Tom

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 2nd December 2019


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 18

Tom

12:10 PM, 2nd December 2021, About 5 days ago

Tom

16:20 PM, 25th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Finally parity for Social housing and PRS fire and carbon monoxide safety

Yes, I fully understand your actions in protecting your property, yourself from possible prosecution and as a consequence the lives of the tenants. What I cannot fathom is why tenants would risk their lives by disabling a smoke alarm installed to protect them.... Read More

Tom

16:20 PM, 24th November 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Finally parity for Social housing and PRS fire and carbon monoxide safety

Whatever the legal responsibilities are
regarding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, there is nothing to stop a tenant or homeowner buying either at low cost for the peace of mind they provide. As a landlord we provide two smoke alarms (minimum), in some cases mains powered and others battery powered. My problem, highlighted by our electrician carrying out EICR checks ,not yet mandatory in Wales, is the number of alarms where tenants have either immobilised the fuse to the alarm or removed the battery!... Read More

Tom

9:23 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 months ago

Welsh government extends 6 months notice to 31st December 2021

I can only agree with you Mick. This strategy by the UK Government and the devolved administrations is shortsighted and only going to drive landlords from the sector. Along with the other impositions of more regulation and higher taxes it must be concluded that this is what they want. It may have short term benefits at the ballot box and be popular with the likes of Shelter and Generation Rent but I don’t understand how this will benefit tenants and the country as a whole in the long term.
On the six month notice period, I can’t understand how this has not been challenged. How can governments change the legal requirements for a notice period which retrospectively affects existing legal contracts freely entered into by both parties, tenant and landlord? Especially when that change can result in the landlord losing thousands of pounds and in some cases tens of thousands and even his /her livelihood.... Read More

Tom

11:22 AM, 4th June 2021, About 6 months ago

New insurance based approach for 'pets in lets' as default

I think I’ll be joining Mick and leaving the buy to let market if this becomes law. We do not at present have a blanket ban on tenants having a pet but would not want to be in a position where we have no control. In the distant past we had two instances which made us very cautious . We allowed a retired accountant to keep a cat. It was only when we had a complaint from a neighbour that the smell of cat was coming through the walls that we found he had seven cats which were not allowed out!
We allowed another tenant to keep a dog. What we didn’t know was that the dog, a bitch was soon to have puppies. All were left at home in the house while the tenants went out to work. When they subsequently “did a runner”we had to throw all carpets. Even then when couldn’t relet for some time until we found a tenant with no sense of smell.... Read More