Michele Brown

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 4th January 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Michele Brown

12:36 PM, 28th July 2016, About 5 years ago

Tenant is sub letting, in rent arrears, and out of the country!

Mandy, thanks for the reply, I did ask the letting agent whether we could just add the other 2 people which were sub letting without getting the tenants authority, as I can see lots of complications arising the first being that he will not be receiving the rent money from them, but we will, I was told that as he was in breach of the tenancy that this was possible. I was told the section 21 is not valid as he is not in arrears of rent for 2 months yet, again I don't know whether this is correct. With regard to the AST the plan is to finish it in December, and then re issue to the 2 sub letters as long as everything is in order. I am totally confused now, and getting quite cross about the whole situation as this property is fully managed by the letting agent, who I feel should be dealing with all these things and not throwing it back at us, but thank you for your great advise. One saving grace is that because we had problems previously with this property when we insured we did do a rent protection on it, the only one out of 5 with rent protection, I think it is just an unlucky house.... Read More

Michele Brown

22:09 PM, 27th July 2016, About 5 years ago

Tenant is sub letting, in rent arrears, and out of the country!

Thank you all so much for your comments. On speaking with our letting agency they have stated that if we take court action then a solicitor would need to be involved due to the complexities. The quote for solicitors is £2000 plus vat, which I really don't think is viable. We have decided that we will try and add the 2 people who are sub letting onto the tenancy, that is as long as they pass credit checks etc, then near the end of the AST for the tenant issue a section 21. The letting agents have already issued a section 21 but say that as such it is not valid and was just a way of them being able to get into the property to assess the situation. We have advised our insurance company and the insurance at present is still valid, obviously we will have to re address it if we add the other 2 to the tenancy. The letting agents are telling me that the house does not come under the HMO bracket as it is not 3 stories high or have 5 bedrooms, but I feel that if the sub letters pass credit checks that I should inform the local authority. Thanks once again folks.... Read More

Michele Brown

14:31 PM, 14th June 2015, About 7 years ago

Bailiffs at our empty rental property

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Robb" at "13/06/2015 - 22:35":

Oh dear no I was not aware that it was illegal, thanks for the advice, we have never done this before, but after the meter removal we felt that we needed to open the mail to see what we were dealing with.... Read More

Michele Brown

19:22 PM, 11th June 2015, About 7 years ago

Bailiffs at our empty rental property

Reply to the comment left by "Jay James" at "11/06/2015 - 17:16":

No the gas and electric are not back on and they are telling me the earliest they can do it is Tuesday and that is just the electric, apparently the gas takes longer. They had no need to take the meters or break in as looking through the front window it is obviously not being lived in no furniture etc. The locksmith told us that when they were in they did a walk round the house, so they would know it was totally empty. They are now giving the excuse that they took the meters because they belonged to them, which leaves me wondering, as when you change supplier they don't take meters away and your new supplier put new ones in. We last night opened all the mail that had piled up at the property and the last bill was 1st May, according to details from the Citizen Advice Bureau they then have to give you 28 days after the bill before issuing a disconnection notice, and then another 7 days in writing before disconnection. Considering that they disconnected on 26th May they have not followed this procedure.... Read More

Michele Brown

16:10 PM, 11th June 2015, About 7 years ago

Bailiffs at our empty rental property

Reply to the comment left by "wayne carson" at "11/06/2015 - 11:13":

Thank you for your comments, I will be requesting the court warrant paperwork and I will take it from there.... Read More