Roy B

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 51

Roy B

23:10 PM, 24th October 2020
About a month ago

To charge or not to charge?

Reply to the comment left by Jan Martin at 24/10/2020 - 14:30
One family I know were told the waiting list was 2 years - yet three months later they were offered, and told that if they did not accept, there would unlikely be another for quite some time, a property that suited their needs - the only catch was they had to accept it within 3 days so maybe not as guilty as you think.... Read More

Roy B

19:38 PM, 19th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Thank heavens for landlords

Reply to the comment left by Ian R at 17/08/2020 - 16:48
Unfortunately the bad Landlords are the one who will survive and the good one will sell up because they can't afford to stick to the rules.... Read More

Roy B

14:02 PM, 17th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Thank heavens for landlords

Reply to the comment left by Ros poldermans at 17/08/2020 - 13:34
All the tenants( 4 that I can recall immediately) who have had dogs in my paltry 2 houses left the property in excellent condition and only moved out for relationships or new jobs. Either I am lucky or my agent chose better tenants?... Read More

Roy B

12:47 PM, 17th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Thank heavens for landlords

Reply to the comment left by The Forever Tenant at 17/08/2020 - 11:52
You evidently haven't rented from me. Pets allowed within reason - due to consideration for neighbours, no rent increases and as long as you are looking after the property you would not be asked to leave without at least 6 months informal notice and a long formal notice- ie I would let you know my plans and give you as much time as possible to make arrangements, if you wanted to change the interior decor - no problem as long as the house is returned in a rentable condition or you have been there so long I would redecorate anyway. If you had signed the agreement prior to decorating/re-carpetting you would be asked if you had any preference and would you like to come/go to the local carpet shop to choose ( with a budget). Should you get into difficulties paying your rent - as long as you tell me and either come up with a plan I WILL help. If you just stopped paying and avoided me you would be given the minimum notice and possession would be sought ,via the legal system if required. If you report faults promptly and look after the garden and house then, as I have just done, am more than willing to give you a break eg a month or two at half rent and then review with you personally. If you fall behind with the rent, don't tell me why, then say you aren't going to leave or pay rent because of covid even when you were aske to leave 6 months pre-covid and were given an extension to your section21 notice, stopped paying any rent in Feb, have paid none since and refuse to speak to the Agent or Landlord I will take you to court at your expense, even though I would probably never see the money.... Read More

Roy B

12:46 PM, 27th March 2020
About 8 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