Hardworking Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 30th September 2019

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 15

Hardworking Landlord

10:12 AM, 8th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Northampton Council HMO Licensing Rip-offs.

Funny, when I read at the top of the page '+ Make Text Bigger ' I misread it as
Make Tax Bigger!

It feels like we really are moving into rip off territory with this market!... Read More

Hardworking Landlord

9:49 AM, 23rd December 2019
About a month ago

Crisis Waiting to Happen

With all the recent changes, I have remained positive and pushed through to continue with my 20 year project of building a portfolio of quality rental properties that are well managed. With the likely removal of S21 and the reduced deposits we can hold, its just to high risk now. Tenants can cause too much damage and it will not be possible to limit the loss by ending the tenancy efficiently and without adding further cost. I am now looking to non-property investments with a view to selling properties as tenancies end. I am sure I won't be alone.... Read More

Hardworking Landlord

11:46 AM, 4th December 2019
About 2 months ago

No surprise tenants have suffered intense rent increases this year

The reported rent increases certainly support the argument to reverse S24 etc but just to keep it real, can someone say where the rent increases are and what percentage they have increased by? My experience is that rents have slipped backwards a little in the south east, and I have not increased any rents in my portfolio over the last 12 months on properties in the SE or Cheshire. In fact I have read some reports that show rent increases below inflation which would seem to imply we could be better off with rent controlls and a built in annual inflation increase! (not that Labour will get my vote of course!)... Read More

Hardworking Landlord

11:53 AM, 27th November 2019
About 2 months ago

My campaign against Labour's housing policies

Jennifer, it would be good if you could post a bit about who you are and your background?... Read More

Hardworking Landlord

11:44 AM, 27th November 2019
About 2 months ago

Tenant asking not to extend S21?

I have experienced the same thing / had the same request. The section 21 you have issued will have all the details the council needs in terms of confirmation that the tenancy is to end on a set date. In my situation, the council did aim to get a property for the tenant lined up for the end of the tenancy, so you may not have an issue. Depends on the council and also the tenant you have and thier circumstances. Writing an email for the tenant is just duplication and would carry less weight than the section 21 notice... Read More