Kate Mellor

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 27th November 2015

Location
Manchester

Trading Status
Partnership

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 177

Kate Mellor

5 days ago
Agent going under twice - deposit and rent missing!

Ask them what they would accept. It may be that they expect you to have started a legal pursuit. This is easy enough to do via the MCOL (Money Claim Online) process. https://www.gov.uk/make-money-claim-online The fees vary depending how much you are claiming. https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees
It's a pretty straightforward process. Obviously you may end up throwing good money after bad, as the company is unlikely to be in funds and sadly no one seems to be interested in prosecuting these corporate criminals.... Read More

Kate Mellor

5 days ago
Council intention of prosecuting for an unlicensed HMO...but it's not!!!

I agree with Mark. Yes, new powers have now come in, (sorry my bad), but a) What Mark said & b) fines will be levied relative to the severity of the offence. I really can't see that you are quite up there in the 'landlords from hell' scale. So, yes, you need to take this seriously, but no, you shouldn't panic. Get proof that you've put things completely right and get professional help and advice. That's all you can do to mitigate things at this point.... Read More

Kate Mellor

6 days ago
Council intention of prosecuting for an unlicensed HMO...but it's not!!!

As others have said, your property is indeed a HMO & as has also been said, only requires licensing if it is in an area which requires Additional Licencing. What I would add is that even if your property is NOT in an area which has Additional Licencing in place you still MUST comply with the other HMO regulations, so it is important that you familiarise yourself with what these are and implement them at your property. There are hefty fines for non-compliance, so now you've been targeted it's particularly important to get it right. I suspect if you've fully rectified any breaches you'll be much better positioned to avoid prosecution and certainly to minimise any fines as the amount can vary up to maximum of £5000 per contravention. Good professional advice is going to be CHEAP compared to going it alone & getting it wrong.... Read More

Kate Mellor

2 weeks ago
Agent going under twice - deposit and rent missing!

You can object to a company being dissolved and prevent them from doing so if they are in debt to you. That's why it's advertised in the gazette before hand.... Read More

Kate Mellor

2 weeks ago
Should we have been given notice?

Reply to the comment left by Mandy Thomson at 01/10/2017 - 12:25
That's correct, CPR 55, the specific Possession Claim against trespassers can't be used for someone who has occupied as a tenant or subtenant, it's specifically excluded, although it can be used against a licensee who has remained following the lawful determination of their licence. So 'standard' procedural rules apply to a Possession Claim against a tenant who 'holds over'.... Read More