Landlord banned from register as not "fit & proper", may not be landlord from now on

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  • Glasgow Landlord
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    More on the story here:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-west-36203249

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  • theartfullodger
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    There were other things one might frown upon also...

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  • mind the gap
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    It was perhaps the pocketing of the tenants' deposit money (ie theft) and not just the non-protection of it, which earned him the penalty.

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  • JK0
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    Crikey. That's quite a penalty for not protecting two deposits.

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  • Landlord banned from register as not "fit & proper", may not be landlord from now on

    An agent and landlord who pocketed deposits worth almost £7,000 has been barred from the industry.

    The landlord, who also ran an agency, was found to be no longer a fit and proper person to be a landlord or agent.

    He has now been removed from the Private Landlord’s Register by Glasgow City Council and his lettings business has gone into liquidation.

    If he attempts to let any of his flats, or those he managed through his letting agency, he is automatically committing a criminal offence and can be fined up to £50,000.

    Investigators from the council’s Private Landlord Registration Unit found he had failed to place two deposits totalling £6,950 with an approved tenancy deposit scheme.

    Glasgow City Council has also served rent penalty notices against him, which prevent him from collecting rent on his properties.

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  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by leaseholder64
    This is not about compensation. You can only get compensation for actual losses. This is a penalty, much like a criminal court fine, except that it is handled by civil processes and the money goes to the tenant, not to the State....
    02-12-2019, 10:03 AM
  • Security Deposit
    by YEccard
    Hello everyone

    I have a question regarding the deposit protection in the UK since I am an exchange student from Germany.

    Today I received an email that my tenancy deposit is now secured by a tenancy deposit scheme. So far so good.
    Right after that, I got another email...
    25-11-2019, 17:24 PM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by nukecad
    If you are having to lodge multiple deposits each month then presumably you are an agent lodging them for multiple Landlords?
    In which case you are already charging the landlord for the work, so employ a part timer to do them once a week.

    Or you have a very large portfolio of your...
    02-12-2019, 05:16 AM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by Sandi
    If I lodged deposits weekly rather than every twenty five days I would have to spend four times as long lodging deposits.

    40 working days would have been a far more sensible time frame and allow larger landlords and agents to lodge a months batch at a time.

    I would add that...
    01-12-2019, 21:56 PM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by nukecad
    I believe we have been through all of this before in previous threads.

    1- If you are setting a time limit you have to set it somewhere, and a month would seem to be plenty of time.
    Wherever you set that limit there are always going to be those who leave things as late as possible...
    01-12-2019, 14:13 PM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by Sandi
    Two points:

    I think people who have to lodge a lot of deposits will recognise that the current system has not taken them into account. My understanding is that the Council of Letting Agents are currently advising agents to lodge deposits every 25 days. This is not working days this is actual...
    01-12-2019, 09:56 AM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by nukecad
    Would you like to try that excuse if you were summoned for driving 36 mph in a 30 mph zone and see how far it would get you?

    A legal limit is a legal limit, if you exceed that limit then you have broken the law and must accept the consequences if caught....
    01-12-2019, 01:36 AM
  • Reply to Security Deposit
    by mooch
    The new rules on this are very welcome news for tenants
    https://www.tcyoung.co.uk/blog/2019/...deposit-update

    Scottish Govt doing right by tenants to help them understand their rights, and encouraging them to use the (free) Tribunal service that is there to help...
    30-11-2019, 20:40 PM
  • Eviction to live in the property
    by Edin1983
    I have a property rented to tenants in Scotland for 1 year but want to move back in early.

    I want to evict on the grounds that we will be living there.

    The contract however is between our Ltd company and the tenant.

    Does this pose a problem given that the LL...
    29-11-2019, 13:52 PM
  • Reply to Eviction to live in the property
    by theartfullodger
    Welcome to LLZ

    This should have been posted in the Scottish forum:
    https://forums.landlordzone.co.uk/fo...l-legal-issues
    I will request it is if possible please be moved.

    I assume this is a PRT: If you have used other paperwork kindly let us know details thereof....
    29-11-2019, 16:08 PM
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