Annie Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 12th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 300

Annie Landlord

10:00 AM, 8th December 2018
About 2 days ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 08/12/2018 - 08:49
Taking the last month's rent as well as the first, and a deposit, is still certainly the norm in Florida. Don't know about elsewhere in the US.... Read More

Annie Landlord

20:55 PM, 5th December 2018
About 5 days ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

Reply to the comment left by at 05/12/2018 - 16:06
Not heard of that scheme, but what happens if the tenant doesn't pay the insurance? I presume it would be an annual fee?
I rent one property via a specialist HA and they provide an indemnity policy in place of deposits. Councils could do this quite easily, helping so many people to secure a home and with almost no upfront cost to themselves... Read More

Annie Landlord

9:29 AM, 5th December 2018
About 5 days ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

Just twice I decided not to take a deposit because I really wanted to help the tenants (a couple with several children, and a single, older lady) who said they didn't have enough money for a month's rent in advance and a deposit. On both occasions the tenants 'disappeared' overnight. The single lady obviously had major problems, but she posted the keys to me with a letter of apology. The family left two skip-loads of trash for me to pay to have cleared and the house was a tip. So, I do take deposits. I never will again, because if my tenants ever leave (they all say they never will!) I shall sell immediately. It would be far cheaper for councils to underwrite a guarantee or insurance scheme, rather than try to build their way out of this crisis. The building programme will take decades, a guarantee/insurance scheme would take maybe a week or two to arrange?... Read More

Annie Landlord

23:07 PM, 4th December 2018
About 5 days ago

National Landlords Alliance

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 04/12/2018 - 22:46
So you are saying there is no point to the alliance? My concern (how many times do I have to say?) is that the alliance seems to lack direction and its only purpose seems to be to bad mouth a charity. I honestly cannot see how that helps landlords, or tenants, at all. Indeed, its an approach that further damages our reputation. The NLA and RLA are responding coherently to all the debates and the alliance bad mouths them too! How many members does the alliance have did you say?... Read More

Annie Landlord

22:19 PM, 4th December 2018
About 6 days ago

National Landlords Alliance

Well yes, I do speak to Shelter locally. I would not join the alliance because its obsession with one charity is getting nastier by the day, and often the tweets I see are simply untrue. There is a parliamentary debate on S21 tomorrow, an IPPR report on the PRS came out today, it looks like the government is backtracking on the 6 weeks deposit and will reduce it to 5. So much is happening, and the alliance bad mouths a charity? What is the strategy, the direction, the intended outcomes?... Read More