Chris Bradley

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 6th December 2019


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Chris Bradley

10:19 AM, 8th April 2020
About 3 months ago

Coronavirus - Government intervention for Landlords and Tenants

If you are at the end of a six month contract and you haven't given them the required notice to quit then it becomese a periodic and they would pay monthly.
I'm not sure I'd want to sign someone up for 6 mths if their employment/rent affordability is uncertain.... Read More

Chris Bradley

7:36 AM, 3rd April 2020
About 3 months ago

Gas Safety Certificate post emergency measures?

I read on the gas safe website that it can be done 2months early keeping the original end date so a 14mth certificate. Shame its not the other way around.... Read More

Chris Bradley

15:00 PM, 31st March 2020
About 3 months ago

Put ourselves in the shoes of these kids?

In the summer I charge about half rent.
Students are allowed to still live at the property and many do so and are greatful for the rent reduction.... Read More

Chris Bradley

10:09 AM, 31st March 2020
About 3 months ago

Put ourselves in the shoes of these kids?

Reply to the comment left by SteveoA at 31/03/2020 - 09:59
It would be difficult to refund final terms fees and rent, since the government do not have an infinite pot of money. If they tell Universities or landlords to refund then both would end with financial difficulties as university salaries have to be paid, landlords need to eat. I have two children with student loans and yes they have To be repaid if they earn over certain salaries, but loans are written of after 30years. In reality most students will only pay back a small prototion of their loans before they are written Off. It's difficult to be fair to everyone in these situations. My youngest is expecting to have to pay for her third term in halls, she hasn't been told not to pay, so not all universities are giving rent free periods.... Read More

Chris Bradley

7:31 AM, 31st March 2020
About 3 months ago

Put ourselves in the shoes of these kids?

As a landlord whose income is the rent they receive from the student let, I would suffer financial hardship without the rental income. There are no government handouts available to me.
Students are still recieving their student loan, so I approached my students to establish if any could not pay, in case they needed top ups from family. They have all left their property at the houses, as it was such short notice to vacate.
All students said they were able to pay and thankfully did not ask for rent holiday.
I did however offer them a 20% discount on the rent, so that I will try and survive on 80% income like many others.
They are still welcome to use the property and if they need to Isolate away from family at any time they will do.
Every landlords and students story is different.... Read More