Ian Narbeth

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 8th July 2013


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Providing essential rental accommodation since

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 610

Ian Narbeth

15:11 PM, 25th March 2019
About 15 hours ago

DPS and TPO giving contradicting advice and reviews?

Reply to the comment left by Munro at 18/03/2019 - 03:20
Hi Munro
I have been on holiday - hence the delay in replying. I am not really able to answer further but suspect the tenant will argue PB accepted a surrender of the tenancy.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

10:38 AM, 25th March 2019
About 20 hours ago

Who is responsible for paying for a lock on HMO bedroom door?

SimonR you write:
"There is no requirements in law for a shared house to have locks fitted on individual bedroom doors". That is not correct. In my area the amenity standards https://www.colchester.gov.uk/essex-hmo-amenity-standards state:

"In all circumstances other than HMOs which are occupied by a stable, cohesive group of sharers (i.e. a genuine shared house), individual letting rooms must be securely designed. This means doors to individual lettings must be fitted with a combined lock and latch, where the lock is operated from the inside of the bedroom by a thumb-turn or lever, rather than a key. For example a euro cylinder type lockset:"... Read More

Ian Narbeth

10:36 AM, 6th March 2019
About 3 weeks ago

DPS and TPO giving contradicting advice and reviews?

Hi Munro
I am afraid you have a choice. Either throw some serious money at the problem, instruct solicitors and sue Purplebricks or write off your losses and put it down to experience. Given what the Property Ombudsman has said I doubt very much that PB will offer you a penny extra unless you sue. A solicitor can advise on the prospects of success. If your claim is the low thousands it probably is not worth pursuing because the costs even if you win (and that is not guaranteed) will be disproportionate.

If you have Social Media skills you might fo after them on Twitter or YouTube but be careful not to be defamatory.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

9:48 AM, 5th March 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Developer has torn up reservation and still holding deposit?

Dear SG
Check your paperwork. It sounds as if the developer was not committed until he decided to "exchange" contracts. Sounds unethical. Did you have a solicitor vet papers for you or did you rely on the patter of the "well known Property Investment Group"? What did your solicitor advise?

Your best option is to get out. If this is what the developer is like now, what happens if there is a problem with the building?

Demand your money back together with interest. If not paid immediately take legal advice and threaten to wind up the developer.

When you have your money back, report the developer to trading standards. You can try to interest the local press but they are usually reluctant to run adverse stories about their biggest advertisers.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

16:58 PM, 4th March 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Norfolk police claim trespasser is a tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Baker at 04/03/2019 - 16:48
If you are interested please call me 020 7822 1616. I would like to see the CPS giving correct guidance and your case would be a useful one to raise with them.... Read More