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16:27 PM, 26th April 2021, About 2 months ago

When should tenants report an unlicensed HMO?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 26/04/2021 - 10:27
and a good landlord would of course have a diary system in place to keep records of all the stuff he has to do!... Read More

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6:01 AM, 26th April 2021, About 2 months ago

Shelter claim 39% of PRS is dangerous or unhealthy

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 24/04/2021 - 21:14
This comment is not helpful. Grassing up implies there is wrongdoing which you don’t want reported.
If a landlord is in breach of the law I woukd want that reported it helps to improve standards.
The phrase you use immediately implies criminality.

For me any landlord be not providing safe and clean accommodation should be reported.

But the problem is that minor infractions can sometimes be dealt with vet heavy handed.

What’s needed is a fairer system. I had an inspection on an hmo and there were a few minor gpfaukts found. I received a letter outlining the problem asked to correct the faults in 28 days, warned of the consequences if I didn’t.
I got it sorted reinspected and all is well. I thanked the man from the council for his help and off he went smiles all round.

I dare say if I had a major fault it may have been different but as a professional landlord it’s my job to make sure my properties comply.

Yes there are councils employees who are jobsworth and power. Mad and are looking to prosecute but this wasn’t my experience.
Anyone else had a good interaction? I think LD like to scare us and tell us about the bad ones but I’d like to know if other landlords have had reasonable interactions..... Read More

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14:56 PM, 20th April 2021, About 2 months ago

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11:57 AM, 20th April 2021, About 2 months ago

Shelter claim 39% of PRS is dangerous or unhealthy

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 20/04/2021 - 11:50
That is such a great idea. If the nrla ask for donations to fund the survey I would gladly contribute....but as rightly said what the hell are we paying for....NRLA is a fairly big organisation and should be showing Shelter up for the sham they are....I guess to the reason we don’t do very much is we are all busy earning a living and looking after houses and tenants.....The NRLA are failing us and I unless I see them defending landlords I’m going to give up membership.

I am sick and tired of being beaten over the head with section 21....I have never yet met a landlord who wants to remove a good tenant who looks after the property and pays the rent ( unless there are exceptional personal circumstances).... Read More

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9:57 AM, 20th April 2021, About 2 months ago

Shelter claim 39% of PRS is dangerous or unhealthy

This is just so typical of shelter to see a small leak and declare a national disaster.
I don't have any hard data but I do speak with a lot of landlords and I suspect the vast majority of landlords take pride in providing high quality accommodation....I know I would never rent anything I wasn't happy to live in myself....and I am sick and tired of the constant barrage of section 21... Unless you want the property back or your tenant is damaging property, being anti social or not paying the rent why the hell would anyone want to evict a tenant?....there is always nearly always
a substantial cost to relet a property and the risk you have let someone in who has no intention of paying.
And I want my tenants to report faults......if its minor I tell them I will put it on the list for repair if its significant I get it done asap and if its urgent I bend over backwards to get it sorted without delay.
I have rented property for 25 years and I have never ever evicted a tenant that was without fault (actually only ever had to evict 3 tenants in total).
It is simply scaremongering to suggest that landlords are trying to get tenants out for no reason.....if nothing else it doesn't make economic sense to move someone out who is paying the rent....and for me if I have a good tenant I'd rather keep them happy than try to extract a few pound more.....it's my loyalty bonus and if they stay a long time I've never had anyone complain about an increase after a few years of renting as long as its reasonable and negotiated..... tenants are customers not the enemy!
These remarks are for property outside London....London seems to be unique and have serious problems that do need to be addressed.....of course there will always be rogue landlords and I totally agree they should be brought to account but sadly I think the councils often go after soft targets... Read More