Smithy @hotmail

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 42

Smithy @hotmail

20:38 PM, 15th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Rent Repayment Order Magic Money Tree is pretty much dead!

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 14/08/2020 - 10:06
Just out of curiosity Mick - what on earth did you do with all those unfortunate animals?... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

19:55 PM, 15th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Money laundering regs - What do we buyers have to reveal?

With the last few purchases I made, I authorised my mortgage broker (works for a well known national company) to communicate with the estate agent.
The estate agent emailed him and he confirmed that I was taking out a mortgage and I had a suitable deposit. He did not disclose any actual figures but the estate agent was happy with that.... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

12:58 PM, 6th June 2020
About 5 months ago

3-month eviction ban extension and their fantasy world

I have read elsewhere the the S21 form has been lengthened, is more complicated and requires far more evidence (apparently - for example - every single gas safety certificate issued during the tenancy). I read that this happened, very quietly, about a month ago.... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

12:44 PM, 6th June 2020
About 5 months ago

Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 05/06/2020 - 22:45
Going back to the plumbing bill. Was it a big plumbing firm who advertise 'emergency plumbing' - and tend to be expensive? Or a local tradesperson? I think you should contact the plumber and approach him/her in a friendly way "Seems a rather expensive invoice for leak from the cistern." It might be the case that the tenant rang at 3am, in tears, insisting the plumber attend. Did the plumber suggest that it could wait until morning? Was there actually water running out (which the tenant should have reported ages ago - but now they have panicked). Could it have been a tricky repair and the plumber was there for ages? Have you or the agent been to have a look at the repair? Is there evidence of water damage?
It seems expensive, but we don't know enough at present.... Read More

Smithy @hotmail

11:15 AM, 6th June 2020
About 5 months ago

Universal Credit tenants - This is why you can't get a house any more

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 04/06/2020 - 08:48And I thought it was just me seeking Payment Remittances! I have contacted UC via my MP's office. The response from UC did not answer any of my questions.
I also applied (unsuccessfully) for Direct Payment from UC for another couple. UC have replied to me twice "Dear David Andrews". I am female and not called David Andrews. Who on earth is David Andrews?... Read More