Gary Nock

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 924

Gary Nock

15:43 PM, 1st April 2020
About 3 days ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Well done Ros!

Only had one self employed tenant out of 50 properties say they are not paying. Landlord has rent insurance guarantee. Sent an email out to all tenants and landlords early on when it was announced stating that there's no such thing as a rent or mortgage
" holiday" . That any arrears will have to be paid for eventually or re-possession of the property by either the lender or the landlord will mean tenants will have to find alternative accomodation.

I have been told by other landlords who take benefit tenants (not on our books) that they have been contacted to say they are not paying because the government says they can have a three month rent holiday. Even though they are still getting their benefits paid. What a message to send by the government.... Read More

Gary Nock

10:04 AM, 25th March 2020
About A week ago

Essential maintenance can be carried out during lockdown

Any guidance on cleaning and monthly fire safety checks in communal areas in blocks of flats? If the hard surfaces are not cleaned they spread the virus and if the fire alarms are faulty there is a fire risk. What a dilemma.... Read More

Gary Nock

18:39 PM, 15th February 2020
About 2 months ago

String of data shows government policy failure

I think this sums up whats going on in Housing Policy today:

"In recent times, a popular quotation, actually written by Charlton Ogburn in 1957 on reorganization is often spuriously attributed to a Gaius Petronius. It reads:

We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization"

Thats how landlords and agents feel.... Read More

Gary Nock

18:26 PM, 15th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Project to reduce the reluctance to rent to tenants on benefits

Ah Shelter. The "charity" run by a privileged left wing marxist few for the benefits many. An offshoot of Momentum. Always on the same page and on landlords backs. Well reap what you sow. Less properties to rent and those that are will not be available to UC and Housing Benefit tenants. I do feel sorry for the genuine cases who cannot find somewhere to live and all I will say is that Theresa Mays government using ex Shelter execs as advisors shows how insiduous they have become.... Read More

Gary Nock

17:02 PM, 14th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Letting Agent inspection photographs published online?

Great to see some heavyweight property gurus like Ian and David on here offering the benefit of their experience to tenants. This is what Property 118 is all about. Really good to see.... Read More