Lesley Thomas

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 15th November 2018

Trading Status
Partnership

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2000

Number of rental properties owned
11 – 20

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Lesley Thomas

16:39 PM, 31st July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 31/07/2019 - 15:21
I have just completed this government consultation/survey. At least I have had my (for the record) say in this matter. I suggest all landlord members of this forum who are as angry as I am about the abolition of s.21 do the same - before private landlords become an extinct species. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-renting-resetting-the-balance-of-rights-and-responsibilities-between-landlords-and-tenants... Read More

Lesley Thomas

15:48 PM, 31st July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

It sounds to me like there is a need for an overhaul of the terms of an AST to a) comply with the Tenants Fees ban, and b) provide for when and what the tenants is liable to pay for, via a tradesman. It needs to be spelt out to the tenant.... Read More

Lesley Thomas

12:16 PM, 31st July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 31/07/2019 - 12:06
Noted. Then perhaps the policy is "offered" as opposed to required under the terms of the tenancy. This policy is a bona fide policy and operates for the benefit of both landlord and tenant, so there must be some merit in it being made available for tenants? It is not the answer but it could fill part of the gap.... Read More

Lesley Thomas

11:57 AM, 31st July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

I have noted that Let Alliance provides a Tenants Liability Insurance https://www.letalliance.co.uk/tenants/tenants-liability-insurance/. Cover and benefits:
Nil excess
Accidental damage to the landlord’s household goods
Accidental damage to the landlord’s non-permanent fixtures and fittings (like carpets and curtains)
£5,000 cover level
Policy underwritten by UK General Insurance Ltd. (end)
Perhaps this insurance cover goes some way in covering some of the issues mentioned? It is the tenants own insurance, and not the landlords. Landlords could require the tenant takes out this policy under the terms of their tenancy.... Read More

Lesley Thomas

14:08 PM, 17th July 2019
About a month ago

Don't believe what you read in Newspapers

There's a pro-landlord journalist looking for stories from landlords to feature in the Money section of The Daily Telegraph newspaper. His last story on Saturday 13 July 2019 was called "Eviction ban 'will finish off private landlords". He is asking landlords for stories: "Are you a landlord considering selling? Or maybe you've already quit. We want to hear from you at adam.williams@telegraph.co.uk". I think as many landlords as possible should write to him with their stories to demonstrate the extent of the damage being done by tenants, local authorities and blinkered politicians to the lives, property, businesses and finances (to say the least!) of so many landlords. No doubt these stories may provide months, if not years, of news worthy reading in the hope someone suitable to help landlords may listen and fight our corner. A BIG thank you to Adam Williams of The Daily Telegraph for trying to help landlords in publishing such stories.... Read More