Rob Thomas

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Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Trading Status

Providing essential rental accommodation since

Number of rental properties owned
6 - 10

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 87

Rob Thomas

11:44 AM, 10th February 2020
About A week ago

Evicted tenant with no savings but £5k pm consultancy work?


Do you know what kind of work she does freelance? Most freelance workers need a laptop or computer, which might be something she cannot afford to lose. Therefore, I agree with Richard that the threat of losing such a possession might be enough to force her into paying.

Good luck... Read More

Rob Thomas

11:04 AM, 7th January 2020
About a month ago

I'm on the brink?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 06/01/2020 - 22:10
Hi Gary

Thanks for sending this. I've taken a look at the links you sent and the offence is to disclose information without the consent of the 'information controller' (which in this case would be the landlord assuming there was no letting agent involved). This does not say it is an offence to disclose personal information without the consent of the information subject (i.e. the tenant themselves).

It is also worth remembering that GDPR only applies to electronically held personal information. If you only keep paper records GDPR will not apply at all.... Read More

Rob Thomas

20:11 PM, 6th January 2020
About a month ago

I'm on the brink?

Reply to the comment left by Gary Nock at 04/01/2020 - 11:36
Thanks for your reply. As I'm not a lawyer can you tell me what part of the GDPR rules would prevent a landlord going to a tenant's employer?... Read More

Rob Thomas

11:22 AM, 4th January 2020
About 2 months ago

I'm on the brink?

Hi Jay

Sorry to hear about your situation.

I'd be interested to know what other landlords think but I have used the threat of going to the tenant's employer to encourage them to pay, and indeed when necessary I have gone to their employer to point out that their employee is in breach of a legal agreement they have signed (which doesn't look good for them).

It sounds like she is keen for you not to bring her employer into this as she works for an estate agent - I would argue that suggests you have leverage here, so inform her that if she doesn't deal with the situation within a certain time you are going to her employer.... Read More

Rob Thomas

15:31 PM, 16th December 2019
About 2 months ago

5 Reasons why a Boris Tory win is great news for property investors

Reply to the comment left by Bristol Landlord at 14/12/2019 - 16:43
What do you mean by 'we are going to have to answer to Washington DC?' and you say 'goodbye NHS'. It's these sorts of very obvious lies that helped Boris win a large majority because most people are sensible enough to know when someone is making up nonsense.

So here are some facts. As a member of the European Union the UK is required to implement EU law across a wide range of areas, with the highest court governing these EU laws being the European Court of Justice. Once we leave the EU we will no longer have to embed new EU laws in our own law but will be free to decide on what is appropriate for the UK. No politician is suggesting that the US will set UK law.

On trade, under the Political Declaration, which has been agreed by the UK and EU, both sides are committed to implementing 'an ambitious, broad, deep and flexible partnership across trade and economic cooperation with a comprehensive and balanced Free Trade Agreement at its core.' So the UK is committed to establishing a free trade agreement with the EU. If we can also negotiate a FTA with the US, so well and good, but it hardly suggests US domination. ... Read More