Rod

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 15th September 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 122

Rodney Oliver

5 days ago
National Audit Office - Homelessness report

Time for some strait talk! To those who live on other planets who think L/Ls are worth millions are going to be very disappointed. I rent out at £85 per week but after mortgage, expenses, tax etc I'm left with around £40 PER WEEK, hardly a millionaires wage!!! Many, inc' MPs, need to get real as many L/Ls will pull out. Sorry to disappoint tenants but I've had bad ones and "enough is enough". Eviction should be made easier, yes you may think it'll increase homelessness BUT it would increase L/Ls numbers if evicting is easy and so bring homeless numbers down again. Bad tenants have caused most homelessnes, they need to "get over it - live with it - end of ! OR Behave !!!... Read More

Rodney Oliver

A week ago
National Audit Office - Homelessness report

I wrote to the Audit Office just yesterday basically saying that due to government changes a few years ago "Housing benefit no longer paid direct to l/L and is now paid to tenant = tenant not paying it on = homelessness and this is one of the main reasons for the increase in homelessness. I've said it before, I always send very candid messages (not rude) to the appropriate government ministers and straight to the point. I'm sure I'm becoming a thorn in their side and if we all do it and become thorns they'll soon get fed up and may do something so it'd worth a try!... Read More

Rodney Oliver

A week ago
The complex law surrounding property condition and disrepair

I'm considering not using written contracts anymore as they're simply not worth the paper they're written on. Tenants just do what they like and seldom ask any permissions. My latest, tenant insisted on signing up for a year but left after a month, left most of his furniture, now wants full deposit back in spite it'll cost me £££s to have old furniture removed. The agents wants something in writing and signed by tenant and l/Lord before they'll release deposit so tenant wants it out of my own pocket but I can't recoup without the tenants signature! It's ongoing, as I say, not worth the paper it's written on plus deposit pretty useless too!... Read More

Rodney Oliver

3 weeks ago
Am I guilty of Disrepair, Being Unfair or Both?

Councils and the government are now after money, pure and simple. Fines have gone through the roof as everywhere has been short changed by the government (some government grants halved)! I've just been fined £1300 for filing my tax return to late. I expected a fine but not that much! If I were you, i would have a word with a lawyer, quick!... Read More

Rodney Oliver

3 weeks ago
"Those drawing on wealth or income from additional properties are disproportionately rich and wealthy"

Reply to the comment left by Mike D at 29/08/2017 - 13:53
SO, SO True! There's never a moment when I don't have problems with unpaid rent from a ertain category and I can guess where it all goes. I often write to the top people in government stating our case and if we all did it they'd soon get fed up! Give a little criticism back as people never like their own medicine! I generally state "I let out a unit for £85pw but after mortgage, expenses, tax etc I'm left with around £40 'so' it takes me a week to earn just £40 provided the rent's paid, welcome to the real world! Short, sharp, shock. So everyone get writing!! It would seem 'paying bills is so last year and out of fashion'!... Read More