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  1. Down South, you wouldn't even have a choice, let alone Gravy.
  2. What makes any cake moist is more oil/butter. The more oil, the moister the cake. One other tip, buy a coconut and grate it. Once you've tasted fresh coconut, you will never go back to desiccated.
  3. Southerner's don't, so is it just a Northern thing?
  4. How can I do this on this new site?
  5. But if the property is in an auction catalogue, which usually means two to three weeks before the actual auction takes place, and a section 42 has already been applied for by the outgoing leaseholder, is it possible to find out how much the lease extension will cost, before the auction?
  6. Thank you Jeffrey, this is most enlightening. Scenario, so a very unlucky landlord could find, that every time he lets his property, and serves a section 21, he may have to wait months before obtaining a court order to get the tenant to leave. In addition, landlord finds himself out of pocket for months with no rental income, while this all goes through and landlord also has to pay all the court costs. What a nightmare, no wonder landlords are put off, although the example I've given is the worst possible scenario. Something like this only needs to happen once, (sigh) who'd be a landlord?
  7. But tenant wasn't on holiday as landlord was there the day tenant left with all his suitcases, and then tenant handed the key to the landlord in person. Landlord then checked everything and locked up.
  8. "2. Merely serving Notice on T (e.g. under s.8 or s.21 of the Housing Act 1988) does not end it". Please explain your point 2 otherwise, what is the point of giving a tenant notice to leave? Vendor sold with vacant possession. The building was unoccupied right up until new purchaser moved in. Tenant made a copy of the key to gain re-entry, the same day new purchaser moved in. It is for this reason I ask whether he can be classed as a squatter.
  9. Landlord serves tenant appropriate notice for tenant to leave, as landlord selling the property. Two months later, the property is sold, everything is completed and the new owner is ready to move in, only to find the tenant is still in the property and refuses to leave. Who is responsible for getting the tenant to leave, the previous landlord or the new owner? Is this now classed as a squatter that the new owner must deal with?
  10. If you are on AA (Attendance Allowance), and my carer applies for carers allowance, will the DWP deduct money from my AA to make up for the carers allowance?
  11. But this is a flat, so would your response still apply?
  12. But why shouldn't it be? Also, wouldn't any leaseholder have the right to require this? Or are you thinking of people who bought RTB council flats years ago, that the council now want to demolish, as was the case on 'Homes under the hammer', on Friday?
  13. If you purchase a property and want to extend the lease, do you actually have to live in the property for two years before applying for a section 42, or is it sufficient to just own it for two years, before you can apply? Also, if the previous lease holder applies to extend the lease, just before the sale, can that reduce the waiting time for the new leaseholder?
  14. If you purchase a property at auction and there are less than 30 years remaining on the lease, is there any way to find out how much it would cost to extend the lease? I ask because all the websites that use the leasehold calculator, don't allow for calculations of less than 60 years remaining on a lease. When looking at auction properties with short leases, it's impossible to calculate how much the lease extension could cost, when deciding whether to purchase.
  15. I've heard people on this forum say that when Right to Buy was first introduced, they discovered the mortgage payments were cheaper than their council rent! How could that really be so, especially when you factor in insurance and interest?
  16. Once an offer to extend the lease on a flat has been agreed, is there a time limit by which the leaseholder has to pay the freeholder, or else the deal becomes null and void? Also, if this is the case, and negotiations begin again, could the freeholder demand a better offer?
  17. Are you referring to the new act that states you can't give notice if you are only a couple of months into your tenancy agreement? If so, surely as long as you pay for the whole six/twelve months of the tenancy agreement, that would be fine, wouldn't it? Mine you, I don't know if housing benefit would pay the whole tenancy period, if it was someone on housing benefit! Would the Council be obliged to pay for the rest of the rental period?
  18. The tenant. ---------- Post added 06-11-2018 at 16:01 ---------- No I didn't.
  19. Oh, Martin Lewis, money saving expert never mentioned a limitation act, he says you can go back as far as they've made the mistake. So even though I actually paid the agents the council tax, I have no right to claim as its not in my name?
  20. In 2004 my CT band changed. The CT was collected through an inclusive rent from the tenants, ie. each year the council would send the CT bill to the agents and the agents would add the increase to the tenants inclusive rent. I have now discovered the banding was wrong. But the CT bill was in the old agents name, and they no longer exist, as I now have a new landlord and new agents. Can the tenants still get their old council tax refunded from the council?
  21. If you want to appeal PIP, before doing so, do they send you the assessor's notes? Otherwise, how would you know what the assessor has written about you, and to argue against it?
  22. Yes, that is what I have arranged. I must admit, I'm surprised they don't even examine you, as one assessment I had years ago, wanted to check the base of my spine, and he called a witness in when doing this.
  23. My neighbour, a freeholder, has just been offered £30k by his leaseholder to extend a lease with only 40 years left on a 3 bed flat worth £750k. But a flat in the same road with only one bedroom and worth half that price, with also, only 40 years left, paid £60k to his freeholder. Are such discrepancies common and if he went to the leaseholders tribunal, would the leaseholder still be liable to pay the freeholders fees?
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