Roger Stott

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 21st July 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Roger Stott

12:19 PM, 20th August 2016
About 3 years ago

Home Ownership Is Completely Overrated

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "20/08/2016 - 11:47":

Point taken. I think in my case it comes from working in the S++t holes of the planet for extended periods and knowing there is a place for me to come back to that doesn't change.
Boring old world if we were all the same, eh?... Read More

Roger Stott

11:38 AM, 20th August 2016
About 3 years ago

Home Ownership Is Completely Overrated

Reply to the comment left by "Mick Roberts" at "19/08/2016 - 07:30":

Hello to all. Good assessment from Mike regarding the initial thread from Mark. I have to disagree with everything that Mark has said regarding ownership, possibly excluding moving to Malta. Can't fault you there, Chief.
Perhaps my perspective is a little different having worked offshore for the last forty years. If you work away it doesn't much matter where you live, and the argument about being able to up sticks and move becomes invalid as, if you don't like where you are, why did you move there in the first place? I moved to Anglesey for a six week job (as a renter) thirty five years ago, and I will leave the property that I have owned there for thirty four years in a box in the back of a black car. The property is mine. I own it. It belongs to me.... Read More

Roger Stott

10:46 AM, 25th April 2016
About 4 years ago

Right to Rent rules may change

Here's a radical idea for you, Mick, why not rent your properties to UK citizens who can prove their identity and nationality with the correct paperwork.
Your tenants may or may not have the right to rent, but if they are not willing to go through the system and provide you with legal documentation, both they and you have a problem.... Read More

Roger Stott

13:38 PM, 12th January 2015
About 5 years ago

Is a log fire in a BTL madness??!

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Woodhead" at "12/01/2015 - 09:34":

Hello Neil, thanks for your reply. Firstly there is no "D" in Roger. Moving on, I was a little lapse in the inspection department regarding the previous tenant so I take your comment on board and fully agree. However. They had been there for many years and I trusted the gentleman who was the first signature on the agreement. Following an acrimonious split with his partner he moved out and the lady in question then became my tenant and brought in another boyfriend who fitted the carpets. Without casting judgement........OK, I am casting judgement, this lady was of the type that would wander round to Tesco at half one in the afternoon dressed in jimmy bottoms, carpet slippers and a hoodie top. Would you want them lighting a fire in your investment property? I think not.
RS.... Read More

Roger Stott

21:13 PM, 11th January 2015
About 5 years ago

Is a log fire in a BTL madness??!

Don't do it. If it was your home it would be perfectly fine. It is not your home. You are aiming to maximise income and reduce expenditure. Adding the risk of the tenant burning your house down while you are off your head on rum punch in the Caribbean is not the way forward.
I have a similar problem with an apartment that I am renovating on Anglesey. What will become the dining room has a small fireplace. The previous tenant asked permission to fit new carpets. I agreed. Now that the tenants have moved out and I have moved in with the team I find that the carpet was cut and laid UNDERNEATH the fireplace! Any attempt to light that fire would have resulted in the destruction of my property. Not to mention that the room was a kiddie's bedroom at the time. Keep it simple. Be aware of Murphy's law and act accordingly. If you have central heating they don't need a log burner.
Regards,
Rog.... Read More