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15:11 PM, 31st July 2021, About 3 months ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Byways at 29/07/2021 - 17:40
Disagree with you chris, quiet enjoyment is a term set out in the statute, it's not a contractual term and to state that it is, is flat wrong. Any contractual term that says a landlord can enter in the last month is legally incorrect, it is completely at the descretion of the tennant, only where there is a genuine emergency are you entitled to enter.

What is considered an emergecy is open to interpretation, but if a law is broken (or suspected of being broken) it's the court who makes that determination.

You can enter a term in the AST stating that you are entitled to enter in the last month, and 9 out of 10 times the bluff will work, but one day you could find yourself at the wrong end of a gable.... Read More


13:54 PM, 28th July 2021, About 3 months ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

They have a legal right to quite enjoyment and know its not an emergency. Your financing issues arn't their problem (thats how they see it).

It's unpalettable, but a financial incentive might work. If you are evicting them for none payment, an offer of 1 month reduction in the debt might swing it. Lets face it you may not get paid anyway.... Read More


18:19 PM, 7th July 2021, About 4 months ago

The Building Safety Bill - Rights, Powers and Protections for Residents

So basic, non-compliance with the law, i.e. building regulations is now to be dealt with prmerily as a civil matter, not by ensuring comliance through sufficent building weak.

Grenfell, and many of the other 'faults' that are coming from to the fore are as a result of insufficent enforcement and prosecution of the developers/builders, and it won't rectified by pushing the means of this prosecution onto the little guy to solve.... Read More


22:38 PM, 28th June 2021, About 4 months ago

Previous HMO usage disqualified on a technicality?

This type of story makes me laugh, appritiate the OP is only trying to do his best for his client (no criticism to him), but the client is clearly willing to consiously or negligently break the law, then complains unfair treatment when the law is quite rightly applied against her.

She should be grateful they haven't taken the matter further and has frankly shown she is not responsible enough to be a landlord and certainly not a HMO landlord where legal and regulatory requirments are higher due to the increased safety issues.... Read More


22:16 PM, 22nd June 2021, About 4 months ago

Reasonably priced and efficient?

Wait until this stamp duty holiday rubbish is finished, I imagine conveyancers will become a lot more keen to win work.... Read More