Steve Masters

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 6th August 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 200

Steve Masters

11:09 AM, 17th September 2019
About 2 days ago

Trying to find a mechanism for the first two days rent?

..."if the rent is payable the day before each monthly date"... Why?? Not necessary.

Start the tenancy on the day he moves in, 30th September, his rental period will be 30th to 29th each month, collect the rent a few days late on or around the 2nd of each month to suit him, just make sure he knows his rent is for the rental period.

Sort out the odd days rent at the end of the tenancy if he wants to stay on past the 29th.... Read More

Steve Masters

11:42 AM, 31st July 2019
About 2 months ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Steve Masters at 31/07/2019 - 11:30I still think that so long as the tenant agrees the landlord should repair or replace and it turns out to be the tenants responsibility then in effect the tenant has instructed the landlord to act as his supplier not as his landlord and as such any reasonable actual costs passed back to the tenant should not be considered prohibited payments from the landlord but fees from a tradesman or supplier who just happens to be the landlord.

The key is the fees are optional, reasonable and actual.... Read More

Steve Masters

11:30 AM, 31st July 2019
About 2 months ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

Surely, if the problem is clearly the tenants responsibility and they are given the chance to repair or replace themselves but decline to do so and prefere the landlord to spend his time and money on the solution and the landlord passes on the reasonable actual costs then this isn't be a prohibited payment. Yes?
However, what if:-
A) the tenant doesn't report the problem, the landlord or his agent spot it and initiate the request for a solution mid tenancy?
or
B) it is not clear whose responsibility the problem is until further inspection?
or
C) the landlord doesn't use one of his tradesmen but spends a considerable amount of time on the job himself?... Read More

Steve Masters

10:50 AM, 17th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Zero Tolerance - £30k per offence?

So, if a tenant wedges a fire door open I can be fined, £30,000 but if a tenant is late with their rent (paying rent is a fundamental principle of lettering) I can only charge them something like 3p a day!

What we need is a Council Fees Ban Bill.... Read More

Steve Masters

12:36 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Periodic Tenancies and what if How to Rent guide changes?

According to the Superstrike Ltd v Marino. Rodrigues appeal a Statutory periodic tenancy is a new tenancy but a Contractual periodic tenancy is a continuation of the original tenancy. So if the original tenancy has a clause stating that at the end of the fixed term the tenancy will continue as periodic then new prescribed information need not be served. Am I right?... Read More