Ian Narbeth

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 8th July 2013

Location
London

Trading Status
Joint

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1989

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 817

Ian Narbeth

12:39 PM, 19th September 2019
About 9 minutes ago

Scrapping Section 21 will trigger a rise in homelessness

To all tenant charities and to all politicians who vote to scrap s21, don't later start bleating about the problems this will cause. You have been warned of the consequences and you will intentionally cause them! (It is a principle of English law that a person is presumed to intend the natural consequences of his actions.)... Read More

Ian Narbeth

10:48 AM, 17th September 2019
About 2 days ago

Agent responsibilities for turning off electrical equipment?

Hi Michael
Your information is unclear. Are you saying the electricity consumption was 30KW (I assume you mean KWh - kilowatt hours) per day whilst the property was empty but 9 before and 3.9 after whilst tenanted?
What appliances are there? Was an immersion heater left on during the 3 months? When in the year did this occur? Were electric heaters left on or an oven? Does the property have air-conditioning? Were the lights left on? Have you checked that someone (e.g. a neighbour) is not stealing electricity?
Have you questioned the agents?... Read More

Ian Narbeth

15:29 PM, 16th September 2019
About 3 days ago

Lib Dem conference agenda calls for abolition of Section 21

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 16/09/2019 - 15:10
"Homelessness and waiting lists did go down considerably since introducing ban on S21..."
The evicted tenants will be homeless. Surely the headline will be: Homelessness up massively but Councils not required to help!... Read More

Ian Narbeth

10:54 AM, 16th September 2019
About 3 days ago

Lib Dem conference agenda calls for abolition of Section 21

I would urge all landlords to respond to the Government consultation (albeit "consultation" probably means: "We have already made up our minds but will do this exercise to pretend we are listening") on s21 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/a-new-deal-for-renting-resetting-the-balance-of-rights-and-responsibilities-between-landlords-and-tenants
Please point out the unintended consequences of abolishing s21 which include:
Decent landlords will leave the sector, reducing supply and pushing up rents
Rogue landlords may move in and buy from the decent ones
More tenants in arrears will get CCJs for debt and will become even less attractive to landlords, whether private or public sector
Anti-social tenants who terrorise the neighbours but pay the rent will have a field day. They will be almost impossible for a landlord to evict because of the problems of (a) establishing the behaviour and (b) getting the victims to testify. If the thug and the bully are to “have their day in court”, the interests of the innocent and the vulnerable neighbours will inevitably be relegated or sacrificed.
Unless the court system is overhauled and vastly improved it will become even more clogged up than at present. Cases under section 8 take longer than under s21. Landlords are also likely to use several grounds for possession to improve their chances. Tenants will defend themselves against accusations. Rather like divorcing couples the parties will be incentivised to throw as much mud as possible at each other.... Read More

Ian Narbeth

14:02 PM, 13th September 2019
About 6 days ago

Lib Dem conference agenda calls for abolition of Section 21

The Lib Dem conference completely passed me by, as it always does. Landlords have enough to worry about without worrying about the Lib Dems.... Read More