Kay Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 17th April 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 16

Kay Landlord

8:20 AM, 19th July 2019
About a month ago

Debt collector nonsense - Get your time at £19 per hour

I’ve had this issue with Lowell over tenants’s unpaid utility bills and they demanded my date of birth before they would discuss the property addresses. I refused of course. Brilliant points Fergus and thank you for sharing.
Last year, i sued a well know bailiff for my time but I justified the hourly rate at 65.00 as that’s what I’m worth. I also included in my demand to them, late payment fees of £35 per month as they took 4 months to return an overpayment. They enjoy the benefit of enforcement fees so we should have the right to charge them... Read More

Kay Landlord

12:36 PM, 21st May 2019
About 3 months ago

Privatisation of the Private Sector Landlord?

So who do we vote for in these strange times. As a landlord for 15 years, I've always voted conservative but who out of all the parties, supports us the best?... Read More

Kay Landlord

8:48 AM, 11th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Landlords waiting longer to repossess properties at average 17.3 weeks!

I feel your pain. I Just got my property back after 7 months In the courts and no rent for 12 months. Tenants still owe me 18k but have counter claimed me so I’ve only got judgment on part of the money order currently. It was frustrating to watch him lie out of his back teeth to the duty Solictor and smirk at me during the 3rd hearing. They were real professional non payers and after getting back in to the house I discovered 5 identities they have used. Ive gone to the police. They smeared food everywhere in the hope of attracting vermin and deliberately broke something small in each room. I will not ever let anyone in my properties without rent guarantee product or a guarantor in place again. I have 2 more evictions to go-
One has knocked down my wall so I’ve lost a whole room and keeps rent arrears just under 8 weeks so I only have section 21 to rely on.

Another owes 4k and deliberately cancelled her UC and just won’t leave until her new place has been decorated so I’m told. I am tempted to pay for a removal van can just to get her out of my life.
I just wrote on the NLA postcard campaign that the government must be very careful to put in place proper steps to ensure there is a lawful balance in law if section 21 is going or being changed. We must be able to get our properties back quickly and be able to end a tenancy in the event of debt, damage, refurbishment and sale ( I had to raise the point that the section 24 tax changes are forcing some of us to sell one or two to pay tax on non existent income as well.

What I don’t understand is that there are nearly 2 million landlords, possibly 5.4 million private tenancies and perhaps only a few hundred thousand of these 2 million landlords who have stood up and helped campaign veraciously for our industry. How can we get more landlords involved?... Read More

Kay Landlord

7:46 AM, 27th April 2019
About 4 months ago

5k charged for Right to Consolidate?

Talk to them. MX can be very reasonable if you just ask them. I hear far less horror stories now and my own experiences have been fair over the last few years. They understand fully now how we are bashed up elsewhere. 5k sounds like a very fair offer.... Read More

Kay Landlord

4:40 AM, 14th September 2018
About 11 months ago

End of the Road

How do we all work together to get our voices heard louder than the 90k members NLA and and RLA have ?

Also, What is the plan so at least we get the extra 80, 000 signatures required for section 24 to be at least discussed in Parliament? Are there any other petitions available? This is one I can find?

I would think there will be some louder voices of discomfort by Jan next year when tax bills are due.

Is there anything we can do as a group to get access the 1.25 million landlords out there?... Read More