Ian Narbeth

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 8th July 2013

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1309

Ian Narbeth

10:24 AM, 24th January 2022, About 13 hours ago

Tenants “blackmail” me to lie to council?

Unless you are asked for a reference from the Council why would you mention the arrears to them? There is no benefit to you.

If you are asked and you decide to give a reference you must tell the truth and not mislead the Council.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

9:36 AM, 11th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Kitchen Conversion - Planning Permission?

Dear Kaka
Your question is one that the solicitor acting for you on the purchase should answer. If he or she cannot, then change solicitors.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

10:54 AM, 7th January 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Can I make a stand by stop paying ground rent or service charge?

Xiaolei, you raise a number of complex issues. You should in the first instance discuss these with the solicitor who acted on the purchase. Without a detailed review of documents and history of the matter, no-one can give you clear advice.

That said, withholding ground rent or service charge at this stage is almost certainly a mistake and will immediately cause problems for you.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

9:44 AM, 7th January 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Possession claims could double this year

"Some 70% of possession claims issued come from the social housing sector. "
Isn't it strange how that statistic is not more widely known? It means that social housing providers seek to evict more than twice as many tenants as private sector landlords.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

9:12 AM, 7th January 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Deposit recovery after vexatious bullying claim and no address?

Reply to the comment left by wanda wang at 06/01/2022 - 21:44
Wanda, your comment does not help Tom.
Seething Landlord, thank you for that information.
Tom, have you prepared a statutory declaration relating to the rent arrears? If not do so and submit it to the DPS and send a copy of the CCJ. If the tenant disputes it he will probably have to perjure himself.... Read More