Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 630

Old Mrs Landlord

16:45 PM, 30th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Councils using 'Intelligence' to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,000

Reply to the comment left by Penny Lyon at 30/03/2021 - 12:02
My thoughts exactly Penny. Landlords who are happy to let out a property illegally should not expect to simply be allowed to get away with it. The requirements have been widely publicised as has the timetable for increasing the minimum rating to C. For some properties this may not be economic or even possible and they will therefore have to be removed from the rental market. Many homes in Britain have only electric heating and bringing them up to C is problematic.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

18:24 PM, 27th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Anyone used Ground 1 S8 successfully?

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 26/03/2021 - 13:35
Presumably refers to the unlikely event of the original landlord selling the property on to another during a fixed-term tenancy.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

8:04 AM, 25th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Gas safety certificate should be a legal requirement for all households?

I, for one, cannot identify with your strange attitude that because you have responsibilities every one else not in your position should suffer the same obligations. If you no longer feel the requirements of compliant landlordism are worth the effort and expense the solution would be to join the thousands of others who feel the same way and leave the business. You would then be able to buy a house to live in, bearing only the responsibility for and costs of safety and maintenance of that single property.
For what it's worth, the sums you set aside for maintenance and compliance seem on the low side to me, especially as you apparently operate HMOs. Furthermore, the agents you employ appear somewhat lax in their tenant selection process, judging by the incidences you reference. We are all only too aware that the obligations, restrictions and additional taxes and expenses heaped upon private landlords' shoulders of recent years, and particularly during this unprecendent current pandemic, are extremely onerous but nobody asked us to take on this role and if the burden becomes too great the remedy is in our own hands.
I recognise however that forums such as this do afford an opportunity to have a good moan, criticise the government for making us convenient scapegoats for their own failings, and air our grievances among ourselves.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:26 PM, 9th March 2021
About a month ago

All social housing residents should be treated with respect and dignity

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 09/03/2021 - 11:50
I fear lhis will cause local authorities to impose even more draconian fines on private landlords to fund the expense of bringing their own properties up to the standard the Ombudsman demands. I'm not saying that social tenants don't deserve safe, decent homes but I know we taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill one way or another.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

18:38 PM, 10th February 2021
About 2 months ago

New Electrical Installation Condition Report Rules July 2020?

Reply to the comment left by Mervin SX at 16/07/2020 - 09:13
As I understand it, a plastic consumer unit in an understair cupboard is considered one of the most at risk scenarios as any fault could start a small fire which would melt the plastic and set the staircase alight before any occupant of the property is aware of anything amiss.
Like David Porter, I too recall the drive to replace metal fuse boxes with plastic after at least one case of electrocution from a metal one which became live. Live long enough and you may yet see the government once again encouraging private provision of homes to rent!... Read More