Peter Vine

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Peter Vine

11:28 AM, 19th November 2021, About A week ago

Tenant wants to wrestle control?

I have a tenant in an HMO, never paid rent on time, always aggressive to me, tells me I'm not allowed to in the property without 24 hr notice, which I informed him I do if I have to go in his room but not the common parts, has his 6 kids staying overnight, and new pregnant girlfriend, I've issued him with a section 21. I try to provide decent home for everyone, but he is decent. Best to evict your tenant and start again, some tenants have no respect for the landlord or others. Best of luck.... Read More

Peter Vine

18:41 PM, 15th April 2021, About 8 months ago

Tenant charged with Arson?

Reply to the comment left by Neil P at 15/04/2021 - 10:30
I had a similar problem, tenant was arrested for threatening other tenants with a 10" knife, to my knowledge, the property is a licensed HMO. Didn't know were he went, was one time put in temporary accommodation, after he was released from custody, as I wasn't willing to put him in any other house, for the tenants safety. Incident was 28th October 2020, got a call from DWP on 15th January 2021, explained to them what had happened, and I didn't know were he was, DWP told me he was getting housing benefit, and they were obliged to pay the arrears and would pay it up to 6 months, and then reassess. They took bank details were money to be paid and a reference, so I knew were the payment was from. After 5-6 weeks rang DWP, as I thought it was plenty of time to sort the payment to me. I was eventually told, payment was reassessed on 18th January and I won't be getting any payments, DWP didn't even have the decency to notify me. I'm now at a loss were to go next, but I'm thinking of calling my local MP, as I'm disgusted the way I've been treated, ironically 2 days after taking the DWP, I had a missed call, from another phone, as the police have his original, and he agreed to take his goods from the room, I didn't know how to get him to surrender his tenancy, as I didn't know were he was, he told me he was released from prison, and had lived on the streets for a couple of nights.... Read More

Peter Vine

11:05 AM, 10th April 2021, About 8 months ago

Smart Meter Installation - thoughts please?

I have smart meters installed in my HMO,s as the tenants have have a monthly fuel allowance, and they have no excuse to check the fuel usage. It also means the fuel companies should get the meter readings, so don't have estimated bills. I have had problems with the energy companies not getting the readings, but that is now sorted. The first Smart meters were useless, as the engineer explained that they only worked for the company that supplied the fuel, and not compatible with other suppliers, NOT very Smart. They should of made the meters compatible with all suppliers, as the latest version. If they save you fuel is doubtful, but as least you can track usage. As we pay monthly DD, if we have a large credit we ask for refund, as the monitor usage they shouldn't built up excessive credit, but that probably suits them.... Read More