Ian Cognito

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 14th July 2014

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 118

Ian Cognito

16:32 PM, 10th December 2018
About a month ago

Taking rent from tenant overlap?

Let's ignore the legalities. What you are suggesting, Mike, is not only morally wrong. it provides ammunition for Shelter to fire back at ALL landlords, as if they need it.

Apologies if I have somehow misread the situation.... Read More

Ian Cognito

10:10 AM, 26th October 2018
About 3 months ago

One of my tenants is not keeping the house tidy?

Reply to the comment left by AA at 25/10/2018 - 21:26
If your expectations, AA, are that tenants will NEVER look after your property, I guess they never will.

Since first letting out properties in 2009, I have tried to find tenants looking for a home. Surprise, surprise, most treat it very well. Even the worst are merely untidy and a bit messy.... Read More

Ian Cognito

19:42 PM, 12th July 2018
About 6 months ago

How to nicely vacate tenant out of property with rising damp?

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 12/07/2018 - 19:27
But tenant has been renting property for 5 years!

You're right that I'm not opposed to 3 year minimum tenancies IF the quid pro quo (to quote another Ian) is that there's a change in legislation that enables rogue tenants to be ejected with the minimum of fuss, time and expense.

Of course, I am well aware that defining and proving 'rogue' is no easy matter, but if the 3 year law is coming in anyway, at least let's have the debate.... Read More

Ian Cognito

9:47 AM, 12th July 2018
About 6 months ago

Tenant claiming for associated costs from water leak visits?

Notice - Tenancy Agreement will probably state minimum 24hrs notice required, or at any time without notice in case of emergency.

Claim for costs - Was more than one visit required to fix the leak really necessary, or was it because you didn't employ a professional? Did he warn you beforehand that he would have to take time off work, or did he only tell you once the leak was fixed?

What has been your relationship with the tenant up until now?... Read More

Ian Cognito

8:32 AM, 11th July 2018
About 6 months ago

Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 10/07/2018 - 20:04
Read Ian Narbeth's post again and you will see that this is not what he is suggesting. Ian N mentioned having the EQUIVALENT of an s21 to use when tenant is in arrears (i.e. rather than being reliant on an s8). He also makes other good suggestions.... Read More