Judith Wordsworth

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 26th January 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 33

Judith Wordsworth

14:24 PM, 6th October 2019
About a month ago

Otherwise I am out of pocket?

Its not only Shelter and Citizens Advice that advise s21 tenants to stay till the bailiffs are at the door but their local council too.
All costs and rent arrears until you gain possession are recoverable from the deposit ( not sure if have to be noted on the court order) but you have receipts. If deposit doesn't cover everything then a moneyclaims on line for the difference Plus that court fee... Read More

Judith Wordsworth

14:19 PM, 6th October 2019
About a month ago

AST for tenant's lodger?

She could have an agreement (not an AST) eg an excluded sub-let tenancy or lodgers agreement and hold a deposit from them. She will not need to pay the deposit into a designated account held by the deposit protection scheme administrator under para 1(2) Schedule 10 Housing Act 2004 as not required to as a resident landlord.
Just a thought
She would need to check what her max housing benefit entitlement is re income deductions.... Read More

Judith Wordsworth

14:06 PM, 6th October 2019
About a month ago

Court order to release deposit when tenancy has been surrendered?

If you give their last known address to you ie your property the DPS will write to them there. Unless they have had the post redirected open all their post and do not respond to the DPS letter. After the expiry time for response on the DPS letter the DPS should then award you the deposit in full. Only wont if DPS has other contact details for the tenants.
If you have to resort to a Court Order ask the court to direct WPS to forward the address of the tenants (hopefully you might have their NIC number)... Read More

Judith Wordsworth

11:03 AM, 15th April 2019
About 7 months ago

Section 21 ban risks hurting tenants

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 15/04/2019 - 10:53
Sorry was running 2 different postings on same issue at the same time. The above was a reply on another thread to my original posting of:-

I believe that S21 is not applicable to "temporary non-secure periodic tenancies", ie tenancies of less than 6 months and only requiring a 4 week Notice to Quit.
So let's all on renewal provide Temporary Non-Secure Tenancies only. I am seriously considering doing this in future on renewal. Yes a bit more paperwork and effort getting tenancies signed but worth it.... Read More

Judith Wordsworth

10:59 AM, 15th April 2019
About 7 months ago

Section 21 ban risks hurting tenants

I believe that S21 is not applicable to "temporary non secure tenancies", ie tenancies of less than 6 months ie 5 months and only have to give a 4 week Notice to Quit.

So let's all on renewal provide Temporary Non-Secure Tenancies only. I am seriously considering doing this in future on renewal. Yes a bit more paperwork and effort getting tenancies signed but worth it.

A friend who is renting has a "Temporary Tenancy Agreement" from her Landlord for this very reason.

If its ok for a local council to produce these then must be legal lol
https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Non%20secure%20tenancy%20agreement.pdf

Presume could not just set it up as a weekly but monthly or bi-monthly or even quarterly periodic temporary non secure tenancy I would have thought to save on paperwork. But then weekly might be better as only having to give the 4 week Notice to Quit.
Having found this tenancy agreement I will be altering mine to incorporate some of its clauses eg if tenant doesn't notify of a repair then the cost of the repair is their responsibility.... Read More