Darlington Landlord

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Saturday 1st March 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 194

Darlington Landlord

18:22 PM, 23rd October 2020
About a month ago

EPCs - New ones issued via email link only?

On a Windows PC if you select print there is an option in thw print dialog to print to file. Select this and "print" and you will be asked to enter a file name... Read More

Darlington Landlord

19:16 PM, 15th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Success Stories of Selective Licensing Being Aborted

Reply to the comment left by Sam Jackson at 14/08/2018 - 18:15
Hi Sam
I am part of DURHAM PLuSS - a group actively fighting massive Selective Licensing proposals for County Durham. One of the council officer's justifications for SL is they say voluntary schemes don't work. It would be very helpful if you could let us know how your accreditation scheme progressed. I hope I'm allowed to add our email? contact-us@durhampluss.co.uk - if not maybe Mark could give you my personal email.
Thanks Laura... Read More

Darlington Landlord

17:16 PM, 30th July 2020
About 4 months ago

Landlords warned not to discriminate against benefits tenants

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 30/07/2020 - 14:27
Joe Halewood who blogs as spyejoe has a devastating critique of Shelters undue influence, why homelessness is not going to end and why abolishing section 21 will make it worse. He breaks down the figures in forensic detail and pulls apart the usual suspects arguments whilst pointing out that there are more SRS tenants at risk of eviction than PRS!

Quote - "Shelter’s myopic, dogmatic and assumption-led strategies regarding solving homelessness are ones devoid of any factual basis or fact-checking and nothing more than populist claptrap of which only Trump and Johnson would approve"

Well worth a read!
https://speyejoe2.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/can-we-solve-homelessness-in-england-the-facts-say-absolutely-not/comment-page-1/#comment-5195... Read More

Darlington Landlord

13:52 PM, 28th July 2020
About 4 months ago

Electric meters for tenants - card pre-pay or smart?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 21/07/2020 - 11:06
The Mk II smartmeters are available in Co. Durham at least and I have had tenants and myself sucessfully change suppliers. Another advantage is these meters can be switched from credit to prepay or vice versa remotely by the supplier with no cost as no physical changes of meter needed. If I get a void now I just call the supplier and put the account in my name asking them to change it to credit if its prepay. If I know the void will be longer than 2 or 3 weeks because of works I move the account to Utilita no standing charge because they have dedicated contacts in each region for landlords - saves hours of hanging on the phone!... Read More

Darlington Landlord

15:53 PM, 21st June 2020
About 6 months ago

Local Housing Allowance and rent increase?

Reply to the comment left by Stephen at 21/06/2020 - 01:03
The latest LHA rates are here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2020-to-march-2021
you will need to know which area your property is in for council tax.
Your tenants contribution should not change unless she is caught by the benefits cap.... Read More