Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 383

Old Mrs Landlord

18:19 PM, 24th May 2019
About 3 days ago

46% of RLA landlords intend to sell post Section 21 scrapping plans

It should be noted that the heading of this thread is not really accurate as the survey was open to all landlords, not just RLA members, so is likely to be representative of a wider landlord demographic.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

7:14 AM, 22nd May 2019
About 5 days ago

Only 15.75% of NLA landlords now support Tories

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 21/05/2019 - 22:53It seems English is not Stephen's first language and his post is rather challenging, but the gist is clear enough. We native English speakers have a hard enough job complying with all the new regulation, some aspects of which are contradictory and some, such as Right to Rent, which cause us to fall foul of other laws as we comply with them. This is compounded by the difficulty and cost of compliance with all the various licensing conditions for those of us who, like Stephen, are offering safe, clean properties, not knowing what goalposts the government will move next to criminalise and/or bankrupt us. I sympathise with him and would suggest that his prediction of an exodus of private landlords leaving a huge hole in the provision of rental housing in London is likely to be reflected nationwide.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:31 PM, 21st May 2019
About 6 days ago

Only 15.75% of NLA landlords now support Tories

Reply to the comment left by Michael Bond at 21/05/2019 - 13:02
Ah, that explains May coming out with the Shelter mantra "S.21 is the biggest cause of homelessness in Britain today" - which is a blatant lie.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

17:29 PM, 20th May 2019
About 7 days ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

The Guardian published an article last week (15th) detailing how housing associations (which were established with the help of public funding and many of which were set up as charities) are routinely refusing prospective tenants on benefits in favour of those in work and with a decent credit rating. This matter was raised by Crisis who struggle to find permanent housing for the homeless to move on from their hostels. However, while Shelter and other groups routinely castigate private landlords, threatening us with legal action and accusing us of being morally bankrupt for "discriminating" against tenants whose income is insufficient to pay the rent, I have yet to see any such attacks by them on Housing Associations. Clearly, Shelter are guilty of discrimination against private landlords - perhaps we should threaten them with legal action!... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

13:10 PM, 15th May 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Nationwide Foundation £1.2 m 'Fair Housing Futures' project hosted by Shelter

Reply to the comment left by LANDLORD 35 at 15/05/2019 - 10:45
Well, at least there is someone there to put the landlords' point of view and no doubt they support the aim to rid the city of unscrupulous private landlords. I also note that the Shelter representative says that the lack of social provision is what is forcing the vulnerable to look to private landlords for a roof over their heads. He has hit the nail on the head. This is not the demographic that private renting is intended to cater for (although I know there are one or two who specialise in this area and are set up to cope).... Read More