Simon M

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 37

Simon M

17:36 PM, 11th November 2019
About A week ago

Conservative Right to Buy test?

Reply to the comment left by SM at 11/11/2019 - 11:55
The article was published on Friday 8 November.... Read More

Simon M

11:22 AM, 6th November 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Landlords Alliance Election Manifesto

Agree with all this except the argument for and against Right to Buy for council homes is more complex. It is heavily subsidised housing so a welfare benefit. Rents are so low they're difficult for councils to manage & maintain. Giving people the opportunity to buy their homes encourages aspiration -and it's noticeable how after purchase the new owners take more care of it. Aspiration is good for them and good for the taxpayer.
Housing demand is driven by the causes of population growth, quite different.... Read More

Simon M

11:58 AM, 17th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Trying to find a mechanism for the first two days rent?

The academic year won't last a full 12 montsh, so I would amend the tenancy agreement.
If you're willing for tenant to move in without having paid deposit and first period's rent in advance: start on the date the student moves in (29th), then amend the first rent payment to add the rent for the extra days. and subsequent 10 months at normal rent due on 1st, final payment reduced by the increase for the 1st period.
Alternatively, amend tenancy agreement to have 13 payments. The term remains 12 months. The first payment to cover the number of days until the student pays the first full month's rent. Then 11 payments of a month. Final balancing payment is again reduced.... Read More

Simon M

14:02 PM, 15th August 2019
About 3 months ago

Must I tell the Local Authority?

Yes. It's covered in the Council Tax Regulations 1992. The Council has a legal duty to ask a person reasonably connected to the property and obligation on the recipent to reply.


Data Protection Act 2018 ('GDPR') says that where you have to provide information by law this is exempt from the data privacy reuirements.... Read More

Simon M

15:23 PM, 25th June 2019
About 5 months ago

Selective Licensing review recommends National register of Landlords

The report (Page 92, para 11:20) describes RLA and NLA views as:
"Landlord groups were in favour of (National) registration since it would require landlords to treat renting properties in a more business-like fashion, improving the professionalism and reputation of the sector, and encouraging accreditation."
Think I might just see why they're in favour now....their membership fees... Read More