

Tenants in breach and need to vacate for full rewire?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 23/02/2021 - 16:28
Somebody kindly pointed out some typoes (which I hate, so am very grateful). here is the (hopefully) correct version:

Qu 1 - You can ask them to move out, but be prepared to do it properly. You may have to fund their alternative accommodation and moving costs, etc.. It's not the tenants' fault that works needs doing and, frankly it begs the question of the conditon of the electrics when they moved in if such substantial works are now needed. Yes you do need to let them back in. Permanent eviction would be unlawful and you need to read carefully.

Qu 2 - it sounds like they are breach of their AST, and may have created a HMO which could be a further problem for you. You should perhaps take good legal advice on this point.

Qu 3 - I think you just need to speak with the tenants and agree how the works can be done. Repaying the deposit is only part of the issue; you have works to do and need to bear the costs of dealing with the situation.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

16:31 PM, 23rd February 2021
About 3 days ago

Signed Tenancy Agreement but Landlord change his mind?

Herein lies thr danger of completing a new tenancy before the old tenants have gone. Tenancy legislation is so weighted in favour of tenants, that it they stay there is no quick remedy.

I suggest you get some proper legal advice asap. The incoming tenant may well be relying on the signed contract with you and building up costs (e.g. booking removers, sorting broadband, etc.). You need to act quikcly so as to avoid a claim against you for consequential losses.... Read More

Graham Bowcock

16:28 PM, 23rd February 2021
About 3 days ago

Tenants in breach and need to vacate for full rewire?

Qu 1 - you can ask them to move out, but be prepared to do it properly. You may have to fund their alternative accommodation and moving costs, etc.. It's not the tenants' fault that works needs doing and, frankly it begs the question of the conditon of the electrics when they moved in if such substantial works are now needed. Yes you do need to met them back in. Permanent eviction would be unlawful and you need to read carefully.

Qu 2 - it sounds like they are breach of their AST, and may have created a HMO whihc could be a further problem for you. YOU should perhaps take good legal advice on this point.

Qu 3 - I think you just need to speak with the tenants and agree how the works can be done. Repaying the deposit is only part of the stro; you have works to do and need to bear the costs of dealing with the situation.... Read More