Stolen Bicycle

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Stolen Bicycle

    (HMO)
    Had a new tenant move in a couple of weeks ago and he is leaving in a couple of days time, the same night he moved in another tenants bicycle was stolen, the tenant has admitted that it was a friend of his that helped him move in that stole the bicycle, if a tenant is liable for his guests can I deduct the cost of the bicycle from his deposit and re-imburse the other tenant?

  • #2
    I would be very surprised. He hasnt stolen the bicycle, and you have zero proof that his friend took it. Even if you did, I still dont think that you could do so.
    Any posts by myself are my opinion ONLY. They should never be taken as correct or factual without confirmation from a legal professional. All information is given without prejudice or liability.

    Comment


    • #3
      I wouldnt get involved mate, I would advise the guy who bike it was to inform the police. I dont think a LL can babysit everyone, although this government is trying to make us responsible for their every move!

      Comment

      Latest Activity

      Collapse

      • What brand/price point for washer/dryer would you recommend?
        clairol
        As a landlord what approach do you take to replacing white goods in your rental properties?
        Do you buy cheapest brands and then dispose of them when they go wrong as it is pricey to repair?
        Or do you go for a better brand and hope for longevity?
        My repair man recommends buying the...
        22-07-2017, 08:48 AM
      • Reply to What brand/price point for washer/dryer would you recommend?
        jpkeates
        Horses for courses.

        I've never been able to get a fridge repaired, they only have one working system and when it breaks it's time for a new fridge, so I buy the cheapest one that fits with a name I've heard of.

        Washing machines can be repaired, so I pay more for one that has...
        22-07-2017, 10:27 AM
      • Claiming for protected deposit
        mandm
        This is an interesting one, got me into a spin.
        Tenants signed AST but decided to leave after 6 months and 3 days (problem with moving) using the break clause in the AST. I protected the deposit using DPS (Insured) and returned the deposit minus deductions when the moved out.
        I served the...
        21-07-2017, 08:00 AM
      • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
        jpkeates
        That would be pointless.

        The tenant would have to sue to get their own money back.
        Apart from the waste of the court and tenant's time, there would be little or no compensation because the tenant would suffer no loss to compensate them for (loss of interest?).
        The only people...
        22-07-2017, 10:23 AM
      • Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
        scooter08
        Q1 – Where is the rented property located (England / Wales / Scotland / N Ireland)?
        England

        Q2 – What type of Tenancy Agreement (TA) is this e.g. sole tenant / multiple tenant / room only?
        AST

        Q3 – What date did current TA start dd/mm/yy?
        12/04/2015
        ...
        21-07-2017, 15:06 PM
      • Reply to Deposit at the end of AST. Also, quiet enjoyment.
        Wright76
        Your right that the penalty claim is the law and it's your right to claim it.

        Unfortunately however you won't receive much sympathy on here,as most of us recognise that most of the breaches have been made by inexperienced landlords and not through any intention to rip you off.
        ...
        22-07-2017, 10:18 AM
      • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
        jpkeates
        The legislation has been in place for a decade and has been revisited at least twice (and tweaked each time).
        The deposit schemes have fairly clear guides about what needs to be done and how and when to do it.

        Given the tenant(s) the Prescribed Information is part of the process of...
        22-07-2017, 10:17 AM
      • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
        JK0
        It discourages landlords from taking a deposit at all, and instead making it up with higher rent. This discriminates against tenants staying for a long time.

        I think that is what is happening to o/p.



        It's all a lot of nonsense. Tenant could always sue if landlord...
        22-07-2017, 10:12 AM
      • Reply to What brand/price point for washer/dryer would you recommend?
        Dinkum
        I buy the cheapest machine I can source. It is usually a Hotpoint or Indesit. And they all come out of the same factory. Some of them last for years. I've just replaced a Hotpoint WD after 11 years with a new Indesit one. I try and avoid the ones with the digital display and too many fancy options as...
        22-07-2017, 10:09 AM
      • Reply to Claiming for protected deposit
        mandm
        What’s evident from responses in this thread that equal emphasis was given to deposit protected within time frame and T were informed in a prescribed manner, some going as far as getting the T to sign the acknowledgement!
        I am really flabbergasted to read some of these emphasis, surely the point...
        22-07-2017, 10:07 AM
      Working...
      X