The Forever Tenant

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 50

The Forever Tenant

11:59 AM, 15th January 2020
About 3 days ago

Shelter research playing on fears

It would appear that the Vitriol towards landlords that Shelter seems to put forth is misdirected based on previous actions of tenancy agencies instead.

Prior to the TFA, there were often cases of Tenancy Agencies sending out a Sec21 notice 10 months into a 12 month contract stating that we want you to sign up for this new Tenancy agreement at this higher rent. Or you had Agencies doing mass mailings to an area stating that landlords should put their rents up.

Now as a tenant, I originally thought that the Agent is working under the instructions of the Landlord and thus my disgust at the situation was facing, whereas I now suspect that the Agent was simply doing it to get new fees for the renewal and get more money from the increased rent.

So now we have a generation of people who believe that Landlords are to blame and I think it's going to take quite some time for tenants to understand the services you provide.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

16:31 PM, 13th January 2020
About 5 days ago

Shelter back alleged 'fraudster' squatter with legal representation

I'm all for the disadvantaged having access to legal advice and representation, but this strikes me as ridiculous.

Surely there should have been at least some due diligence performed on the squatter/tenant/Alleged Fraudster before taking the case. I would have hoped that there would have been some research before deciding that it was a lost cause.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

16:05 PM, 13th January 2020
About 5 days ago

5 Weeks Deposit and Pet Deposits

I have two cats and when I was last looking for accommodation it was difficult to find anywhere that would accept myself and them.

Instead of offering a higher deposit, I was more than willing to offer higher rent for the ability to house my cats. Even in that case landlords were reluctant.

Strangely, the landlord I eventually ended up with declined all my offers of both higher rent and higher deposit (this was before the TFA was a twinkle in a politicians eye).

I would suspect that most prospective tenants with pets would be willing to increase their rent accordingly with full knowledge that they would be unlikely to find another place.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

12:13 PM, 3rd January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Real cost of borrowing for a deposit

I don't know how prevalent this is, but my employer offers interest free rental deposit loans that are paid back via your salary. I could see this becoming more common in the future.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

11:20 AM, 3rd January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

£4m to crack down on criminal landlords and agents

This will employ 1 person per council area for 1 year. That is nowhere near enough to tackle the issue.... Read More