Marie

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 17th April 2016

Member of The Landlords Union

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2001

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 38

Marie

13:01 PM, 31st August 2020
About 2 months ago

Government must U-turn again to help landlords

Reply to the comment left by Bill Williams at 28/08/2020 - 20:38
So if I give a new tenant a six month AST, does he/she have to move out after 6 months or do I have to give 6 month notice? So effectively do we still have ASTs or its a free for all for the tenants?... Read More

Marie

12:03 PM, 9th July 2020
About 4 months ago

Summer Economic Update - Landlords Reaction

The stamp duty bands only work if house prices are similar for the country. London and the Southeast is a lot more expensive, which makes the amounts chargeable for anyone that buys there unfair compared to other areas of the country. it is a totally ridiculous tax, effectively a tax on moving/ investment.... Read More

Marie

9:07 AM, 19th April 2020
About 6 months ago

12 out of 13 tenants asked for "Rent-Free Holiday"?

Reply to the comment left by Peter Lassman at 18/04/2020 - 10:20
Some of us have leasehold properties and they come with service charges which can often be higher than the mortgage costs. Nobody is even talking about that.
Tenants seem to think that the government is in charge of mortgages as I also have had a comment from a tenant that the "government" has given a 3 month "holiday". I think they see what they want to see.
A lot of tenants are no worse off because they are still being paid, working from home with fewer expenses. This particular tenant was telling me his expenses were higher being at home but didn't specify why? Heating costs?
The whole scenario reminds me of 2008 and the crash. Everybody wanted a cut in their rent payments regardless whether they were affected personally or not. I had two separate tenants back then that after having had a reduction promptly went on fancy holidays.... Read More

Marie

9:34 AM, 18th April 2020
About 6 months ago

Covid-19 rental advice given by University - Help?

I have a situation where 2 student tenants have gone back home abroad in March before the lockdown. Then get an email from the father who is the guarantor saying his business is doing badly and he had to sack his employees and therefore cannot carry on paying the rent for his daughters as in any case they wont be back now. They still have the keys and some belongings in the property. The contract runs until September. Even if I wanted to find replacement tenants at the moment there is no interest at all (I have another property empty and enquiries are zero).... Read More

Marie

13:47 PM, 3rd April 2020
About 7 months ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Lin Law at 02/04/2020 - 10:03
Why is nobody asking for council tax to be deferred, or cancelled altogether if a property is empty?... Read More