Jo Ramkissoon

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Friday 31st October 2014

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Jo Ramkissoon

13:00 PM, 1st September 2020, About A year ago

Tiny government concessions including domestic violence cases

Thank you Rosalind. I found your comments / insight to be very helpful with getting landlords to think forwards. Very often landlords are reactive but you have posed questions / situations that we need to prepare ourselves for. These are not common occurrences for most landlords but educating ourselves can help us to deal with situations more rationally and satisfactorily. Thanks, once again.... Read More

Jo Ramkissoon

17:28 PM, 23rd January 2020, About 2 years ago

Solutions for Widow's Right to Remain in Family Home

Hello Paul

I have just completed a very similar arrangement and the will is clear in stating the conditions that the remaining partner can remain in the property e.g. until death or moves into a residential home or upon remarrying or moving anyone else in with them.

No issue has been raised about IHT for the family of the resident non-owner, so to speak.

I am assured that this is all legally correct. Would be great to hear if you receive any different legal advice.

Kind regards

Jo... Read More

Jo Ramkissoon

7:09 AM, 28th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Tenant asking not to extend S21?

Dear Liz Buckland. As others have said, some proceedings may vary from authority to authority. My experience in Leicester and Nottingham is that the LA will do nothing until the day of eviction by the bailiff, when the tenant must show up at the housing office seeking accommodation. This has even been the case with a single mother with 3 children and pregnant with a fourth. Completing the paperwork correctly is key and encouraging the tenant to keep on at the council are both key. Any errors and landlords find themselves issuing a new S21 with a new notice period. Furthermore, in Leicester City, the council will frequently write to LL's to ask if there are rent arrears if the tenant had been receiving HB. If so, they are less likely to house the tenant, as they perceive it to be misuse of HB.
Best wishes, Jo... Read More

Jo Ramkissoon

11:52 AM, 31st October 2019, About 2 years ago

Countrywide accused of failing to secure £10m of client funds

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 30/10/2019 - 15:14
Ah. I didn't realise that was your meaning, from your comment.... Read More

Jo Ramkissoon

8:55 AM, 30th October 2019, About 2 years ago

Countrywide accused of failing to secure £10m of client funds

Hi Luke P. When I spoke with the DPS earlier this year, they explained that landlords / agents can naturally use the Statutory Declaration to claim what they think they are owed, if tenants have not replied to the DPS request.

If landlords / agents have requested that deposits are returned to tenants and tenants don't respond, then these funds are just kept in the DPS, as tenants in future may realise they have money there and claim it (so I am told by the DPS).

Basically, it is in limbo. I would be interested to know if the DPS is accruing interest on unclaimed funds.

I hope that helps.... Read More