Jessie Jones

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Saturday 9th August 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 61

Jessie Jones

9:49 AM, 23rd May 2020
About 7 days ago

Tenant may refuse to move due to Covid-19?

Jim, there are only two ways of getting someone to leave your house; voluntarily or via the courts. Given that the latter is likely to take over a year you have no option other than to encourage him to leave voluntarily. Your lack of paperwork isn't as trivial as it sounds. It could cost you many thousands in legal bills and deposit repayments.
As much as I dislike the idea of paying a difficult tenant to move out, I would suggest that this is likely to be your best option. 3 months rent in a new place, plus all his removal costs would probably be a really cheap deal for you given the pickle you are in. But if you offer this before the other tenants move out then it will cost you three times as much, so wait for the other two to leave before you make your offer.... Read More

Jessie Jones

9:06 AM, 23rd May 2020
About 7 days ago

4 students moving in 8th June?

Yvonne, the link you provided, localgovernmentlawyer is advice from 2nd May. The guidance has been updated since then and Neil has provided a link to the current advice.
People are now allowed to move, whereas previously it was only allowed for emergencies, such as homelessness or fleeing domestic violence. Whether they want to move is a different question. If contracts have already been signed then both parties are still legally bound by them. People often like to negotiate a discount. But money off would only be discretionary under these circumstances.... Read More

Jessie Jones

21:41 PM, 2nd May 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Has anyone ever successfully sued a District Council?

Reply to the comment left by Glenn Ackroyd at 02/05/2020 - 19:25
Glenn, I have to disagree with you here. Whether or not one of the tenants can unilaterally terminate a tenancy depends on whether they were joint tenants or tenants in common. As there is no paperwork in this case, so it would be a matter for a Court to decide. And it really isn't going to be in the Landlord interests to argue such points in Court.... Read More

Jessie Jones

21:27 PM, 1st May 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Has anyone ever successfully sued a District Council?

Reply to the comment left by Mobmadmum at 29/04/2020 - 14:15
Hi, it sounds like you are in quite a difficult position here. You have created a tenancy and the Council were doing what they always do in these circumstances; advise the tenant to remain until forced out by bailiffs.
You would be unwise to "all going over after lockdown and camping in the home which may do the trick" as he could easily sue you for harassment and plenty of solicitors would take that one up on a 'no win no fee' basis.
The sure way to evict him is unfortunately the legal route, which will probably take you at least a year, a couple of thousand or more in legal fees, plus your monthly losses until the bailiffs do their bit. The other way, which I hate to suggest, is to offer him a 'bung' to leave. Say 3 months rent in a new place. But use a solicitor or face the consequences of that going wrong as well.... Read More

Jessie Jones

9:42 AM, 25th April 2020
About a month ago

The next Goliath in the additional HMO licensing battle?

They introduced Selective Licensing in Nottingham over 18 months ago and I applied for a license on day 1. Despite having paid for it and despite there being no issues with my application, it still hasn't been issued.
The license schemes stipulate electrical / fire / gas / HHSRS / management standards that far exceed standards we would adopt in our own homes or that housing associations use.
What has happened is that in the same period, Nottingham saw the greatest increase in the cost of renting across the UK
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50056177
The only effective measure that Landlords can take to protect themselves is to ensure that they do everything that the license stipulates. And that comes at a cost, driving an increase in rents like we have seen in other areas that have introduced selective licensing.... Read More