Possession Friend

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Friday 13th May 2016

Member of The Landlords Union


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Possession Friend

22:53 PM, 3rd April 2020
About 9 hours ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by 123Landlord at 03/04/2020 - 18:49
100% spot on Helen.... Read More

Possession Friend

18:59 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Shelter at 02/04/2020 - 16:58
supporting " clients " exactly, Not the Homeless. Some charity ! Paid excessively well ( 6 figure salaries ) to give legal advice. The Government and Tax-payers are already paying for that via legal Aid.... Read More

Possession Friend

18:53 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Shelter at 02/04/2020 - 16:58
No comment, is a typical response from ' suspects ' when questioned who don't want to answer questions and incriminate themselves. Wonder how many Homeless people Shelter have housed today, this week, or this year ?... Read More

Possession Friend

14:06 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Ginster at 02/04/2020 - 12:41I would await the end of the current version of Lockdown, where I anticipate movement will be revised ( not fully restored ) and whilst keeping Social Distancing, speak with her.
My company has a number of clients in your position and an increasing number have sought to use my negotiation strategy. [ Some asking me to undertake this in person ] This is nowhere near as effective as the Courts Possession process ( for the level of effectiveness that was - sic ) but its pretty much one of a very few options left open to Landlords.... Read More

Possession Friend

13:38 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Ken Smith at 02/04/2020 - 10:50
Many very knowledgable Property investors have agreed with Ken and done the same ( Many of course haven't ) but none disagree of the political environment the PRS face.
I feel that there are harder times ahead, and that it will get worse before it gets better.
I do see however, along the way, there will be many Landlords casualties.
What the Govt and so-called tenants support groups aren't seeing, is that there are Also going to be massive Tenant casualties. Some of this burden is already, and set to increase, being borne by Local Authorities in terms of Emergency Housing provision, which is creaking under the ever-increasing strain.
I believe that landlords need to act in unity, and pile the presssure back onto government, who lets face it, have declared war on Landlords through policies and legislation over the last 5 and more years.
What I mean by pressure, is operating a sensible business model that ( where possible, not every landlords can do this, as some are directly in the rent to benefit sector ) screens out even the potential defaulting tenants, even if this means an extra months void. These 'potential' defaulting tenants comprise a large section of Benefit tenants, not always by virtue of their behaviour, but by default in the level of Housing payments made to them by the government. ( a " Not very much DSS" policy, if you like ) Tenants on benefit being asked for a verifiable last 5 year history of their accommodation. Takes a bit more time but can save a lot of lost rent and Possession cases - costs.
I firmly believe there is a 'Tipping Point' where govt policy will have to change [back] to something like the reasons for the Assured Shorthold Tenancies of the Housing Act 1988.
Thoughts anyone ?... Read More