Michael Bond

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 10th January 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 85

Michael Bond

10:22 AM, 21st April 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Majority are doing everything they should and more to be a Good Landlord

There is no point in landlords just telling each other how good we all are. We need this information to be published in the national press (and BBC??) to counter Shelter lies. What has been done about this?... Read More

Michael Bond

10:17 AM, 20th April 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Local Authority rent guarantees could unlock PRS to UC tenants

This may look superficially attractive but does not take into account the nature of local government and those who work for it. Who has not spent hours trying to find a telephone which someone actually answers only to be told that the only person who can respond to their question is: "in a meeting" (discussing last night's football at the coffee machine); "off sick" (decided to take the day off); "not in today" (can't be bothered to think of an excuse for not coming to work); etc?... Read More

Michael Bond

11:56 AM, 17th April 2021
About 4 weeks ago

EICR has thrown a complete spanner in the works?

Could Property 118 maintain a list of "electricians a reader has recommended" and another of "electricians a reader has warned us to beware of"?

if so could you do the same for plumbers?... Read More

Michael Bond

11:52 AM, 12th April 2021
About a month ago

Let your property to the Council for Emergency Accommodation?

I guess the answer depends on how well you know the council people personally. Can you trust them? In the case of an elected councillor how secure is he/she in the seat? A change of political control at an election might make a huge difference.
At one extreme I am sure I read comments here a year or two ago of someone who let a HMO style property to a council for emergency B&B. The council gave it up after a reasonable time and almost immediately came down very hard (big fine) on the LL for minor breaches of the rules about HMOs arising from damage done by the Council's tenants which had not been reported to the LL.
At the other extreme here in Dorset before lockdown we had a very good relationship with Bournemouth Council and took tenants from them once we had persuaded them that it had to be on our terms.... Read More

Michael Bond

17:56 PM, 30th March 2021
About a month ago

Land Transaction Tax - Welsh Holiday Let?

I have certainly heard of cases in which planning officials have tried to enforce a condition on FHLs ("holiday cottages") that they might not be used for permanent occupation, or occupied for more than 30 days by the same tenant (which rules "Winter Lets" out of a business plan). These have been overruled on appeal -- but that was in England.... Read More