Clint

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Saturday 18th April 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 66

Clint

9:29 AM, 17th October 2018
About 13 hours ago

Proposal to make BTL a time limited offer - Feedback request

Sorry. I agree the market would be flooded and this just would not work as property prices would plummet.... Read More

Clint

16:16 PM, 3rd October 2018
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter deter judge evicting anti-social tenants using dubious technicality

Reply to the comment left by DebbieDoesALot at 03/10/2018 - 12:16Thanks DebbieDoesALot. I am hoping "The National Landlords Alliance Ltd" formed by Larry Sweeney takes of as we really need some group on our side to fight back.
I have pledged the required £100 & hopefully many other landlords do.... Read More

Clint

11:25 AM, 3rd October 2018
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter deter judge evicting anti-social tenants using dubious technicality

I had a similar case where, the day before the hearing, I received an email from a solicitor appointed by Shelter where they stated they would be representing the tenant who owed me around £4800 and that the paper work was not in order. I had applied for an eviction where the tenant not only owed me the above money, but was also an absolute nuisance
At the hearing, I found out that as we were joint Landlords, the application was incorrect on one of the documents as I only put my name as the Landlord instead of both Landlords. Everything was okay apart from one other technicality in that I did not fill in a "Certificate of Service" form although, the tenant had admitted receiving the section 8 notice and associated documents which I find most absurd. Over the years, I had evicted many tenants going through this same process using a section 8 notice and never had these problems.
The judge allowed me to amend the form and reapply however, I would have to pay for the day’s hearing and the other party's costs which amounted to around £1600 just for the barrister’s attendance on the day, and I was informed that there was also the solicitors costs that were to be paid which, I did not find out what those costs were as I decided to strike a deal by engaging counsel to act for me at an additional £650.
I did intend to attend the second hearing however, I was ordered to pay the other party’s costs within 14 days where, I tried to set it against the tenant’s debt however, could not as there was no court order (CCJ) saying that she owed me the money so would have had to pay the money. How absolutely ridiculous.
Anyway, an agreement was struck with my counsel that the tenant would leave within 28 days and all her debts wiped off and there would be no costs for me to pay and no claims from either party about disrepair or damages. This was what was called a Tomlin Order where if broken, I could apply to court for tenant to leave immediately as stated in Tomlin Order. I could not even see this as being simple however, the tenant left on the 28th day with no CCJ and knowing her would make life a nightmare for the next Landlord.
This case cost me with loss of rent around £5400 plus all the damage in the flat which I have to put right. Being a recent case works have not been carried out yet.
This tenant was on benefits so was entitled to legal aid. Great, free solicitor, free barrister. What more could one ask for?... Read More

Clint

13:47 PM, 26th September 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Is there a minimum payment period that must be given?

Whilst on this subject, I have had a freeholder who sends a reminder with additional late payment costs where they say they have sent the demand and if I disagree, they just leave the late payment costs on account.
I complained to the PRS and they stated that it was something they could not deal with and I had to take it to the First Tier Tribunal so I just settled up.
I had in the past paid for 3 years ground rent in advance at a stretch however, the freeholder no longer accepts such payments in advance and will not even let me pay more than a week before the rent is due so, it is very easy to slip up and end up having to pay late payment fees. Does anyone know if this is at all legal?... Read More

Clint

10:20 AM, 25th September 2018
About 3 weeks ago