The Property Man

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Saturday 7th March 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 22

The Property Man

3 weeks ago
New Pre-action protocol for debt claims from 1st Oct

Hi Mark I have had an excellent track record with using a debt collection agency. I use FCC Paragon and I have found these to be one of the best in my opion. I am sure that they have also been recommended on this site in the past. They can be contacted on 0844 375 9608... Read More

The Property Man

3 weeks ago
New Pre-action protocol for debt claims from 1st Oct

I usually use a debt collection agency before I start court proceedings giving the debtor time to pay and the option to set up an affordable payment plan. I pay the debt collection agency a percentage of what they collect so no more is added to the initial debt. I wonder at what stage I can instruct a debt collection agency ? Would I have to use the new protocol procedure first and then instruct them ? Or I wonder if this is part of the protocol procedure as I am initially giving them the option to pay and offering them an affordable payment plan solution.... Read More

The Property Man

4 weeks ago
Reinstate claim or start a fresh claim after court fee debacle?

Thank you all for your comments. I think what I need to find out is if I am able to start over again or I have to follow the reinstatement process. I am not sure if am able to start fresh because I have already made a claim in the past on this case (even though it has been struck out) I was advised that I must reinstate the claim costing £255 instead of the original £105 it cost me to start the claim in the first place.... Read More

The Property Man

2 months ago
What to do when taking on a benefits tenant?

Thank you everyone for you comments and advice. It's a tricky one really as some properties are sticking simply due to benefit tenants not being able to provide guarantors at all !! It's like the chap said above he had a house empty for 7 months !! If the rent was £500 pcm then that's a £3500 loss already trying to hold out for a benefit tenant to get a guarantor. I may just have to take the risk an consider getting a larger deposit if possible on some properties but monitor them more closely. I know soon we won't be able to take deposits more than the equivalent to one months rent so that may put a spanner in the works.... Read More

The Property Man

5 months ago
The extraordinary developments at Liverpool city Council

I am a Landlord in Liverpool and i own properties also in surrounding areas and i must tell you that Liverpool are the worst council i have ever dealt with. They are just a gang of bullies. I would love to be a fly on the wall and see what goes on behind the scenes at the pathetic council offices !! Liverpool City Council really need to realise that they need us Landlords but more and more of us are moving away from the sector as everyone is against us at the minute.... Read More