Y L Newbury

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Monday 22nd July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 254

Yvette Newbury

2 months ago
Court refusing CCJ registration upon eviction?

I was shocked to discover that a CCJ for rent arrears does NOT mean that the CCJ is placed on the CCJ register! How can that be? I only found out when my former rogue tenant was constantly moving property and was obtaining these new abodes through estate agents, passing their credit checks. I called the court, and was told they don't routinely register CCJs for rent arrears unless the claimant requests it. I therefore had to write a letter specifically requesting them to register the CCJ, and a few months later (!) it was done. In some ways, in your first quote above, you did request this, but you stated you wanted a "CCJ judgement issued" which it not possible at this stage as you have already won the case. You could try again requesting that the judgement you have already received (quoting ref. nos etc) be placed upon the CCJ register. If this doesn't do the trick then what they are saying is you now need to enforce the judgement already again which could mean escalating it to the High Court and getting the High Court Sheriffs round there to ensure payment. Hope this helps.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

2 months ago
RLA call for credit referencing agencies to include rental payments

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 17/08/2017 - 19:32
I was hoping that private landlords would be able to report to Experian regarding rents received, but it seems that's not the case.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

2 months ago
RLA call for credit referencing agencies to include rental payments

But Experian did this already. They contacted me in January 2016 and discussed it as I was keen to see this go through. However, when the scheme came out it had been contracted to a third party who demanded that all payments went through them before payment to the landlord and it would only be them who could report to Experian for it to go on the tenants credit file. Perhaps the reason was similar to that stated above, that individual landlords would not be able to report on the tenant to Experian as they are not consumer loans.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

3 months ago
Residents association seems to have taken against students

To be fair it doesn't matter what you may ponder the difference is between 2 people or a family, the fact is the clause is in your lease that you signed and agreed to upon purchasing the property. The headline is therefore misleading, it's not to do with the Residents' Association as they would not have written the lease (unless you have share of freehold in which case they may have had input). It is also not against students as it would also apply to two professionals working who are not related or a couple. This is a common clause in flats and something your conveyancer should have advised you on if you were buying the flat to rent out.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

3 months ago
Landlord licensing want to force a change in existing tenancy agreement?

I had this same issue with Southwark Council when applying under their new licensing scheme (for 3 sharers in a flat). They would not provide me with the wording and I asked Tessa Shepperson (Landlord Law) for her opinion, but without knowing exactly what they wanted it to say it was tricky! (You don't have this problem) I therefore read through the section on anti-social behaviour under the Southwark scheme and devised my own addendum to the tenancy agreement containing a clause on anti-social behaviour. After a discussion, all tenants have signed and it is now included (still as an addendum) in all new tenancies. Frankly it is embarrassing asking them to sign it, but one or two have told me that it is a good point to avoid other neighbouring tenants behaving in said manner! Perhaps you could ask your present tenants if they would object to signing this, as if all agree then your problem is solved.... Read More