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Carryon Regardless

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  1. A g'tor can't resign, unless there is some clause in the deed. Where is the point in taking a g'tor that can just opt out some time later. Not having revenue is their concern, you can't realistically be expected to understand their changing situations in life. My comment was that if the g'tor doesn't trust the T then you certainly have increased risk. A g'tor will usually have better understanding of a T. Now if there is now g'tor where is your protection against loss of rents ++, and more than that in my experience who do you contact if / when the T absconds?
  2. Time to repossess when a g'tor wants out. I don't release g'tors until a suitable replacement is found. That would involve expense for the T and consider by the time you've carried out check out / check in you may as well start a new tenancy.
  3. Why do you feel a retired guarantor to be unsuitable. Is the guarantor a home owner and financially secure. I would consider approaching the guarantor for further assurance that they are happy to continue as such, if they still fit the bill for carrying the responsibility in the event. As for the neighbour and dog, the T is now aware of the concerns and whatever was she now seems to have rectified 'whatever'. A non issue to my mind. Any inconsiderate T's bug me and I invite neighbours to inform me of issues. If nowt else it can be an early warning of problems coming my way. But some people like to complain so I may resort to patronising a winging neighbour.
  4. I have trouble getting the rent from some tenants, trying to get extra dosh for services isn't desirable. This would mean I would become responsible for the payment of services used and over used by the tenant, no thanks.
  5. I've found more women have a self respect to tidy, but not all. The younger attractive woman is a greater risk than the man. They will attract the admirers, the wannabees. Here we see one that exercises his frustrations on the one thing he associates with her. I've seen others that will want to show their ability to protect the lady, against me. Even when not required. And of course these guys can all decorate.
  6. I wouldn't concern yourself with the affect on the T. Her life style suggests these situations are part of her 'East Enders' attitude to life. There will be more dramatic situations. A protective 'suitor' will sort this, or another, situation. Stay well clear of involvement with her this is a no win situation/s for you, consider your business advantage only.
  7. I imagine Mortgage Express, amongst others, were waiting for the outcome wishing to follow suit. I reckon this has saved me a few quids. But we could offset the extra against tax (for a little while yet) but so can they with their reduced profit so I'll not feel guilty.
  8. Re the Plod. I've found them to vary in interest in different areas. Prestatyn I was asked to evict my t by them to reduce the demand on their resources, I proceeded. Later the T ripped the arial wire full height from the building as he departed. 2 witnesses saw him and also walk away with it. So Criminal damage and theft. When asked by Plod he said it was an accident so end of. Next time they want my assistance they can want.
  9. Well Mortitia feel this one is a judgement call. It sounds like a disgruntled ex or wannabe of the lass but has she invited this? Is it likely to re occur? Should it be your problem anyway. Generally in these situations I leave investigations to the plod, realising they have little interest. I prioritise my investment but consider the revenue.Every new tenancy comes with losses.
  10. If you take a guarantor and check then out it doesn't matter if the T rides off into the sunset.
  11. The last time a T objected to my taking the deposit I took the DPS downloaded form to a solicitor to witness my declaration and stamp it. That only costs £5. Had the T done the same then I believe it would go to through the DPS hearing procedure. The T, as most, was too lazy and let it go. With the renal statement there should be no defence anyway. Has yours gone beyond this situation? It was a while ago so my memory may be faulty or the procedure changed.
  12. True Grampa. Many times in the past T's have communicated well that they intend to move on. It's not uncommon for them to request some flexibility on their move out date and for the good 'uns I've no issue and charge for each day. I don't aim for a no loss turn around anyway and usually expect a little TLC will be needed between T's. My patience has run out for the abusers who continually get away with their abuses. Where they enjoy trying to work one on me I look for the legislated response to balance some. After all where they don't understand, not that I am responsible for their education, they only need ask me, or CAB, or Shelter, or go to a solicitor and pay as we would need to.
  13. A T serves notice to leave but stays beyond the given date. From that date we are able to charge double rent. http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/content/ending-assured-shorthold-tenancy Scroll down to 'Double Rent'. I see this has been abolished for commercial rents, and maybe my link is out of date?? I'm happy with the result the threat got me anyway.
