loretta wight

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Saturday 22nd July 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 43

loretta wight

8:01 AM, 10th July 2021, About 3 months ago

A kinder way to deal with tenants who are not paying rent

don't know many charities that pay rent arrears , not even Shelter to keep tenants in their homes . yes they all want to talk about support and keeping people in houses but not pay for them. My rent is my income ..how do we live if not getting rent ..we don't get benefits . It is always one sided ..get the benefits system to pay rent direct without the need of the tenants approval from day one , that would help a lot to both parties. yes it costly to evict but it also takes months of not getting money . Some people usually at this stage just don't want to pay ..maybe we should be fighting to make it illegal to not pay rent automatically. Why are agencies not standing up for the landlords ? There are lots for the tenants ...... Read More

loretta wight

17:32 PM, 1st September 2020, About A year ago

Eviction ban campaign - Make your voice heard now!

wrote to them at lockdown. The snp didn't answer, the green couldn't care less. Got a very arrogant ignorant letter for the wee Green to which I answered back with more information about the benefits system that he thought we all could claim. They don't believe in PRS. Tories claimed to look into it. We are just an easy target. They think we are all fat cats ! But the greens and snp want to bring in the basic income , that will help us.... Read More

loretta wight

19:59 PM, 30th August 2020, About A year ago

Is it worth buying a home?

They say put it into a trust. But the authorities are catching on this and will access if you did it to avoid care costs . It is also hard if you have a mortgage on the property. They are less interested. Or put it into someone else's name , but you have to live for 7 yrs at least and hope they don't throw you out ! A new fairer system needs to be created ...imagine being left with only a few thousand after 40 yrs of working. This country encourage fecklessness and benefit dependency.... Read More

loretta wight

18:48 PM, 21st August 2020, About A year ago

Is it worth buying a home?

mortgages are long term now . Mine is to the age of 75 yrs . But if you rent and retire if you don't have a private pension to top up your income or are low income you will get help with the rent Meanwhile with no worry about repairs. I look around the area and I can tell who are the elderly in the area just because they cant afford repairs. You got into property at a good time but us younger ones will struggle with the fall in houses prices and costs. My family have all bought houses from 23 yrs, small flats initially but most of their friends claim they cant afford to buy . They want the holidays , clothing , socialising , and 3/4 detached new built houses which require large deposits. They want their cake and eat it at a young age. The mortgage rate was 16% when I got my first cheap flat. The rate is low now. No one wants to sell their home to pay for their care but savers are always punished while fecklessness supported . Should have bought that sports car after all !.... Read More

loretta wight

16:45 PM, 19th August 2020, About A year ago

Is it worth buying a home?

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 19/08/2020 - 11:15
I wish I hadn't , it has been more trouble than it is worth. I became a landlord through ill health ie didn't get benefits due to saving so I needed an income. Pensions /markets had collapsed .It is hard with people in rent arrears, court cases, repairs/lack of them etc Even the value has dropped . I speak to some that have been on benefits for 10 yrs plus , don't have a care in the world. I would have hoped that I would get a better room for my money in the care home but I don't see that happening.... Read More