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    Aviation. Private Letting Landlord in Semi-Retirement and a retired small-time Property Developer.

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  1. The vehicle has to be on a SORN according to the DVLA guidelines even if it is on private land. Have a chat with them.......... if you can find anyone in that is.
  2. If only that was true Kanrent...........Case on radio 4 this week. Service family rented out their main home due to their service posting away from the UK. All the legal rental stuff was correct through an LA. Now trying to regain possession and the tenant won't move out. Long involved story but the bottom line is they have been told they probably won't get their property back until next January. So much for serving your Country.
  3. The Government are taking away the one right and legal way a landlord has of getting rid of tenants who refuse to honour their legally binding tenancy contracts. This cannot be right and I don't understand why the Government have not been challenged in a Court of Law by the Landlord's Associations or anybody else.
  4. The current ban on bailiff-enforced evictions, introduced as an emergency measure during lockdown, ended on 31 May.Bailiffs have been asked not to carry out an eviction if anyone living in the property has COVID-19 symptoms or is self-isolating.Similarly, notice periods – previously extended to 6 months as an emergency measure during the pandemic – will be set at 4 months from 1 June (for most tenancies).In Scotland, whether evictions can be enforced depends on what COVID β€˜level’ the property is in. Evictions can be enforced in Level 2 and below. They cannot be enforced in Levels 3 and 4.And i
  5. I am more or less the same as everyone else. My only contract clause regarding timescales is the Christmas period where this country goes into total lockdown these days for nearly 3 weeks! and you can't get anything done so with that in mind the period 1 week before Christmas until the 3rd January I don't accept move outs. The funny thing this has never happened to me to be concerned about until this last Christmas πŸ˜ƒ but I was saved from enforcing this ruling due to my tenants purchase being delayed due to his solicitor being away on a ski-ing holiday & Covid delays
  6. I can answer that question as well. Been there and done it. You have 2 years in which to sell your primary property and claim back the stamp duty on any 2nd home purchase. If you choose not to do this and rent your primary property out then when you come to sell it, if you decide to do that, then you can set that extra stamp duty you paid against any Capital Gains tax you may be liable for. As Richlist has stated best you read up on the rules and regs. on the Government website for the best detailed information.
  7. Yes, I agree with Grampa. I would be absolutely non committal in my reply to any prospective tenant and certainly would never reveal my thoughts on whether they would be suitable and it is almost certain I would imagine that the LA and Landlord refused this prospective tenant either verbally to their face or in writing due to the fact they were HB claimant's. Not a wise thing to do these days in my opinion. Having said that I did think the fine was excessive for their so called "crime" of discrimination.
  8. The case was taken on by Shelter Lawyers. My guess is that they refused to show this person the rental property on the grounds that she was in receipt of state benefits so I am guessing this case is based on discrimination. Perhaps you have to let the process of tenant selection run it's course through to the end and then inform the person they have not been successful? perhaps Grampa as a letting agent could shed some light on this matter? Either way it does appear that all LA's and landlord's need to be very careful when advertising their rental property now and not to say in th
  9. Something more to consider now when placing adverts and viewings. A letting agent and landlord have been ordered to pay damages of Β£4,500 and legal fees for unlawfully refusing to show a potential tenant a rental property based on the fact she receives benefits. All agents should understand the implications of this case and realise it is unlawful to reject anyone who is in receipt of Universal Credit. Full story here: https://www.arla.co.uk/news/may-2021/tenant-discriminated-against-for-receiving-benefits/
  10. I am assuming you have not undertaken any property inspections during this tenancy. Also it would appear that you have not confronted your tenant to ask the question of "what have you done to my garden and the removal of garden topsoil" I understand that you did not want confrontation with your tenant, no landlord would want this, but there comes a point when the question has to be asked. So if you do not want to confront him and carry on as you are with the situation then as suggested topsoil is around Β£45 cu. metre and that could be the way to go perhaps for
  11. I have just replaced a boiler in fully working order that was installed in 1986. Just part of my upgrading of the properties just like the electrical consumer "fuse boards." upgrades. Gas boilers will be around for many years to come.
  12. As most of you know my Son runs his own gas heating company. Fully Bosch Worcester registered and accredited for over 25 years now . ( God I am old πŸ˜ƒ. ) Even I don't get preferential treatment. When I get new tenants in I explain the situation regarding broken down boilers and no heating or hot water and I tell them I am no different to anyone else but they can be rest assured that behind the scenes I am pulling out all the stops to get their boiler fixed or replaced and yes, I do get problems from time to time. I do provide heaters to help out and in all probability I would of
  13. I would let the tenant go and my reason for coming to that conclusion to that is exactly what the OP is having to put up with right now and it can only get worse from what I have read.
  14. As I understand it Lodgers have minimal occupation rights as opposed to tenants on tenancy contracts. In this particular case experienced by sunnydays would it not be fairly easy to eject them from their lodgings of a live in landlord for any resonable reasons? I have never had lodgers or any any experience of lodgers.
  15. But a yesterday posting doesn't count towards being an April Fool. Not forgetting of course if you play the April Fool on any person after 12 Midday...... you are the Fool. I caught Mrs Melboy out this morning as I brought her cup of tea into her by telling her that "There is an inch of snow on the back lawn. I told you the weather was getting colder as was forecast last night" She jumped out of bed to take a look. Yup! caught her fair and square. πŸ˜…
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