Chris Sheldon

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 62

Chris Sheldon

8:02 AM, 22nd February 2019
About 5 months ago

Dear Universal Credit Stage 1 complaints

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 21/02/2019 - 17:37
The whole situation isn’t very clear and no one who works at UC really seems to be aware of what’s happening.

You regularly get passed from department to department and the staff have no way of searching the reference numbers anyway.

The only advice I can offer is that you need the full service team as they can search by the NI number which is the payee name on the transaction.

I’m sure your used to it but be prepared for a 20 minute conversation explaining that you aren’t the claimant and you may have to call back several times until you get someone who actually understands GDPR and that as a landlord you have a legal right to know who the payment relates too.... Read More

Chris Sheldon

16:25 PM, 21st February 2019
About 5 months ago

Dear Universal Credit Stage 1 complaints

Hi Mick,
I had a problem with this having a few hundred tenants on UC and to find the solution took me a longtime on the phone and alot of shouting.
You dont need the reference number that is useless and nobody can find anything off it, but the actual name of the payee which is usually two letters and then the rest numbers followed by a letter and then DWP UC (or AWP if its an arrears payment) is the tenants national insurance number and they can search using that.
Hope that helps
Chris... Read More

Chris Sheldon

16:20 PM, 6th August 2018
About 11 months ago

Fed up with all the landlord bashing - What's the alternative?

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 05/08/2018 - 22:05
Hi Dale,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

This is somewhat of an anomaly in that an inspection was instructed but we haven't received the report from the clerk and have since parted ways for various reasons.

I have instructed an inspection this morning and this is being arranged with the tenant and we shall have the report with you as soon as the clerk has attended the property.

I apologise for this and if you do have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Chris... Read More

Chris Sheldon

0:00 AM, 2nd August 2018
About 12 months ago

Fed up with all the landlord bashing - What's the alternative?

Hi All,

Firstly thank you for the positive feedback it’s much appreciated.

It has been a while since I corresponded with Nottingham CC regarding the requirement to be accredited by DASH and i have complained to them in the past that it is not feasible, as rob has already mentioned, to be accredited by every scheme particularly when working with tight margins and already being accredited by a nationally recognised body that is Propertymark/Arla as well as then being members of NFOPP, Property Ombudsman, rentsmart wales, property factors Scotland etc..all of which have a fee attached to them.

I’ve emailed both Nottingham CC following up my previous complaint as I’m yet to receive a reply and DASH to try and shed some more light on the matter.

I do however consider it at best unfair when already meeting Propertymark/ARLA’s strict requirements to be a member including meeting there CPD requirements, annual client account audits and being a member of there client money protection scheme to then have to gain further accreditation and pay a another fee which will almost definitely hold the same criteria to manage properties in Nottingham.

As soon as I receive a reply from both parties I’ll post it up

C... Read More

Chris Sheldon

10:10 AM, 14th December 2017
About 2 years ago

Here's My Bitcoin Strategy - What's Yours?

interestingly enough i have had an increase in landlords, literallty in the last month, asking if we could pay rents into crypto currency wallets and after a few checks with Propertymark/ARLA providing the account is registered to the UK then this isn't a problem.

This actually lead me to looking into how bitcoin is affecting the rental market, and there is a company which offers management software to take rental payments via bitcoin. Unfortunately this is currently only available in the US, however the recent growth has lead many people to be able to cover the cost of renting through the growth that bitcoin has seen as of late. Of course, as with any investment, there is the possibility that it could end up costing them more but its certainly an interesting concept.

Only time will tell how bitcoin affects our day to day lives and the rental market but we are certainly looking into ways that it can be integrated into the lettings industry.... Read More