David Lawrenson

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 264

David Lawrenson

12:03 PM, 1st November 2018
About 3 months ago

Licensing requires mortgage account numbers?

Quite bizarre request.
As another poster has suggested... put NA - could mean not applicable or not available (i.e. the info is not available to you right now)
If you were in breach of mortgage Ts and Cs, what business is it of the local authority - and anyway, would they be able to discuss your arrangements with your lender anyway. Seems to me this is pushing the boundary of the GDPR rules

David Lawrenson
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David Lawrenson

7:04 AM, 30th October 2018
About 3 months ago

Heating to 21 degrees?

There is no such legal specification.
However, do check out the new rules on energy ratings (EPC) and make sure you comply with them. See this article for more:
http://www.lettingfocus.com/blogs/2018/04/epc-rules-on-f-and-g-rated-properties/
Hope that helps
David Lawrenson
Private Rented Sector Consulting Advice for Landlords
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David Lawrenson

15:55 PM, 19th October 2018
About 3 months ago

Generation Rent tries to hoodwink policymakers

Superb analysis, people. Well done.
Really, well done.... Read More

David Lawrenson

13:04 PM, 18th October 2018
About 3 months ago

5 year BTL fixed rates and BTL purchases at record lows

The stupidity and daft rules of some lenders explains why new boys like Aldermore, Kent Reliance and Paragon plus others have cleaned up in BTL lending in recent years.... Read More

David Lawrenson

11:03 AM, 18th October 2018
About 3 months ago

New Freeholder changing the Right to Let game?

I trust you have actually checked the lease?
On one of my flats in London, the certain rapacious freeholder would right to be every 2 years or so. Their letter would start, "Dear Mr. Lawrenson, it has come to our intention that your flat is being let. There is a charge for this of £400 (or some other daft sum)"
I would write back, "Thanks for the recent letter. Please tell me where in the lease, it refers to a restriction against letting and the possibility of me being charged for this. Please find enclosed my invoice for £400 for writing this letter and 40 pence for postage"
That was the last I'd hear from them for another two years.
The freeholder is a big one with a postal address is SE1.
Rapacious, thieving b......s.

This story is in my first book, in the section under leasehold.
David Lawrenson
http://www.LettingFocus.com
Private Rented Advice for Landlords.... Read More