Roy B

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 47

Roy B

12:46 PM, 27th March 2020
About 4 months ago

My number one piece of advice is ALWAYS communication

My tenant was given notice to quit last September - and then requested and extension, which with hindsight I think I should have witheld,- which was granted, though he never acknowledged the extension in writing so notice was re-served in January for March possesion. When that period was nearing it's end he refused to pay rent and has said he will move out in March bu will not be paying rent and that he is not liable for the Boiler engineers charge for bleeding the boiler after running out of oil. Communication works both ways and when his ex-wife walked out I let him stay on without changing the tenancy because he could not find a guarantor. There have been no rent increases in the six years he has been there, he has failed to keep the garden, refused access to tradesmen, agreed access times and not been there, upset some tradesmen so much that one walked off the job, two more will not work at the property whilst he is a tenant and a fourth completed his work, was asked to quote for renewing the kitchen and said - not with him there, but not as politwly as that.Somehow I think he will be liviing rent free in a four bedroom house with his 18 year old daughter for the forseable future and if this carries on my retirement will be further postponed by x years. Wonder what happens when the mortgage ends in a couple of years?... Read More

Roy B

9:19 AM, 21st March 2020
About 4 months ago

No Rent For Buy To Let Landlords

Already had a tenant default last month - he had been given an extra four months on his notice to quit. He has just informed the management co that he will be leaving at the end of May and due to Coronavirus shutting down his shop he will no longer be paying any rent . 4 months rent gone just like that plus there will be some considerable expense to refurbish the property. Add insult to injury he ran out of heating oil and refused to accept responsibility for the heating engineers bill - which was already reduced by the engineer to £80 for parts and labour - should have been about £110. I have paid it to keep the engineer available for other property. No - no RGI either.... Read More

Roy B

21:36 PM, 21st January 2020
About 6 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

Reply to the comment left by Disabled Chick at 21/01/2020 - 18:55
My feeling is that the Landlord is not querying genuine assitance dogs but saying pet owners are jumping on and abusing the way people regard assitance dogs as a way to get their pets in. Not genuine assistance dogs being refused.... Read More

Roy B

23:18 PM, 20th January 2020
About 6 months ago

Assistance dog increase?

Never had a problem with tenants who have pets - they were usually grateful to be allowed them and really looked after the place better than expected.... Read More

Roy B

16:11 PM, 8th December 2019
About 7 months ago

Lack of focus on elderly housing could cost billions

And in my street we have sheltered accomodation built in the 60's and upgraded so what do the HA do - chuck a bunch of youngsters in and the LA do nothing but say call the HA and complain to them.... Read More