Percy Vere

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th July 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 22

Percy Vere

16:57 PM, 14th August 2014
About 5 years ago

How to chase landlord in court for late deposit protection

The point being made Mark is that the OP could possibly find out his information that he requires from the Government web site on Landlord / Tenant Deposits as a first enquiry.

Holding deposits /Tenancy deposits ? pretty close eh! Some of the 118 forum members were not aware of the fact they do not need to be protected until the money given to the LA or Landlord becomes absorbed into a tenancy deposit which is what normally happens in most cases.... Read More

Percy Vere

15:11 PM, 14th August 2014
About 5 years ago

How to chase landlord in court for late deposit protection

Thanks Mark........Just waiting for OP to reply to my comment.

The problem is that rumours abound regarding what is correct or not correct in the World of Landlording and there was a case recently on here regarding a comment I made on here about "holding deposits" which brought out replies about whether it should be protected or not.
Most of the answers to most questions raised on here are readily available on Government web sites which is just possible why the "Old Duffer" ( if indeed he was old! ) you mentioned was complaining about things......not that I would in any way agree with that statement he made.
So here it is straight from the Government Deposit Website.

Holding deposits
Your landlord doesn’t have to protect a holding deposit (money you pay to ‘hold’ a property before an agreement is signed). Once you become a tenant, the holding deposit becomes a deposit, which they must protect.... Read More

Percy Vere

14:42 PM, 14th August 2014
About 5 years ago

How to chase landlord in court for late deposit protection

Take it from me that there is no guarantee you will win your case unless there was a dispute over non payment or an exceptionally slow return of your deposit or excessive disputable deductions from your deposit that you didn't agree with and the Landlord withheld deposit money from you..
Do you have any complaints about the deposit or the landlord other than the fact the landlord was late paying it into the DPS?... Read More

Percy Vere

11:38 AM, 14th August 2014
About 5 years ago

First property, purchased at auction, feeling shafted - HELP!

Having just read what Mark Smith has written wouldn't your own solicitor have had a look through the legal pack to ascertain whether there were going to be any problems with what you are about to buy? Or did you buy without a Solicitor viewing the legal pack and it is now after the purchase you are seeking legal advice from a Solicitor?

Don't get me wrong, if I thought for one moment I had been mislead in any way on the auction contractual details I would be leading from the front on this matter.... Read More

Percy Vere

10:10 AM, 14th August 2014
About 5 years ago

First property, purchased at auction, feeling shafted - HELP!

Well, I'm not a Barrister but I do have plenty of auction experience.

Yes, I would also be extremely hacked off if the property I had just bid on and won turned out to be mis-described to the extent that you are mentioning however, auctions are funny places with laws and rules goung back to King Alfred the Great and by that I mean it can be a nightmare trying to get out of an auction deal especially where property auctions are involved.
The argument you are certain to meet from the auction house and seller's solicitor is that you should have done your homework prior to bidding and you can bet somewhere in the auction small print is a disclaimer to the particulars not to be taken as accurate and that it is your responsibility to check everything is Kosha.

I actually know of a person who was prepared to and actually did refuse to complete the deal and lost his deposit on a property he bought at auction because he failed to note that the house was of non standard contruction and in need of total refurbing. It was his mistake and his hand went up because he thought it was going to be a cheap buy on the spur of the moment bid.

Caveat Emptor ! ( I could make Barrister status on that Latin phrase alone.......lol )... Read More