Cathie Hawkins

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Saturday 21st October 2017

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 31

Cathie Hawkins

9:41 AM, 14th August 2019
About 7 days ago

Landlords in the Doldrums since Section 21 ban announced

I wonder what would happen if all of us landlords on here put all our properties on the market at the same time (20% above market price!). Would it even make the news? Would it make those that will have to rehouse all our tenants sit up? Or would they change the law so you can't sell your asset at all?... Read More

Cathie Hawkins

19:05 PM, 1st July 2019
About 2 months ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

I wasn’t in the Lettings industry before the AST. But wasn’t it brought in because of the sitting tenant and the imbalance of rights between tenant and landlord was restricting the availability of accommodation to rent? Why would anyone want to go back to that? It didn’t work then, why will it now?... Read More

Cathie Hawkins

20:48 PM, 27th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Can I refuse viewings or photographs being taken?

I’m sorry that you have had to endure some negative posts. It sounds like you have tried to be helpful. I can only say what I would hope to get from my tenants; a couple of days a weeks for viewings, including an evening and a weekend day. Photos perhaps of some rooms - with agreement from you in advance.
Communication is key.... Read More

Cathie Hawkins

21:56 PM, 17th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Tenants "homeless" if rent is unaffordable? - new caselaw

I thought that the most recent act meant that it no longer mattered if they where intentionally or unintentionally homeless - they still have a duty to rehouse them.... Read More

Cathie Hawkins

20:19 PM, 10th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Rain ingress in garage damaging tenant's carpet?

Don’t tenants’ contents have to be insured by the tenant?
I insure the building and my white goods, carpets etc but the tenant is totally responsible for for insuring their own contents.... Read More