Amanda GdM

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Saturday 13th June 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Amanda GdM

17:54 PM, 26th March 2021, About 4 months ago

EPC required for HMO where rooms are on seperate tenancy agreements?

All my tenants receive a Welcome Pack email before they move in and I attach everything just in case. I have a standard format email so I just forward it on and update the documents as and when there is a new certificate. If you create yourself a template email then its really easy. Why take a chance or create a rod for your own back. If there is one thing I have learned in this business, there are many, many grey areas. You can spend hours looking for a definitive answer.
Send everything you can in my opinion.
I then get the tenants to sign that they received all of this before the tenancy began.
Hope that helps :)... Read More

Amanda GdM

16:54 PM, 12th March 2021, About 5 months ago

Council tax per room for HMO in Nottingham!

Reply to the comment left by Akins Property at 11/03/2021 - 22:43
OMG that is terrible. Have you paid anything yet ?
How have the tenants taken this ?
This just means you would have to put the rents up to cover it and in turn would make you uncompetitive to other HMOs in the area if they are not treated the same.... Read More

Amanda GdM

13:00 PM, 26th February 2021, About 5 months ago

I have the misfortune of being taken to court by nightmare tenant in small HMO?

You are allowed to be in the communal areas and enter when you wish (use reason and common sense as to the times).
If you smell drugs / suspect drug use call the police.
If you dont want your tenant anymore, cut straight to a section 21 (however long it takes) and just request repossession of the room.
Work with the tenant to negotiate an early departue. If they are in arrears, maybe offer to clear it and reimburse the deposit.
Your number 1 objective is to move this tenant out and get your room back. There is no positive future with this tenant.
Even if you have to swallow your pride and it does not seem fair - calm negotiation and financial incentive can work.
You can point out that you have a duty of care to all tenants and that you are obliged to look after them as well, hence the need to come to an amicable agreement about moving out. Otherwise you have no choice but to get the police involved.
you could say..."because I have a duty of care to the other tenants and they have made compalints about drugs use I need to keep popping in to make sure everything is ok".
RE' the boyfriend - not sure how many are allowed in the HMO without a licence but if the boyfriend pushes you into licence territory I'd contact my local HMO officer to seek advice. Maybe they can help put on some pressure by writing directly to your tenant.
Try open ended questions - "lets see if we can come to an agreement...how long would you need realistically to move on ?...It has been a terrible time for both of us...lets try and work it out. "
I know it is easier said than done but worth trying as clearly the court route is just not getting you anywhere and winding up the tenants.... Read More

Amanda GdM

12:11 PM, 22nd February 2021, About 5 months ago

Neighbours having issues with noisy tenant?

Reply to the comment left by RL at 22/02/2021 - 11:52
I'd also politely point out to the neighbours that both themselves and the tenants are living in their own homes.
I have sometimes found that neighbours who own their own home do sometimes discriminate against people renting a house next them. As if the renters somehow have to be model neighbours. Or are not entitled to live in the house in the same way. So I try and work on the neighbours too and normally talk in the third person to distance myself from it. At the end of the day, if we were talking about neighbours who each own their homes, they would have to deal with it between each other.... Read More

Amanda GdM

9:52 AM, 13th February 2021, About 5 months ago

Council tax per room for HMO in Nottingham!

Reply to the comment left by raj beri at 13/02/2021 - 09:41
We had put in the all inclusive section that coucnil tax was included where there was 1 CT for the building. As this is now not the case, we have had to inform tenants to expect to receive CT bills from the council. You can imagine their reaction. Landlords are graciously offering to cover and back dated CT bills but going forward cant cover it. its massive becuase we are talking backdating 14 x single CT bills (there are actually 8 rooms in 1 flat and 6 rooms in an above flat).... Read More