Jay James

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 20th October 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 422

Jay James

11:22 AM, 26th September 2021, About 4 months ago

Cautionary tale to include fire cover clause in AST!

Reply to the comment left by hpbennett at 25/09/2021 - 16:17I have now checked with Cambridge Citizens Advice and what you state is wrong. They are taxpayer funded through layers of organisations and they will not advise a landlord on landlord matters as a matter of Citizens Advice national policy. In the same way, they will not advise a female of the alternatives to abortion where she only asks for abortion advice, again as a matter of national CA policy. Feel free to copy paste this post and email them to ask whether it is correct or not. So, there is indeed anti landlord bias by taxpayer funded organisations.... Read More

Jay James

1:46 AM, 10th June 2021, About 8 months ago

Live in landlord - HMO requirements?

The only definition of a HMO that matters is the one legal definition.... Read More

Jay James

1:43 AM, 10th June 2021, About 8 months ago

Live in landlord - HMO requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Michael Mathews at 07/06/2021 - 16:31
That is not correct and is evident from reading my comment... Read More

Jay James

0:08 AM, 7th June 2021, About 8 months ago

Live in landlord - HMO requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 06/06/2021 - 23:56
"This is not correct..." + 'under HMO law'.... Read More

Jay James

23:56 PM, 6th June 2021, About 8 months ago

Live in landlord - HMO requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Michael Mathews at 05/06/2021 - 16:42"Strictly, you should meet all standards, even if you have just 1 lodger and need no HMO Licence". This is not correct as per https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/houses-in-multiple-occupation, 1 lodger and 1 live in landlord is not a HMO.
Further, taking this link literally at its' word, the head poster above is not in a HMO. This contradicts what I previously thought, which is three or more residents (as opposed to tenants) in two or more households makes the proerty a HMO.
Of course, meeting standards not legally required is a good idea.

Note to all, the definition of a HMO is set out in (national) law and the definiion of a licensable HMO is set out by each (local) district/city council.... Read More