Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 337

Old Mrs Landlord

22:44 PM, 17th January 2019
About 3 days ago

Access after section 8/abandonment

Reply to the comment left by Richard Adams at 17/01/2019 - 20:37
I respectfully decline to answer on the grounds that I might incriminate myself! Thankfully I have never personally faced this dilemma, but I have every sympathy with any landlord who does.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

20:28 PM, 17th January 2019
About 3 days ago

Access after section 8/abandonment

Reply to the comment left by Steve Masters at 17/01/2019 - 17:55
At your own risk and against published legal advice.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

17:40 PM, 17th January 2019
About 4 days ago

Access after section 8/abandonment

It has been known for tenants who feel agrieved at some action taken by the landlord (for instance having the temerity to ask the tenant to leave if the rent has not been paid) to vacate without notifying the landlord, leaving the heating on and all windows open, sometimes also with the bath taps running and the plug in. The tenant does not of course reply to communications from the landlord or leave a forwarding address. As Neil said in his initial comment, the tenant may have laid a trap for Graeme, knowing the impossible position the law puts landlords in.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

8:50 AM, 11th January 2019
About A week ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 11/01/2019 - 00:46Thanks for drawing this to our attention. It is not something I had realised. We have a longstanding tenant who plans to leave in the next few months whose cert. is due shortly so it seems we will probably have to get two inspections done in quick succession. What a waste of time and money!... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

8:41 AM, 11th January 2019
About A week ago

Tenancy deposit cap to be cut to 5 weeks

Reply to the comment left by AJ at 11/01/2019 - 06:48The implication of your post is that the deposit in many cases cannot cover the cost of repairs so rents will have to rise incrementally to cover the cost, especially where pets are present. That means careful tenants who respect the property will be partially subsidising those who treat it like a doss house. With regard to your point about carpets, we find on the contrary that while the two-bed houses occupied by couples have good carpets which are taken care of, our low-rent one bed flats tend to be occupied by single men who walk through the hallway in dirty footwear and sit on the sofa putting their can of drink down on the floor beside them leaving a sticky ring mark which attracts permanent dirt marks. Consequently we use cheaper carpets which are regularly replaced long before they show signs of wear. In other words it is my view that this restriction on deposits will result in small rent increases and force landlords to adopt an even more choosy 'horses for courses' type of approach to tenants and to management of their rentals.... Read More