Vanessa Warwick

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 177

Vanessa Warwick

9:35 AM, 3rd November 2013, About 8 years ago

I'm losing a tenant every 6 months, please help!

I agree with Ian.

This sounds like a nightmare.

There are two other possible options:

1. Put the property onto a Guaranteed Rent Scheme.

2. Sell the property to a tenant buyer.... Read More

Vanessa Warwick

10:58 AM, 1st November 2013, About 8 years ago

Are freeholders obliged to insure against escape of water?

With regards to water leaks in properties, I recently came across an innovative device called "FloodCheck" that stops this happening. It also stops excessive usage of water in a property, so good when landlord is paying the utility bills, such as in an HMO. Read More

Vanessa Warwick

22:38 PM, 31st October 2013, About 8 years ago

Client Money Protection cover now available to all Agents

Thought it worth mentioning .... It will become mandatory for all lettings agents to be a member of an Ombudsman Scheme next year!

I was at the NALS annual conference today and interviewed both of the Ombudsmen (TPO and Ombudsman Services (Property), and they talked about compliance and how membership of an Ombudsman scheme helps build consumer confidence.

Those agents who are already registered will find the arrival of regulation an opportunity to say that they had already voluntarily joined the scheme, a good way to differentiate themselves from those that waited to be forced!... Read More

Vanessa Warwick

11:09 AM, 30th October 2013, About 8 years ago

Meet The Landlords TV programme - fair representation?

Hi Tilly,

Yes, the red braces made me chuckle!

The reporter should have completed the ensemble with some pointy shoes, a loud tie, and gelled spiky hair!!

My husband Nick loves playing "spot the estate agent" when we are driving down a busy street. They do seem to all dress the same way. The ladies wear black and very high heels - not good for viewings on laminate floors, I would imagine! :)... Read More

Vanessa Warwick

12:10 PM, 29th October 2013, About 8 years ago

Meet The Landlords TV programme - fair representation?

I am pleased to report that "Meet the Landlords" has had a very positive impact for Castledene Lettings, who have taken on significant new business as a result of their appearance in the programme.

The alcoholic tenant who got the brand new flat has kept it immaculate and is behaving himself, even helping out in the local community.

Well done to JP and his team!

Did anyone watch C4 "Dispatches - Undercover in the property market" last night?

If so, what did you think?

If you missed it, I have written a review here:

These programmes do little to show the positive sides of the property industry, and always focus on the rogues! I guess it makes "good telly"?!... Read More