Paul Essex

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Sunday 9th June 2019

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 45

Paul Essex

11:06 AM, 12th June 2020
About 2 months ago

Government cladding guidance for PRS

Is there any clarity on the definition of 'owner' yet in the freeholder vs leaseholder contest to see who foots the bill?... Read More

Paul Essex

22:53 PM, 7th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Government's destructive path

Lots of complaining today from people just realising that the self employed grants do not cover property income and if that makes up over 50% of their total income, they will get no help at all.
Perhaps enough to start to gain some traction?
I see Shelter are predicting a 'Tsunami of evictions' - just this once I may actually agree with them!... Read More

Paul Essex

10:35 AM, 23rd April 2020
About 3 months ago

The next Goliath in the additional HMO licensing battle?

I think he made a mistake- those numbers refer to council officials he just mis read his notes!... Read More

Paul Essex

13:09 PM, 20th April 2020
About 4 months ago

Police won’t accept it’s theft?

It is not clear from your message what has happened to the deposits. Did the agent give the tenants any paperwork regarding these, could be evidence if they did. I guess you are assuming that deposits have been spent - if you can prove that is the case it must surely be fraudulent.
It would be interesting to know if other readers think that the tenants are victims as well, as the deposit is technically their money - and who is guilty you or the agent.... Read More

Paul Essex

15:04 PM, 14th April 2020
About 4 months ago

Advice for Accidental Landlords - by Landlords Defence

Although I agree with most of the points - damp and mould do seem to be the tenants fault. As an example one tenant constantly complained of damp even after we had fitted one of those attic fans. I turned out that he was desperate to save money so he dried all his clothes in the sunny dining room direct from the washing machine, oh and only heated the living room and one bedroom, all other radiators had been turned off! My daughter now lives in this house - guess what no damp problems.

Comments like yours, blaming the landlords continue to harm the whole sector.... Read More