Bristol Landlord

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Monday 18th August 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 60

Bristol Landlord

17:20 PM, 17th April 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Benefit tenants, I am sorry!

Reply to the comment left by Smartermind at 17/04/2021 - 15:06
Dear Smartermind, your argument may be laudable but in the real world is hopelessly unrealistic. We are in the Private Rented Sector, we are not in, nor are we experts on, the Social Housing Sector, the Mental Health Sector or the Unemployment Benefits Sector. In other words and as Private Sector Landlords it is way beyond our scope to sort out the SYSTEMIC mess which this subject has become. It is the job of the Govt and LA to sort out, not Private Landlords.
It is now very clear the Govt is incompetent, lazy, uncaring, callous etc and is trying to shirk its duties of good governance and trying to pass on its responsibilities, in this regard of benefits and vulnerable tenants, onto the Private Landlords.
It is neither our business nor our problem to sort out this mess.
Mick is quite correct to say he has now, despite his heroic struggles, to avoid this problem of struggling to accommodate tenants with mental health issues in order to PROTECT himself from further financial loss, wasted time and increased blood pressure.
I totally agree with Mick, if you can’t SOLVE a problem then you have to AVOID the problem.... Read More

Bristol Landlord

16:10 PM, 17th April 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Licence Fees - Should I only pay an inflation linked increase?

Dhirajlal, I agree that the increase is unfair and unjustified but I don’t believe for one moment it is worth the time, expense and increased blood pressure to go to court over this. Your problems and legal expenses will only increase as the LA will have virtually unlimited resources to fight you, it will become a quagmire for you.
Much smarter to simply view the license fee as a cost of doing business and pass the cost on to the tenants.... Read More

Bristol Landlord

14:13 PM, 29th March 2021
About a month ago

Green Homes Grant applications canned after 31st March

It was a pretty useless scheme for me. My properties are all Victorian terraced houses with existing loft insulation and good boilers.
I would have liked to replace many of my single glazed windows with double glazed.
Couldn’t do that without first spending a lot on redoing the insulation and boilers and even then the grant for windows was a small proportion of the money which first had to be spent on the other “improvements”. I didn’t go forwards on my mass window replacement as it was looking like a lot of work for a very small gain.This will have to wait for another day.
Why the Govt couldn’t just pay a rebate for a confirmed window replacement of single to double glazed I don’t know, would have been relatively simple to manage.
I suppose they were too thick to work that out. The grant scheme was overly bureaucratic, inflexible, restricted and complicated. This once again shows this single agenda Govt as really just interested in splashy headlines and vote catching and not actually serious in doing the best it can to improve all aspects of the country for the good of all citizens and residents.... Read More

Bristol Landlord

18:14 PM, 16th January 2021
About 4 months ago

Solicitor sold my property to a fraudster?

Reply to the comment left by Bristol Landlord at 16/01/2021 - 17:38
Also don’t forget to make a complaint to the police about the fraudster, basically make as many complaints as you can to as many organisations as you can, then you can decide later on what’s useful to you.... Read More

Bristol Landlord

17:38 PM, 16th January 2021
About 4 months ago

Solicitor sold my property to a fraudster?

John, sorry you lost out on this. Whether the sellers solicitors were duped or not it would help to get the facts checked by a company like Nelsons to assess if you have a case to sue them for your losses due to Professional Negligence.
I have not had any dealings with the Law Society but have previously made a complaint to the Solicitors Regulation Authority about a firm of solicitors.
It may be worth filing a complaint to the SRA about these solicitors and see if they will investigate. The SRA are extremely slow but it won’t cost you anything to make a complaint. And you have I believe 6 years from the “event” to bring legal action.
In my case the solicitors allowed, at conveyancing, my parent’s jointly owned house to be sold and the assisted living retirement flat they were buying with the proceeds to be registered with the Land Registry entirely in the name of my sister, even though she didn’t contribute a penny towards the purchase.
At the time my father was 85yrs old and under the undue influence of my sister. My mother was 88yrs old with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and wasn’t actually at the conveyancing. My sister signed the land transfer form in place of our mother and posing as her Power of Attorney, although it was myself and father who were jointly our mother’s LPA.
The conveyancing solicitor apparently never checked for proof my sister was actually our mother’s LPA.
I should get in a few weeks time a letter from the SRA outlining their findings. The SRA will not investigate my sister, that’s outside their remit and is in the hands of the police, but will investigate professional misconduct by the conveyancing solicitor.
Depending on the findings of the SRA my solicitor and I will decide on whether to sue the conveyancing solicitors for Professional Negligence.
The SRA findings will also I hope be useful evidence to help me sue my sister.
So all this to say, it’s maybe worth pursuing a complaint with the SRA to see if you can get a finding from them to help you with a case to sue the offending solicitors.... Read More