Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 445

Old Mrs Landlord

18:04 PM, 17th July 2019
About 21 hours ago

Don't believe what you read in Newspapers

Reply to the comment left by Lesley Thomas at 17/07/2019 - 14:08
It would certainly be good to have at least one impartial journalist to balance out items such as George Monbiot's pack of lies, hyperbole and biased rhetoric in today's Guardian though, judging by the comments, we are fighting a losing battle.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

11:55 AM, 16th July 2019
About 2 days ago

PRS in England is not fit for purpose

This accusation by the Resolution Foundation was roundly refuted by the RLA in August 2016. Since then all the government's tinkering and tweaking have made the situation worse for tenants as landlords respond by being more selective in their choice of tenants, raising rents to cover the increased costs of compliance or simply voting with their feet and leaving the sector altogether. When long-time stalwarts of the sector such as Monty Bodkin and Jonathan Clarke are selling or considering selling as they have stated on the thread comparing LHA rates with market rents, then it shows the sector is approaching meltdown. I predict a situation in the not-too-distant future when the only landlords left will be the rogues, the corporate big boys and the BTR investors so favoured by government. Tenants will look back with nostalgia to the days of the individual private landlord.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

16:56 PM, 15th July 2019
About 3 days ago

Real rents v LHA rents - info request

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 15/07/2019 - 16:02
I was told by the Local Authority that the LHA rate is by number of bedrooms and other considerations are not taken into account. Thus tiny studios converted from rooms in a large house, with an Elfin kitchen in one corner and a shower and lavatory behind a stud partition in another, are rated the same as a spacious one-bed apartment with no communal areas, separate fully equipped kitchen and living room, its own street door, garden and parking space.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

15:13 PM, 15th July 2019
About 3 days ago

Real rents v LHA rents - info request

In the town where we have two-bedroom houses to let there is a shortage of two-bed houses and an oversupply of two-bed flats, meaning that the houses command comparatively much higher rents. However assiduously the landlords of two-bed houses report their rents the data will always be skewed by the imbalance of supply, meaning benefit claimants will have little hope of being able to afford a house and garden.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

11:25 AM, 10th July 2019
About A week ago

Noisy tenants known to be loud by letting agent

Returning to the subject of the post, in my experience Italians tend to be voluble but not disturbingly noisy. We have only had two noisy tenants, both (at different times) in one of our flats: one was a second generation Afro-Caribbean who played a ghetto blaster at 3.00 a.m. and the other a Nigerian who seemed quite unable to speak in a normal voice - every word was shouted as if he was the town crier.... Read More