psquared

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

psquared

18:46 PM, 26th February 2021
About 13 hours ago

I have the misfortune of being taken to court by nightmare tenant in small HMO?

Reply to the comment left by mccabeproperties at 26/02/2021 - 18:30
I know nothing about you and whilst I have kno reason to doubt the veracity of what you say there are always more thsn one side in argument. . What i do know is that berating my tenants Would be unlikely to achieve a satisfactory result.

I totally agree you are in difficult situation but I feel you are slightly naive saying you take a zero tolerance to drugs... what does that mean in practice?

I certainly dont approve of drugs in any way but I am not able to control what my tenants do behind closed doors.....weed is fairly easy to detect but how do you operate a zero tolerance... do you search their rooms? Confiscate contraband? Carry out strip body searches? Police their visitors?

I’m genuinely interested to know how you manage to run drug free tenancies.

I treat my tenants with respect... I chat to them and if something goes wrong I will have an honest conversation, explain the problem and seek agreement how to move forward.....i would never berate them or repeatedly knock on the door ( you are leaving yourself open to the serious charge of tenant harrasment).... Read More

psquared

13:16 PM, 26th February 2021
About 18 hours ago

I have the misfortune of being taken to court by nightmare tenant in small HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 26/02/2021 - 12:09
not sure where you are living but in Manchester would take around a year to get someone out at the moment if they use all the tricks available....the police would be very unlikely to be useful and more likely to inflame the situation and sadly breaking the terms of a tenancy is not a criminal act and your tennant cannot be prosecuted....only you if the council become involved and act against you... Read More

psquared

12:23 PM, 26th February 2021
About 19 hours ago

I have the misfortune of being taken to court by nightmare tenant in small HMO?

I think people are misunderstanding me. Of course it's a horrible situation and it maybe that the tennant is totally unreasonable.
But when I read that the landlord "berated" and is constantly knocking on the door I think this just inflames the situation. I have 50+ tennants and I generally find if you approach in a reasonable way and try to explain without berating the tenant.
My point is that the language he was using sounds inflamatory and if he has that attitude with the tenant it aint going to help.

The tenant may be terrible but an attitude where you think its ok to mutiple knock on doors and berate isnt going to help the situation... Read More

psquared

9:38 AM, 26th February 2021
About 22 hours ago

I have the misfortune of being taken to court by nightmare tenant in small HMO?

On the face of it of course I would side with you but of course that is only one side. To be perfectly honest you do come across as overbearing and bullying. Referring to people as “weedheads” “cocky” “berated them”. Obviously I am unable to really understand the situation but I would hazard a guess you mishandled the situation and really annoyed your tennant to the point they took the action they did......
In my experience “berated tenants” knocking on the door on numerous occasions comes across as bullying and intimidating.

Of course you need to sort the problem and it sounds like it was a difficult situation but reading between the lines I suspect you have some culpability for what happened.... Read More

psquared

11:30 AM, 19th February 2021
About A week ago

Private landlords on tenterhooks bracing for yet another attack?

Reply to the comment left by CazT at 09/02/2021 - 11:56
Hi. If cgt is increased it’s probably too late. Even if the implantation date is 2022 it means a large number of landlords may have the same ide...large numbers of properties going on the market at the same time by people desperate to sell before a tax deadline can only force prices down...I am sick to death of the way decent landlord providing decent homes are mercilessly punished and treated like we are scum.

I am prou to provide 60 odd people with good safe accommodation but I am weary of trying to jump through every increasing hoops an competing against live in landlords who have a 40% tax advantage over me where my rental income is taxed regardless of how much interest I pay on my mortgages.

Sorry just blowing off steam but I feel so frustrated by the inherent bias and unfairness shown against decent hardworking landlords who just want to have a level playing field... Read More