Jim S

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 5th May 2014

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1988

Number of rental properties owned
21 – 40

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 99

Jim S

13:10 PM, 20th February 2019
About A day ago

Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 20/02/2019 - 13:02
Hi Ian,
Yes I thought it was a good example to highlight the stupidity of the ban, both myself and the tenant will want to conduct a small transaction that suits us both but the Government won't let us!... Read More

Jim S

11:36 AM, 20th February 2019
About A day ago

Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st

So I have this morning received a request off my student tenant which is as follows:
Hi, Would it be possible to have the table and chairs removed from the kitchen?
Thanks
Now they have 4 months left on the tenancy before they leave which means if I take the table and chairs out then in 4 months time I will be putting them back into the property. Ordinarily what I would say to the tenant is "pay me £40 and I will have my tradesmen take it away for you" but as of the 1st June I can no longer make this charge so how will I respond then?... Read More

Jim S

10:55 AM, 19th January 2019
About a month ago

Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 18/01/2019 - 10:27
Hi Ian,
My understanding is that is that the ban not only includes any charges for "up front fees" but also "Default fees" for instance writing letters to several guarantors for none payment of rent, bounced cheques, phone calls to chase rental payments, emergency call out to the property to open doors for tenants who have lost keys etc.
Now with regards to damages, from what I understand a tenant may kick in a kitchen door and after you have paid the bill you can not charge them for the cost and receive any money even if they want to pay you. To get your money you have GOT to deduct it from a deposit or go through the courts.
Correct me if I am wrong!... Read More

Jim S

22:17 PM, 8th December 2018
About 2 months ago

Tenant deposit cap is cut to 5 weeks by government!

The Government are making it as easy as possible for a tenant to access property but as difficult as possible for a landlord to get rid of a bad tenant. All of the Government's guff about you have to give the tenant a copy of an EPC certificate and a copy of the "How to rent in England" booklet otherwise you can't evict them is just TOSH to try and trip you up, you also have to give it to them BEFORE THEY MOVE IN, TOSH, if you don't use a tenancy agreement that states its a contractual TA and the the tenancy turns periodic and there is a revision in the booklet of "How to rent in England" and you don't give them this updated copy (even though you have already given then the previous version before they moved in) then you can't evict them. TOSH. If you send them the information by email but don't have their permission to be contacted by email then they class it as not being served and you can't evict, TOSH
The punishment is not relevant to the crime in these circumstances and it certainly does not create a market that is "Fair for everyone"
The Government have PURPOSELY INVENTED these rules so that they catch the landlord out and be able to let the tenant stay in a property so that they do not become a social problem.... Read More

Jim S

9:53 AM, 1st December 2018
About 3 months ago

"Bastard Landlords" - Rogue too cuddly!

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 26/11/2018 - 11:58
Hi Ian,
Superb response! All points well versed, I would also like to know if we have "Bastard Politicians"... Read More