John

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Thursday 14th May 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

John

22:14 PM, 7th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 07/01/2022 - 17:32
Jane , a large agency has many branches who are motivated to make sales ( find tenants). Head office probably would not want them to find poor tenants but the sales folks in the branches just want to win tenants to make their quotas and earn commssion.... Read More

John

21:28 PM, 7th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

The very large London agent that I used doesnt seem to care about getting a bad reputation. They know that 99.9% of tenants dont have the financile means to take them to a court hearing that could well cost many £000s.
Also most tenants dont read the ( bad) reviews on the internet so they can do as they like. The property Onbudsman says they are just advisery and have no power to do anything.... Read More

John

14:52 PM, 7th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by JTH at 29/12/2021 - 09:37
You are correct but the Letting Agent obviously had done this before and got away with it. They use a Solicitor who has been instructed to "( fight it to the end" as they know that very few tenants have very deep pockets and do not have the means to fight it all the way to court, which could cost £10,000 and there is still the risk that they may not win the case and have to pay M & P legal costs.... Read More

John

11:17 AM, 7th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Hi Jane,
I have came to the conclusion it is better to do it myself. I have a property where I found the tenant myself & manage my self and it runs smoothly. Other properties where I have used agents, management companies etc there are always problems.... Read More

John

0:11 AM, 7th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Flaw in the Tenancy Referencing Process?

Reply to the comment left by Jane Tomlin at 31/12/2021 - 13:40
Thanks Jane,
We did take it up with the Property Ombudsman but got nowhere. I also had advise from a Solicitor and we concluded that it could end up with £10,000 legal fees and there is always the risk that I could lose the case (depending on theJudges mood on the day) and then have to pay M & P legal costs on top. Sound as if you are legally trained so do you know a suitable solicitor that might take thr case on? Thanks... Read More