Austyn at H D Consultants

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Austyn at H D Consultants

11:30 AM, 21st September 2021, About 5 days ago

Who can I remortgage regulated tenancy with?

There are some lenders who can consider this, depending on your full circumstances. Obviously this would be outside of the standard 'normal', but there will be options and you would need to contact each lender separately.

It would probably be viewed the same as with protected tenancies.

Feel free to drop me an email and I can look into it for you.... Read More

Austyn at H D Consultants

14:32 PM, 29th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Sexual favours, no cuppa and fake emergencies

Reply to the comment left by Lesley Lester at 28/01/2020 - 12:48
It is hard to find a top class A1 tradesman but once you have one, do not let them go! They may be slightly more expensive than 'Dave' down the pub who could do it at 'Arf the cost' but its not worth it.

My Dad is a self employed decorator/carpenter and he has done extremely well by just being good at what he does and dependable. His clients are very loyal and most of the time, do not even ask for a quote. They know that he will do a great job for a reasonable price.

When I asked why he doesn't charge more for such good work quality, he said he wouldn't want to risk losing the trust of his best clients/friends.

You need to build trust with your tradesmen as you need to know you can rely on them.

Personally I think the whole 'Dave is 6p cheaper an hour so I'll go with him' attitude should be binned in favour of quality and the hunting for a cheaper quote should only be used if extremely desperate.... Read More

Austyn at H D Consultants

11:50 AM, 24th January 2020, About 2 years ago

3% rent increase reasonable?

When I was a tenant, my landlord would raise the rent by 10% every 6 months. When I questioned this he said he likes to keep fresh new faces in the property.

This was in 2005, my first pad. Started off as £500pm for a canal-side 1 bed flat in Maldon. I stayed for 18 months before the rent increases forced me to make the jump onto the property ladder and leave renting behind.

Looking back, I think its more likely he didn't want to deal with the property condition complaints and it was easier to get new tenants and quickly bodge something back together between tenancies.

3% is not a big deal and you need to raise your rents to stay profitable. Go for it.... Read More

Austyn at H D Consultants

13:27 PM, 16th January 2020, About 2 years ago

How should I best dispose of portfolio held in a UK ltd co?

As these sound quite run down, have you tried contacting a local property developer that may take a view on future prospects for the whole portfolio?... Read More

Austyn at H D Consultants

22:13 PM, 9th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Benefits of a family partnership we had not previously considered

Reply to the comment left by JB at 09/12/2019 - 21:56
I was just thinking that maybe having this pension pretty much untouchable, running until she is 55, means I could then pass it over for her birthday and hey presto, happy retirement. (I'm planning to still be around!)... Read More