john glynn

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 19th February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

john glynn

10:59 AM, 9th November 2020
About 3 months ago

Water damage from baby sock?

It would be completely unrealistic to add such a clause to an AST. How on earth would you police it? Your tenant could check filter is clear but the same thing could happen again during the washing cycle. Accidents like this happen which is precisely why you should have good landlord insurance.... Read More

john glynn

11:03 AM, 21st September 2020
About 4 months ago

Tenant insists on gas fire replacement!

Several points in your post concern me. Firstly you replaced a faulty gas cooker with a cheap inferior electric one which has now developed an ongoing fault. Despite your tenants raising this issue with you on several occasions you still haven't had it repaired or replaced. Why? Why should your tenants have to put up with a faulty cooker? You are obviously running a profitable BTL business (otherwise you wouldn't be doing it) so you can afford to at least repair it. More worryingly your tenants were also using an unsafe gas fire which has subsequently been condemned. You were advised that it should never have been passed so if this is the case then you must have (a) Failed to provide an annual Gas Safety Check & Certificate or (b) Took the cheapest possible option and paid the local unqualified cowboy to provide a Mickey Mouse certificate. Not only is this a legal requirement but you also put their lives in danger. Your tenants have legitimate concerns yet your instinct is to come on here looking for advice on how to carry out an obvious revenge eviction. Bidipus you are an utter disgrace and it is landlords like you that give decent ones a bad name!... Read More

john glynn

13:13 PM, 31st July 2019
About 2 years ago

Should I stay away from auction property with existing tenants?

Reply to the comment left by Alistair Trippett at 31/07/2019 - 11:32
Hi Alistair, Thanks for taking the time to reply and again all good advice. It was nice though to read a somewhat positive slant on buying tenanted property at auction. Although I am always naturally cautious I can't help but think there must be some real gems out there or else no-one would buy them. I shall certainly take on board what you say. Regards,
John.... Read More

john glynn

13:09 PM, 31st July 2019
About 2 years ago

Should I stay away from auction property with existing tenants?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 31/07/2019 - 11:05
Hi Ian and thank you for taking the time to reply. I would be a cash buyer. I've had BTL's in the past and have experienced the usual problems - rent arrears, disruptive tenants, damage to my property etc. but had better luck going into the holiday let business. I'm a firm believer in Caveat Emptor and my main concerns are how much truthful info the seller/auctioneers provide. The legal packs aren't available yet but when they are I think it'd be best to run them by a solicitor. Kind regards,
John.... Read More

john glynn

7:22 AM, 16th June 2017
About 4 years ago

What Makes Car Rental Businesses So Different?

I would have voted Conservative but abstained at the election as I couldn't see any credible alternative. They took their traditional core vote for granted (landlords, pensioners etc) and wonder why they lost seats. It doesn't matter how much they try and put a spin on s24, the fact that a sole trader can't offset mortgage interest as a legitimate business expense but a limited company can simply defies logic.... Read More