Michael Barnes

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 10th July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 971

Michael Barnes

0:53 AM, 21st September 2018
About 9 hours ago

Michael Barnes

23:36 PM, 20th September 2018
About 10 hours ago

Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

They also will need to be served with the Gas Safety, EPC & How to Rent Booklet.

That is not true under current regulations.
The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed
Requirements (England) Regulations 2015
Regulations 1.(3) and 1.(4) say that the regulations apply only to new ASTs starting on or after 1 October 2015 and not to SPTs that arise from ASTs that started before 1 October 2015.

Regulation 2 is the requirement to issue gas safety certificate.
Regulation 3 is the requirement to issue "How to Rent".

Therefore under current regulations it is not required to issue gas safety certificate or How to Rent in order to issue a valid S21 notice on or after 1 October 2018.

HOWEVER, the Government could issue new regulations at any time to change the situation.... Read More

Michael Barnes

23:15 PM, 20th September 2018
About 10 hours ago

Vision for an independent organisation to represent UK landlords

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 20/09/2018 - 12:48
Leaving is a very unspecific message.
As Mark wrote, it would be better to be inside the organisation and attempt to change it than to be outside and have no influence.... Read More

Michael Barnes

15:53 PM, 20th September 2018
About 18 hours ago

Having the Rugg pulled out from under - 'MOT Check'!

And the criminal landlords would have one more piece of legislation to ignore with impunity.... Read More

Michael Barnes

15:35 PM, 20th September 2018
About 18 hours ago

Serving Section 21 Notices from 1st October 2018

Reply to the comment left by Warren Gourlay at 20/09/2018 - 11:56Just googled to find a form 6a is actually a section 21 notice. Why would you need to automatically serve this if you are happy with the tenant. Sorry I’m a bit confused by this.
Well spotted!
What they actually meant is "from 1 October the only valid S21 notice is Form 6A".
Sloppy writing (although it does sort of follow on from the title).... Read More