Yvonne Francis

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 3rd August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 108

Yvonne Francis

A week ago
Is this a recipe for disaster?

In some areas it is three and not five as most of these posts suggest. Also the number of storey's can be irrelevant. That is if Article 4 applies which is for ever increasingly being taken up by Councils. (I have to licence a two storey house for three). If this Landlord thinks he is avoiding licensing with four then it is quite probable that Article 4 applies in this area. I can not understand why the Landlord would want to take the risk considering it is £20,000 fine as he is responsible for who actually lives there even if they are not on the lease.

It would also mean only two are responsible for the rent. And if this Landlord was caught at the very least the two lodgers would have to leave. The best thing to do is check out the Councils regulations in the area of this house to see whether this landlord needs to License and if he does I would not touch it.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

2 weeks ago
Joint HMO tenancy - Can I just change the locks?

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 07/06/2018 - 22:22
If one tenant gives valid notice to leave this does not end the tenancy during a fixed term and act as a loophole as Tobias had hoped. If he wants to get rid of his present tenants then he will have to wait until the fixed term ends using of course all the legalities required to obtain possession, so the S18 Distress for Rent Act 1737 could not possibly apply at this moment of time.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

3 weeks ago
Joint HMO tenancy - Can I just change the locks?

Reply to the comment left by Tobias Nightingale at 06/06/2018 - 11:41
The ending of a joint tenancy by one tenant giving notice does not apply during a fixed tenancy.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

3 weeks ago
Letting agent unwilling to release deposit to me?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 07/06/2018 - 08:49
I thought Neil that at the end of a tenancy or any other time, if an agent failed to pay back the tenant, the Landlord is ultimately responsible to repay the tenant their deposit and even pay three times the amount if the deposit was not registered even if the Landlord never handled that money. Not quite sure what you mean by The letting agent is responsible to the tenant for the deposit.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

4 weeks ago
Deposit problem after agent stopped trading?

I believe the Landlord is legally required to return the deposit to their tenants if the agent fails to do so. If the deposit is not registered and the tenancy has ended then the tenant is entitled to claim three times the amount from the Landlord.

If it was me I would pay back without question and hope my tenants do not know their rights on this question and in future go to reputable long standing agents and keep checking them.... Read More