Mags

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Friday 20th September 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Mags

23:20 PM, 5th October 2019, About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 05/10/2019 - 16:22
Thanks Neil, well I'm still trying this end ....one of the various suggestions should hopefully succeed. I think my friends believe I'm joking when I've told them I can't get any estate agents to take me on, as they take the Mickey out of me and my 'husband' already for looking out for all the elderly neighbours we have, and think we're great tenants (which I'd agree with ... modest too), I'm not sure what they believe, but you can see they think I'm missing out some part of the story, as we still haven't moved after wanting / needing to move for months. Even being a little creative may work but as I initially told many of the agents the truth (here was my first mistake), going back and updating them with my 'new' situation isn't landing with many, but obviously I've no option but to keep pushing and hope to uncover a pearl in the private sector.... Read More

Mags

18:50 PM, 25th September 2019, About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 25/09/2019 - 06:48
Don't worry I appreciate the fact you took the time, I too have gone through the same back and forth. I'll definitely update once I get a new place might be a few weeks at this rate, but here's hoping I learn / find a way and can pass on the knowledge.... Read More

Mags

10:13 AM, 24th September 2019, About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 24/09/2019 - 09:25
That's really helpful thankyou for that. It allows me to be about more strong when addressing these agents, but I've found that some aren't even giving that as the reason they'll just not call back once we say three. Nice to know that it will be legal though, makes it less of a worry. Think I'll say husband and wife and cousin though, (he's actually more like our little brother anyway) and clarify the marriage part only if asked. Again thanks I've had so many conflicting answers. Having the exact regulation allows me to know exactly where I stand, it's a shame this HMO causes so many issues though for both tenant and landlord, I understand why it's in place, and improving regulation around this sector is important but I have found this time round has been a completely different experience to when I last moved ( mind you that was 14yrs ago), it's like a lot of agents have had it drummed into them to avoid anything that may even appear to be HMO. Anyway have a good day here's to not being branded HMO I have enough labels that seem to repel as it is :0), carer, dog owner, associated with a DSS person, unmarried... I'll leave the rest of the list out that's only for when my 'husband' proves me wrong on something ....heha... Read More

Mags

21:41 PM, 23rd September 2019, About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 23/09/2019 - 14:41Mike I've had a tough few weeks partner in hospital, this situation to name but two of the things taking up my energy/worry, but you have made me laugh ( in a good 'with you' kind of way). After another day of being ignored and various bodies not being able to give me a straight answer ( where have they gone these days)? I've completely came round to your way of thinking and can only say, Thank you!!! Here's to good people having to lie to do good deeds (that's what I'm going to tell myself anyway)! You sound like the kind of landlord we all wish we had!!!... Read More

Mags

11:25 AM, 23rd September 2019, About 2 years ago

Is this an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 21/09/2019 - 08:02
Thanks for taking time to comment, so I will check the legal status as at 21yrs we may be ok, I did say this to an estate agents but they have since ghosted me and completely stopped contact. Which is annoying as I put in an offer and they also have other properties which would suit us. It is frustrating when you're trying to do the right thing and be upfront and you can show you're a good tenant, but they won't even give you the chance to prove this as there's such a stigma attached to people on disability, despite the fact I've said I'll be his guarantor as my wage covers it, and he can show decades of rent payments without gap. Hopefully if I can confirm the legal part on the common law wife question maybe I can then teach the estate agents. I am looking privately too, looking at everything to be honest. The requirement for our friend to be on the tenancy agreement is the sticky part, although I may just bite the bullet and put him on a sub agreement and hope that as we will be good tenants if it ever comes up we won't have caused any issues for it to be a problem, and if the common law wife makes it non-HMO then that also takes the risk away from the landlord, only thing is it's puts it in me, which if I told you my job wouldn't look good, but maybe it's the only way forward. If people are interested I will update what the outcome is. Thanks again both!... Read More