Mike T

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 13th July 2013

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 150

Mike T

17:58 PM, 18th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Government plan rewards rent dodgers

Reply to the comment left by chris welham at 18/11/2020 - 11:35
Hi Chris, Jim & Carol.
I fully agree with your comments.
For me its a case of get-out-time. I have already sold 2 houses, which means 2 families had to turn to social housing providers.
I have 2 more to go. Both were served S21 notices back in July so looking at February onward to gain possession then sell them. The way things are the families will be put out (eventually) on the pavement desperately looking for some sort of temporary accommodation.
The present government have not got a clue. The unintended (unforeseen by the pathetic decision makers) consequences are going to have a huge impact on so many peoples lives. It's disgusting.... Read More

Mike T

19:07 PM, 14th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

A spare room is now worth £1,000 more

'Yes Homebuyers research shows that prior to lockdown the average property price was £231,954, with the average spare room holding a value of £34,359.'

I'm a little confused as to the relevance of this statement. Perhaps I'm missing something. It would be helpful to explain how they determine what a spare room is. As NewYorkie says 'whats the difference between a 'spare' room and a bedroom?. Or is a dinning room a 'spare' room or not ? The more I think about it the more meaningless the value of a so-called spare room becomes. Is a 2 bed house with a lounge and a separate dinning room worth more, or less, than a 3 bed with lounge and no dinning room. ??... Read More

Mike T

19:30 PM, 20th October 2020
About a month ago

Beyond Section 21 Report - The unintended consequences if government doesn't listen

I had a case where the tenant owed almost £2,000. I took them to court (my money on-line), after they had moved out. They admitted my claim and offered to pay £5.00 a month - I'd be over 100 years old before getting my money back !!. So I rejected their offer and suggested a more reasonable of £30 - which turns out to be the same amount they are now saving on rent at their new home. (social housing). Because I rejected their offer the matter was referred to county court. Remember they admitted the amount but at the court hearing they claimed the had increased the value of my property and so had not paid the rent for that reason !!?? How did they increase the value ? Because we had a new boiler installed and qualified for it as they were in receipt of child allowance. But this was 5 years previously !! The Judge waived (dismissed) my claim on the basis of the contribution the tenant had made . !?!? Unbelievable. To dispute this judgement would mean spending even more money, so I let it go. So I have absolutely no confidence in the county court system.... Read More

Mike T

17:10 PM, 7th October 2020
About 2 months ago

The tenant eviction process is no longer fit for purpose

sorry but I think this is not a realistic proposition.
By all means seek to get improvements to the existing system, but 14 days !?! now way. I won't be signing.... Read More

Mike T

12:43 PM, 6th October 2020
About 2 months ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

'Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs' ? Given notice as in being served Form 6A / Section 21 ?? Or Only when the landlord has had to go to court to get a repossession order/eviction notice ??... Read More