Peter Fredericks

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 27

Peter Fredericks

13:36 PM, 31st July 2020
About 5 days ago

Are courts going to turn vehemently anti-landlord?

The County Courts are in melt down and COVID has only made matters even worse. I received an Order this week, made by the Judge on 14 July 2020, issued by the Court Office 2nd class on 24 July 2020 and received on 30 July 2020. Depending on when the 14 day clock started ticking (ostensibly 14 July 2020) for a response to the Court, I received the Order after the deadline for a reply. Today I have just raised a formal complaint with another Court. They required submissions by 11 June 2020 and have still not issued an order in a pressing matter over 7 weeks later.
I reflect o the fact that access to justice is restricted anyway by the astronomical Court fees implemented by Mr Chris "failing" Grayling, the most inept Minister I can remember.

By the way if you're thinking of complaining, my experience pre-COVID was that the complaints system itself did not work, with emails lost and deadlines missed!... Read More

Peter Fredericks

12:57 PM, 8th June 2020
About 2 months ago

Refund deposit after tenant fee ban transition period ends 1st June?

I believe it my be the case that a contractual (as opposed to a statutory monthly) periodic tenancy continuing after the fixed period is NOT caught by the Tenant Fees Act, even when the periodic phase of the tenancy commences after 1 June 2020. Is that true?... Read More

Peter Fredericks

12:11 PM, 24th January 2020
About 6 months ago

Knotweed affecting value of property

This appeared to work when I tried it a number of years ago:
spray down with industrial strength Roundup mixed with Diesel about 5:1.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

12:04 PM, 24th January 2020
About 6 months ago

Evicted but when should we enforce £20,000 debt?

I suggest you try this:
Identify her PERSONAL bank account, the one from which she probably paid you rental or anything else. Your bank should be able to help you if you do not know this, as it can trace sort codes and account numbers for payments you receive. You or your agent may have her bank details from the tenancy application form anyway.
Apply to the County Court for a Third Party debt Order and get the Order served when you think she might have money in the account ; easier for salaried people as they have a set pay day. You might also be able to "freeze" the balance in the Company bank account if you can show that as a third party it has assets that belong to her. Timing is all sometimes with the TPDOs.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

11:26 AM, 14th January 2020
About 7 months ago

Landlords Victory in Liverpool

Well done! Similar scams alleging "low demand" on a blunderbuss approach also need to be challenged, for example Salford City Council. These appalling self-serving Council jobsworths really need to be challenged, but it takes time, money and a concerted unified effort to resist them. These people are the enemies of any sort of enterprise. They will try and pick off individual landlords one by one with their coercive tactics and an approach lacking any sort of robust evidence. The so called "elected" members making these policies are not really democratically legitimate as they are not voted in on a one-person-one-equal-vote electoral system, just first-past-the-post.... Read More