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Saturday 7th February 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Mike Christian

10:18 AM, 20th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings?

It does indeed Mark, but as a responsible landlord and someone who is all too happy to conform to the relevant regulations, in my case I am dealing with a tenant whom has already breached his agreement and should be grateful that I was prepared to overlook his actions.

But sadly, my tenant continues to mistreat my property and leave his pet dog unattended for long periods at a time, something which I find unacceptable. Thankfully, he has now been served with his notice to quit, in line with the guidelines, but continues to be obstructive where viewings are concerned. A little bit of 'give and take' should be considered by this person. Tail wagging the dog springs to mind.... Read More

Mike Christian

9:52 AM, 8th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings?

Reply to the comment left by "Julie Ford" at "08/04/2015 - 08:57":

Hello Julie, and thanks for your informative post. It would appear from your findings, that in order for me to allow potential buyers to view our property, I shall have to draw up a list of repairs to be effected at the premises, coinciding with viewing appointments. I fully appreciate the law in protecting tenant's rights and those of their landlords, but in this particular instance, where my tenant is being obstructive in order to defer the inevitable relinquishing of his tenancy, the law is being exploited and therefore it is an Ass. Readers may find my comments to be rather 'tongue in cheek', but if one person can circumnavigate the rules, then why can't another?... Read More

Mike Christian

16:22 PM, 7th April 2015, About 7 years ago

Can we stop the landlords agent doing viewings?

Hi,

This article has much relevance for me at present. We have decided to place our property on the market and capitalise on the fruitful time of the year where house purchase becomes popular. Our tenant who is on a periodical agreement, has been awkward in allowing viewings arranged by the Lettings Agent. We shall serve the statutory two month 'notice to quit' on the 18th of this month, this being the anniversary of the original short term tenancy agreement. As mentioned previously, should the tenant continue in being obtrusive towards allowing viewings, then come the time when he requires a reference for his next tenancy, this shall be noted.... Read More

Mike Christian

8:44 AM, 12th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Continuity of Periodic Tenancy

Hi Steve, both yourself and Mark have already convinced me that I was wrong to consider managing the property myself. My initial thoughts were that the Lettings Agent was being paid for doing very little, or even not enough! Since joining both NLA and Property118.com, I have been enlightened as to the potential pitfalls in taking on the task personally. This is why I have read Mark's and your advice avidly and with an open mind. A very steep learning curve indeed and one that without help in the way of experienced input, is potentially fraught with dire possibilities. What is also beneficial is that I can now approach our Agent, confidently armed with greater knowledge and hopefully their awareness that I am not now as naive as previously believed.... Read More

Mike Christian

11:52 AM, 11th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Continuity of Periodic Tenancy

Hello Steve and thanks for your input.

Mark has advised me well regarding the prudence of retaining an Agent (albeit a diligent one who earns their fee!) and from his advice, I have decided against disposing of my Agent's services, but have asked to be better informed in future.

In such a very short time, I have gathered so much information regarding being a private landlord and the responsibilities that ensue. Property118.com and NLA being the providers of this advice and I only wished that I had been aware of their existence prior to letting our property out.

Would I be right in saying that your third paragraph paints what could loosely be termed as a 'worse case scenario' and carries with it a subtle sense of satire? I welcome your comments and view from an Agent's perspective. It all adds to being better informed in future.

With regard to Mark's 'interest' in Lettings Supermarket, he did make it very clear to me in an email that he has a vested interest in this company and was, I felt, quite transparent about the situation.

Thanks again for taking time to put an Agent's perspective into the picture.... Read More