Paul Essex

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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 54

Paul Essex

17:36 PM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

What can tenants do about noisy neighbours?

At least you can move much easier if you are a tenant. Being an owner occupier with neighbours from hell is much worse and if they happen to be tenants the landlord will be powerless to evict once Section 21 is gone unless you are prepared to give evidence in court.... Read More

Paul Essex

19:50 PM, 1st March 2021
About a month ago

Sentiment in the private rented sector is largely positive despite challenges

Report is terrible, deliberately confuses ll and tenant responses, desperate to spin their views!... Read More

Paul Essex

17:09 PM, 18th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Beware of useless boiler maintenance contracts?

You may be interested to know that British Gas engineers have sales targets - a real incentive to fail your system.

Randomly AA engineers also have sales targets to meet. Offering you an upgraded breakdown contact or perhaps car insurance, I know of one who couldn't stand the demands of these targets so left the company.... Read More

Paul Essex

13:07 PM, 4th January 2021
About 3 months ago

Paul Essex

12:53 PM, 6th November 2020
About 5 months ago

Retiree and 'Mature' renters fastest growing tenant segment of PRS

We have just one bungalow and would like more but there is such a shortage here they cost as much as a decent 3 bed house, sometimes more.

So downsizing will not generally decrease the rent.

As for adaptations, stair lifts are a reasonable price but probably a nightmare insurance wise. Wet rooms desired by many but will significantly limit future tenant choice.

The reward however is clear in Mick's comments, once you have found the right tenant they will be long stayers.... Read More