The first stage of the research examined the extent of this exploitation across England based on a postal survey of housing authorities. In the next stage five case studies were undertaken in Camden and Lambeth in inner London, Havering in outer London and the cities of Birmingham and Leeds. Within these areas interviews were conducted with households, key professionals and companies. Interviews of directors of individual RTB companies were also undertaken as part of the second stage. There were two surveys, one of RTB applicants and the other of occupiers of properties sold under RTB three years ago. Household characteristics.
This in turn enables an analysis of whether there is exploitation of ‘vulnerable’ groups. Data on characteristics is also useful to consider the implications of RTB sales in terms of who is occupying the housing stock once it has been sold. The main and legal steps in the property Valuations SA process are not easy to handle but for doing the handling process you will need knowledge or need the basic guidance of the expert and experienced property valuers for making the process go in the right direction.
An understanding of tenants’ motivations permits a greater understanding of not only the reasons for their behaviour but also may offer the key to any policy responses.. The most common family type is a two-parent family while all adult households under sixty years of age the next most frequent type. These characteristics show that the stereotype purchaser in the later years of the family life cycle is changing and there is now more diversity of household type. The characteristics of applicant and owner (after three years) households are broadly the same.
The main distinction is that owners tend to have higher incomes; only 38% of owners have an income of less than £16,000 compared with 54% of applicants. This may reflect the fact that those applying to buy anticipate an increase in their income when they decide to purchase. In this way you will become successful for facing the correct steps in the valuation of house process. Property valuers are very well aware with the full step and process of the process which is conducted to get the house price. This is necessary to face successful steps for making your valuation process easier and simpler and also in fast ways.
We children were plentifully supplied with beautiful hand crafted toys from our German friends. What’s more, they passed some of the simpler skills on to us, so my brother and I were able to repair and make replacements for some toys ourselves. And they made Mum a beautiful kitchen clock which we had in the family for years. All these things were produced from bits of waste material they managed to get hold of.
Grandparents are groovy. That was the overwhelming vibe at last week’s presentation ceremony for the annual Grandparent of the Year award organised by Age Concern and Real Estate Property Valuer sponsored by Woolworths. Although the celebrations are over for another year, the hard work of grandparents goes on. Age Concern and Woolworths commissioned ICM to conduct new research into the roles that grandparents play in family life.
The research found that three quarters of British grandparents feel they have a clearly defined role in their grandchildren’s lives. Almost one third said they acted as a friend or confidant to their grandchildren, while a quarter regularly cared for their grandchildren. They keep me young says Iris Sharples, the North West regional winner, about her grandchildren. Although most grandparents would with agree with this; several grandparents at the ceremony said that after a hard day out and about, playing football or disco dancing, they were often relieved to hand their energetic grandchildren back to their parents.
Eighteen year old Gemma nominated her grandmother, Iris, because she is her best friend, and always has a listening ear for her and her three grandchildren. Perhaps during the teenage years – when friendships are made and broken daily – grandparents provide a rock of support, and the chance to have fun without parental disapproval. As eleven year old Shanice, granddaughter of Scotland’s winners, Anne and Philip Hogan, said: I can tell my nana everything. I love my mum, but my nana is my best friend. Seven regional finalists will be honoured at a presentation ceremony and gala lunch in London, where the overall winner will be chosen. Nomination forms for next years competition will go up on the Age Concern website in the summer. This year’s Age Concern week is all about money. If you have questions about benefits, pensions, taxes or savings Age Concern has the answers.
DEP also takes the position that their policy on not charging owners for service delivered more than two years ago, if it hasn’t been billed, doesn’t apply if you don’t tell them there is a new owner or address. There is also confusion about voluntary conversion from frontage to metered billing, according to DEP. Because the Water Board has extended moratoriums on automatic conversion, an owner has to elect to convert by notice to the Department.
Several owners have apparently been stuck for bank fees on two-party public assistance checks where the tenant signature doesn’t exactly match the name printed on the payee line. There are only 28 spaces on the payee line and the owner’s name, say XYZ Equities Associates Inc comes first. In the event that you are looking to purchase a house and might want to know the right cost of your fantasy home, you have to get it Valuated by a Property Valuation org, for example, 1300-4-A-VALUER.
