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7:31 AM, 25th September 2021, About a month ago

Cautionary tale to include fire cover clause in AST!

Reply to the comment left by Carole Wicklow at 21/09/2021 - 11:47
Is loss of rent not covered by your insurance? I understand the two sides of the arguments on this thread, but surely if your insurance is not covering the alternative accommodation for the tenants (who would then still be paying you) they should be paying for loss of rent?... Read More


17:04 PM, 5th June 2021, About 5 months ago

Generation Rent wants the Government to force landlords to accept more risk

It seems as if the post about race has taken what might be a fact about the ethnic makeup of certain London boroughs (I don’t know and don’t care frankly to look it up, having lived happily most of my life in London) and somehow drawn an imaginary line to assert that’s why Khan is the current mayor (not Johnson or Livingstone before him though?)

Because he’s non white and non whites support ‘their own’ - is that what you meant?

And what has Khan’s race, and that of his supporters got to do with his housing policies anyway?

Following your logic, we can blame the white population for supporting ‘their own’ in Cameron & Osborne for gifting us the mortgage interest changes?

Do you realise how ridiculous this all sounds?

Back to the actual thread and most Londoners support rent control. Because they think it’s better for them - either as renters or they are single home owners who think it doesn’t effect them (or may benefit them with children who rent etc). It’s pretty simple & has nothing to do with race.... Read More


7:57 AM, 5th June 2021, About 5 months ago

Generation Rent wants the Government to force landlords to accept more risk

“Also people of certain ethnicities have a huge predisposition to supporting their 'own' and maintaining the status quo. When non-white make up the majority in 22 out of the 33 London boroughs its not hard to understand tribal loyalty.”

This discussion has nothing to do with race and it’s pretty appalling that you seem to think it has.... Read More


7:53 AM, 10th April 2021, About 7 months ago

Periodic tenancy estate agents fees response?

It depends on what terms and conditions you signed in the contract with your agent.

In my area it’s entirely normal for standard terms to allow for agents to receive a commission for however long the tenants stay in a property (whether on a fixed term AST or a periodic tenancy). They collect the rent to make sure they can do this. Some agents even charge the same rate at renewal (and won’t negotiate) others charge less for renewals and will negotiate it down and cap it at a few years (so I use those ones).

One other important thing to check is whether you are entitled for a refund of the fees paid pro rata should the tenants leave earlier than one year. Even if it’s not in the contract they should agree to this.... Read More


7:46 AM, 13th March 2021, About 8 months ago

Inspection of the fire doors?

Can anyone recommend a company in west London that specialises in fire door set installation? I own a Victorian property converted into two flats and the entrance doors are the original large period ones with fan lights above them too. I tried a few years ago to get quotes to replace these from three or four specialist companies (from a google search) and despite chasing just couldn’t get anyone to even come out and look. Thank you!... Read More