Rob Crawford

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 839

Rob Crawford

19:02 PM, 2nd April 2021
About A week ago

Do I have a right to know who lives in my house?

Your agent either does not understand gdpr or is hiding behind it. All the agent has to do is get the tenants approval to include you as a receipriant of their data. The agent should also state in the AST that they are acting on your behalf. I do agree that landlords should also be ICO registered and fail to see how in the modern day that some data will not be stored electronically or used by the landlord to verify the rental arrangement often asked by the LA, mortgage providers or insurers.... Read More

Rob Crawford

18:30 PM, 24th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

EPC required for HMO where rooms are on seperate tenancy agreements?

I also have unlicensed small HMO's with rooms let under individual AST's. To be safe and considering its not a big deal, all my tenants receive a copy of the EPC.... Read More

Rob Crawford

22:31 PM, 23rd March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Membership Renewal - Why would I?

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 23/03/2021 - 21:12
Yes, apologies, they are a not for profit organisation. However, they need a significant income to administer the business and hence income is important. I guess member fees are subsidised by this income!... Read More

Rob Crawford

9:10 AM, 23rd March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Membership Renewal - Why would I?

Firstly, they are a profit making organisation with shareholders. As such making an annual profit is important. This money comes from membership fees and income from selling courses, insurance introducer fees, etc. Note the switch from supporting landlords in Wales when the Welsh Govt proposed the licencing of all landlords. Driven by the knowledge that landlord training was a compulsory element. They do represent landlords in many instances but in the current climate the Govt has deaf ears. Landlords are not activists (unlike tenant groups) and hence most NRLA campaigns are not visually or verbally supported aggressively with Govt. We are lambs and easy to take advantage of. Too willing to sit back and let an organisation do the work. So their lack of success is multi faceted. Is it worth you being a member can only be determined on an individual basis. I can remember the NLA's AGM which was a great annual event, very informative with a party in the evening. Unfortunately these are no longer held. These events put you in touch with the Directors and other key people , when these stopped it went down hill in my mind!... Read More

Rob Crawford

14:04 PM, 17th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Are local authorities suppose to charge for giving Notices now?

Having recent personal experience of a 1st Tier Tribunal against an LA, I would not have any confidence that your case will be handled fairly. Please get legal support and go armed with a Barrister!... Read More