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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 45


10:16 AM, 10th January 2019
About 2 months ago

Terrible time with council tenant and shock at how law treats landlords

What a shame this has happened.
Unfortunately you have come up against the sizeable minority in this country who do not work, their families have never worked and they know how to play the system. These tenants must be avoided like the plague.
I have been there and done it many times. I usually manage to make the tenancy work because i am a hands on landlord, but i am now much better at screening out these really dysfunctional families and so i don't have any on my books at the moment.
I always ask for a guarantor. Usually they cannot provide this and so they will move on. This is a very important filtering tool.
Being a landlord works well when things run normally, but once you get a dysfunctional tenant life becomes very stressful.
Are you able to name the local authorities in question ? It would help others if so.... Read More


13:31 PM, 9th August 2018
About 7 months ago

Selective Licensing in Leeds at £825 per property!

Reply to the comment left by Richard Harrison at 08/08/2018 - 10:07
I think mark will send you my email to make contact... Read More


9:02 AM, 8th August 2018
About 7 months ago


8:50 AM, 8th August 2018
About 7 months ago

Selective Licensing in Leeds at £825 per property!

Yes Richard I spoke to them on Monday as I nearly choked eating my breakfast.

The actual cost is for the 5 year term and about £675 if you join the leeds rental standard . I was a member but they changed the scheme last year so I didn’t rejoin.

I will have 3 properties affected.

I called them and filled in the questionnaire. Get this filled in with your objections as it seems this info will be looked at.

I spoke to the housing team and explained it was a bad idea but asked if they had ever thought about using carrots as well as sticks. So reward good landlords with warm good houses against the ones who do nothing. This scheme could easily do this.

I also have the email of every landlord and agent on the private rent scheme so maybe I need to do a block email.

I am up for working as a unit, maybe we can get in touch privately.

John... Read More


15:34 PM, 14th May 2018
About 10 months ago

UC email to Landlords is causing THOUSANDS to be HOMELESS!

I have 4 family units on HB but they haven’t gone over to UC yet. They all have some component of disability benefit as well.

They have been tenants from 4 years down to 2. So all long term good tenants.

When are these types of renters going to come under the UC umbrella? I am in Leeds / Bradford... Read More