Perfect Tenant

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Tuesday 3rd June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Perfect Tenant

11:17 AM, 31st October 2014
About 6 years ago

Halloween House 2014 - Music and Light Show

Nice one Mark. Guess you must be a bit of a closet rocker yourself?!! I was there for Bon, Angus and the boys' first concert in the UK at Newcastle Uni back in 76 I think it was and have always been a big fan of the band - not too much of Geordie Brian though. Anyway, might as well mention that, after all of this year searching, I have just found a property just about a mile from where I am now. My landlord, apparently, regretted giving me notice to quit in July and has been hoping I would stay on. I am fully paid up to December 27 and am getting the keys to my new place on November 29 so although I'm paying for both properties in December at least I have plenty of time to move. My present landlord has kept the bond and not used a DPS as he said it's not a bond it's a 'further month in advance'! Yes I know what I could legally do but I just can't be arsed. Still great site and read with interest your stories. Back in the year I registered my details with nine (9) estate agents and only TWO have ever forwarded me property information! Oh, and my aerial is still hanging off the roof from when it fell off in April!! It has now damaged the guttering - just as I warned the agent it would. Oh well, glad to be on my way out.Cheers Mark and keep up the stirling work. Nige.... Read More

Perfect Tenant

16:47 PM, 25th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Lone tenant hassled over re-signing of contract

Mark has asked me to give an update to my thread so this I am now doing: I have not yet moved!! I have still not found a suitable property (will not go into details but I had one but it fell through). Although the last communication from my landlord was two months' notice, the agents said not to hurry and to take my time to find a suitable property. It transpired that the landlord has regretted his decision and is now hoping I will stay. (the aerial is still hanging off the roof!!). But as far as I am concerned our relationship is soured and I still intend to move out as soon as I find a nice property. I am 61 and do not relish another wasted move so am making sure I fine a really nice place before I commit myself. I must say though, I am amazed at how many Estate Agents do not bother to send you details of suitable properties even though they advertise they want your details. Some, one notable one was Sandersons Lettings in Darlington, made me feel downright uncomfortable and the girl I was talking to showed absolutely no interest whatsoever. Thankfully, others have been more accommodating. The search continues......... Read More

Perfect Tenant

11:54 AM, 24th September 2014
About 6 years ago

Monthly statutory periodic tenancy notice period?

As a tenant who has moved four times in five years I can actually answer this for you. Most (not all though) landlords/agents requre one month notice from the date of the start of your tenancy (in your case 1st of the month). So even if you want to give them notice on the second of the month, it will have to be from the first of the FOLLOWING month that you can give one full month's notice. However, if the landlord/agent finds a tenant who can move in before that notice is up, then you willl need to pay rent ONLY up until the start of the new people's tenancy. If it falls badly for you, you may find yourself in the position of being in the property for seven weeks and six days........ Read More

Perfect Tenant

11:56 AM, 24th July 2014
About 6 years ago

Prospective Tenants not happy for visit - Should this ring alarm bells?

Reply to the comment left by "Romain " at "24/07/2014 - 11:48":

I'm sorry, Romain, but your comment does not make any sense! If you wanted to borrow money off me I would want to know your financial background and if you had any history of being a rogue! So - the same applies surely - if you want to come and live in my house and pay rent then I have the right to know if you are an upstanding citizen and would look after my property. So I would ask, ASK, mind you, if you would mind me visiting you in your property. You are quite within your rights to refuse, but then that in itself would tell me what I wanted to know and I would look for a different tenant.......... If I am putting my property on the line then surely I have a right to know what kind of person is going to live in (look after) it???... Read More

Perfect Tenant

11:20 AM, 24th July 2014
About 6 years ago

Prospective Tenants not happy for visit - Should this ring alarm bells?

Can I just say that as a tenant with nothing to hide and excellent references I have never had a problem with a prospective landlord/agent visiting me at my present address. In fact, I would have thought it an excellent way of assessing the tenant. After all, how they have looked after their previous property is a vital indication of how they will look after their future property. A few bad tenants give the many good ones a bad name so if you are a good tenant what have you got to hide?
By the way, what a brilliant site this is. Habitual reading for both landlords and tenants alike!... Read More