Chris Novice Shark Bait

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 20th November 2013

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 147

Chris Novice Shark Bait

13:03 PM, 21st May 2020
About 2 months ago

4 students moving in 8th June?

We are being asked to stay alert and apply common sense. The vagaries of this imply trust in the nations ability to do the right thing from a well considered perspective. Worryingly the crowded beaches in recent days are evidence of the fallacy in this approach. Heaven forbid a second wave. As landlords we need to stay alert, apply common sense and do what is practical and safe. The instruction manuals are incomplete. Break even would be good from a financial perspective. Flexibility and understanding will be key. There are no easy answers, but empathy and understanding will go a long way, and there is a fantastic opportunity for landlords to increase their credibility with their current and prospective tenants. If you are leveraged avoid the voids. We were not recruited to serve the housing crisis, but by default have propped up housing supply and been punished harshly for doing so. Funny old world. Out of this crisis we could come out smelling of roses if we can survive the short term financially. If not well ……..we have to ask individually why we continue to try?
Humanity is being severely tested.
The government is being tested.
The scientists are being tested. e.t.c. on a global scale.
The fine line between foolishness and bravery is exposed acutely and this is normal. Fence sitters are understandable, as they aim to buy time and seek further knowledge which will come eventually, but those who choose alternative divergent paths will only seek to justify it to themselves, and in may cases, in ignorance, or at best with an educated guess. My hope is that they factor in the unknown science of this new viral threat.
It is far too easy to criticise, especially in retrospect. As this crisis unfolds we must be aware of the dangers, seek such guidance where it currently exists, and negotiate respective needs with as much flexibility as possible, when tenants approach us for a roof over their heads in an attempt to continue as "normal"
Above all stay safe, and one of the safest places remains at home. People need homes to be safe.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

14:37 PM, 19th May 2020
About 2 months ago

Rent guarantee agent changed contract without permission?

We have a rental guarantee in operation on 2 flats with the same National letting agency which has all usual expected accreditations. We were told that Cobid 19 was a force majeure instance and that the guarantee was waived in instances where rent default was due to the same. I questioned this and asked for the terms of agreement. The ones I received had been doctored with a hitherto not present exemption clause relating to pandemics. I found the original without that clause. No re-signings have occurred. We are in delicate discussions with said nameless agency at this time of difficulty. The truth will out eventually.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

13:29 PM, 9th April 2020
About 3 months ago

Most affordable rental areas for self-isolation

Aspirational rather than realistic. Interesting none the less. Just grateful at the moment I live in East Lindsey. Only bit of good news in last 4 years apart from interest rate cuts. My daughter is in London and for the 1st time in years asked if she could come home in a tongue in cheek way. We may yet see regional differences in peak numbers and yes we all have to stay put and do our bit wherever we are. Those with second homes behave.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

14:09 PM, 12th December 2019
About 7 months ago

Selective licensing report Nottingham did not want you to see

Sorry .... my posts keep posting before I am finished drafting and correcting. We would favour an agreed national accreditation scheme for landlords and a property MOT with centrally held digital records.
Lets see what sort of government we end up with tomorrow.
Chris.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

14:00 PM, 12th December 2019
About 7 months ago

Selective licensing report Nottingham did not want you to see

... after our protest.
The properties are both managed now by a national accredited agency. I have just received a communication from the agents saying that the Council have advised them that they are not permitted to act as our agents unless we have a licence in place (we do not, for the many reasons you have highlighted and we regard this as a scam). The agency is suggesting charging us a fee to help get the necessary licence. We have just done a £10,000 refurb. on the 2 bed flat, and spent similar amounts on the one bed in past years. Both properties are a very good standard for which the agents are in a position to vouch.
We have written to the agents , reminding them of their increased fees to us since the T.F.A. and asked them to let us know where we now stand with them. We are not inclined to apply for the licence fee, because we disagree with it. We are not rogues. All you can say about those who have paid and moan, against those who have not paid and protest, is that neither group are not the ones they should be after. we hope to remain in business, but boy is it a struggle. Still working on mitigation of section 24 and have sold 2 properties.... Read More