paul landlord

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paul landlord

20:38 PM, 12th January 2019
About 6 days ago

Direct payment of Universal Credit to landlords - Online system being developed

Reply to the comment left by AJ at 12/01/2019 - 11:07
Yes thats right. The tenant leaves without landlords knowledge, is uncontactable and it becomes apparent they have left. The housing benefit without question reclaim the money from landlord- not being aware your tenant has done a runner doesnt cut it. In a similar vain the tenant can take up a new tenancy elsewhere giving you a notice date. However they run both tenancies for weeks without your knowledge as its convenient for them to 'do up' the new property (read badly decorate) the new residence whilst living in yours. They transfer across and then give the benefit a move date suiting the new tenancy. The council will not accept anything as evidence of them still occupying your property at that time- hands out 'pay us back the overpaid rent' and thats the first you know that the tenants have screwed you... Read More

paul landlord

19:32 PM, 14th December 2018
About a month ago

And the landlord vote goes to - Please vote again

Would vote conservative and feel aggrieved at having to do so but it's the only chance of keeping the dangerous Corbyn and his cronies out. A vote for anyone else is throwing a vote away at best (It's a two horse race), and at worst is dangerous as could allow labour in- frightening. Conservatives sold us out, labour want to crucify us, UKIP no serious policy only a thinly veiled racist National Front , lib dems- hold on whilst I laugh. I would suck it up and vote tory, much as it may stick in my throat... Read More

paul landlord

8:58 AM, 5th December 2018
About a month ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

What a load of b***ocks. Since deposit protections when could a tenant ever be charged 100s of pounds for an item that costs a few pounds to replace. It's difficult enough for a landlord to get the the correct amount in the first place if disputed. "

"I want to see a housing market that truly works for everyone, and one which provides a better deal for renters.”- you know what- SO DO I!! Landlords have always been at the mercy of tenants in the 28 years i been in the game with a legal system weighted against the landlord- we all know the details I don't need to spell it out to you guys.

But you know what- I don't care in this matter-apart from seeing the government again proving they have no clue and proving again their intent to derail the PRD.I stopped taking deposits due to a biased system many years ago. 6 weeks, 5 weeks, 8 weeks- none of these terms get anywhere close to covering the multi thousands of potential repairs, lost rent and court costs.

Private guarantors are my weapon of choice. No guarantor no tenancy sorry. The guarantor can take the risk (touching on another subject here but seeing as Shelter wont ease the problem by acting as guarantors as put to them).

Again any leniency I put forward at times breaking my own rules and putting me at risk out of trying to be a 'good human being' towards the most vulnerable and hard up tenants has been further eroded into making me a hard nosed businessman. I cover my backside more and the vulnerable tenants having greater difficulty in securing a property tenancy.

Clever people our politicians. Love em to bits... Read More

paul landlord

19:08 PM, 1st December 2018
About 2 months ago

You do not know me!

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 01/12/2018 - 13:39
Hi Larry.
I read and have read 118 everyday for years but rarely comment.

But I wrote that comment in haste after being so incensed by the commentator who accused YOU of making landlords lives more difficult and undoing the good work the RLA was doing on our behalf (not sure what fairy tale world their living in).

My apologies if it wasn't word perfect but my hope was a that people would get the idea.

As for joining if you look at your records you will see I pledged on day one of announcement and sent my membership fee the day payments opened.

I just wish the fence sitters or those who are just leaving the rest of us to do it for them and reap any benefits (Just as they did when we fought the West Brom) would stand up , put their hand in their pockets (it's a 100 quid for crying out loud nothing like the multi thousands we had to risk when fighting West Brom) and join even if they not 100% in agreement with everything that's said and done.

Yes mistakes will be made and in hindsight there will always be occasions when things could have been done better.

But I take my hat off to you for having the b*lls and commitment to do this and I say to people 'get behind us as the alliance'. At the end of the day the way I see it we got everything to gain and nothing to lose. And if people are waiting for NLA and RLA to rescue us I say 'take your head out of your backsides' it's obvious which side NLA/RLA feel their bread is buttered on and it ain't their members!! The only people that are going to rescue us in the PRS is us in the PRS.

Plain speaking. I don't seem to offend anyone but it's the way I work and if the cap fits anyone..... then take offence!!... Read More

paul landlord

10:13 AM, 1st December 2018
About 2 months ago

You do not know me!

The big landlords association beginning to change opinions? Respectfully- don't make me laugh! You may not like Larry's approach and I don't always agree with the approach but at least he is trying to do something. RLA, NLA all selling us out to be 'cosying up with tea and biscuits with government, shelter etc. Shame on RLA, NLA and a big thanks to Larry. He may be making mistakes as not experienced in the 'niceties ' and subtleties of the politics game. Maybe a bit naive and brusque but fantastic- he is real and wants to do something real in a situation where noone else will. And as for making new enemies- so what it wont make any difference to us we have a whole army of haters. Maybe the Lord may actually think before speaking next time- probably not. You have my vote Larry. Keep on despite the mockers.... Read More