Jane Tomlin

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Saturday 25th December 2021


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 15

Jane Tomlin

17:43 PM, 7th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 07/01/2022 - 17:32
Thank you - I appreciate that I was a fool to assume that an agent would not put someone in my property with a bad credit history. When I queried why they did that, the reply was because they had rented to them before.... Read More

Jane Tomlin

17:27 PM, 7th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 07/01/2022 - 17:01Why would an agent put tenants in a property with a very bad credit history? Surely you are just asking for trouble?... Read More

Jane Tomlin

16:10 PM, 7th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Pixie Props at 07/01/2022 - 11:09
I spent 20 years working for a large investment company in the City of London so I am more than well aware of those risks. Worked my way up from secretary to Vice President in 14 years. The most money we have ever made has been on the properties that we have lived in. This, of course, has nil tax liabilities and everyone has to live somewhere, so I often wonder if you should just invest as much as you can in your main residence and forgo the rest!... Read More

Jane Tomlin

9:50 AM, 7th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Pixie Props at 02/01/2022 - 14:35
That analogy doesn't really work. If I put my money in an investment fund and pay the fund managers 0.45% to manage my money I am not exactly doing anything yet would hopefully see some return on my money. (Last year we made 27% on our money.) I am paying a lettings agent to look after my investment - that they appear to have been negligent (according to the PRS) or there has been a breach of contract (according to my solicitor) means that I should have right of redress.
But I think I will stick to investment funds going forward, this business really isn't for me!... Read More

Jane Tomlin

9:41 AM, 7th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Unfortunately, not legally trained at all. I have been researching this intensively, though a lot of the information I have read has been like wading through treacle. We are lucky in the fact that our insurance company has a 'free' legal helpline as we have landlord insurance, and I do use that. The lady at the PRS says it looks like we have a case for negligence and our solicitor said breach of contract. Also the Government have made a handy Guide which outlines how an agent should conduct themselves to be in line with the law and gives examples of when an agent breaks the law. Very readable.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consumer-protection-law-for-lettings-professionals
Good luck.... Read More