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Tenant now in prison and friend looking after property and cats?

Tenant now in prison and friend looking after property and cats?

28/09/2016

I rent a small studio to a chap that I have discovered is in prison. He was obviously expecting it (apparently breached a restraining order with his ex) and has left a friend living in the flat, to look after it, including all his belongings and 2 cats, until he gets released. The housing benefit… Read more


Suggestions after section 21 and house full of rubbish?

Suggestions after section 21 and house full of rubbish?

28/09/2016

I have a tenant that has continually been in arrears and despite me coming to arrangements to assist , the arrears have simply increased as a result of several holidays. I served a s21 and tomorrow they are instructed to move out. (a few days over 2 months notice provided) I have sent them 3… Read more


New safety rules to further deplete our profits! surely not?

New safety rules to further deplete our profits! surely not?

28/09/2016

My letting agents are telling me that I need to comply with new rules relating to safety by the end of the year – is this a national thing or just in Scotland? Despite not having a legionnaires check, EICR, PAT test, two smoke detectors (if on one floor) and an interlinked heat shield in… Read more


Deposit Protection compulsory for sublet?

Deposit Protection compulsory for sublet?

28/09/2016

I recently sublet from a tenant with the consent of the landlord and sublet contract. A £1300 deposit was paid direct to tenant on request of the landlord. Following moving out of the property a scrape on the wooden floor was noticed. The landlord has asked tenant to withhold entire deposit to pay for scrape…. Read more


Clause 24 response from Tim Loughton MP

Clause 24 response from Tim Loughton MP

28/09/2016

This is the response I received from my local Conservative MP from East Worthing, who obviously is another one who doesn’t understand the Bill and its implications: Dear Mr… Thank you for contacting me about changes to the taxation of landlords. I am passionate about helping small businesses thrive. But this needs to be balanced… Read more


Property118 Action Group Latest Campaign Updates

Property118 Action Group Latest Campaign Updates

27/09/2016

We now have 169 fully paid up lifetime members and a further 125 members contributing £10 a month to fund our ongoing campaigns We have released a “No Nonsense Guide To Landlord Tax” which consolidates many of the discussions and strategies shared on Property118 since the Summer 2015 Budget – details HERE Bank of Ireland legal… Read more


Legal responsibility – N Power or Landlord?

Legal responsibility – N Power or Landlord?

27/09/2016

A tenant vacates a property and both the tenant and managing agent provided final meter readings to the utility company to terminate the supply of electricity and gas. However, N Power fails to terminate the utility supply. The property is then empty for 9 months with the service still connected and at the end of… Read more


£1million spent on Travel Lodge accommodation in PRS perfect storm

£1million spent on Travel Lodge accommodation in PRS perfect storm

27/09/2016

It has been reported that Peterborough Council have spent over £1million to house families in Travel Lodges since April This year. This is due to an increase in Homelessness in Peterborough from an average of 98 people per month to 150 in August. The Council is blaming this increase on the role out of Universal… Read more


Overcharging to tighten nut?

Overcharging to tighten nut?

27/09/2016

I asked a plumber I have used before to check a leaking radiator at my tenants house as soon as he could. Four days later he turned up, tightened the valve connection and left, 2 minutes maximum my tenant tells me. I have now received his invoice for £90 to “tighten a nut”. Should I… Read more


Landlord Action to feature in third series of Channel Five’s ‘Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlords’

Landlord Action to feature in third series of Channel Five’s ‘Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlords’

27/09/2016

Following the success of the first two series, Channel 5 has commissioned a third series of ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, with Landlord Action as one of the leading tenant eviction firms featuring throughout the twelve-part series. As rents spiral ever upwards due to continuing pressure on housing stock, the dramatic observational documentary will continue to… Read more


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