Ellen McInnes

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Sunday 3rd January 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 3

Ellen McInnes

23:24 PM, 5th January 2016, About 6 years ago

Do I need to compensate tenant for emergency boiler repair that needed parts?

Wow thanks for this thread. We had a boiler go on a family a year or so ago meaning they had no hot water or heating and our local council insisted (after the tenant complained) that it was our LEGAL obligation to refund rent for days without these services.
This was not part of the tenancy agreement, however on threats from the council we paid up.
The bods (more than one officer) from the council clearly stated that you cannot charge rent for a property without heating or hot water.
The family had a baby so I did sympathise but the tenants were arguing I had to put them up in a (4*) hotel as compensation till it was fixed. We didn't do that.

Does anyone know the actual legalities here?... Read More

Ellen McInnes

23:16 PM, 5th January 2016, About 6 years ago

When enforcement of a CCJ fails?

Thanks for all the comments offering advice. The debt is about £1000 but as I said part of wanting to pursue it is her horrible and nasty behaviour.
The HCEO said there was NO WAY they could enter.

After the recent law change to Bankruptcy we can't use that route, sadly.

PS: please lay off the antagonism against someone offering me advice. I'm sorry you guys didn't have success with debt collection people but please don't take it out on one person and please do it elsewhere or on a pertinent thread! I hate when forums just become bitterness etc...... Read More

Ellen McInnes

11:55 AM, 5th January 2016, About 6 years ago

When enforcement of a CCJ fails?

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Fisher - Fixed Fee Law" at "05/01/2016 - 09:32":

Hello all,

The person does not work now as they live off their inheritance so an earnings based enforcement won't work neither does a 3rd party order as they just close one account and open another.
We have checked and the lady does own the car but parks it in a range of different places even avoiding her home at times.
We have used enforcement officers with a high court writ who said as they couldn't enter the house and she hid her car they couldn't do anything. She won't engage with anyone and has told us that she was told by a 'debt-relief' charity to plead depression if it ever comes to anything.
We have tried all legal methods we know of and are currently putting in a charge over her house.... Read More