rita chawla

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th March 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

rita chawla

10:02 AM, 20th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Are Eastern Europeans Leaving The UK?

I've experienced the same. I've renting my extra room for years now and used to get many interests from potential lodgers from Europe (EU area) at this time of the year (Aug). This year, its been a struggle, and the only people interested are from London, which means I've fewer people to pick from. Since its my home, I like to a bit picky, so thinking if I should drop the rent a bit or wait longer. Either way, there's definitely been a fall in demand in my area.... Read More

rita chawla

11:24 AM, 3rd July 2018
About 2 years ago

Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

I rent quite a bit to non British nationals because of the location of my property. These are professionals on 6 month-2 year visa and don't want to tie themselves up to anything longer. Any such legislation will be discriminatory against all non British nationals especially non EU members who are here on visa.... Read More

rita chawla

18:22 PM, 9th June 2018
About 2 years ago

No notice, because "it's my house"!

Reply to the comment left by Art at 09/06/2018 - 03:11
Hi Art, seems like you are dealing with a rouge landlord. I had guessed you were talking about building control requirements as I used to work in planning department in the past. Not sure if you are aware but unlike in planning, local council are not the only people who issue building control certificates. We get to see many people who approach the council initially but go to a private inspector to get final sign off. In all these cases, council website might give the impression that work was never signed off due to dpc, insulation etc. but that's not necessarily the case. I am just letting you know so that you dont get surprised in the court if the owner does magically manage to produce a building control certificate showing everything is fine with the property. Good luck.... Read More

rita chawla

14:24 PM, 8th June 2018
About 2 years ago

Is it worth the hassle of trying to get tenant to pay?

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 08/06/2018 - 14:04
David, thanks, makes sense from both tax and property management point of view.... Read More

rita chawla

13:48 PM, 8th June 2018
About 2 years ago

No notice, because "it's my house"!

Sounds like a nightmare landlord but I'm struggling to sympathise with Art. Back in the days when I was renting, I could only afford a room in a houseshare even though for the same rent there were several modern studio flats available on cash basis with no agreement. I could guess why these were on cash basis with no agreement and stayed away. Even these days one will find several such places in sites like Gumtree and I know people go for such landlords to get a cheaper deal.
Also I have had my share of nosy landlords but never dared to change the locks or not pay rent because I assume landlord will be okay to use my deposit for rent. If I didn't intend to pay rent or had problems with landlord, I would have simply spoken with the landlord first and if things didn't get better, move out.... Read More