Possession Friend

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th May 2016

Member of The Landlords Union

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 889

Possession Friend

15:25 PM, 6th July 2020
About 13 hours ago

Tenant background checks reliable?

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 06/07/2020 - 11:53
What reference company did your son use ?... Read More

Possession Friend

15:16 PM, 6th July 2020
About 14 hours ago

Tenant background checks reliable?

Vivi, - so happens that a Tenant we are evicting for a landlord at present was ' referenced ' by FCC Paragon.
My comment to the landlord upon seeing the reference report, is that its the shortest Tenant reference check I have ever seen ! ( next to worthless ) and contains very, very little detail.
No previous landlord checks, etc

We are seeing a number of our past clients ( and some new landlords ) coming to us for assistance in vetting tenants.

Aside from using a reference company which you can get for about £15, I always ask the Tenant for their last 6 months bank statements and details of their previous residences over the last 5 years. Also, a Guarantor.
From a tenants bank statement, especially if in receipt of benefit or minimum wage, weekly take-away food invoices for £35 - 40 is a worrying sign. ( I have seen them, recently )... Read More

Possession Friend

15:07 PM, 6th July 2020
About 14 hours ago


We dealt with a HMO Civil Penalty recently, Appealed and got the Council to withdraw it.
We are now in the process of suing the Local Authority for the landlords costs.
A 'brief' synopsis will be written, After the case.... Read More

Possession Friend

19:15 PM, 30th June 2020
About 6 days ago

Renewal Fee after 3 years?

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 30/06/2020 - 13:00
Well done to you Paul, however the reality is that a large number - proportion of Landlords may not recognise pernicious terms in the depths of of a Lettings agent contract.
Recently we've seen an increase in previous clients asking our advice in setting up new tenancies including referencing and handling Lettings agents. ( including checking the terms of business. - contract )... Read More

Possession Friend

15:00 PM, 30th June 2020
About 7 days ago

ARLA write to Secretary of State for Justice over possessions backlog

Well done ARLA,
Its a pity this wasn't coming from Landlord representatives !
All the NRLA seem to be doing is grovelling to and thanking the Govt for the predicament Landlords face. !... Read More