Chris Byways

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Friday 11th December 2015


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Chris Byways

9:19 AM, 2nd August 2021, About A day ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

So I guess that is another way rogue tenants can cause havoc. Simply ignore their ‘obligations’ in the AST, Decline all Access to allow the agreed marketing in the LAST month only, no photos, no viewings, no check or repair or ordering of things they have broken.

So marketing only starts AFTER they leave, an EXTRA month of lost rent, full council tax, utilities. So a 6 month AST only provides at most 4 months of rent IF they even choose to pay!

No more 6m ASTs for me.... Read More

Chris Byways

18:52 PM, 31st July 2021, About 3 days ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 31/07/2021 - 17:42
But is the tenant liable for the extra costs for the month’s delay in re-letting? (For refusing the access that they signed up to, of their own free will, and after being advised to take legal advice before signing) - seems tenant can ignore AST, but landlord has to or pay dearly.

Oh to be the provider of decent accommodation!... Read More

Chris Byways

17:22 PM, 31st July 2021, About 3 days ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

So the NRLA are bluffing when they say (June 2021 AST) “2.48 Allow possible new tenants, valuers and buyers access to the property (on at least 24 hours’ written notice) during the tenancy.” Obviously if the Tenant is in and refuses, then there is no access, but if not in, you are saying the NRLA are wrong and you can not enter after the 24hr Notice?

If tenant writes saying access denied for the above purposes, and that delays re-letting, is the tenant liable for the losses incurred?... Read More

Chris Byways

17:40 PM, 29th July 2021, About 5 days ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 29/07/2021 - 11:24
On the precise words of the AST. This in not identical to the original post but similar and no doubt common occurrence.

Quiet enjoyment is a basic right to be balanced with the landlord’s need to minimise voids for everybody’s sake. So the contract says QE *but* in the last month only, with 24 hours notice access will be given for selling/re-letting, to take photos. This is a compromise we both signed up to. However tenant wrote access denied.

The ‘defect’ was egregious condensation, by far the worst I’ve seen in 50+ property/years. Reported not to me, but to EH and the letting agent. Yes I have proof, photos of towels on rads, water running down windows etc. EH say to tenant it’s lifestyle and not even report it to me. Agent say can’t market until fixed, So Deposit is set for mediation.... Read More

Chris Byways

20:43 PM, 28th July 2021, About 6 days ago

Tenant declining access for surveyor until post eviction?

My tenant gave 1m notice, but then denied access to remedy an alleged defect (they caused), and for an agent to view. AST says peaceful enjoyment but, IN LAST MONTH Access with 24 hrs notice for viewing and for rectifying defects, and landlord/agent CAN use own keys. So if tenant denies access (when not there) MUST that be complied with and are they liable for 1m extra rent / utilities?... Read More