david manifold

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 24th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

david manifold

10:03 AM, 7th August 2015
About 4 years ago

Should I take a tenant reference for new lodger?

No problem. I hope it all works out. Sometimes it does.... Read More

david manifold

9:00 AM, 7th August 2015
About 4 years ago

Should I take a tenant reference for new lodger?

No your not expected to put up with this behaviour in your own home. Entering your room at the early hours is a big no no. I would personally give the guy one chance. Reiterate the house rules and if you don't see an immediate change (or back tracking) tell him to go. If you feel threatened in your own home do as I did and accelerate the notice to 24 hours. Make sure you have a witness present if you wish to remain present while their notice expires. Don't force them out but do change the locks once they leave,... Read More

david manifold

19:00 PM, 3rd August 2015
About 4 years ago

Should I take a tenant reference for new lodger?

And another thing. As far as honouring contracts. - I have been letting to lodgers since 1995. One stayed from 1995 - 2000. Another stayed a year from 2001-2002 an another stayed from 2004 until now where I have just given him 4 weeks as he's been fair and reasonable (even with his bad habits which I won't go into). So to imply I don't know how to honour a contract is not acceptable. If I have someone violating the above house rules then they are out pronto. It's not rocket science.... Read More

david manifold

18:43 PM, 3rd August 2015
About 4 years ago

Should I take a tenant reference for new lodger?

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "03/08/2015 - 11:42":

No I am not saying that. Read my posts again. I would expect to return any rent paid on account as I already stated as I am not a thief. I said if tenant violated my house rules, threatened me or stole from me they would be out within a reasonable amount of time which would not be a week. I have AST tenants too and believe me - if they break my rules they will be out too, but within the normal section 8/21 guidelines.... Read More

david manifold

9:19 AM, 2nd August 2015
About 4 years ago

Should I take a tenant reference for new lodger?

Your talking about builders and I am talking about liodgers living in my house. Totally different things. Hotels are not my house either. It's my personal space who I let someone in for a small amount of moneyy. in return I expect respect and security. And honesty. If neither of these are adhered to they will be leaving. within a reasonable amount of time. Which will not be 1 week never mind 1 month because they broke their contract with my rules.. Not the other way around. This is Common sense.... Read More