Arnie Newington

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 28th November 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 50

Arnie Newington

8:17 AM, 5th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Guardian accuses Landlords of 'ripping off' Councils

I think we have to have another look at how Social Housing is allocated. The needs based approach is forcing people to claim they are homeless and separated even though they may not be. I think we should go back to councils being able to allocate housing as they see fit e.g. bungalows kept for pensioners or disabled people.... Read More

Arnie Newington

8:10 AM, 5th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

UNFIT - Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018

In Scotland we have the repairing Standard and the issue of condensation mould is covered in the easy read notes that are part of the PRT.

As MartinO says condensation mould depends on the tenants lifestyle and LLs have no control over tenants lifestyle.

It would appear that the new legislation is unclear and could potentially be used to punish landlords for issues that are out with their control.... Read More

Arnie Newington

7:57 AM, 5th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Open ended tenancies and on the hook for start dates?

Hi Asif

Just wondered if you were aware that Edinburgh University run a Property Management Company who can still run fixed lease periods. This might be one way round the problem.

Failing that I would just do short term let’s until the new tenants move in in September.

For the new tenants you would only be liable for their costs in the event that your property was unavailable if they have signed a lease, so naturally I would avoid this until you are sure that you will have vacant possession.... Read More

Arnie Newington

19:09 PM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

I think if you are putting more money in tenants pockets at a time when they are competing with each other then this money will find its way into rent increases.

This is what happened in Edinburgh when they banned letting agent fees (rents sky rocketed) I suspect this is what will happen here.... Read More

Arnie Newington

18:48 PM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 27/12/2018 - 18:12It has been pretty much business as usual in Edinburgh. The main change is about 6% of tenancies are ending within six weeks. This blow is lessened as the demand is such that new tenants are able to move in so void periods are short. The first tier tribunal is good but clunky and the Scottish Association of Landlords have been warning that they have been quite pernickity with paperwork and that it is taking longer than it should. Decisions are available to view on the website and most are as you would expect e.g. landlord goes to get property back due to arrears tenant doesn’t turn up landlord awarded possession in due course. The main downside for tenants is that rents in Edinburgh are very high probably double what they were before the government intervened.... Read More