Chris Wheelwright

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Chris Wheelwright

10:57 AM, 8th December 2020, About 8 months ago

All was going smoothly until stepmother became a tax payer in France?

If your stepmother has never had any beneficial interest in the property then she can have no capital gain. Whilst the French authorities may not have the same distinction between legal and beneficial interest (I do not know) the question of whether there is a gain arising must surely be governed by English law. I would ask your stepmother to come back to the UK for a weekend and sign the TR1 and ID1 in front of a UK solicitor !
This is a personal view I am not a legal practitioner in either jurisdiction.... Read More

Chris Wheelwright

10:24 AM, 2nd October 2020, About 10 months ago

Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

14 days is unreasonable and therefore unhelpful to our cause. It would be much better to aim for something with a chance of success.
I'm sorry to be 'picky' but if I was to sign a petition of this nature I would want the grammar and spelling to be correct. There are three errors in the one short paragraph.... Read More

Chris Wheelwright

10:23 AM, 28th May 2020, About A year ago

Does dog clause stack up legally?

To Paul -I am a landlord of over 30 years standing I have to say I think you have the wrong attitude. Once a tenant is in legal occupation and paying rent it is THEIR home. I think it is right that a landlord should not be able to unreasonably restrict that use. No doubt some other contributors will disagree !... Read More

Chris Wheelwright

9:52 AM, 23rd January 2020, About 2 years ago

Solutions for Widow's Right to Remain in Family Home

Paul - I am not a family lawyer, but surely a life interest is exactly what it says, an interest for her lifetime. That possesses a value whilst she is living but on her death the right is extinguished and therefore the value must zero.
Or am I missing something ?... Read More

Chris Wheelwright

12:53 PM, 9th October 2017, About 4 years ago

Can I enforce safety checks on commercial tenant?

I do not believe these checks are mandatory except insofar as they relate to your tenants duties under Health and Safety legislation, as Neil has said.
Assuming the property is let on a Full Repairing and Insuring basis I am not sure why you need be concerned ? If there is an issue of dilapidations this would be dealt with at the end of the lease. It is difficult to pursue a claim during the course of the tenancy unless you can show that there is a clear diminution in your freehold reversionary interest.... Read More