The Property Man

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Saturday 7th March 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 23

The Property Man

A month ago
Property118 Founder Sends Open Letter To Chancellor Philip Hammond

Well in Mark !!

Mark do you have an email address I can contact you on please.... Read More

The Property Man

3 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

4 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