Drew SnotAFish

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 13th July 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Drew SnotAFish

16:48 PM, 13th July 2016
About 3 years ago

I Want Out! - Ideas and Opinions Welcome

Reply to the comment left by "Jonathan Clarke" at "13/07/2016 - 07:36":

Hi Jonathan. Yeah, I really don't want to be managing the properties myself. Although I'm not in the same kind of job I was a year ago, I'm still working full-time, and don't want to compromise that for these properties.... Read More

Drew SnotAFish

16:42 PM, 13th July 2016
About 3 years ago

I Want Out! - Ideas and Opinions Welcome

Reply to the comment left by "Kate Mellor" at "12/07/2016 - 14:10":

Kate, that all sounds good. Thanks for that. This sounds like a set of positive, but non-drastic, steps to try and make the current situation better. Cheers.... Read More

Drew SnotAFish

16:38 PM, 13th July 2016
About 3 years ago

I Want Out! - Ideas and Opinions Welcome

Reply to the comment left by "HMO Man" at "12/07/2016 - 13:13":

Hi Adrian, thanks for your reply. The tenants are workers, not DSS. I've asked the same in response to Tony, above, but do you have an estimate in how much time would be required to do direct letting? 11 rooms over three properties in central Doncaster.

If I do decide to go down the route of housing associations or similar, I'll get in touch.
Cheers.... Read More

Drew SnotAFish

16:34 PM, 13th July 2016
About 3 years ago

I Want Out! - Ideas and Opinions Welcome

Reply to the comment left by "Tony Atkins" at "12/07/2016 - 12:47":

Tony, yes, you're right about the economy not strictly tanking. It's not like things are going bad right now, but property prices in South Yorks haven't really gone anywhere for several years, and there's a huge population of EU workers who form a large part of the tenants in the area, so it's just not a particularly attractive area to be a landlord in.

Before I say "I haven't the time" to be a landlord, do you have any estimate in how much time would be needed to let and support the properties without an agency? There are 11 rooms over three properties, all in the central Doncaster area, and I'm about an hour's drive away. My gut feeling is I'd rather get out of the landlord business than take on direct letting myself, but I shouldn't be making decisions based on gut feelings!... Read More

Drew SnotAFish

16:28 PM, 13th July 2016
About 3 years ago

I Want Out! - Ideas and Opinions Welcome

Reply to the comment left by "Simon Williams" at "12/07/2016 - 10:53":

Hi Simon, thanks for the reply. I don't have time to source my own tenants, unfortunately. Your suggestion about the local housing associations sounds interesting though, so I'll have a look into that. At the very least, I should find out whether it's an option or not and then I can make a proper decision about it.... Read More