Man on Stilts

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 12th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 27

Man on Stilts

20:27 PM, 26th September 2018
About 9 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

How about 'The Landlords Corner' ? There would be us, all landlords united, in one corner of the ring, with any/all opposition in the other. Let the bell ring, let the show commence, let's show them we can punch harder than they can.... Read More

Man on Stilts

13:41 PM, 25th September 2018
About 9 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

Great initiative! I have no hesitation in pledging to your new venture and will undoubtedly spread the word.
Although I reside over-seas with retaining property back in the UK, whatever I can do to help your cause, let me know - I don't mind a good fight.... Read More

Man on Stilts

12:06 PM, 15th May 2017
About 2 years ago

Transfer of freehold from company into sole name?

Reply to the comment left by "Colin McNulty" at "15/05/2017 - 09:42":

Thanks Colin. Appreciated.... Read More

Man on Stilts

11:12 AM, 11th May 2017
About 2 years ago

Transfer of freehold from company into sole name?

Reply to the comment left by "Puzzler " at "10/05/2017 - 22:23":

Thanks for the feedback Neil, appreciated.

Puzzler - according to the leases, the leaseholder insures their own building and performs their own maintenance. There is nominal ground rent to pay which I am waiving going forward as it makes no sense to spend monies on operating a company for the sake of collecting 60GBP per year in ground rent.
What do you mean exactly by, 'what units exist on it'?... Read More

Man on Stilts

11:27 AM, 3rd February 2017
About 2 years ago

Tenant not handing back keys in HMO?

It sounds like your (ex)tenant is playing games and not likely to return. 9 times out of 10, these people like the last word by leaving you hanging on - it makes them feel good.

Your next course of action is down to you, how you feel. You can either keep chasing him for the key whilst in the meantime go down the bailiff route and wait a further considerable amount of time; spend a further considerable amount of money, and lose more of both. Or you could give him the 7 day notice, gather his belongings and change the locks. Then simply notify him that you have his bedding and food. I doubt he'll return to pick up his last few belongings. He, more than likely, won't want to face you again.

I have gone down both routes in the past, know which methods usually work based on the current circumstances, and know which methods i would employ again should i have to. Remembering, we are not in this profession to be messed around by game-players and idiots for our valuable time and hard-earned, dwindling, profits.... Read More