Roberta Goodall

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Thursday 4th July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 21

Roberta Goodall

22:33 PM, 30th August 2014
About 5 years ago

Tenancy dates .....

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "30/08/2014 - 20:24":

I live in Scotland so it might be different here but the initial period for a Scottish Short Assured Tenancy is for 'at least' or 'not less than' six months. Writing it from 29th August to 28th Feb is dangerous as it can be challenged that the tenants cannot possibly enjoy their tenancy for a full 6 months, especially if you tell them you want the keys back at a certain time on the last day. Far safer to write it to 1st March. I can't see there is any reason not to do this.... Read More

Roberta Goodall

19:31 PM, 30th August 2014
About 5 years ago

Tenancy dates .....

I always add a day on so you don't fall foul of the Shelter/Cits Advice people who argue that 6 months to the day isn't a full 6 months. So I'd say end date is 1st March.... Read More

Roberta Goodall

23:58 PM, 9th August 2014
About 5 years ago

Tenant wants her boyfriend to move in

Yes Neil I thought it was illegal too! I was certainly never asked to pay anything specifically and assumed that any fee was taken out of the fee I pay to the letting agent, which is half the first month's rent.

This is the second time this agent has signed up only one member of a couple as a tenant and I'd told them then that I didn't want it to happen again. In the first case I still don't have the female as a tenant as the agents said she never went back to see them despite agreeing to do so.

The second property they found a tenant for I turned up at the house the next day and was surprised to find that a chap who lives round the corner had been signed up as my tenant!! His daughter and her husband were moving into my house and explained that the father wanted to make sure that the rent was always paid. I immediately told the letting agents to sign up the couple as tenants and her father as a guarantor, which they did. No idea who was referenced or who paid what.

I'll phone SafeDepositsScotland and ask about getting the deposit back and redoing it, what a pain!... Read More

Roberta Goodall

1:01 AM, 8th August 2014
About 5 years ago

Tenant wants her boyfriend to move in

I'm in a similar position - I found out from the agency that only the guy is my tenant, and not his g/f. I complained as I'd prefer to have both as tenants and they said that they do it this way because prospective tenants have to pay £60 each for referencing and so only one chose to be referenced. They have now redone the agreement with her name on it - but I'd already handed over the deposit to Safe Deposits Scotland. So what do I have to do?... Read More

Roberta Goodall

17:29 PM, 2nd June 2014
About 5 years ago

Invoice for property secured after police break in

Well true to his word the tenant arrived yesterday and gave me an envelope with the full amount in it. I've now phoned the company and paid the bill.

If he hadn't brought the money I wonder if I'd have had the nerve to wait and see if I'd be taken to court! It's an area that needs sorted out though.

Thanks for all your comments.... Read More