Bill Williams

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th April 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 85

Bill Williams

9:13 AM, 13th July 2019
About 3 days ago

RLA critical of Welsh plans to extend notice period to 6 months

That is me decided then. I have a rather iffy tenant in my ex family home in Wales. Wear and tear and äccidents"at this property amount to more than the maintenance costs of all my other properties together and have had to enter an arrangement where the rent is paid 10 days late due to their finances. Have been considering using the property as my UK home because of the previous. My mind is now made up. S21 will be on the way shortly.... Read More

Bill Williams

8:27 AM, 29th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

I have a large family home, formerly our family home, let out to a family. Our tenants have been there for some 7 years and have been very demanding. Despite the property having a £20k refurb before they moved in, they have constantly demanded alterations and improvements to suit their personal requirements, ie retile bathrooms and kitchen to their personal taste. Alterations to the new kitchen, demanding new carpets 2 years into the tenancy, carpets were new etc. Eventually the bathroom was flooded? and considerable water damage caused in the bathroom, rooms below and the carpets, the first thing that happened was a request for permission to rip out the carpets please as they were smelling, before the assessors arrived. The tenants were interfering with contractors quoting for repairs and quotes received were to the tenant's specification, not like for like which I am insured for. This resulted in considerable delays when requotes for like for like were obtained. I have of course refused these demands and I think they now realise they have what they signed for, nothing more nothing less. I have been happy to live with this even with late rent payments, but with the removal of S21 on the horizon I can forsee problems arising again and will certainly be issuing an S21. Another family will be seeking a new home.... Read More

Bill Williams

12:05 PM, 23rd March 2019
About 4 months ago

Does bathroom with window need extraction fans?

In the last 2 years in 2 of my recently built properties I have found the bathroom extract fan not ducted to outdoors and discharging into the roof space.In one of them I discovered the kitchen hood had the same problem as evideced by the grese all over the property. I wonder if the council representative would have spotted these problems on his inspection or justissueda pass? One of the properties has a certificate for air tightness and one wonders whether connecting the fan to outside would have resulted in a fail, so was never connected. Never buy new again.... Read More

Bill Williams

11:10 AM, 9th March 2019
About 4 months ago

A tenant from hell can make or break you as a landlord

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 07/03/2019 - 23:00
Wasn't the proprietor of Tenant Referencing once attacked wth an axe by one of his tenants? I believe this prompted him to set up his lifestyle referencing service.... Read More

Bill Williams

11:11 AM, 23rd February 2019
About 5 months ago

Revolut Business Accounts

I was a Revolut customer in the UK, but when I moved to Cyprus they refused to change my address, said I should have changed it before I left the UK. I had no choice but to cancel.
I now use Transferwise who as well as providing very competitive transfer rates , have provided me with a multi currency debit card and account, which I can use to spend in any of the currencies in my account, draw cash, or to transfer currencies overseas to other bank accounts.... Read More