paul robinson

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Sunday 14th May 2017


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paul robinson

14:20 PM, 23rd April 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Reply to the comment left by Paul T. Guest at 22/04/2019 - 12:18
From our own experience decent tenants have no issue with giving 2 months’ notice to a landlord.

After the initial 6, 9 or 12 months tenancy, nor do they mind signing additional blocks of 3 months up to a year new tenancy.

Everyone knows where they stand and less uncertainty/voids to landlords and associated admin allows rents to be competitive, despite all the increased legislation and other bans that have been brought in.

Banning Section 21 will bring an end to how many landlords have effectively and fairly management their rentals, with their decent tenants fully on board and happy with the arrangements.

The Government are taking tenants’ rights to far (based on flawed media and charity campaigns) and it can only lead to more decent landlords leaving the market and driving rents up for tenants, so ultimately not helping them in the way that it should.... Read More

paul robinson

11:33 AM, 15th April 2019
About a month ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Reply to the comment left by Simon Williams at 15/04/2019 - 11:20
Thanks will have a look at the Scottish system.

I rent to young professionals, a group tenancy on a fixed term, which most like as easy to plan and have 4 other housemates for that fixed term.

During the fixed term, if one needed to leave, we would normally assign a new housemate for the remainder of the fixed term.

But how is that going to work if 1 tenant wanted to leave at any point during the tenancy, will it bring that tenancy to an end, with just 4 week notice? – can of worms and admin hell - costly!!

Been said plenty of times before, but the more that get put onto decent landlords, these cost have to also be passed onto our decent tenants.

We had a good chance of getting rid of a problematic tenant with section 21, do it ourselves with minimal extra costs – but are we now going to have to pay more to go through the courts?... Read More

paul robinson

11:11 AM, 15th April 2019
About a month ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Reply to the comment left by Piers Calascione at 15/04/2019 - 09:29
Yes I can't see how it would work, or the sense in the student or young proffesional market when a joint tenancy is signed for a fixed period?

But then again nor could I see the sense of banning ALL upfront costs, even a modest £50 and allowing timewasting viewers to get all their tiny 1 week holding deposits back.... Read More

paul robinson

7:20 AM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

How do I minimise my losses?

Reply to the comment left by R Maher at 14/03/2019 - 20:49
That’s good news. You’d be best to check with the bond scheme you have registered with but yes you should be able to for unpaid rent and assignment fee if noted in the contract. You say deposits though, not deposit - if 2 tenants have stayed and 1 replaced probably better to use the replaced tenants portion of the bond and leave the others, otherwise will likely create a bad relationship with ongoing tenants. I’d always agree any bond deductions with the tenant and been as fair as I can to allow them to agree and avoid the extra admin/hassle of them disputing it and involving the bond scheme service.... Read More

paul robinson

11:42 AM, 14th March 2019
About 2 months ago

How do I minimise my losses?

If joint contract they are all liable for each others rent.
Best to try and take a fair and practical approach however, discuss with all parties and consider an assignment for the 3rd room with the leaving tenant covering the associated costs. Assuming they are not moving back to the UK any time soon.... Read More