David

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Tuesday 6th October 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 29

David

16:58 PM, 3rd December 2020
About 12 hours ago

Contract with a Housing Association - Just where is the info?

You should read plenty of threads on the various landlord forums about renting your property to social housing providers, (Council and HA's) as all the ones I've read say that the promises of support and vetting and payments for damage and .... just don't materialise.... Read More

David

14:13 PM, 29th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Ask three months rolling rent in advance?

Yes, as above, by all means take 3 months rent in advance if you intend it to cover months 1, 2 and 3, (in which case you take no further payment until month 4), or for it to cover months 1, 11 and 12, but then it must be used for those months. Otherwise its an illegal security deposit.... Read More

David

14:08 PM, 29th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Extending a lease when freeholder as possessory title?

I dont know if this is relevant, but when I had a lease extended, they didn't issue a new lease but some kind of addendum.... Read More

David

17:50 PM, 28th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Ask three months rolling rent in advance?

I think that this would be regarded as a security deposit under the Housing Act 2004 deposit legislation because I believe that rent is only rent if its for a known period and taking 3 months rent in advance for unspecified rental periods means it isn't rent but a security deposit. The landlord would be liable to a penalty if this wasn't protected. It would also breach the Tenant Fees Act because its more than 5 weeks rent.... Read More

David

13:20 PM, 27th November 2020
About 7 days ago

Compliance Conundrum when tenant won't leave?

Actually, you need to know when the tenant first moved into the property, as the current paperwork won't necessarily be correct. Regardless of whether the tenant signed an AST agreement, it would not alter their original tenancy rights if these were greater by virtue of being an Assured Tenant or a rent act tenant.... Read More