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Most Landlords Are Monkeys

Most Landlords Are Monkeys

18/12/2014

Now before you jump down my throat, please understand the context, I am not being derogatory to my fellow landlords I promise you.  The reference to Monkeys comes from some fun with psychological profiling in a great little book written by my old friend Nigel Risner, who was arguably the most successful commercial finance broker… Read more

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

Regular Property118 readers may be aware that our founders acquired a 26% stake in Letting Supermarket two years ago when they were a start-up business. Since then we have been referring Property118 landlords to them and moving the management of our own properties across too.  They now manage a few hundred properties and are making… Read more

Residential mortgage with internal door locks

Residential mortgage with internal door locks

We think this might be a unique problem and want some advise please.   We went to view a house which was a Care Home 18 months ago. The Care Home has moved but the property is still owned by the Care charity. We really liked the house, made an offer and the offer has been… Read more

Helping Good Lead Tenant by Evicting Bad Tenant

Helping Good Lead Tenant by Evicting Bad Tenant

How do I support a very good Lead Tenant who wants bad Tenant 2 and her abusive partner (not a tenant) out of my property? We are talking about a large 2 bed high-end apartment, 6 month AST started September 2014, with Good Guy named as Lead Tenant. Lead Tenant’s father is Guarantor (tenant is… Read more

Establising Loft Space Ownership

Establishing Loft Space Ownership

I bought 3 bedroom leasehold flat 6 years ago which included the loft space.  Three years ago, 4 leaseholders collectively bought the freehold of which I purchased a third of the freehold. Recently, one of the leaseholder who owns a share of freehold has indicated the loft space which I have owned for many years… Read more

Relocation company requesting signed AST

Relocation company requesting signed AST

17/12/2014

A Canadian relocation company has contacted me and want to rent one of my properties. They have asked for a signed AST before forwarding any payment.  I am a bit wary as I never usually sign anything until I have the cash in the bank. I’ve never dealt with relocation companies before. Can anyone give… Read more

Start of tenancy, few questions

Start of tenancy, few questions

I am a landlord and just signed tenancy agreement (with online agent and their AST).  Tenants too have signed the agreement, but they said would be depositing rent + deposit on the start day of tenancy. What happens if tenants don’t deposit on time let’s say 5pm on that day? Do I have an option… Read more

Can I claim money from my landlady

Can I claim money from my landlady?

My landlady left me without heating from the 23rd October to the 27th Nov. Granted she did have a man come out to look and it didn’t work.  My question is can I claim compensation from her toward my electric bill? For 46 days I had no heating or hot water! We are a family… Read more

Landlords insurance

January is the most popular renewal date for Landlords Insurance

16/12/2014

Please make sure you save money this year on your Landlords Insurance and let us know your renewal date. The bigger our landlords insurance buying group becomes the more negotiating power we gain. We are now at the stage where we can GUARANTEE to beat any like for like quotation for landlords insurance. Operated on… Read more

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Retaliatory Evictions Report

After Paul Shamplina and Landlord action helped provided evidence, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Private Rented Sector recently concluded its inquiry into Sarah Teather MP’s Tenancies (Reform) Bill addressing the problem of retaliatory evictions. Whilst the Bill failed to make progress at Second Reading, the measures within it are included in an… Read more

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