Luke P

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Luke P

10:59 AM, 14th December 2021, About a month ago

Landlords who agreed tenancies via Purplebricks could be liable for large tenant payouts

Reply to the comment left by Denise G at 14/12/2021 - 10:42
I used PB to sell our last house and they failed dismally, so I didn't pay their bill and we ended up going to Court. I got a partial win, but think the part I lost was because the Judge thought they were 'just' an advertising site (akin to Zoopla...could've even mixed up the purple colours) and they didn't need to do the viewings that I'd paid for as a separate package and provide, as all their marketing material suggests, a 'dedicated local property expert'...we got nothing but no-less-than six different agents that only ever stuck around for about two weeks each. I only ever saw one and only spoke to two. The Judge scanned through the contract and came to the conclusion that the *only* obligation to me was to 'advertise' and that they'd done by sticking it on their site.

To make matters worse, and in order to bring about the Court case for my unpaid bill to them (only due at the point of sale), they continued to send all Court papers to my old address!! Fortunately the Judge accepted this and disallowed interest.

I paid immediately following the Hearing. Fast forward a few weeks and PB claimed I'd not paid (it turned out their system couldn't close the account without paying EVERYTHING they'd hoped to get...despite the Judge ruling they'd only get part of what they wanted) and despite sending to the Court a copy of the cheque AND my bank statement showing it'd been cashed, I was required to go to yet another Hearing! Just as the first time around, PB didn't attend and I once again showed the Judge my evidence I'd already submitted (this time in hard copy) and he agreed I'd paid. I then asked if I could claim for my time having to attend an unnecessary Hearing and he flatly told me 'No!' and to basically go away.

Needless to say, my advice would be to avoid PB.... Read More

Luke P

12:14 PM, 13th December 2021, About a month ago

76% of councils report an increase in landlords selling up and warn of increased waiting lists

You cannot force a property owner to rent a property. Even if they exit altogether, even going as far as to sell to a tenant, that is both a finite number of properties (and therefore nowhere left to place blame as the problem of housing shortages continues) and a less mobile workforce.... Read More

Luke P

10:26 AM, 10th December 2021, About 2 months ago

Luke P

14:43 PM, 6th December 2021, About 2 months ago

Smaller Liverpool Licensing scheme approved for 2022

Reply to the comment left by Fred Lawless at 06/12/2021 - 12:35
Also, a week is not particularly long.... Read More

Luke P

12:18 PM, 30th November 2021, About 2 months ago

Welsh government to encourage PRS to lease to local authorities to prevent homelessness

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 30/11/2021 - 10:27
I managed to get lender approval for 10-year leases to the LA over a decade ago, but at the eleventh hour the Council backed out because their gut reaction was they'd be 'too exposed' (to repair bills). I could've single-handedly solved the local homelessness problem as, had it gone ahead as expected, would have made 350 properties available to them on 10-year deals.... Read More