Jerry Stone

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 22nd September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

Jerry Stone

10:19 AM, 6th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Council tax department want copy tenancy agreement?

Reply to the comment left by BP Surrey at 06/08/2020 - 10:08
Because it is for the collection of tax it is exempt from the Data Protection Act.

Council Tax seems to becoming an issue and we have been left with large bills when our previous letting agent had not provided details and they have just issued summonses against us.

Send them the tenancy.... Read More

Jerry Stone

15:58 PM, 11th May 2020
About 5 months ago

C3 ( c ) AST ?

Reply to the comment left by Harlequin Garden at 11/05/2020 - 15:09
With due respect I am a Planning Consultant a Landlord as well as a former Local Authority Enforcement Officer with over 20 years experience.
The last thing that I would do is to bring it to the attention of the Local Authority.
The first action that a L.P.A. should do is to invite a Planning Application.
If they did serve you with and enforcement notice then you are correct there is a limited time to Appeal. However if you then make a Planning Application the Enforcement Notice stops and it stops until such time as that Planning Application and any Appeal is Considered. You can also appeal the Enforcement Notice.
Your comments on the certificate of Lawfulness are I am afraid incorrect. I have prepared numerous certificates successfully.
These are considered on the balance of probability: It is more likely that it happened than it didn't in simple terms so if you save the correct evidence then it is very difficult for an L.P.A. to disprove it.
If you are going to consider approaching the L.P.A. you need to check the Planning Policies first as this will tell you whether its likely to be acceptable.
If you want to drop me an email to jerrystone7@btopenworld.com I will happily have a look for you.
Cheers
Jerry
Harlequins Gardens if you are gong to write that is not strictly correct I would suggest that you ensure that you really know the regulations. I certainly would not consider commenting on Gardening.... Read More

Jerry Stone

11:24 AM, 11th May 2020
About 5 months ago

C3 ( c ) AST ?

I am confused by your concerns?
The use Class is a planning issue nothing to do with the rental.
There is no offence of doing something without Planning Permission.
If the Local Planning Authority do come and ask then you can just submit a Planning application at that stage.
Even if they refuse it then an appeal is
Likely to take 18 months.
Keep records and after four years then you can apply for a Certificate of Lawful use.
I do think that you are over complicating it.
Jerry... Read More

Jerry Stone

11:40 AM, 21st January 2019
About 2 years ago

Joining of houses by purchasing next-door?

Yes you will. need Planning Permission and in many areas this may well not be a simple process as most authorities are under pressure it increase housing stock and not to reduce it.
Whilst you have some argument about your son planning decisions are rarely raised on individual circumstances.... Read More

Jerry Stone

11:16 AM, 10th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Letting Out Annex via Airbnb?

This is an interesting matter and the Planning law is a little hazy on it.
I am currently dealing with a identical matter where the Council took the view that it needed permission and we argued it did not.
The lead case on this is Moore vs Suffolk Coastal.
The maine issue to be aware of is that you do not do anything wrong if you do it without planning permission. It's only that they may ask you to apply at a later date.
Then you apply. If you want some help or advice drop me a line.
Jerry
The 140 days only applies in london
https://www.pla.org.uk/2012/09/moore-v-secretary-of-state-for-communities-and-local-government/... Read More