Paul Essex

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 58

Paul Essex

21:15 PM, 14th July 2021, About A week ago

Rogue Agent offering guaranteed rent exposed on - Evicted! Nightmare Tenants

I guess most of us have seen the Tina Newman case on the news. Finding out she was the sub tenant of one of those RTR scammers means that the 5000 in UC payment is being clawed back.
But guess what - the reporters are saying that it is the landlord refusing to give her a tenancy agreement. No mention at all that they are equally the victim of a scam here!... Read More

Paul Essex

10:27 AM, 8th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Average UK rent breaks £1000 barrier for the first time

These figures do not surprise me. In the past 18 months the base price to rent a small 2 bed terrace locally has gone from 650 to 750, and checking this morning nothing less than 800.
I suspect that increased agency fees and the cost of RGI has been at least partly responsible.... Read More

Paul Essex

14:22 PM, 7th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

A kinder way to deal with tenants who are not paying rent

These are all great organisations trying to do the right thing, however I have found from experience that there is rarely a single crisis.

Crises are so often related to substance abuse, poor financial control or even just a chaotic lifestyle.

As a small landlord it has been very difficult with such tenants in the past and it is wrong to expect us to be a social worker. I wonder just how many of those helped find themselves in the same position just a few months down the line.... Read More

Paul Essex

9:11 AM, 21st April 2021, About 3 months ago

Local Authority rent guarantees could unlock PRS to UC tenants

Perhaps this should be seen as an opportunity - come on NRLA make a standard 'lease to council' document which covers all of our concerns. Then we should all refuse to use a council's own agreement.... Read More

Paul Essex

17:36 PM, 31st March 2021, About 4 months 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