Michael Holmes

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 22nd September 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 91

Michael Holmes

10:43 AM, 12th June 2019
About 2 months ago

£142 million for housing infrastructure

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 11/06/2019 - 19:50
Apart from the two 'additions' , the question was pretty clear, is this money in addition to the current expenditure already earmarked for the building program in Cornwall?... Read More

Michael Holmes

12:02 PM, 11th June 2019
About 3 months ago

£142 million for housing infrastructure

Is this money for housing around Truro in addition to the thousands of homes being currently being built around the county or in addition? Cornwall is virtually a continuous building site as it is and is being destroyed as a pleasant and beautiful county. The countryside is being systematically demolished by hundreds of wind turbines and acres of solar panels. What a tragedy, money, money, money. That is all these idiots can think about.... Read More

Michael Holmes

7:37 AM, 18th May 2019
About 3 months ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Elephant trap for the unwary!

I suggest everybody puts a line in the ATS agreement or addendum ,if you operate one ,to the effect that any holding deposit payment sums are agreed between the parties as a precursor to the Agreement. To be frank, the convolutions and contortions being suggested for mitigating this new legislation are getting beyond a joke now.... Read More

Michael Holmes

17:15 PM, 17th May 2019
About 3 months ago

Best Deposit Protection for disputes?

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 17/05/2019 - 17:12
Hello RICHARD,

Yes, I am aware of the change in the rules and am monitoring the situation closely. The comments I made are historical and may have to be revised in the light of coming changes to legislation.... Read More

Michael Holmes

17:00 PM, 17th May 2019
About 3 months ago

Best Deposit Protection for disputes?

I have never taken deposits, just 2 month’s rent in advance. I always knew the bureaucracy involved would not be worth the candle. To mitigate any damages, I have set the rent a little higher than strictly necessary to cover them. Most of my tenants are students, very variable results when it comes to property maintenance. We take a couple of weeks in August and go through all the rooms replacing broken furniture and fittings and redecorating where necessary. Needless to say, most of the furniture is secondhand, but none the worse for that. The students don’t worry about it and we get to keep our sanity, there is enough s##t coming down the line for the PRS as it is, so any thing that reduces the red tape burden is grabbed with both hands!... Read More