psquared

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Thursday 9th July 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 33

psquared

9:44 AM, 13th October 2021, About 5 days ago

Tenant changed lock - is the landlord obliged to pay?

Hi.
Mi am a landlord and i would not pay this outrageous fee.

This is a total scam and as you instructed the locksmith i’m afraid it was your responsibility to make sure the cost was reasonable.
And you also had non emergency work done at the same time which you should not have agreed to.

If you were my tenant id offer to pay around £150 max for a call out. I would consider that excessive but as a goodwill gesture I would reimburse upto that amount.

Also if the lock wss working it certainly wasnt an emergency.

It sounds lime this could have waited till you management to contact your landlord.

I’m sorry you are so out of pocket but you also have a duty of care to ensure repairs charges are not as excessive as this.... Read More

psquared

12:56 PM, 10th July 2021, About 3 months ago

DIY Property Sale?

I know this sounds to good to be true but check out Strike Estate Agent. They will list your property on all major sites for free and come round and value and prepare a listing

They charge £0,00.

I know it sounds like a scam but i have looked at it and in my opinion its legit.
( they do charge for ancillary services but no heavy sells and not mandatory)
Be interested to hear what u think of it... Read More

psquared

16:27 PM, 26th April 2021, About 6 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

psquared

6:01 AM, 26th April 2021, About 6 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