Ray Davison

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 9th July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 178

Ray Davison

9:32 AM, 24th October 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Reduction in rent procedure?

I have wondered recently whether this sort of action will fall foul of the Tenant Fees Act! One of the provisions put in place to prevent workarounds by Agents/Landlords was that you cannot charge a higher initial rent (To cover fees?) and then reduce it later.
Clearly the reason here is not to circumvent the regulations but would it make your planned actions illegal?
I have in the past offered a loyalty discount to a Tenant who wanted a rent discount and promised to stay longer than the initial term. I gave him the discount at the back end in case he didn't honour his commitment to stay (Bird in the hand and known Tenant). I wondered how the Tenant Fees Act would affect things if I wanted to do something similar again and thought it likely to be prevented.
In your case I think a new Tenancy Agreement would be the safe option but this would not work if trying to agree in advance (And document) a later reduction as in my example above.... Read More

Ray Davison

12:50 PM, 4th March 2019
About 8 months ago

Rent calculation on Periodic Tenancy termination by tenants

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 04/03/2019 - 12:21
You cannot put a Tenant notice period of longer than one calender month into your Tenancy Agreement - or if you do it is illegal and will be over-ridden by The Housing Act... Read More

Ray Davison

12:48 PM, 4th March 2019
About 8 months ago

Rent calculation on Periodic Tenancy termination by tenants

Joe,
Your existing Tenants should have given notice to end on 27/3 and you should have confirmed this with them rather that agreeing to their request to a short notice period

Given the position you are in n ow, If you want to attempt to enforce your existing Tenants to honour their Tenancy until 27/3 then you should not have granted a Tenancy to new Tenants commencing on 10/3. You cannot have your cake and eat it! So either fight with your existing Tenants and change the commencement date of the new Tenancy or just accept the the reduced notice and let you new Tenants take occupation on 1o/3. I know what I would do!... Read More

Ray Davison

9:07 AM, 3rd March 2019
About 8 months ago

High Court rules "Right to Rent" breaches human rights!

Reply to the comment left by B4lamb at 02/03/2019 - 22:20
If you delegate it to an agent and they don't do it, or don't do it properly it is still you that goes to prison!... Read More

Ray Davison

17:08 PM, 1st March 2019
About 9 months ago

High Court rules "Right to Rent" breaches human rights!

I don't really have an issue with doing the check but the potential penalties will make me play safe.

I actually found it easier to identify EU nationals than some British citizens. All EU nationals had passports and - at least currently - have the right to live in the UK. Whereas quite a number of UK citizens in the lower economic bracket have neither a passport or driving licence, don't work so can't get employer certification. It can get very difficult sometimes.... Read More