Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 2 December
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Nick Hewer of "Apprentice" fame to speak at pre-NALS Conference Dinner in association with SAFEagent.
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The Autumn Statement from a property and landlord perspective
12 Learnings That Reveal Why My Life Is Better Today
What are your repayment plans?
(04-08-2012 11:36 PM)Glenn Ackroyd Wrote:(04-08-2012 08:05 PM)Mark Alexander Wrote: Hi Linda
I have a few questions for you as I have contacts which may be able to help you to recover some if not all of your losses.
Is Elite Property Services a limited company?
What advice have the Solicitors and Barristers offered? Not so important but out of interest which legal advisers have you engaged to assist you to recover your losses and what are the costs to date? Also, please name the solicitors on both sides involved in the conveyancing of the property when you purchased it.
Have your legal advisers talked to you at any time about ATA (after the event) insurance?
Would you be willing to share with me the written advice from the barrister?
Founder of Property118.com
Linda - You'll probably find that if you have a BTL mortgage, you're in breach of it's terms, because it will not permit regulated tenants.
Your best bet would be to look at a claim against the solicitor for professional negligence - and they will be insured.
(04-08-2012 01:49 PM)kamet_batra Wrote:(04-08-2012 07:31 AM)linda frewin Wrote:(04-08-2012 03:39 AM)kamet_batra Wrote: I would do what Simon Topple has suggested, a written recorded complaint to the solicitors would be a great start.
a. Do not entertain any "suggestions" on phone.
b. Keep written and documented record of everything.
Brendan Kiely was recently featured on Watchdog after taking multiple deposits on a same property so I am assuming he hasn't decided to change his course of action.
Also investigate where the money (£650) was coming from for two months.
What due diligence was performed by yourself before you actually signed the dotted lines?
I am so embarrassed to say that we did very little due diligence - we were totally naive and trusted a lady called Maria Davies who we were totally taken in by and believed. I now know that this is the most stupid thing we have done in our lives and now we are paying for it big time. We are very honest and good living people and have to realise that there are people in this world who are not like us. These people are consumed by greed and the only way they can make lots of money is by ripping off innocent people. We have been to a solicitor already and a Barrister who have charged us a fortune already and are sitting on the fence as they said that it may cost us a lot of money to take these people to court and if we lose we would be bankrupt!! The Law is a complete ass - it is so obvious that this is fraud and I can't understand why we could lose at all - but we are frightened of an enormous bill. The fact that the conveyancing solicitor has lost the file shows that they are hiding something!
I am not exactly sure if you have chosen the right course of action via litigation. As you are already aware it could be very expensive if you lose as normally you would be ordered to pay for defendant's costs.
However it may not work the other way around, say if you won the case, before the defendant could pay you, they may go bankrupt leaving you with your own costs.
The course of action which may be more suitable to you at this stage is to present a case to your solicitor's insurer, claiming on their PPI for professional negligence.
But I am sure, during your conversation with Vanessa, these points would've been covered.