Claire Bartley

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 27th August 2017


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Claire Bartley

11:23 AM, 2nd June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

3-month eviction ban extension and their fantasy world

I've had 2 tenants just leave with no notice, because it was convenient for them to do so - they didnt like "my" rules on not allowing every Tom, Dick and Harry to visit the property and put their housemates at risk during lockdown (HMO's). Yet if I'd tried to evict them for some reason I wouldn't have been able to start proceedings. Almost a third of the remaining tenants aren't paying anything at all even though some are furloughed and appear to be having a jolly old time judging by the amount of empty alcohol bottles that are accumulating outside the properties. A proportion of the paying tenants have adopted an "I'll pay when I can" attitude and they believe it's their right to take a payment holiday, because "you can get a mortgage holiday cant you?"!
My rent income have decreased by over 50% due to unpaying tenants and the fact that I've not been able to fill empty rooms/properties.
This, along with the adverse effects on the holiday let business has been an absolute nightmare all round.... Read More

Claire Bartley

7:43 AM, 30th May 2020
About a month ago

Should I let to family through my limited company?

In addition to all the above, if you're using finance for the purchase the lender will not allow you to let the property to a family member.... Read More

Claire Bartley

17:46 PM, 14th January 2020
About 6 months ago

Pension pot property?

Hi I've recently pooled my pension with several other people and together we are using our funds to purchase property. It's a great source of money and we've been able to use the pot in several different ways - feel free to get in touch if you'd like to know more.
I personally would be cautious about investing elsewhere in the world - only because I'm a bit of a control freak and don't understand the economy, planning, building regs, compliance, access to traders etc as well as I do in the UK. Best of luck though.... Read More

Claire Bartley

11:44 AM, 16th April 2019
About A year ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Reply to the comment left by Claire Bartley at 16/04/2019 - 11:20
Replying to my own comment! (sorry not in regard to the tenant fee act, but may be useful to your members) Just been speaking with Brad from LandlordReferencing.co.uk Very knowledgable and professional - and yes, you can upload tenant information.... Read More

Claire Bartley

11:20 AM, 16th April 2019
About A year ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 16/04/2019 - 11:05
Hi David, is there actually a facility on the site whereby landlords can report rogue/best to avoid tenants? I thought that GDPR, and potential "revenge" blacklisting put an end to any such sharing of information? Many thanks... Read More