Paul Maguire

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 23rd June 2013


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Paul Maguire

21:19 PM, 9th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital - Landlord Action response

Sorry. I was meaning the current situation. If he fitted bolts to the back of the door, they would only be working if there was someone inside to close them. If no-one's in then there's just the Yale to deter entry, and it doesn't seem to do a good job on it's own. If he didn't renew the Yale with something more substantial....what's to stop some crook going round and emptying the flat.... Read More

Paul Maguire

20:00 PM, 9th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital - Landlord Action response

Reply to the comment left by Fuming Landlord at 09/07/2019 - 17:18
Presumable the door is still easy to kick in as there's no-one inside to actuate the bolts ?? Or did the letting agent think to renew the Yale lock too? Just wondering about her possessions. A mortice lock would've been better. Wish I could stop thinking about this lol.... Read More

Paul Maguire

9:13 AM, 8th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital - Landlord Action response

This whole story does show how the letting agent's poor decision not to change the lock can snowball into a total disaster of a situation. It's like not installing fire safety measures because "there's never been a fire before". As you say Joyce, the tenant does seem to have a case against you, but the amount of liability will be decided by the magistrate. At least your serving an eviction notice will bring things to a head and although it'll probably cost you, at least the stress from the past year will be gone. If this is allowed to drag on longer, who knows how it would affect your own health.
I doubt I'll ever forget this real-life tragedy so please let us know the story's ending. It'll certainly make me think about future ramifications before I make a snap decision over a tenant's small request. The saddest part is that you both come across as good people swept away by a tsunami started and magnified by others. I hope it reaches a satisfactory conclusion for both of you and at least in your case it's only money.... Read More

Paul Maguire

16:51 PM, 7th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital - Landlord Action response

Reply to the comment left by Fuming Landlord at 07/07/2019 - 15:39
I'm so sorry Joyce. I hadn't realised that this has been going on for a whole year. Reread your original question and now noticed the "15th July last year". I was thinking it was just a couple of months.
I would suspect the other landlords of not wanting to be seen to discriminate rather than the tenant lying. I do now understand your liability worry from the front door but there seems to be plenty of other contributing individuals to the violent incident that should dilute the claim against you. Maybe the ex-carer had loosened the screws holding the latch or lock and was then able to tell her friends about how easy it would be to kick it in. Given the circle of friends she has it wouldn't surprise me.
I would however be surprised if Shelter were able to offer any meaningful help. The whole situation is obviously a nightmare for both you and the tenant.... Read More

Paul Maguire

15:08 PM, 7th July 2019
About 2 months ago

Evicting vulnerable tenant in hospital - Landlord Action response

Reply to the comment left by Frederick Morrow-Ahmed at 07/07/2019 - 14:46
Frederick. Freeloaders are easy to deal with as you just give them the money they want and ignore the fact that they're depleting your budget. Bi-polar means high maintenance and constant abuse in many cases. Some people get dealt a rubbish hand in life.... Read More