Michael Barnes

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 10th July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1407

Michael Barnes

1:44 AM, 23rd February 2020
About 5 months ago

Tenant handed in notice but wants rent refund?

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 22/02/2020 - 13:31
Why risk being taken to the cleaners for charging overpayment under the new legislation

Rent is an allowed payment under TFA.
If it were taken in advance, then keeping it it is allowed, even if T has left. It is not demanding an additional payment for ending the tenancy.
If it were taken in arrears tat MIGHT be a different issue.... Read More

Michael Barnes

1:35 AM, 23rd February 2020
About 5 months ago

Estimated number of Landlords falls to 7 year low

Reply to the comment left by michaelwgroves at 22/02/2020 - 22:32Some properties sold by LLs getting out are sold to other LLs.
Two LLs of 1 house each get out; 1 property i sols to another LL; other goes to an owner-occupier.
Number of LLs is down 2; number of properties to let is down 1.... Read More

Michael Barnes

4:03 AM, 22nd February 2020
About 5 months ago

Rental deposit amounts compared to economic investment

Just another pointless propaganda piece promoting the removal of money from tenants' pockets for no good reason.... Read More

Michael Barnes

3:56 AM, 22nd February 2020
About 5 months ago

Deposit dispute - Ltd Company lodgers agreement?

It is true that one cannot be a lodger if the landlord is not a real person (a company is a legal person but not a real person).

6 times deposit sounds like it is more than a court would award under the circumstances, but judge may decide otherwise based on it being a company rather than an individual being penalise.... Read More