Y Lana

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Sunday 2nd May 2021


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Y Lana

13:25 PM, 18th August 2021, About a month ago

Splitting energy bills for tenants working from home?

One option is to install check/sub meters for each room, the sum of which would add up to the usage on the main meter; he would then be able to apportion the usage equitably. Obviously, he would need to decide if the cost of doing this is worth his while.... Read More

Y Lana

12:14 PM, 29th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Section 20 notice required even if we have the money?

First things to say are that the RA and the freeholder are two separate legal entities, even if run by the same people. And it is the freeholder, not the RA, that has the legal capacity to commission works to the block.
The freeholder must consult the RA and any party expected to pay the resultant bill if the unit cost will be over £250 inc VAT for one-off jobs, or £100pa on an ongoing basis (e.g. annual contracts). Fail to do this and, if challenged, the freeholder will only be able to recover the above limits, irrespective of what they actually spent.
If everyone being billed is happy to proceed they can waive their S20 rights, though I would advise that the freeholder get this in writing. Note that even though the RA is holding the money, it still belongs to the residents and a challenge by a single bill payer can easily upset the apple cart.
While it might seem a lot of faffing about, for the sums involved (1.6K/head; 250 cap; potential loss 1.4K/head), I'd advise that you follow the procedure.... Read More

Y Lana

15:19 PM, 27th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

Reply to the comment left by at 27/07/2021 - 14:34
@silversurfer2017, you may be right when it comes to building sites, as the developer would usually have a right of access to both sides of the fence being erected and can thus choose which side s/he wants fairface. In this case, however, the landlord doesn't have the right of access to the neighbor's land and without that has to do all the work from his - thus the boarding goes up on his side.... Read More

Y Lana

13:12 PM, 27th July 2021, About 2 months ago

Tenant, Neighbour, Agents and the fence?

That you're neighbour is entitled to the nice side is an urban myth.

If I remember rightly, when putting up a fence, you erect the posts on the boundary line, with the rails in between. You then put up the boards on your side of the posts, as you're not allowed to trespass on your neighbours land to do this. This means that you automatically get the nice side.... Read More

Y Lana

12:50 PM, 18th June 2021, About 3 months ago

Does a new landlord inherit previous AST?

Something else you will need to serve is a Section 48 notice, which formally tells the tenants that they have a new landlord. Without it, you won't be able to pursue claims in court.

I would expect your solicitor to have done this as part of the purchase process, though not all do. Thankfully, it's a pretty straightforward notice to serve.... Read More