Garry Scothorn

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 25th November 2014


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Garry Scothorn

9:57 AM, 26th November 2014
About 5 years ago

Beware of what constitutes a deposit - Is there a definition?

Reply to the comment left by "Steve Masters" at "26/11/2014 - 08:42":

Hi Steve, many thanks for your comments as they are exactly my thoughts.
You couldnt have put it better and this was my explanation to the judge.
I just feel I have again been trapped legally for something done with good intentions to help out a tenant.
As I informed the judge, her decision has cost any future tenants the possibility of a roof over their head with me at zero level unless they now have the full bond and rent.
I now await a claim from the tenant for three times the so called deposit fine
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Garry Scothorn

18:32 PM, 25th November 2014
About 5 years ago

Beware of what constitutes a deposit - Is there a definition?

Hi all
Many thanks for your comments regarding what constitutes a deposit.
My contract was four weeks rent in advance.
My tenant had a receipt from me for four weeks advance rent.
The contract showed zero deposit/bond
I explained to the judge that it was the tenants request to pay rent weekly not mine.
The so called "Judge" gave me literally three minutes to explain my situation and immediately made her decision that I had manipulated the deposit scheme.
She was totally anti landlord and in my opinion she should not be judging people with her bad attitude.
What chance do we have as landlords when a so called judge shows no reasoning.
Regards Garry... Read More