Kate Mellor

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 27th November 2015


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Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 336

Kate Mellor

15:14 PM, 22nd January 2020
About 2 days ago

Adding new tenant to existing tenancy and costs?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Sandeman at 21/01/2020 - 17:02
I’m not sure you’re correct about the deposit actually. It’s my understanding that as there has been a material change in the terms of the tenancy (change to the tenants) the deposit must be redeemed and reprotected. That is what the DPS advised me when a joint tenant left and I issued a new tenancy to the remaining tenant anyway, even though the tenants had resolved the deposit amongst themselves.... Read More

Kate Mellor

11:40 AM, 13th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter back alleged 'fraudster' squatter with legal representation

How can the property owner be in any way liable to pay Shelter’s costs unless a judgement for costs was awarded in court, or Shelter was providing the property owner with representation? Shelter have clearly acted in bad faith. They’ve decided to drop the case because there wasn’t one which they could win and they used a fake barter with the defendant to get their costs covered. If they had any chance of winning and offered this barter it would have been against their own clients best interests & therefore against their professional obligations. They’ve used underhanded and unscrupulous tactics to con a naive man. Absolutely DISGUSTING!... Read More

Kate Mellor

11:46 AM, 4th January 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Can this be construed as damage to the carpet?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 04/01/2020 - 11:20
Hmm, that’s not how I read it. The question appears to me to be specifically about damage to the carpet caused by the leaky washing machine & whether the tenant can be held liable. Apologies if I’ve got the wrong end of the stick...... Read More

Kate Mellor

0:54 AM, 4th January 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Permitted occupier living with me I would like vacated?

A Permitted Occupier has no legal status in the tenancy as they have no legal obligation to pay rent to the landlord, only you do.
This doesn’t even constitute subletting as such, as you live in the property too and share facilities. Your “permitted occupier” is your LODGER. A lodger in your home is there under license and is not a tenant. A license simply translated is a permission to occupy. You can remove that permission at any time. I don’t imagine you even have any kind of written lodgers agreement from what you’ve said.
You aren’t even obligated to inform the agent or landlord that your lodger has left the property. You can end the living arrangements simply by asking the person to move out.
Should they refuse to go or you’re concerned things might become nasty once it’s time for them to leave you can arrange for the police to attend in order to prevent a breach of the peace. Ensure you are clear that the person is a lodger in your home and NOT a tenant or you will find them telling you it’s a civil matter.... Read More

Kate Mellor

0:36 AM, 4th January 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Can this be construed as damage to the carpet?

I’m not certain I’ve entirely understood your post, but the basics of the issue are as follows:

If the goods were left by a previous tenant and the landlord has offered to leave them for the new tenant to keep (ie they become the property of the new tenant) then the tenant becomes responsible for any damages caused and for maintaining or replacing. (Assuming the incoming tenant had the option to refuse the goods and have them removed).

However if the landlord expects the items to be left in the property at the end of the tenancy then they belong to the landlord and any damages caused by their malfunction becomes the landlord’s problem...

UNLESS the issue has been an ongoing one which wasn’t reported to the landlord, thereby the landlord wasn’t given the opportunity to remedy the malfunction resulting in an increased level of damage than would otherwise have been the case.... Read More