Darlington Landlord

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Saturday 1st March 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 147

Darlington Landlord

23:16 PM, 13th December 2018
About a month ago

And the landlord vote goes to - Please vote again

There is no way I could bring myself to vote for the current "sack of ferrets" squabbling amonst themselves. They only care about their agenda and ideology, not even party and certainly not country. PRS Landlords are being targeted as a revenue source and political scrapegoat to sound like they are doing something for tenants, whilst in reality councils are picking up the pieces in poor quality temporary accomodation at a much higher cost than if tenants stayed in their homes... Read More

Darlington Landlord

18:06 PM, 4th December 2018
About 2 months ago

Estate agents trying to steamroll busy students?

Hi Luke
I find the melted oven plug and socket very concerning, this sounds unsafe. Did it get fixed? if not you should point it out in a complaint to your councils environmental heath department. Any request to access the property should be in writing with at least 24hrs notice and you have the right to refuse this access and arange a more convenient time. As others have said if you were not given a copy of the current EPC, gascheck certificate (if there is gas in the property) and a copy of the curent how to rent booklet before signing the tenancy then the landlord and agent cannot issue a section 21 notice to leave at all. If you paid a deposit and this was not protected (you should have been given a certificate as proof) you could legally claim against the landlord and could use that to get them to back off.
It sounds like you have a very unprofessional agent and landlord of the type who are damaging the reputation of good landlords everywhere.
I hope you get some peace and quiet and can let us know how things went... Read More

Darlington Landlord

20:05 PM, 20th November 2018
About 2 months ago

We need to wake up and smell the coffee!

Anyone who has more than a couple of properties could consider opening trade accounts with suppliers like Wolsely, Travis Perkins, Builder Centre, MKM, CEF, Howdens etc, You get a wider range of often better products and can help your tradespeople avoid becoming VAT registered. Personally I only use B&Q/Screwfix occasionally outside 8-5pm weekdays and will use Toolstation now.... Read More

Darlington Landlord

18:30 PM, 9th October 2018
About 3 months ago

Straw Poll to combat further government attacks - Please help

1) 40%
2) 10
3) 4% (up to 20% might be able to afford it but don't want the hassle of maintenance etc. or would want to buy a house and almost 90% of my properties are flats)
4) 1 (who I have actually discussed it with as part of my downsizing strategy )

Most of my long term tenants are in their 40's and 50's plus a couple of pensioners (who just want someone else to look after the property) so they could have problems getting a mortgage.
My younger tenants in their 20's and 30's have less secure jobs, move around more often and typically only look to buy a house when they are wanting to start a family.... Read More

Darlington Landlord

20:15 PM, 5th October 2018
About 4 months ago

Shelter CEO is also confused about no-fault evictions

Maybe property118 could survey members reasons for a section 21 in the last 5 years. The membership should be large enough to be representative.... Read More