Shortage of rental properties so extreme tenants are refusing to leave?

Shortage of rental properties so extreme tenants are refusing to leave?

15:01 PM, 19th April 2022, About a month ago 76

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Hi, my name is Melissa Lawford and I am the property correspondent at The Telegraph. I have heard from some lettings agents that the shortage of rental properties is so extreme that in some cases tenants are refusing to leave properties because they have nowhere to move to.

I’m keen to talk to landlords who are being affected by this.

Are you having problems getting a property back because your tenants cannot find anywhere else to rent?

Please get in touch, melissa.lawford@telegraph.co.uk, 07936135425

Thank you so much for your help,

Melissa



Comments

by Helen

14:27 PM, 1st May 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by CYRIL STALEY at 01/05/2022 - 13:59
It is good that you are doing due diligence. The eviction agency you use will tell you the prescribed information necessary. When I contracted Legal for Landlords it was all set out very clearly. It is mandatory to have an electrical test done in order to rent a property privately, as it is to have the gas appliances checked by an accredited gas engineer every year. It is the Agents' duty to inform new landlords of the regulations if they are to let the property. As I said before, if they didn't do that you may have legal recourse against them, as pleading ignorance in front of the judge for not conforming to the legal requirements won't get you the eviction.
I wish you all the best.

by Helen

14:27 PM, 1st May 2022, About 4 weeks ago

It is good that you are doing due diligence. The eviction agency you use will tell you the prescribed information necessary. When I contracted Legal for Landlords it was all set out very clearly. It is mandatory to have an electrical test done in order to rent a property privately, as it is to have the gas appliances checked by an accredited gas engineer every year. It is the Agents' duty to inform new landlords of the regulations if they are to let the property. As I said before, if they didn't do that you may have legal recourse against them, as pleading ignorance in front of the judge for not conforming to the legal requirements won't get you the eviction.
I wish you all the best.

by Jane Tomlin

16:17 PM, 1st May 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by CYRIL STALEY at 01/05/2022 - 13:59
Hi Cyril
As Helen says the electrical cert was mandatory from 1.4.2021.
Glad you found the document easy to read and understand. I like the fact that they give examples.
Good luck
Carole

by CYRIL STALEY

18:16 PM, 1st May 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jane
Just now printed off the ELEC Safety Regs 2020 which at part 2 declare it must be given BEFORE the AST is even signed by prospective tenant.

I am now searching to see if this ELEC certificate can be provided to tenant RETROSPECTIVELY in order to satisfy S21 Prescribed Information difficiency, the same way as the EPC can be, so that a judge would accept its late provision and not throw out the eviction action.

Complexity is to keep legal people in business!

I like this 118 forum, it works well.

by LaLo

18:22 PM, 10th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

The list is so long, just to say £30,000 - unlimited fines if anything wrong, double council tax on empty property (void period).

by Helen

19:10 PM, 10th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reaction to the Queen's Speech would be interesting but can we discuss it on a dedicated thread please.

by Karen

10:16 AM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 21/04/2022 - 12:47
That wont stop them though if they are hellbent on destroying the PRS. They dont care about the tenants, its about an agenda.

by CYRIL STALEY

11:22 AM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are joint owners/joint LL having just started 1st rental and both pay 20% income tax.
Can just 1 of us report to HMRC or do we both report on 50/50 basis?

Help please

by NewYorkie

11:43 AM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by CYRIL STALEY at 11/05/2022 - 11:22
Wrong place for this question, but I believe you can apportion the rental income based on who benefits most from mitigating tax.

by Jane Tomlin

13:28 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by CYRIL STALEY at 11/05/2022 - 11:22
Hi Cyril
As I understand it from my accountant, if you both own half each of the property then you have to both put it on your self assessment (in the proportion you both own of the property). Our accountant only charges £150pa for doing both our tax returns, worth his weight in gold as he is aware of all the allowances etc. Did your tenant pay his rent on 1st May?


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