Mark Shine

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 28th July 2015


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Mark Shine

21:56 PM, 9th May 2021, About 4 months ago

Definition of 'single household'?

Reply to the comment left by Mark Shine at 09/05/2021 - 21:45
Btw for avoidance of doubt by single AST I meant all occupants on the same one AST for the whole property... Read More

Mark Shine

21:45 PM, 9th May 2021, About 4 months ago

Definition of 'single household'?

Reply to the comment left by Wendy at 09/05/2021 - 17:43
Hi Wendy

Good to hear you got a result!

You mention out of court settlement, but was there any ruling or otherwise etc that could be used by others as ‘case law’? Councils are still trying to maintain that even if tenants on a single AST and live cohesively and eat not just 1 but 3 meals a day together in a separate lounge or dining room, they’re still separate households (if they’re not technically related) afaik..... Read More

Mark Shine

0:54 AM, 6th February 2021, About 7 months ago

NRLA wants Holiday Lets to be hammered the same way as BTL?

Re Mark A’s (and other landlords) grievances... I accept ur points, but do wonder (or rather hope) that NRLA were playing devils advocate by trying to embarrass the govt in to logically treating landlords (whether “inc”, non “inc” or FHL etc etc) more similarly?) Realise many here fear treated “equally” may simply mean a fiscal race to the bottom, but but but... if govt is encouraged to treat LLs more “equally”, surely fairness for all is poss more likely to result for all LLs? Together (whether “inc”, non “inc” and FHL LLs) could be a more unified effective voice for lobbying / govt education purposes?... Read More

Mark Shine

21:22 PM, 3rd January 2021, About 9 months ago

Definition of 'single household'?

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 03/01/2021 - 16:58
No probs Yvonne. Like yourself, over recent years I’ve also had no choice but to have the term "additional HMO” on the brain a bit, thanks to licensing. I wonder if Covid had not happened, more and more councils across the UK would have already tried to roll out their very own additional HMO licensing schemes.

BTW I only mentioned the estoppel thing, on the off chance it might help Wendy’s case. That said, as she is already dealing with the FtT, the counsel representing her will have already considered that angle no doubt..

Like others, I would also be v interested to see if her case helps clarify what ‘household’ should very obviously mean in 2021. Council licensing depts may not be so happy to hear a sensible/ logical /modern definition though?... Read More

Mark Shine

16:33 PM, 3rd January 2021, About 9 months ago

Definition of 'single household'?

Reply to the comment left by David at 03/01/2021 - 15:59
Thanks David. Yes that’s right, I didn’t say 2 households form an HMO. But apologies Yvonne, my wording was perhaps a little misleading.

Re the Estoppel, yes you are correct in my case it didn’t go to court / FtT, but the letter the lawyer sent to the freeholder’s solictors did make reference to previous case law (Downie v Turner 1951).... Read More