Anthony Hawes

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Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 9

Anthony Hawes

9:26 AM, 10th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

He simply wants to keep it because he's paid for it?

I would also be inclined to be pragmatic and offer a little cash incentive, particularly as you will actually be better off financially. I would be slightly concerned however if the property has actually been unoccupied for two months without any inspection, that may even be an issue with your buildings insurance.... Read More

Anthony Hawes

11:59 AM, 14th April 2020
About 6 months ago

12 out of 13 tenants asked for "Rent-Free Holiday"?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 14/04/2020 - 11:51
Absolutely agree with all of that.

They are just people, talk to them and give them the facts in a straightforward and friendly fashion.... Read More

Anthony Hawes

10:50 AM, 14th April 2020
About 6 months ago

12 out of 13 tenants asked for "Rent-Free Holiday"?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 14/04/2020 - 10:32
Very similar situation here. We have had one tenant say they can't afford to pay in full due to drop in income but they are still paying something and fully appreciate they will need to make up any shortfall at a later date.

I don't think any or our tenants were as confused as yours Simon but we did take the precaution of writing to them all immediately the various support measures were announced and explained what it all meant.

I don't expect to not have any arrears coming out the back of this but I do believe we can keep them to a sensible level that we should be able to cope with.

Personally, I think, under the circumstances, the government have done a reasonable job of providing support and explaining how it works.

Maybe there are language barriers with some of your tenants which won't be helping but I would be getting something out to them to fully explain and refer them to the correct information.

Good luck.... Read More

Anthony Hawes

10:36 AM, 28th October 2019
About 11 months ago

A day in court with Shelter and the council’s impartiality?

Perfect response.

I wonder how the figures compare for landlords acting unlawfully as compared to councils and tenants when it comes to the eviction process.

Good luck... Read More

Anthony Hawes

11:38 AM, 20th October 2018
About 2 years ago

Proposal to make BTL a time limited offer - Feedback request

1. No
2. None
3. Were I to sell the average CGT liability would be less than £15,000
4. No
5. I’m in for the long haul. The financial benefit would not be sufficiently(at all) attractive. I would have to evict a lot of tenants who would have real issues securing alternative accommodation.
6. Another ridiculously ill-conceived idea. My bullet point responses to statements in the article….
- Everybody consulted supports the idea? Any landlords?
- Building more houses not sufficient – it would be if it were happening and not just being paid lip service
- Up to 6.66% of purchase price – where do they find the remainder plus legal and finance costs?
- I estimate that maybe 5% of my existing tenants would be in a position to go with this (but probably wouldn’t want to anyway). What happens to all those being evicted to enable a sale?
- Devil is in the detail. Can’t imagine any way in which they will be able to do all they claim they have been working on – particularly; to enable tenants whose landlords will not sell to still benefit; provide some benefit to people where house prices have fallen; and tying a property into owner occupation for minimum 10 years. It’ll be very interesting to see Mr Morton’s novel ideas on these and other issues.... Read More