Joel Hearne

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 12th September 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 48

Joel Hearne

18:30 PM, 31st October 2016
About 3 years ago

The difference between lawnmowers and toasters?

You could also just give them the money to buy the lawnmower and say the lawnmower was not provided by you and belongs to the tenant. I believe that is another way around the PAT testing of equipment, just give a cash payment and let them buy the items themselves... Read More

Joel Hearne

11:05 AM, 19th October 2016
About 3 years ago

Landlord could be liable to a lifetime tenancy if a tenant is carrying out a home based business?

Reply to the comment left by "Mike Amapola" at "18/10/2016 - 20:50":

Hi Mike, when you informally allow a tenant to do a business from your home as well as them doing their main employed work on which you referenced them on, they inherit rights from the 1954 act. So my question here is that if a residential tenancy turns into or becomes a business tenancy (lifetime tenancy) what can a landlord do to get possession?

Home based businesses are very prevalent out there and many landlords could not be aware of the risks.... Read More

Joel Hearne

17:35 PM, 18th October 2016
About 3 years ago

Landlord could be liable to a lifetime tenancy if a tenant is carrying out a home based business?

Reply to the comment left by "Steve Masters" at "18/10/2016 - 16:22":

I believe the rent can not be increased on the life time tenancy, only increased at market levels and in some instances capped... Read More

Joel Hearne

16:17 PM, 18th October 2016
About 3 years ago

Landlord could be liable to a lifetime tenancy if a tenant is carrying out a home based business?

Reply to the comment left by "Whiteskifreak Surrey" at "18/10/2016 - 13:04":

Hi, under this circumstance you can not get rid of this tenant because they inherit rights. What my question is is what can one do to get rid of such a tenant who is trying to use this piece of legislation to their advantage?

Thanks... Read More

Joel Hearne

13:19 PM, 18th October 2016
About 3 years ago

Landlord could be liable to a lifetime tenancy if a tenant is carrying out a home based business?

Reply to the comment left by "Neal Craven" at "18/10/2016 - 12:56":

Thanks for the link, it is interesting.

Be nice if a lawyer here could advise what to do if an "informal" business use was agreed by a landlord and now the tenant is after a lifetime tenancy based on business use and no longer a sole residential use.

Thanks... Read More