Ian Cognito

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 14th July 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 116

Ian Cognito

A month ago
How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 12/07/2018 - 19:27
But tenant has been renting property for 5 years!

You're right that I'm not opposed to 3 year minimum tenancies IF the quid pro quo (to quote another Ian) is that there's a change in legislation that enables rogue tenants to be ejected with the minimum of fuss, time and expense.

Of course, I am well aware that defining and proving 'rogue' is no easy matter, but if the 3 year law is coming in anyway, at least let's have the debate.... Read More

Ian Cognito

A month ago
Tenant claiming for associated costs from water leak visits?

Notice - Tenancy Agreement will probably state minimum 24hrs notice required, or at any time without notice in case of emergency.

Claim for costs - Was more than one visit required to fix the leak really necessary, or was it because you didn't employ a professional? Did he warn you beforehand that he would have to take time off work, or did he only tell you once the leak was fixed?

What has been your relationship with the tenant up until now?... Read More

Ian Cognito

A month ago
Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 10/07/2018 - 20:04
Read Ian Narbeth's post again and you will see that this is not what he is suggesting. Ian N mentioned having the EQUIVALENT of an s21 to use when tenant is in arrears (i.e. rather than being reliant on an s8). He also makes other good suggestions.... Read More

Ian Cognito

A month ago
Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 08/07/2018 - 08:17
No, Chris, I don't let to tenants on benefit.... Read More

Ian Cognito

A month ago
Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 07/07/2018 - 12:03
Explain the need for a higher rental and larger deposit.

Yes, there needs to be a mechanism for applying an increase over the duration of a longterm agreement (by which I mean 3 years or more). RPI or CPI are the obvious contenders.

6 months is the minimum term for an AST.... Read More