Annie Landlord

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Saturday 12th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 186

Annie Landlord

2 days ago
Respond now or get 3 year tenancies!

Excellent points. I also completed the consultation. Some questions were deliberately deigned to elicit certain answers. I asked whether many professionals, eg. doctors or professors, would have to sign a three year tenancy when they only wanted a 12 months one to cover a residency away from home. Also whether military personnel, who often rent out their homes when they are away for a year or two, will have to leave their homes vacant, further reducing supply. The bottom line, I guess, will be a ruling that three year tenancies must be offered IF the tenant requests such.... Read More

Annie Landlord

4 days ago
Where can I go when the Energy Ombudsman takes tenant's word?

I always call the energy suppliers with the readings I take on checkout. I have had tenants do a runner twice, so couldn't be certain when they moved out, but those tenants of course hadn't provided any readings to the energy company! If an energy supplier has queried my information, a S21 date, or date of moving stipulated on a letter has sufficed. Unfortunately as you didn't call the readings in at the time Colin, I'm not sure if there is any more you can do.... Read More

Annie Landlord

2 weeks ago
Why would Croydon have the public removed from a licensing meeting?

How friendly is the local press? Could you get them to ask the question of the council and run a story about council secrecy? The disclosure could relate to financial information, a particular licensing case or discussion about a named individual. Definitely worth trying to find out... Read More

Annie Landlord

4 weeks ago
End Section 21 petition gets nearly 50,000 signatures

As I understand it, the Scottish legislation is quite fair. It continues to allow eviction when there are rent arrears or contravention of the AST's terms, and if the landlord needs to sell or move into the property. Essentially, the main reasons evictions happen! Generation rent continues to convince the general public that landlords regularly evict when tenants request repairs or when they want to increase the rent. None of the research and reports support that premise, but GR relies on sensational and totally unsupported sound bites to further their anti-all-private-landlords-please-give-me-a-house-for-free agenda... Read More

Annie Landlord

A month ago
How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

If you just needed the tenant to move out while the house was uninhabitable you would simply not take the rent from him, so he could use those funds to stay somewhere else while the works are being done. The AST should confirm the terms. The complication is that you have put the house up for sale with the tenant in situ. I did this recently, but only after discussions with my excellent tenants and I also put in writing to them that they wished to stay put in the hope I could sell to another landlord (which I did) Frankly, you shouldn't be trying to offload this non paying, non compliant tenant on to another landlord. As Neil says, you could fall foul of the revenge eviction legislation, so paying for advice from someone like Landlord Action would be money well spent... Read More