Heather G.

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th March 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 124

Heather G.

19:10 PM, 10th April 2021
About 7 days ago

Are Lambeth's Proposed Additional HMO Conditions Illegal?

Reply to the comment left by Nick Davison at 09/03/2021 - 11:51
Nick, you're confusing a room-let HMO with a house-share of friends, as did the council, which was what I was trying to highlight. If 3-4 friends are living in a 2-3 bed home with shared facilities, that's very different to a 5+ bed HMO with strangers and large communal areas. Also, adding the cost of cleaners to the rent of a 2/3 bed house will make renting unaffordable to many. And what about those who don't want someone poking around their private residence, or like to do the cleaning themselves? What about if the tenants decide they don't like the cleaner, or don't like the way they clean - should it be down to the LL to pander to that? Why should clean & tidy tenants pay for a cleaner that's not needed? What if the cleaner is off sick so a property isn't cleaned that week - is there a fine for breach of licencing conditions?
As Luke P says, these are adults (at least they should be). If they have the ability to maintain a job, they should be capable of managing their own cleaning, or hiring their own cleaner.... Read More

Heather G.

13:33 PM, 9th March 2021
About a month ago

Scrap the S-crap-ped Selective Scheme

Reply to the comment left by Sara Westenborg at 05/03/2021 - 13:08
Hi Sara, I'd be interested to see the submission to MHCLG. Lambeth are consulting on introducing Additional HMO licensing with ridiculous conditions, and Croydon are trying to reintroduce borough-wide licensing yet have no proof that the previous 5 year scheme produced any benefits. I'm trying to fight both so would be grateful for any help. Thanks.... Read More

Heather G.

12:03 PM, 1st March 2021
About 2 months ago

Councils teaching tenants how to reclaim rent from landlords

Croydon Council's Susan O'Neill told the Landlord Forum in June 2019 that her job was to "find fault" with a S21 eviction to "buy time" for the tenant. Not to repair the relationships between T & LL, not to find them alternative accommodation, just to create more pain for the LL who has already decided, for whatever reason, that they need the tenant to leave. And her salary is being paid by the very same landlords via Licencing.... Read More

Heather G.

13:29 PM, 19th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 19/02/2021 - 12:56
It's what I read they will "cap" the improvement expenditure to, to bring a property up to the minimum grade required. For example, if you need to spend £20K to bring a property up to C, you would only have to spend £10K in the first 5 years, and the second £10K in the next 5 years.... Read More

Heather G.

12:52 PM, 19th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?

Reply to the comment left by John Allies at 17/02/2021 - 12:32
I heard that they're talking about limiting it to a maximum expenditure of £10,000 every 5 years! £2,000pa per property indefinitely. For those with cheap houses up north, netting £200-£300 pm, this would likely wipe them out completely.... Read More