Yvonne Francis

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 3rd August 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 157

Yvonne Francis

11:29 AM, 31st March 2020
About 4 days ago

Put ourselves in the shoes of these kids?

Like all the Landlords here, I’m worried about my rent and how to fairly deal with this matter. Strictly speaking they have to prove financial damage due to the virus, and if you have a shared tenancy any one of them could be liable for the whole including guarantors if you have them, and then it is deferred rent and not rent free. My rent is due quarterly so it is not due until May, so I don't know what will happen with me. That said I am preparing to lose rent.

However my main concern is if the next tenancy will be taken up. Already the University where my students study has said they will continue online teaching in October. In a case on 118 another Landlord had difficulty getting a student to take up a new six month tenancy. One Landlord quoted Krell v Henry. This was a case in 1905 where a tenant signed a contract to rent in order to view the coronation and subsequently was released in court on the grounds that the coronation was cancelled. The flat was signed for because the landlord advertised the flat as a good viewing point. Does anyone else know anything about this case, and if it could apply? It could be questionable if the landlord let as student accommodation, especially with a statement like close to a University. Any thoughts anybody.

https://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/commercial-law/commercial-law-keyed-to-lopucki/performance/krell-v-henry-2/... Read More

Yvonne Francis

11:10 AM, 19th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Quite honestly Mike, this is just unprofessional behaviour. I always write an email to difficult matters, whatever time of day I have been contacted, and sleep on it, frequently adjusting it. It's always worked well and I suggest you do the same.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

19:52 PM, 11th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Planning permission and licence applications?

I know councils differ in their polices, but when HMO licencing came to me, first for larger properties in 2004, and afterwards smaller ones in about 2012, they did not allow us to apply for planning by established use, but automatically granted planning to properties of six or less. Are you sure Walham Forest does not operate anything like this. I wonder what other landlords experiences are?... Read More

Yvonne Francis

16:33 PM, 6th March 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Blogger says tenants with Coronavirus should get 3 months rent free!

Murphy seems to defend his three months rent free period by claiming the asset will still be there even if the landlord goes bust without any consideration of the bankrupt Landlord, and the stress this may cause them, especially if they have worked hard (as I did myself) to improve, and purchase their asset.

He also fails to acknowledge the fact that the Government is working hard to ensure sick pay. And if its compensation for stress, then I'm owned a bucket full of money for the stress I'm going through for all this, and who's going to pay me?

However I do think some consideration by Landlords should be made, possibly the two week period required for self isolation for at least one bread winner per household, if there is some way this can be reasonably assessed, although I confess, a bit of a minefield. These are extraordinary times and may take extraordinary measures to get by. This is the worse experience I have known in all my 75 years.

I'm planning to take a rent hit if I have too, and will be delaying proposed works on my properties this summer. My main concern right now is staying alive, being elderly with health problems!!... Read More