Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

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Thursday 6th December 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

16:14 PM, 11th December 2018
About 2 months ago

B&Q Responds!

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 11/12/2018 - 14:42
We boycott Toolstation and welcome the change in B&Q's support :D... Read More

Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

13:45 PM, 10th December 2018
About 2 months ago

B&Q Responds!

I received the exact same email word for word when I emailed them to advise that we're now using Wickes as our preferred supplier of materials and we have informed our contractors that we will no longer work with them if they continue to use B&Q.

But yes, copy and paste at its finest it seems.... Read More

Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

11:17 AM, 8th December 2018
About 2 months ago

Agent bites back at Westminster for 5 week deposit cap

Reply to the comment left by Gillian Schifreen at 08/12/2018 - 10:12We use 6 weeks as it's affordable for the tenants and it usually just about covers the cost of replacing/repairing damaged carpets, doors and walls but it always belongs to the tenants until they go over fair wear and tear.
By reducing the deposit we can take, it means we will recover that reduction via rent but the tenant won't receive this back like they would if they just paid the deposit.

As agents, we're tasking with protecting our client's asset and if we take too small a deposit, the landlord is likely to incur charges if the deposit doesn't cover any damages caused by the tenant, whether that's paying excesses or higher insurance premiums or just outright covering costs of repair or replacement.... Read More

Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

9:28 AM, 7th December 2018
About 2 months ago

Agent bites back at Westminster for 5 week deposit cap

I entirely agree, we actually started our company when there was a lot of reports of rogue agents. We thought "surely it can't be that bad", only it really is 😂

The good news is, over time it will improve, I can't help but think that right now, the government is trying to make it so difficult that the rogues simply give up but I don't think they will, regulation or not, rogues will exist and will disregard the rules if there is money to be made.

Still, I'm glad I had the opportunity to clear things up and thanks for taking the time to read it :)... Read More

Harry Albert Lettings & Estates

19:31 PM, 6th December 2018
About 2 months ago

Agent bites back at Westminster for 5 week deposit cap

Further to my previous comment, Michael, if our landlords are unhappy with our service, they can leave with 1 month's notice (or immediately in the case of severe failings).

The 1 month notice period gives us time to get the files together ready to handover to the new agent or to the landlord. We don't charge exit fees or transfer fees. Nor do we penalise the tenant if the landlord were to sack us.

Funnily enough, we've not had a single landlord leave us yet. :D... Read More