Trapped Landlord

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Monday 17th February 2020


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 16

Trapped Landlord

13:58 PM, 3rd August 2020
About 2 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

To me, this all hinges on which electrician is sent in to carry out these reports. Last week I was informed that out of the 10 properties given to our ' competent electrician' , 8 needed full rewires. Immediately, I sent in another electrician, who was happy to carry out a certain amount of remedial work and subsequently passed them off. This chap will now be carrying out our reports exclusively.... Read More

Trapped Landlord

13:44 PM, 3rd August 2020
About 2 months ago

Myth-busting - Electrical Safety installations Act 2020

Fantastic idea ! Naturally, the rents will be increased accordingly. Maybe Shelter could now invest some its dosh educating tenants on how to keep themselves safe now all of our properties are tip top.... Read More

Trapped Landlord

11:56 AM, 18th July 2020
About 2 months ago

Landlords warned not to discriminate against benefits tenants

Reply to the comment left by Jonathan Clarke at 17/07/2020 - 03:19This post is almost a carbon copy of how I would describe this mess that has unfolded at our company over that last few years. A combination desperate dss tenants with very little to offer other that a low housing allowance ( which you may or may not have paid directly to you as landlord in a month or two), local authorities that seem to be getting ever more officious once these ' grateful ' tenants begin running to the environmental health officers over disrepair, which the vast majority of the time is merely a ploy to obtain social housing. We are seeing this more and more. Why on earth would we entertain the idea of this now in a time where every landlord in the area is being bombarded with interest from working families who are physically and mentally capable of maintaining the house and garden etc.
I cannot / will not spend 90% of my time chasing these people for top up rents , confronting them on anti social behaviour. This game, and it is a game is becoming more and more predictable and frustrating if you opt to get involved with it.
So, I am afraid, unless I am fairly sure that an applicant is going to abide by the tenancy, they will simply not get a phone call back and I am happy to leave the property empty until the right person comes along.
The council can have the lot of them !!... Read More

Trapped Landlord

10:51 AM, 21st February 2020
About 7 months ago

Tenant claiming £10k damages?

To clarify, the tenancy doesn't state when the second payment is due. It merely states that 2 months are due on moving in, and the rent is payable on the 6th of the month. My solicitor agrees with me in that a a tenancy agreement ( a legally binding document) signed by the relevant parties is wholly important. I cannot see how this has the same commercial effect as a deposit, unlike a deposit, there is no mention that this cushion of rent will be withheld in the event that the property is vandalised or the rent account is in debit at the end of the tenancy. After all, we can't suddenly brand a joint of pork as beef because it looks a bit dark can we ?... Read More

Trapped Landlord

21:09 PM, 20th February 2020
About 7 months ago

Tenant claiming £10k damages?

Reply to the comment left by Dave Driver at 20/02/2020 - 18:49
Prefer the idea of my tenants being that extra month in front with their rent , gives me extra time to get the section 21 in the post if and when the money stops coming in.... Read More