One bad apple?

One bad apple?

9:59 AM, 1st October 2021, About 2 years ago 12

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I know this is an issue that every landlord encounters at some point, unfortunately, it’s now my turn to deal with this.

I have a flat in a purpose-built block of 6, containing 5 rentals and 1 owner-occupied all nicely kept, one of the owner-occupiers organises the maintenance and us landlords pay our share all very civilised.

Well, it used to be, one of the flats was sold and is now owner-occupied, however, her boyfriend is causing some issues, claiming to have planning permission to install a driveway for his campervan, being hostile to anyone in the block and then installing external power sockets onto the gable end of the flats running a cable upstairs to his girlfriends flat.

The planning consent is total nonsense, the power sockets criminal damage, not to mention the safety concerns he doesn’t own the property, but he is causing mayhem with his hostile attitude and brazen disregard for normal living.

The question is, how do we get him to behave reasonably and get back to our previous humdrum normality?

On the positive front, myself the other owner and my fellow landlords are all united that this has to stop. I welcome the sage advice of the 118 members.

Amazonia Starbuck

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Darren Peters

9:12 AM, 3rd October 2021, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by AMAZONIA STARBUCK at 02/10/2021 - 18:56
I don't know but put yourself in the insurer's position. The property has burned down. The fire investigation team note that the cause was dodgy electrics without any certification. It transpires some amateur had a go but didn't know what they were doing.

How likely are you as the insurance person to hand the case over to the beligerent not paying out department?


19:58 PM, 5th October 2021, About 2 years ago

Ah Scotland proof that wholesale abolition of leasehold is not without price - do you insure each flat separately? We do in my block. Presumably not factored? Even in Scotland I believe there are rules that must be observed, maybe see the solicitor they or you purchased through for advice? They would have had a duty to explain the rules.
For those of you not familiar with Scotland, estate agents are solicitors and there is no communal fund (unless factored which is managed by an agency)

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