There isn’t room for a long tenant name after a long owner name. So, tenant names are being truncated. When the tenant properly signs their full name, the auditors sometimes bounce the check because the names don’t seem to match. This costs the owners bank charges, plus the time and effort to get the tenant to re-endorse the check or get a new one. you can mail examples to Ms. Paula Feinstein at HRA, 19 Rector Street, 7th fir. New York, NY 10006 and she will try to straighten out the bank for the future.
Borah, Goldstein also represented the owners in New Amsterdam Apartments v. Sheets, in which the Appellate Term held that a small area of chipped paint in a tenants apartment the court noted that the tenant never requested painting and did not respond to the owner’s requests for access until after a non-payment action was commenced. The new deposit of rent law went into effect October 20th but there was no news on how it would work out as this Advisor went to press.
After that there have to be two adjournments (not at the request of the owner) or 30 days have to pass before a court was required to order a rent deposit. Tenant attorneys are likely to challenge the law in some fashion, but the shoe hasn’t dropped yet may be next week. In the meantime, some owners have sought deposits on tenants’ Orders to Show Cause.
But judges have been arguing that the required notices weren’t in the petitions served months ago. The law clearly didn’t require the notices in connection with deposits on Orders to Show Cause, but the issue will be moot in a few more months as all cases should soon involve tenants who got the new notices. Meanwhile, we’re also tuned into the State Supreme Court in Albany, waiting for word on whether owners with rent controlled apartments will be able to collect rent increases ordered by the State Division of Housing.
The mother claimed that before her son’s lease was renewed, she wrote the owner saying she would no longer guarantee her son’s obligations. The owner claimed the guaranty continued by contract. The decision went on to say however that the owner was no longer compelled to offer the tenant a renewal lease because without a guarantor the tenant was no longer agreeing to renew on the same terms and conditions. CHIP believes that many buildings that owners think are exempt at six stories, however, are legally higher.
But, at CHIP’s request, the Department of Buildings has offered to let owners who inadvertently failed to file enter the program without late fees or penalties. The problem was brought to our attention by architects who recently pointed out to several of our members that they thought their buildings should have been filed. The confusion stemmed from the definition of over six stories. These announcements ought to be arranged by expert valuers to know the careful worth of an element.
Even if the street side of the building is six stories a basement entrance in the rear with a walkway for tenants or maintenance personnel or a play area, would trigger the inspection and filing requirement. When the law went into effect, many owners just looked at their six story certificate of occupancy, or counted window levels at the street, and thought they weren’t covered.
They were wrong, but because the error wasn’t visible from the street DOB usually didn’t catch it unless there was another reason to inspect the building. Marilyn Singer, executive director of Central Operations at DOB, confirmed to CHIP’s executive director Dan Margulies in an October 30th letter. Property owner who voluntarily comes forward and files the required facade report with the Department, where there is no outstanding Local Law 10 violation for the property.
Where the Department has omitted the property from the Local Law 10/80 universe will not be charged a late filing fee for this facade report filing. The Property Tax Depreciation is recorded on the organization’s salary expense forms and will be focused around the Interior Income Administration’s tenets.
It is in everyone’s best interest to encourage compliance where the Department may have overlooked inclusion of a property within an enforcement universe. CHIP agrees, and urges its members to check if they are in compliance. Apart from potential fines and penalties that can be avoided now, failure to comply could dramatically add to liability in a facade related accident. DOB officials blame their own database which improperly matches many buildings addresses boiler i.d. numbers and blocks and lots.
But owners, insurers and other companies that fill out the reports are partly to blame too. The majority of reports come in without even a boiler i.d. number filled in, according to DOB. Owners sending in documentation of the inspection and filing to rebut the violations should make sure that the building address block and lot and boiler i.d. number are all specified correctly on the correspondence. As DOB examines each response, they are updating the database.
It slows them down but should smooth the process next year. complaints about not being served with elevator violations at registered addresses by noting that copies were always mailed to the address posted in the lobby if the required sign was found. If they can’t find a sign they check the Finance Department database for ownership, which is almost as bad as DOB’s own boiler database. Keep those signs current. In a closely watched case on overcharge liability, the State Court of Appeals affirmed in October that, after a judicial sale current owners are not responsible for overcharges collected by owners prior to the foreclosure.