Mike T

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 13th July 2013

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 167

Mike T

19:59 PM, 5th January 2022, About 5 months ago

Don't use the 'L' word

Perhaps drop the 'Small' and just use 'Home Provider'..
But honestly does it really matter ? we are still Landlords.... Read More

Mike T

11:18 AM, 10th December 2021, About 6 months ago

Shelter - "We predicted the pandemic would trigger a rising tide of evictions"

Reply to the comment left by John Parfett at 09/12/2021 - 23:06
Exactly John. With their budget of millions they really could - Really SHOULD - be providing shelter. But they don't, nor do they even offer a hot meal for the homeless. However with their huge budget they can afford to pay the top directors 6 figure salaries. This along with the never ending surveys and press releases is where their money spent. I am even considering closing my Nationwide accounts as they are a high profile supporter of Shelter.... Read More

Mike T

12:27 PM, 17th September 2021, About 8 months ago

Rent increase holiday?

We have a slightly similar situation. We have good tenants of 6 years standing who are paying well below market rent values. We put of increasing the rent this last 2 years partly due to covid and the fact that they are good tenants and trouble us with minor niggles or problems- they keep us advised but get on and sort them out themselves.
They property has a lock up garage in a block that we did not include when the tenancy started 6 years ago.
Now they would like to rent the garage as well. We are happy to do that. A local agent has advise us that a garage would increase the rental cost by £50 pcm.
Also to bring the house up a bit closer to market value we would need to add something like another £30 pcm.
Would we need to draw up a new agreement or confirm our, and their , agreement to this.
Thanks in advance for you comments.... Read More

Mike T

17:53 PM, 2nd July 2021, About 11 months ago

Tenant only missed one month but needs Section 21?

Reply to the comment left by at 02/07/2021 - 14:41
Hi Helen, You are right that 4 months notice must be given, and I'm pretty sure you can serve it now. Have you considered having a conversation with her and suggeting that you will in addition to the S21 also start a Mymoney online claim for the unpaid rent. This would/could effect her credit rating in the future. You could offer to forego all this and not pursue the rent arrears etc if she just voluntarily leaves. ( could save you a lot of stress and money in the long run)... Read More

Mike T

17:35 PM, 2nd July 2021, About 11 months ago

Empty Dwelling Management Order from Council head of revenues?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 02/07/2021 - 14:36
Hi, I agree with Ian. Write to them, don't bother phoning as you will never get to speak to the right person. Also you will have no record of your inquiry, plus better to have a written response for you records. There are times when phone calls get a quicker response - But not when it comes to local authorities or when dealing with certain legal matters.... Read More