Heather G.

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th March 2016

Trading Status

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 103

Heather G.

12:53 PM, 8th September 2019
About 2 months ago

How the Tenant Fees Ban Can Backfire on Tenants

“If a tenant requests to leave before the end of their tenancy you are entitled to charge an early termination fee. This must not exceed the financial loss that a landlord has suffered in permitting, or reasonable costs that have been incurred by the agent in arranging for, the tenant to leave early.
If I read this correctly, as a self managing LL I can only charge for my 'losses', not my 'costs'. So I could charge for lost rent, but not the costs of referencing etc?... Read More

Heather G.

11:04 AM, 8th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Nottingham Selective licensing adds £40 pm costs to tenants

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 07/09/2019 - 11:23
Hi Nick,
Our council is about to start consulting on a new 5 year borough-wide licence and I'm thinking about doing an FOI request to find out if they can justify it. Would you mind sending me your request to use as a template please? Also happy to hear any other suggestions of info to request from P118 members.... Read More

Heather G.

12:23 PM, 26th August 2019
About 3 months ago

Heather G.

12:39 PM, 30th July 2019
About 4 months ago

The flawed Call for Evidence over Tenancy Deposits

I'm still ploughing through the CfE but the following struck me: Is there any need for this process now the Tenant Fees Ban and 5 week cap have been introduced?
Average rent in England = £820pcm so now saved £189 for one week.
Average agency fees = £400 according to CAB
Estimate for end cleaning = £100
Estimate for Check Out... Read More

Heather G.

14:57 PM, 29th July 2019
About 4 months ago

Tenants are not evicted for no reason

Reply to the comment left by Gary Bray at 27/07/2019 - 09:07
I think the RLA survey did ask the question as to what sort of a LL you are. And I don't understand why a LL would evict a good tenant, especially if they are using an agency to find/manage them as the costs are so high. If a tenant is paying £750pcm and a tenant find free is 5%+VAT that's £540, plus referencing, AST, deposit protection, check in/out, void (mortgage, council tax, bills), RGI and any refurb necessary. It doesn't make financial sense! It would be interesting to know if S21s were served due to LLs selling.... Read More