Landlord Phil

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 4th June 2017

Location
Cheshire

Trading Status
Joint

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2009

Number of rental properties owned
11 – 20

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 43

Landlord Phil

11:58 AM, 29th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Compliance Conundrum when tenant won't leave?

Reply to the comment left by Glenn Ackroyd at 29/11/2020 - 11:40
And that's exactly hy this tenant needs to leave. Good property standards = good tenants in the main. If they can't be forced to leave so a landlord can bring a property up to or beyond the required standard, the system is at fault, not the landlord. Try reworking this to another product or service. If a car manufacturer recalls a car but the owner refuses to bring it in, who's at fault? The driver is. Landlords should not face persecution for having good intentions without legal rights to be able to follow the regulations. It's simply unfair. The weighting of rights is so heavily biased to the tenant that a landlord can be prosecuted for someone else's actions, no matter how good the landlords intentions are. How is that right? It's right because the government want the PRS to exist only as large investors. Those that were encouraged in the 1980s are now the ones that 2020 politicians want to crush. It's an awful approach.... Read More

Landlord Phil

23:00 PM, 28th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Compliance Conundrum when tenant won't leave?

Seems like sound advice from a former professional to me. But the important thing we all seem to be focussing on, is professional, legal advice. A pathway to the end goal seems also the key. Anticipating the outcome seems important too. Good on you Martin, I'm pleased you decided to get involved in this discussion.... Read More

Landlord Phil

14:14 PM, 28th November 2020
About 6 days ago

EICR - Consumer Unit installed by unqualified electrician?

Reply to the comment left by michaelwgroves at 28/11/2020 - 11:32
For me, get the eicr done. Add to it a detailed inspection of his work. Get it certified. Deduct your excess costs from the eicr & pay him the difference, advising that he is free to bring court action to to recover the rest. Assuming you don't have a written agreement as to price & exactly what work was to be contracted, he would be mad to pursue you for the remainder. Mad because he may open himself up to a minefield of further investigation & I imagine a court would consider your actions to be fair, reasonable & above all safe.... Read More

Landlord Phil

14:04 PM, 28th November 2020
About 6 days ago

Compliance Conundrum when tenant won't leave?

I don't have the answer, but I wonder if this would work. You'll need legal advice to be sure though. If you've asked them to leave officially, and have a documented refusal, then that's the first stage done. Would it work to ask a court to evict them on the grounds of safety? Stating that it would be impossible to bring the place up to standard whilst people are living in it would be my preferred reasoning. If its proven to be dangerous, but the tenant refuses to leave, even after incentives have been offered, surely would give the court the power to quickly evict under current legislation? There is risk attached, so that's why I recommend getting legal advice before doing anything. You'd probably still need to hand over the money, but its preferable to a 30k fine.... Read More

Landlord Phil

14:24 PM, 27th November 2020
About 7 days ago

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill or Artificial state manipulation of free market rent?

Reply to the comment left by Colin Brammeld at 27/11/2020 - 11:52
Hi Colin. It seems like it's not only me that can detect a tinge of communism in the air these days. How on earth did we end up with a set of politicians that are so weak & selfish? And I think that's on both sides of the border & across all parties. I really want to see a tick box on the ballot paper that says none of the above, or no confidence in any. But that's never going to happen, there will be so many votes for the no party that it'll show what we really think. I almost wish I'd been born in a position to go to university & follow a path into politics. I can't believe I'd be any worse than this lot. When is someone actually going to get into a housing position that actually understands the market?... Read More