NewYorkie

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Tuesday 8th October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 258

NewYorkie

10:54 AM, 21st September 2021, About 4 days ago

One year and £35k to evict a COVID rogue tenant

Reply to the comment left by don haley at 20/09/2021 - 11:06
I don't understand a word of what you've written!... Read More

NewYorkie

16:18 PM, 13th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

How are Councils assisting Afghan refugees to find properties?

The government, councils, shelter, generation rent, Labour... all demonise the PRS and landlords are now leaving the sector. I have 2 suitable flats remaining and a large house which will be for holiday letting. But I am selling one flat now because it is empty after 16 months arrears, and will sell the other just as soon as I can. There are no properties for refugees! I suspect hotels and guest houses will be commandeered, and they will become run-down as will the surrounding area. Then people won't want to holiday in the UK!... Read More

NewYorkie

12:38 PM, 8th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

MHCLG will not consider an exemption of the tenant fees ban for pets

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 08/09/2021 - 12:17
Thanks, Ian. Yes, 5 weeks only!!!

This simply illustrates the point that landlords cannot afford to take pets, however sympathetic they may be to the prospective tenant's situation. It may be the most wonderful dog, and the tenants may be extremely responsible and careful, but dogs can't read tenancy agreements and know nothing about the cost of a carpet.... Read More

NewYorkie

12:12 PM, 8th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

MHCLG will not consider an exemption of the tenant fees ban for pets

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 08/09/2021 - 11:14I love dogs, but must consider the condition of 'my' property.
I have finally evicted a tenant after 16 months zero rent [and ASB]. I was informed he was also keeping a dog, but wasn't able to enter the property to check, for fear of a counter-claim for harassment, etc. When I finally got my property back, the place was filthy and the carpets damaged beyond cleaning due to dog 'mess'. I had to clear everything, including furniture, and pay for a deep clean. His 5 months' deposit doesn't cover 10% of the costs to bring the place back up to its previous [excellent] condition, and I must now wait weeks while DPS consider my Statutory Declaration for the deposit return.

I will exit the PRS as soon as I can sell, but if I do get a new tenant who wants a pet, I will ask if they will agree to a voluntary pet deposit of £1000, which I will hold, not DPS. If not, no tenancy.... Read More

NewYorkie

11:46 AM, 6th September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Cleaning is the most common cause for deposit disputes

Looks like this report covered the year to March 2021, when there had been massive rent arrears but no evictions and therefore few tenants leaving. Expect a deluge! I finally evicted my feckless tenant in July after 17 months arrears, and he left the flat in a filthy state, with broken dishwasher and washing machine. Even assuming I can get the full deposit back on a Statutory Declaration, it won't go close to the £2000 for clearance, deep cleaning, decorating and new DW and WM, not to mention the £10,000+ in arrears and costs!... Read More