Robert Mellors

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1138

Robert Mellors

17:28 PM, 18th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Money not spent on Green Homes Grant scheme will not be rolled over

Still awaiting my Green Homes Scheme voucher!!!! Applied via the Property118 recommended people, but Government changed some rules, needed more details, etc, and I still haven't had the voucher.

It appears to be yet another government scheme fiasco, that will cost a lot but doesn't actually provide the benefits it set out to achieve.... Read More

Robert Mellors

10:53 AM, 5th February 2021
About 2 months ago

More rent - is there a catch?

Check the LHA Direct website to find out what the LHA rate is for a 2 bedroom flat in that location.... Read More

Robert Mellors

17:18 PM, 4th February 2021
About 2 months ago

How house prices are affected with tenants in situ?

The problem with selling with a tenant in situ is that most "investors" want to achieve a massive discount, i.e. they want to pay 25 - 35% BMV, which is a bit of a p**s take. Also if that is their aim, then could they be trusted to look after and retain the tenant, or would they evict, renovate, and sell, so as to recover their investment (and profits) quickly? - For landlords like myself who's main concern is looking after the tenant, this is not something that I would not wish to inflict on my tenant.

However, if anyone is looking to buy a property with a tenant in situ, and keep the tenant long term, I have one in Oxfordshire that I'm happy to receive sensible offers on. It's a 1 bed flat in a low rise block (3 storeys). Current tenant has been there since 2009, no rent arrears, no tenancy issues, rental income £750 pcm (scope for increasing, as LHA rate for the area is £772.89 pcm).... Read More

Robert Mellors

13:12 PM, 29th January 2021
About 2 months ago

Universal Credit Refusing Direct Payments?

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 29/01/2021 - 13:00
It is my understanding that if there are 2 months rent arrears then explicit consent from the tenant is not needed. I would suggest that the UC advisor may be incorrect. I would suggest that you may wish to contact Sherelle at Carridon, or Bill at UC Advice, who may be able to advise you more precisely in relation to your particular circumstances, and help you to overturn the UC decision not to pay you the housing element direct.... Read More

Robert Mellors

23:25 PM, 23rd January 2021
About 3 months ago

How do I collect arrears from Universal Credit?

Apply to UC for third party deductions from the tenant's UC towards the rent arrears. If agreed then UC usually pay you 10 - 20% of the claimant's personal UC award, i.e. excluding the Housing Element.... Read More