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: 22

Marie

12:38 PM, 15th June 2019
About A week ago

Subject to status and referencing

Reply to the comment left by Jessie Jones at 15/06/2019 - 11:00
Yes and don't forget homes have to be fit for human habitation!... Read More

Marie

12:22 PM, 3rd June 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act may limit access in selective licensing areas

Can someone shed some light as to what fees the Tenant Fees Ban actually covers? Is it all fees?
I used to have a clause for lost keys/ attending to let tenants in/ etc. presumably I cannot charge that anymore?
What about damages at the end of the tenancy? Cleaning is the most obvious that never is as good as at move in.
Or if they have stuck posters to all of the walls which means they now need repainting?
Or they have been smoking and the property needs to be fumigated?
if none of these can be claimed what is the point of collecting a damage deposit?... Read More

Marie

7:48 AM, 1st June 2019
About 3 weeks ago

46% of RLA landlords intend to sell post Section 21 scrapping plans

I was in court yesterday in a tenant related matter. Had to wait 4 1/2 hours as I ended up on a floating list due to lack of judges. Looking at the list of cases, the majority were from either housing associations or councils applying for possession. It made me realise the scale of housing issues going to court and how much a separate Housing Court is needed, but also that most of the issues seem to arise in the social sector and nobody is vilifying the HA or councils in the media.... Read More

Marie

10:21 AM, 3rd May 2019
About 2 months ago

RLA survey indicates 25.5% of landlords are looking to sell property

Well I think landlord are getting the message from government that we are not wanted. I would have sold all my properties by now if there were any buyers around. As soon as the market changes I will be out.
Used to enjoy fixing up properties to provide clean warm accommodation for the transient young professional market in London. People who are either unable to buy or do not want to as they are just starting out on their careers. This segment of the market is not interested in 3 year tenancies, they are looking for 6-12 months. They are also very picky and there is still a lot of choice available. So with all the legislation dumped on landlords over recent years and all the negative media reports who wants to be in this sector only to be violated and abused and treated as a cashcow by everyone.

Who is going to house students/ young professionals/ couples starting out in life etc if landlords leave the sector? Councils only seem interested in the social sector and cannot even provide enough accommodation for the amount of demand. It is a mystery to me why council tenants should have a tenure for life at a taxpayer subsidised rent when their circumstances may change and they actually get a good job and do not need subsidised accommodation any more. Should there not be a review after say 5 years? So this accommodation can be freed up for other families that may need it more? Political hot potato of course so nobody is going to want to do this.... Read More

Marie

10:09 AM, 3rd May 2019
About 2 months ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Why does section 21 cause homelessness? It can only be because you are a rogue tenant in my books because anyone else can just find another property and there is a surplus of rented property in London where I live not a shortage. If you can pay the rent and pass the referencing why would you not be able to find another property?
Are there statistics to back up this statement, ie has anyone done a survey with homeless people to find out why they are homeless?... Read More