Gunga Din

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 90

Gunga Din

18:01 PM, 25th November 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Let for 2 to 3 days a time - HMO licence required?

To accomodate a contractor for a few weeks, who has a permanent home elsewhere, in a flat between long term lets, does one have to meet the same requirements as an AST I.e. tenancy agreement, gas safety cert. etc.?

I have heard of "Licences" being used in such circumstances but my enquiries have cast doubt on their legality.... Read More

Gunga Din

17:38 PM, 15th November 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

On bank statements etc. - each of my properties is individually one of the most valuable things I own and I will be as intrusive as I think I can get away with before letting an unknown person acquire tenant's rights to occupy it. If any doubt arises, I'll dig even deeper.
I would happily submit to the same scrutiny if I were trying to rent a home. Much like a job application, I would be offering as much supporting info as I could.
I have had a number of applicants disappear when I asked for bank statements, and I'm glad they did!
As for the detailed items, as long as the number on the right stays healthy I'm not that interested.... Read More

Gunga Din

18:58 PM, 22nd October 2019
About 2 months ago

Tenant asks for so called 'No Fault Eviction Notice'?

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 22/10/2019 - 18:46
Maybe not. It was geester24's friend.... Read More

Gunga Din

10:54 AM, 16th October 2019
About 2 months ago

Are all LA Bond Deposits the same?

No answer to your question unfortunately, as I didn't get that far. The LA (Hartlepool) won't commit to even considering providing the bond until they have sight of the signed tenancy agreement, so I could have ended up with an extant tenancy (because its signed) and the LA's refusal to provide the bond for some reason.... Read More

Gunga Din

11:12 AM, 26th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Should I sell or risk tenants buying at undervalue price?

Back on topic - I too suspect its just a vote grabbing populist move which would not come to pass.
When/if the conditions became known I wonder what precautions we would be able to take to shield ourselves from the injustice. Renting only to people who have not owned before is a bit limiting.
My flats are in three story Victorian terrace houses. I would point out to a prospective buyer that I, forced to sell to them at a financial penalty, would be their aggrieved, embittered, vindictive and vengeful freeholder!... Read More