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Wednesday 31st July 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 15

Andy

11:57 AM, 11th July 2015, About 6 years ago

Tenant not handing back keys

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "18/03/2015 - 21:53":

Hi guys,
Just a quick one.. The above is basically my situation I have now, tenant within fixed term still holding onto the key and has left some belongings.

Once the rent falls into arrears (in 2 weeks) can I serve a section 8 notice to seek possession using 'ground 10' only? It indicates that I can use ground 10 once there is arrears on the property...

Info from a landlord site shows
You must serve notice seeking possession of the property on the tenant before starting court proceedings. You need to give the following periods of notice :
Grounds 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 or 17 – at least 2 weeks

Grounds 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 16 – at least 2 months

So if I seek under ground 10, should I serve this as soon as it falls into arrears, then start court proceedings 2 weeks following this?

Thanks... Read More

Andy

11:47 AM, 11th July 2015, About 6 years ago

I think my tenant has left, can I change the locks?

Hi guys,
Just a quick one.. The above is basically my situation I have now, tenant within fixed term still holding onto the key and has left some belongings.

Once the rent falls into arrears (in 2 weeks) can I serve a section 8 notice to seek possession using 'ground 10' only? It indicates that I can use ground 10 once there is arrears on the property...

Info from a landlord site shows
You must serve notice seeking possession of the property on the tenant before starting court proceedings. You need to give the following periods of notice :
Grounds 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 or 17 – at least 2 weeks

Grounds 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 16 – at least 2 months

So if I seek under ground 10, should I serve this as soon as it falls into arrears, then start court proceedings 2 weeks following this?

Thanks... Read More

Andy

20:25 PM, 10th November 2014, About 7 years ago

Advice on Damp problems - are these damp specialists trying to make a quick buck?

Hi guys,
thank you all so much for your time to read my situation.

To answer some questions, when doing the property up we replaced all of the gutters, we've even replaced the waste pipes as we came across a crack close to the wall of the house so we know the water running away from the house is doing its job. I've rechecked the guttering and everything is working fine.

I've asked one of the gas fellas i've used for many years if he has come across any honest reliable builders so one is coming out to me Wednesday.

Under the bay there are damp patches on the 3 walls \__/ .. funny you should mention ventilation in the room as I did have to move the tenants couch out the way to take a look.. I've gave her a dehumidifer and it seems to have dried up abit.

The Kitchen still remains a problem for me. my research and my mind is telling me that the Render on the walls external is not helping at all. I may remove this and ask to be repointed with a Lime Mortar but apparently this lime mortar doesnt work well with frost?

Chimney Stack in kitchen - I don't know if it would be a good idea to install an air brick off the chimney stack to make sure it never came back from the chimney stack.. what do you think?... Read More

Andy

13:00 PM, 28th April 2014, About 8 years ago

Refurbishment - claimable allowance or capital outlay?

Hi everyone.
I have completed my accounts for the last 5 years and spoke with hmrc after they had queried my first submission as they where also trying to label the works as not allowable, however it could prove that I had replaced like for like and the property was unhabitable, the council labeled as this once we took it over charging no council tax, and all works where required and not for fashionable needs.

The hmrc accepted my submission after reviewing them so if you pull there leg you can get around it. My first year accounts started at -£8000 and each year the accounts is slowly reducing the deficit. Just like any business it would be incorrect to display accounts showing a property has taxable profits if it actually isn't in profit. I hope that makes sense, I would just advise you to submit your own accounts if you have just the two properties.... Read More

Andy

20:20 PM, 22nd December 2013, About 8 years ago

End of Tenancy Repairs ... vinyl flooring

Thanks for your responses guys.... Read More