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Violent behaviour of a tenant towards a family member

Violent behaviour of a tenant towards a family member

20/12/2014

I have joint tenants in a property and one has violently assaulted a family member and friend as well as her husband within the property.  The police were called and she was told to leave the property and can return to collect her personal items but only when the husband is not in the property…. Read more

Agent didn't file a part deposit with deposit scheme within 30 days

Agent didn’t file a part deposit with deposit scheme within 30 days

This is my situation:  31st October – tenancy commenced with tenant paying £900 for first month’s rent and £446 as part payment towards the deposit required of £1,246 17th November – £800 balance of deposit received by the agent 8th December – full balance of £1,246 protected with DPS. I received an email from agent… Read more

Should I sell up or buy more

Should I sell up or buy more?

I have a number of BTL flats – all fully occupied.  I bought them some time ago at around £20k then remortgaged at a later date with mortgages around £70k to fund a family home. We can hardly complain – capital growth paid for the family home – with the mortgage on the flats being… Read more

Is section 21 valid

Is section 21 valid?

Please advise since all legal bods are closed over weekend!  I have had a lovely tenant for 4 years, she’s a single mum, 3 kids and all housing benefit has been paid to me, no problems. Unfortunately her boyfriend has moved in without my permission. The housing benefit has halved and a top up needs… Read more

Channel Island Landlords

Channel Island Landlords

I live most of the time in the Channel Islands. Contrary to the popular imagination that was given out by John Netttles in the 1980s, the Islands are accessible and easy to get into (in the right Island). There are plenty of houses available to purchase at what (compared with London) are reasonable prices.  I’ve… Read more

Your Property Market Predictions for 2015

Your Property Market Predictions for 2015

19/12/2014

What do you think will happen to property values?  Do you think interest rates will rise? How do you think lending criteria will change? What changes in legislation do you predict? Do you think Rent Guarantee Insurance will become more popular? Any other thoughts?

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

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