Fiona

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 3rd January 2019

Location
Liverpool

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2014

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 18

Fiona

17:48 PM, 18th April 2020
About 6 months ago

Landlords as Victims, never considered?

Wellsaid ian. And thank you thank you thank you for your offer for free help last week on the phone. You helped me calm down, and not feel so alone, and gave me great professional advice too.

My two pennies worth here. I had a tenant once ask me to guarantee them a car loan ? ? ? Bonkers.
However, I came to see it this way. Basically, whenever I give a tenancy, this is essentially what I'm doing. I am signing a contract, that guarantees, that for the next god knows how long, I am guaranteeing them their living costs.
Rudimentary I know. But it worked for me psychologically, to be better at referencing, and listening to my gut.
Another incident. 3 years ago. Tenant in shared house. Worst one ever. Monster. Long story short, I had to do an escorted by police lock break on the front door. Police inspected the house. There were clearly weapons in the house, crowbars, a bat etc, that hadn't been there previously.
Meant for me, and my partner. It was clear as day what the intention was. To me, and the police. i will never forget the police man looking at me really sadly, and saying " I'm sorry, there's nothing we can do "
I've made it my mission in the last 3 years to downsize. I'm at 4 houses now, 25 rooms. Can't wait for the day I have NO tenants EVER again my life.
Never known such an inequitable relaitionship in all my life. No one in my life has that much power over me. Not even my own lovely lovely daughter.
If anyone in my life treated me the way tenants are allowed to treat us, I'd ghost them. The LL / tenant relationship does not afford us this. I'm out.

I'm a GREAT landlady. Love property. Great relaitionships with the majority of my tenants over the years. It's a privilege to take care of people, and give them good homes. But the few spoil it for the many. Not helped by legislation, and odds stacked against us.

Sigh. rant over. I am out. I've spent 2 years working out my next strategy. I do love property. But no more tenants for me.... Read More

Fiona

8:16 AM, 20th March 2020
About 7 months ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 20/03/2020 - 07:52
Bless you Mick. Love the Jerry Maquire line. Help me help you ! 😉

Classic......

I hope you are feeling better now that you've gotten ahead of it, and done what you feel you needed to do to keep your houses going, and keep those families with a roof over their heads. Well done Sir !... Read More

Fiona

8:45 AM, 19th March 2020
About 7 months ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 19/03/2020 - 08:42
Im famous for saying “I’m not Jesus, google is your friend “ in response to crazy tenant requests

You’re only human Mick

Well done... Read More

Fiona

8:31 AM, 19th March 2020
About 7 months ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 19/03/2020 - 08:18
Just spell out the truth
If u don’t pay I have to sell
End of
I care a LOT about my tenants too
I’ve supported people in the past through hard time’s anyway
This scale ?
I’ve got a wobble on....will be cancelling DD’s if I need to
Pay on my terms

I can’t force people not to be idiots / take the mick ( haha )
But I will, in no uncertain terms, spell reality out to them, and reflect their own behaviour back to them... Read More

Fiona

8:12 AM, 19th March 2020
About 7 months ago

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

I don’t think Mick over reacted at all
Sometimes we need to call a spade a spade and let people take their medicine
This guy was trying it on with no loss of income
I have 27 tenants
I’m resigned to having to support some of them over next few weeks/months, those on zero hour contracts / Eastern European’s
But any I know that will still get salary / be eligible fir benefits will be getting a response similar to micks
Got one polish guy stuck in Poland
He rang and asked fir £15 discount for time being he’s IT and works remotely
Very reasonable

I threatened another tenant with the police last week immediately when I heard from another tenant that he was going a bit bonkers over sharing fridge space in case he got infected and being quite intimidating

He’s a good tenant of 3 years and just needed a wake up call, he apologised

I’m going round deep cleaning More often too
Fruitless I know but it makes them and me feel better and supported
Also dropped off loo roll and lots of cleaning stuff
I’ll survive this financially
Been through worse
Many won’t
But existing benefit tenants who are already in the system and in a nice home with a nice landlord are in a GREAT position... Read More