paul landlord

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Saturday 14th December 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 42

paul landlord

7:31 AM, 18th June 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

To further back up my scepticism on Shelters 'REAL' motivation for wanting to 'supposedly' worknwith landlords that I first posted on page 4 on this thread please.see the following link

https://news.rla.org.uk/shelter-report-needs-more-work/

Does this really look like an organisation that wants to help the PRS and be our 'friend'?

Lets get real and avoid them at all costs.

If they want to collaborate I suggest we all donir theugh our representative bodies not naively give the enemy the inside track on us so hey can twist and turn it to stick the knife in further... Read More

paul landlord

15:50 PM, 14th June 2019
About a month ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

I am amazed that anyone has even considered completing the survey. Call me a sceptic but first of all I want to know their REAL motivation- are we all so naive to believe they honestly want to genuinely work with the PRS?? Im not for a second. For years Shelter have done nothing apart from attempt to destroy our sector and turn public and political opinion against us- very successfully on the public and political opinion as we all know. There is an ulterior motive- come on? You know if it looks too good to be true and sounds too good too be true then IT IS too good to be true. Id be amazed (pleasantly so) if I was proved to be wrong but I'll put money on it that this is going to backfire on us. Sorry. Not wishing to offend anyone but thats my view... Read More

paul landlord

21:37 PM, 15th March 2019
About 4 months ago

'No DSS' listings banned on Zoopla

Again this situation is ridiculous and will help nobody. It will waste dss homeseekers time as well as causing them additional misery- at the end of the day if I choose not to rent to dss then I won't, they just will be told they've been unsuccessful (not they've been unsuccessful because they're dss). Not being allowed to let the applicants know in advance they dont have a chance... well what a waste of everyones time. And the government claim to be helping these people? If thats their attempt at help I'd hate to see them purposely try to frustrate!... Read More

paul landlord

22:25 PM, 15th February 2019
About 5 months ago

Am I wrong to insist on signing a new contract in person?

I always insist on signing up face to face on check in day. I wouldn't consider doing it any other way (having taken a holding deposit prior). It ensures that all paperwork is signed up correctly, monies are taken with receipts issued, the tenant is fully aware of the workings of the property and gives us the chance to start a relationship (with a small r) on the right footing which is invaluable. The tenants like the personal touch too. I do self manage I dont like a faceless agent with a one size fits all approach. For me i see it as 38 different properties, 38 different sets of tenants, with 38 different sets of personalities and problems. Worked for me since 1995. Horse's for courses tho i suppose.... Read More

paul landlord

8:23 AM, 6th February 2019
About 5 months ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

I find it interesting that prs landlords are attacking the Alliance for attempting to do something to to mitigate the smashing of our business doled out by seemingly all quarters. Attempting to expose Shelter for what they are may indeed prove counterproductive (so far not) and treated as something to be ignored (quite possibly happening). But do the critics have other bright ideas? If so I would say join the Alliance, put your own ideas forward to the organisation and shape the direction of the Alliance action. If not maybe at least put some action forward on 118 we can move forward with. If not I would say stop being an armchair umpire criticising people who are trying to defend our business or back off. Put up or shut up please.... Read More