  14. Oh, thanks Grampa the distress of rents is a little gem you gifted to us all some time ago. I owe you a Guinness or 2
  15. A T departed recently at the end of the 1st six months. During her tenancy she had served notice twice, but I had informed her that I was holding her responsible for rents for the fixed term. On the last day of the fixed term she rang to ask what to do with the keys. I 'suggested' that she 'may' prefer to post and by registered post for her proof of delivery. The following day the P.O. attempted delivery, no one to sign they went to the sorting office, but no matter. This had set up a SPT so I am due another months rent. I wouldn't have chased this but for, a call for me to sort the tv arial. I travelled 80 miles (x2 ways) the next day as arranged. No one home. I don't enter without expressed authorisation so went home. She believing her neighbour (my T) had scratched her car and complained about accusations about him from long ago. Coincidentally his lock had been super glued. I travelled again to drill and replace lock. My conversation with her confirmed my belief she had been naughty, of course no proof. She leaves with £58+ outstanding on the account. I didn't actually expect the extra month but threw it on a statement to the G'tor for effect. She rang very angry and threatening to tell all how bad I and the flat are, yawn. We are just back from sailing in Greece but before leaving I sent a letter to her and G'tor, recorded. It explained that if, as she stated in the phone call, no notice was due as she had served notice to quit in November last then I am able to claim distress of rents for the period she remained after the notice expired. Now home and she has paid, minus £3.60 for some reason, but that'l do. I'm not used to these little bonuses so we're off t' Guinness shop to celebrate.
  16. I found the same Grampa, until I spoke to the more knowledgeable young 'uns. RL, when the Turks arrive they will expect us to install squat toilets for them as the present baby bath is beyond their comprehension. And surely for most they should refuse to do business with someone, us, that is so willing to pay interest on our loans. I remember a Polish lass when the tenancy had gone sour accusing me of being racist, as I hadn't provided the AST in Polish. I only lost £1,200 on that one, fortunate really.
  17. Yes RL, mainly due to your comments regarding this, I now include a 'Report of Faults' sheet in my new style tenancy packs. Whenever I go for a repossession I expect Shelter to come to their rescue.
  18. Mr Jones was a T as he paid rent (well had it paid on his behalf), and it was accepted by the LL. As minimum he was a party to an AST agreement. This wasn't a sub let as Mr Jones had full rights as T. He has left and we assume no surrender was provided. There is a risk of him popping his head up but that sounds like very minimal. To clarify Jones status I would be tempted to demonstrate his living status now. I wouldn't want his situation clouding a repossesion. With Smith I would favour providing a new 6 month AST. He becomes sole T and in 6 months Jones now looks like nothing other than history. Any losses due to reduced rent can be justified by the single attempt at repossession.
  19. I believe the Scots have recognized that the drop in their oil tax revenue would seriously affect any independent future. There is an increased likelihood that the SDP would lose credibility and much of the strength they now have by another independence referendum. As for the UK, without a decent leadership to steer us I believe in or out any difference will be insignificant. If out big business will apply pressure to their own Govt's maintain the status quo of present trading. We will still adhere to the dictatorship of Brussels as we, our Gov't would be afraid not to be compliant. We are out of the Euro, and glad of it. We are out of the Shengen, and glad of it. I believe we have the opportunity to be stronger out of the Europe financial club. With good leadership that I don't see anytime soon, we could negotiate to selfish advantage as Europe demonstrates further that it's to big and clumsy and corrupt to manage what it attempts to carry out. They say it will be many years before Turkey join. The very prospect of that eventuality has me afraid. Just another reason to be well clear before that comes about.
  20. Most here know I am super cynical about how the legislation controlling us has evolved. The ambiguities over the years should be embarrassing to our bleaders. The way I see the new S21 situation is that we are better to serve the notice when we really do want to use it for hoofing, rather than keeping one on file just in case as many did. As with the S8 now though we have to be ready for Shelter to defend with the disrepair trick. I expect Judges can apply discretion as to believing that we have had faults reported. "Adjourn for reports" became popular with S8's I've read, can we expect the same with S21's?
  21. So if the visa is valid at the time they take the property is that enough? As visa's have a specified duration are we responsible for evicting before their visa runs out?
  22. Well that's a Police matter and they rarely pursue these things. Serve your S21 the tenancy looks like it's problematic.
  23. This is an ongoing problem the changes to the industry are so frequent it's so easy to miss something. For anyone to misunderstand or misinterpret is very understandable as it may well be the case for this gas engineer. So when Cameron reiterated the complaint of the EU being too bureaucratic you might think it reasonable to try to reduce the red tape closer to home some.
  24. It's gas inspection time for my properties. Wales was done last week and all requirements were as previous. Yesterday I met the engineer at my 1 Manchester property. He says that this year it will be a requirement for us to provide co2 detectors even for properties with gas fires and gas boilers, not just solid fuel burners. I can't see anything to support this statement, any thoughts? While not included in the welsh certificates the Manchester certificate now carries tick boxes for; Approved co2 alarms Fitted, Are co2 Alarms in Date, Testing of co2 Alarms Satisfactory, Smoke Alarms Fitted. There is certainly a desire for the co2 alarms demonstrated there but the surprise is that the smoke alarm attention is minimal, where fitted it doesn't even require testing. That was fortunate as in the 3 level house (+ cellar) 2 of the 3 batteries were removed. How many would install a smoke detector in a damp(ish) cellar? it is another level but c'mon.
  25. Yes agreed. I was also thinking along the lines that both T and g'tor are unlikely to be from the cuckoo's nest so at least there is one person who can be shown to have responsibility.
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