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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 177


14:02 PM, 4th February 2019
About 6 months ago

Baffling Council Demands?

I recently made a point concerning GDPR to the local County Council which is responsible for some of my properties. They actually misunderstood my point and responded with the below reply, which may answer your question Paul, although I must admit I haven't verified their comment with GDPR but it does make sense.

"Under the listed GDPR and article 34(1) and (4) of the GDPR (communication of personal date breach to the data subject), paragraph 2, schedule 2, do not apply to personal data processed for any of the following purposes:
Crime and taxation: general
(a)the prevention or detection of crime,
(b)the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or
(c)the assessment or collection of a tax or duty or an imposition of a similar nature
Therefore we are, as a billing authority, able to request information from you regarding your tenants."... Read More


21:33 PM, 29th January 2019
About 6 months ago

6 weeks backlog at the DPS?

Hi Onslow
We recently had departing tenants dispute various matters after they initially agreed to rectify some things and gave permission to use their deposit to pay for the other items. Their tenancy ended on 5th December 2018 but by the 18th December they had decided they wanted to go to tribunal and dispute the lot.
The DPS were contacted and proceedings were initiated and to cut a long story short they had come to their decision by 24th January 2019.
So just over a month but with the Christmas & New Year period slap bang in the middle of it.
Just for your info you may be interested to hear as a tenant that 5 different items were disputed and there was no logic in how the DPS apportioned costings to both sides in their decision. The end result was a 60/40% approx. split on the costings award, favouring the tenant.
It's one we've put down to experience but in terms of how quickly it was dealt with we couldn't really complain.
I do suspect there must be some other problem lurking in the background with your dispute and would echo other advice and commence the complaints procedure with the DPS. It seems to have taken a ridiculous amount of time especially as you the tenant have produced all evidence for your side of the matter.... Read More


15:31 PM, 29th November 2018
About 8 months ago

Form 17, Declaration of Trust and 60 days?

The Form 17 commences from the date that you sign the Form 17 if that helps.... Read More


15:20 PM, 13th October 2018
About 9 months ago


21:05 PM, 10th October 2018
About 9 months ago

Liability for Council Tax - tenant left before contract end?

As per your letter to the Council in which you highlight the Court of Appeal case between Leeds City Council and Stephen Broadley and your tenancy agreements' inclusion of a contractual periodic tenancy and that the tenant is liable to pay Council Tax up until the point that their tenancy agreement or notice date came to an end, you are correct and Telford & Wrekin Council are wrong.

As for comments about this only being for a small amount of money and that you should just pay it I totally disagree with that advice and I personally quote the above case and stick to my guns every time!... Read More