Nick De Jongh

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 19th January 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Nick De Jongh

14:42 PM, 14th April 2015
About 5 years ago

HMO entitlement to receive rent

Reply to the comment left by "Nick De Jongh" at "24/03/2015 - 19:00":

Thank you for the comments received. I today received a mandatory possession under section 8 grounds 8 . The Judge took into account section 75 and 92.3 and found that a section 8 notice was in order and because the property is a disputed HMO rent is due. The Local authority failed to proof that a HMO existed . So in short there is protection for landlords and the Local authority is not always right. So not as bleak as first thought.... Read More

Nick De Jongh

19:00 PM, 24th March 2015
About 5 years ago

HMO entitlement to receive rent

I am going ahead with the preparations and keeping the council agent in the loop with progress regarding getting the correct assessments done. Once all the tenants are out I will cancel everything and start removing some partitioning that will indicate that it will be let as a single family property in the future. The property will not be a financially viable option with the current regulations. There is very little chance that I will ever do a HMO in this property as the neighbours are not very keen on the idea. Thank you for the help and advice, every bit is very much appreciated.... Read More

Nick De Jongh

20:22 PM, 21st January 2015
About 6 years ago

Checks needed for DSS / LHA tenant?

Reply to the comment left by "tony salmon" at "21/01/2015 - 19:04":

With Due respect I have been receiving the same answer from Harrow, Brent and Barnet so it may be different elsewhere , but not in these Boroughs. I am not the only Landlord that has received this reply as it is Policy in Camden, Westminster and Hammersmith &Fullam . The Policy was changed in January 2009 and everyone I know has been effected.... Read More

Nick De Jongh

14:46 PM, 21st January 2015
About 6 years ago

Checks needed for DSS / LHA tenant?

The Local authority only pays the landlord direct after they are 8 weeks in arrears. The HB fell short and the tenant was in and out of employment. Very few Local Authorities pay the landlord direct. None of the London Borough I dealt with do.... Read More

Nick De Jongh

9:27 AM, 21st January 2015
About 6 years ago

Checks needed for DSS / LHA tenant?

Just a little trick I picked up over the years. Once the Tennant has signed the TA serve them with a notice 21 three days later and make the contract for only 6 months. If they do not pay their rent you have one months rent plus the deposit, so by the time you can apply for possession you have lost nothing (Two months notice required). You then get the hearing date around 6 weeks later and 2 weeks notice by the court so they are out in 8. This way you reduce the risk, you further put pressure from the beginning on the tenant to keep up with the rent or they will be out. HB tenants are renown for not paying because the council pay them direct and they spend the money. Good luck and as a lot of people said 'BEWARE' I have lost over £8000 in the last year thanks to HB tenants and now refuse to take any. Only heard of the above trick at the last procession hearing a week ago.... Read More