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PRG-001 / PRJ-001 / Wk02 / 13-01-2020 / ESTABLISHING LEVEL

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PRG-001 / PRJ-001 / Wk02 / 13-01-2020 / ESTABLISHING LEVEL OF SOLVENCYHello,It’s my intent to make a claim against a Landlord and it’s been suggested to me that before instructing a solicitor to act on my behalf, it is a good idea to determine the level of solvency of the Landlord.This seems sensible. Is this something you would advise and how might I be able to determine his level of solvency. Incidentally, I’m aware he operates a number of rental properties and perhaps owns them outright etc.Please advise further.

Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.

Yes, it is a good idea so that if you win, you have a prospect of recovering the money from the landlord. You would ideally need someone to investigate them and I can recommend BNH Associates, which is an agency run by ex-Police. They can trace people and they should also be able to investigate for you and give you the information you need.

Their website is

The other way to check is do a search, see which properties they are affiliated to, then do land registry searches against their properties to see if they own them. I would go with the BNH route as they aren't too expensive and are very thorough.

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I hope I have answered your question. Let me know if anything requires clarification. In the meantime if you could either leave a star rating, or reply “yes”, I would be very grateful.

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