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About axil23

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  1. You really shouldn't be so judgmental. Ok tell me what I have done wrong here as this is similar to what normally happens. T moves in June 12. I submit AST to council June 12. They write to me with a bill for the full council tax off me as they have me as being liable. I again forward them the agreement in Nov 12 and stress the T is liable. This was within a few days after the letter. Last week I got a letter to say that they have taken me to court and £42 extra costs have been added. Now in this case the T has now moved on. They have lost out on 6 months council tax due to their stupidity/weak system. What have I done incorrectly?
  2. Did that. Council took me to court and sent Baliff's to my house for a tenant who moved out two years ago. Just because they couldn't get their act together they wanted me to pay the council tax. Sent numerous complaint letter and copied my MP into it. Never did I once get a reply. In the end had to pay a Accountant to send them proof of rent paid. They said no to everything else. Anyway back on topic.
  3. 1, Horrible horrible job. They will leave it for a year to chase a tenant for council tax and then send me the bill for it. Happens every month. 2. Their costs go up due to them being so overworked (maybe?) that it takes them 2 months to send a bill to a tenant. Most only stay for 6 months so the council doesn't even get its act together by the time they have left. 3. They don't pick up for free. They charge per van load and I booked one in last week earliest pick up they gave me was next Friday. If I empty a house it can be easily 4-5 van loads. So very expensive for rubbish collection. 4. Weekends..... Lol. 5. Rude and couldn't care attitude. It's amazing the service standards vary so much.
  4. Yeah apparently the Government has given them full rights to make changes as they want. This is very bad news for me at least as I don't like to be under pressure to rent and the 6 month unfurnished was ideal. Now we will be loosing rent and have council tax to pay which can be £150 a month on average. At any one time I have 4-5 places empty so that means a extra burden of £800 a month!
  5. At least mine is from April 1st Class C exemption will only be for one month instead of the 6 months you get right now. Pity as sometimes when you do a overhaul this is handy or even when you go a few months without a tenant this will get quite expensive for the LL's. Is your local council doing similar?
  6. Funnily enough the council called me a week back about one of the properties that is next to mine. Same situation. They wanna do 50/50 too! I will have to check.
  7. Ahh... Thats new! So I might bot be responsible for it? I will have a look.
  8. Need to fix a joint rear wall which is about to fall. We have agreed to 50/50 split on costs. The next door neighbor also wants to replace his back yard flagging which he claims was damaged due to the movement of the wall. Am I responsible for that too?
  9. Looks like I could claim A2 - Dwellings where structural alterations or major repairs have taken place (exempt for up to 12 months)
  10. Maybe I got a new operator but when I called my local authority they claimed a Class C exemption for empty and unfurnished is only for 6 months. Is this a different exemption that you mention?
  11. Have a house which I was stripping out and redoing but just haven't had the cash flow. Its been 6 months and now the council tax payments have started. It has nothing, no kitchen, no sink ,no car carpets, no bathrooms well you get the picture. Are there any council tax exemptions that I can claim?
  12. So are you saying that something like this could send a person to Jail? Illegal eviction I have heard of and that normally results in a fine. I know of people here who send the toughies around when they have problems and they haven't faced any bother for years. Not that I condone that behavior. I just feel you are over reacting by saying that the above case can result in Jail. End of the day it will be the police who weigh up the options and ask him to leave under the new act. Seriously though, you are saying that the courts will send a person to prison for something that there isn't even clear proof off. Are the courts that silly? I know of a LL who changed a T's locks while they were out due to unpaid rent. The T left and took his stuff to the council and the council told the LL that unless he let them back in they will prosecute. He said that he had left on his own right as he didn't pay his rent. No one had proof of anything the council did not do anything. Again please don't take this as a argument more of a healthy discussion where we are all learning from each other.
  13. Grampa most of my properties are in a not so nice part of town. Mostly all foreign students so not easy to get guarantor's.
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