Yvonne Francis

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 3rd August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 129

Yvonne Francis

19:23 PM, 16th January 2019
About 2 days ago

Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st

Reply to the comment left by NW Landlord at 16/01/2019 - 11:24
Well well well!! mine do. I'm sure too that mine would soon know about fees. It's just you would look a bit of a blocker trying to continue to capitalise on 'NO FEES'.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

11:21 AM, 16th January 2019
About 2 days ago

Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st

Reply to the comment left by NW Landlord at 16/01/2019 - 09:25
But this will affect you as advertising 'NO FEES' will be irrelevant so you will have lost this edge over agents or any landlord who may charge them. I'm in the same position and I am hoping that advertising as a self managing landlord may be some compensation.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

12:05 PM, 5th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Open ended tenancies and on the hook for start dates?

Reply to the comment left by AA at 04/01/2019 - 16:30
I am not quite sure what aspect of my tenancies you mean could put me ‘on the ropes’. If you mean the present tenants not moving out, then whoever has me ‘on the ropes’ I could charge them the entire rent and who would want to pay £4000 a month? They would also not be the flavour of the month at their College as it is usually friends from the same College who move in afterwards. The Colleges are small units where everyone knows each other. If you mean the new tenants then I accept that liability which I am well able to finance.

The alternative is not to return the lease until the last minute but as my tenants are willing to commit then so should I.
I prefer my tenants to feel secure. I have been letting for forty years and I can personally afford all this. I guess lots of other landlords have to be a bit more mercenary and I can’t blame them as their situation is not mine, although in all honesty I do not think it a very ethical thing to do.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

10:42 AM, 4th January 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Open ended tenancies and on the hook for start dates?

I am a landlord who lets only to students. I have this sort of problem every year as student houses are signed for as early as November for occupation in next year’s summer. An agent told me that once I had exchanged contracts, if I could not fulfil the tenancy then I would be under an obligation to find these new tenants, at my expense, alternative and suitable accommodation.

They did suggest I could sign them up but not exchange the contract, although under those circumstances they in turn could not accept the contract and consequently back out.

Must say for the sake of my reputation and my conscience I never took this advice and thought it worth the risk.... Read More

Yvonne Francis

15:16 PM, 19th December 2018
About 4 weeks ago

44% of landlords fear Right to Rent

It's Ok of course if you choose to see passports if you wish for identification. But it's being compulsory which gets to me with such draconian penalties if you do not comply. I found it positively ridiculous when this year I had to take on Oxford University students (status checked), all giving me parental guarantees from house owing parents resident in this country (again checked), having to check and obtain a photo copy of their passports. Funnily enough University accommodation or separately built student accommodation, Right to Rent does not apply. I resent, in my circumstance, having to be an unpaid border guard made even worse with the huge liabilities for any mistakes.... Read More