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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36


12:20 PM, 23rd March 2020
About 7 days ago

To Let or to keep empty for present time?

Hello Colin,
I have two properties becoming available to advertise and I have similar concerns. My thought processes are as follows:
- If you choose to delay putting a property to market then spend the time doing an 'ultra spruce' to make your property 'ultra' attractive bearing in mind that tradesmen may not be available.
- In the meantime, try advertising using an on-line letting agent such as OpenRent using a 'video tour' or equivalent to give potential renters a more accurate feel for the property so that those that do wish to view won't be wasting their or your time. You are not in a rush, so take your time over referencing, ask searching questions and satisfy yourself that the prospective tenants are honourable and reliable. The feedback you get might also help you improve the property further. Using an on-line letting agent allows you greater control of which tenants you wish to select.

I am erring toward finishing the properties to produce a good photographic appearance, then do a trial shot using an on-line letting agent while adding finishing touches. The mantra remains: get the right tenants!... Read More


13:42 PM, 15th February 2020
About a month ago

Project to reduce the reluctance to rent to tenants on benefits

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 15/02/2020 - 12:47"Why would they RNLA start now?"
If you read through all the comments, everyone is saying much the same thing - Shelter have their own mostly political agenda, they are not short of a bob or two, they claim to be charitable, they do not provide any financial to tenants who genuinely needs help and so on.
What is really hurting honest landlords is that Shelter has a superb publicity machine (and has the revenue to fund it).
Honest, fair minded and hard working landlords need to be heard as a single powerful voice that will be seriously listened to by the public at large and the government of the day.
The RLA and NLA say they about to combine forces and resources for the benefit of the PRS. Well, here is the perfect opportunity - challenge the so far unchallenged 'spoutings' and misinformation given out by Shelter and at JJ's suggestion to publicly "challenge Shelter and the Nationwide Foundation to use the assets they have accumulated to guarantee tenants' rent and pay for damage caused by the tenant".
"Why would they RNLA start now?" Answer: to show us landlords, the public and the government that it is a credible force to be reckoned with!... Read More


16:25 PM, 14th February 2020
About a month ago

Project to reduce the reluctance to rent to tenants on benefits

Reply to the comment left by JJ at 14/02/2020 - 15:35First class joined up thinking!
Can we get RNLA to lobby government?... Read More


22:14 PM, 11th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Break clause taken up by one sharer?

In the past when one sharer wants to leave and the others don't, we have asked all the sharers to find an acceptable replacement, then before the new sharer takes up residence, all parties sign copies of a 'Deed of Assignment'. In other words, the departing sharer 'assigns' all rights, privileges and responsibilities to the incoming sharer.
It does not deal, however, with the state of the room(s) or the share of any deposit paid. This is a matter for the incoming/outgoing tenants to sort out.
MyDeposits do allow 1 or 2 'Deed of Assignment' changes to its deposit protection without charge.... Read More


13:53 PM, 29th June 2019
About 9 months ago

Government plans for deposit passporting

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 29/06/2019 - 13:44
Think about it. Shelter gets involved at the coal face and becomes part of the PRS supply chain. Tenants get a 'Shelter' approved loan and, more importantly, there is no need to tinker with the current deposit system.
I am looking at the bigger picture, not just selfish interest.... Read More