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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Dinah Pickering

16:30 PM, 29th May 2015, About 6 years ago

Guarantors - Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1991

Hi Peter, Thank-you for your comment. The father has now agreed to pay the requested advance payment which allows myself as the Landlady 2 months deposit. Since the AST states monthly rental I am planning to protect the additional payment as 'additional deposit' and issue the correct information accordingly. What a great forum this is....:-)... Read More

Dinah Pickering

17:14 PM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago

Can I request advance rental payments from parents acting as Guarantor?

Reply to the comment left by "Jay James" at "21/05/2015 - 10:29":

Hi Jay, Thank-you for your comment and my gut feeling agrees 100%. I feel the Father has a little ego since he proudly showed me his tax free Dubai payslip when he paid 5 months rent originally and now feels 'out of principle' as he puts it he will not pay upfront again. Meanwhile his daughter who is just over 18 has to pack up and leave.... Read More

Dinah Pickering

17:00 PM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago

Can I request advance rental payments from parents acting as Guarantor?

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "21/05/2015 - 10:25":

Hi Mark, Yes this is exactly what I offered to the tenant a new fixed term of 6 months with again advanced payments as before from the parents who reside in Dubai. Basically the parents said 'no' and they only want a month to month periodic tenancy. Yes the tenant would like to stay and I feel sorry for her as she has now after quite a lot of support eventually started to settle although the red hair dye and the regular boyfriend will not be missed. Yes the AST is a standard NLA where I input monthly rental. This is why I felt reassured to read Mark that you also advised to enter into the new tenancy, but Daddy said no so now Daddy can pick up the pieces of a daughter left in the UK who for the last 5 months has had a very caring Landlady... lesson learnt do not do favours for ex-neighbours which the daughter is.... Read More

Dinah Pickering

10:14 AM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago

Can I request advance rental payments from parents acting as Guarantor?

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "21/05/2015 - 09:29":

Hi Mark,

Thank-you for your valuable advice. Since my post I have yesterday issued a Section 21 (my first) used a NLA form and yes I have protected the original deposit and issued all the correct prescribed information when the tenancy was signed. I agree with you to ask of two months rent to be paid in advance rather than the pcm stated on the AST this is deemed a deposit and if the parents had agreed I would of protected this too. Basically the notice has been given as the parents have said out of principle and their high earnings in Dubai why should they pay in advance. I responded that my AST was with their daughter who merely can only just afford her monthly food bill. If her parents decide to stop paying the rent for any reason I have no way of contacting them in Dubai and don't wish to go that route. My gut feel has alarms going off and im not comfortable with their refusal to pay an extra month acting as additional deposit. Would anyone else do differently?... Read More

Dinah Pickering

16:16 PM, 19th May 2015, About 6 years ago

Right To Manage (RTM) - Advice Please?

Hi Nick, Thank-you for your comment and good advice on the OFT. It is very frustrating that a residence of 12 mews/terraced houses have a sinking fund of 14K built up over only 6 years. Since the residents committee has been set up as non-profit I wonder if the OFT can force some of the fund to be returned? Basically grumpy controlling residents who opted in to become a resident Director are playing the ego control game and enjoy the fact that some of us have to get permission for a new tree to be planted. Again I stress never be part of a residents committee if you live there...BTL yes its ok but on your doorstep... it will ruin your neighbour relationships. So if we have a RTM and they wont spend any money and the pot keeps growing what can be done? Im not begging them with cakes....... Read More