Glenn Ackroyd

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 53

Glenn Ackroyd

11:40 AM, 29th November 2020
About 2 months ago

Compliance Conundrum when tenant won't leave?

Without any insulation, single glazed and old what is the EPC rating? If F or less, you'll have further works to do.... Read More

Glenn Ackroyd

19:25 PM, 2nd May 2020
About 9 months ago

Has anyone ever successfully sued a District Council?

Having received payment, as the District Council state, an implied Assured Tenancy is likely to be in place. It will now be a periodic tenancy. The parties will be your daughter and SIL.

Because it is periodic, your daughter can unilaterally serve 4 weeks notice to quit.

After this time, your SIL will then be a trespasser and can be asked to leave.

See this case summary;

I'd ask her to serve the notice, turn up and take possession, change the locks and let him argue his case with the District Council... Read More

Glenn Ackroyd

17:16 PM, 21st March 2020
About 10 months ago

Student wants to abandon tenancy agreement unilaterally?

Reply to the comment left by Grumpy Doug at 21/03/2020 - 14:36
Perversely, I think Uni's and halls will be paid - because even though if challenged, tuition fees and accommodation will be deemed frustrated, often Uni's T & C's provide that if you have outstanding fees, they won't allow you to graduate. I'm sure that will be challenged.

But for private student accommodation, I think that the courts will find for the students.... Read More

Glenn Ackroyd

14:19 PM, 21st March 2020
About 10 months ago

Student wants to abandon tenancy agreement unilaterally?

I think you'll find courts apply the law of frustration to remove the obligation of student tenants to pay where their Universities have closed due to the Coronavirus;

Ultimately, I foresee student further rent being non-recoverable if pursued by the courts due to 'non-occurrence of the event' as per the coronation case law - eg, it's implied in a student let that people staying there are going to the university. If the university is longer open to students, through no fault of either party, the contract is frustrated:

The operation of frustration in such circumstances is best understood with reference to the most famous cases on frustration, known as the ‘coronation case’.

In Krell v Henry, the coronation was the foundation of both parties entering into the contract, they had both made the assumption that the coronation event would go ahead. The contract was deemed to be frustrated because the purpose of the contract did not happen.... Read More

Glenn Ackroyd

16:33 PM, 14th March 2020
About 10 months ago

County Durham to be hit by largest Selective Licensing proposal yet!

When my rental properties in Durham becoming vacant, they will be sold.

I'm going to put my first one on the market next week.... Read More