Jessie Jones

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 9th August 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 115

Jessie Jones

23:49 PM, 2nd May 2021
About 7 days ago

Privacy Policy and GDPR for single Landlord?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 02/05/2021 - 22:50
If you keep a tenant's telephone number on your phone then that's electronic, and so an ICO registration is required.... Read More

Jessie Jones

15:57 PM, 1st May 2021
About A week ago

Privacy Policy and GDPR for single Landlord?

Reply to the comment left by Sjp at 01/05/2021 - 12:42
Yup, just the once. You can have as many tenants or properties that you like on one registration.
Think this would change if you had the various properties held under different legal entities, such as limited companies, but for one landlord, one ICO registration.... Read More

Jessie Jones

8:50 AM, 1st May 2021
About A week ago

Is the listed flat too small?

Reply to the comment left by Dancinglandlord at 01/05/2021 - 08:25
That is useful information regarding the number of prohibition orders. However, the requirement for 37sq m is only for new builds, so if you are using the HHSRS then what numerical figures do you use for room sizes etc before you issue a prohibition notice? HHSRS talks about 'overcrowding' but does not quantify this. There are so many guidelines available but the only legislated figures I can find is this 37sq m for new builds. All the other guidelines appear to be different councils interpretation of what they think this means.
Also, if a property with 2 flats has to be converted back into a single property, what happens to the family that has now been made homeless, given the acute shortage of accommodation?... Read More

Jessie Jones

8:30 AM, 1st May 2021
About A week ago

Privacy Policy and GDPR for single Landlord?

Reply to the comment left by Sjp at 01/05/2021 - 07:08
No, it is yourself as an 'information controller' that you are registering.
You need a brief statement that you give each new tenant. The statement should identify the fact that you will be holding information about them and that you will be using the information for certain lawful purposes. This simply means that you will be passing their details to the council tax office, utility companies etc, but won't be selling their details to marketing companies.
Give it to new tenants, keep a copy for yourself and ask them to date and sign your copy. Do this at the same time that you do this for the AST, the inventory, the Gas Safe, the Right to Rent Guide, the EICR and the EPC. It is another burden, but what is one more eh?
The best way to think of this is as if it is an extra £40 tax per year, so just get on and pay it. Once you have registered and put it on Direct Debit you can more or less forget about it.
It is worth doing as firstly, it is a legal requirement, and secondly you are less likely to come unstuck if you ever need to evict someone.... Read More

Jessie Jones

11:09 AM, 24th April 2021
About 2 weeks ago

What is defined as Capital Expenditure?

And just to add strength to my argument, from the above HMRC manual:

"CG15183 - Enhancement expenditure: reflected in state/nature of asset at disposal

Lord Emslie commented on this test in Aberdeen Construction Group Ltd v CIR, (52TC281) at page 290

` ….. what [Section 38(1)(b)] is looking for is, as the result of relevant expenditure, an identifiable change for the better in the state or nature of the asset, and this must be a change distinct from the enhancement of value’"

A substantial refurbishment would surely result in an "identifiable change for the better"... Read More