Emma Pattwell

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 20th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Emma Pattwell

0:27 AM, 14th January 2017, About 5 years ago

Tenant leaving mid month?

The problem is that my tenant was telling me up until the end of Nov that she was definitely buying the house herself, then less than two weeks later she has an amazing job the other side of the country so in all honesty and without going in to detail, she's strung me along for a year and intentionally misled me to avoid me ending the tenancy and having to leave in the middle of the exams she needed to do so I didn't feel kindly toward her really. I had not saved any money to pay the mortgage without a tenant as I'd taken her at her word that she was buying it. Foolish I know but you live and learn. Am going to have to borrow money to get through until sale happens. She did say in her initial email telling me she was leaving that she was staying until the 28th Feb but her actual notice letter didn't give a date but as you've all said she did give a month's notice so she's within her rights. I have a buyer thankfully so have everything crossed it will go through soon but as we all know these things often don't run smoothly. Thanks everyone for your advice.... Read More

Emma Pattwell

11:07 AM, 13th January 2017, About 5 years ago

Tenant leaving mid month?

Thanks everyone. I will tell her she can just pay for the 10 days. I guess I was annoyed that she misled me over buying it herself so I thought I wouldn't have to find the money to pay the mortgage while sale went through. Stupid mistake and let my annoyance get in the way. Good job I'm getting out of this lark it's all so problematic. Have always felt as a landlord I could never really stand up for myself without creating so much hassle that it wasn't worth it. She's blu tacked a load of stuff to the walls which will pull off paint but I can't face the inevitable argument over that....... Read More

Emma Pattwell

14:49 PM, 25th August 2015, About 6 years ago

Lawns ruined and tenant is refusing to pay?

Reply to the comment left by "Audrey Wright" at "25/08/2015 - 13:45":

Thanks Audrey. I'm thinking I'll have to wait until Jan when my circumstances mean I can afford to be without the rent and then sell it empty. I'm pretty confident that the smell was only from the litter tray as when I went round the cat had been in all day with the windows closed. I guess I'll only know that when I go round later as she's now on hols and the cats in a cattery!! Fingers crossed its not weed everywhere!!... Read More

Emma Pattwell

14:49 PM, 25th August 2015, About 6 years ago

Lawns ruined and tenant is refusing to pay?

Reply to the comment left by "Audrey Wright" at "25/08/2015 - 13:45":

Thanks Audrey. I'm thinking I'll have to wait until Jan when my circumstances mean I can afford to be without the rent and then sell it empty. I'm pretty confident that the smell was only from the litter tray as when I went round the cat had been in all day with the windows closed. I guess I'll only know that when I go round later as she's now on hols and the cats in a cattery!! Fingers crossed its not weed everywhere!!... Read More

Emma Pattwell

11:00 AM, 23rd August 2015, About 6 years ago

Lawns ruined and tenant is refusing to pay?

I think its the lure of making what is often presented as easy money. In this era of low interest rates there seems few options for making money from your capital. I did it because I bought the house at the height of the boom and when I wanted to sell, found it wasn't worth anything like what I paid. I had seen another property to potentially make a profit from if I got in there quickly so I split the capital, bought the other property and have kept the rental house making an excellent profit until it returned to its 2008 value. My mistake has been not having any experience and not treating it as a business as you aluded to!! I think quite a few people have done the same after house prices dropped and they found themselves with a property worth less than they paid. I'm selling now before I get myself any more worked up or make any more mistakes!!! Thank you all so much for the advice. Going round while she's away this week with the rotivator!!! Hoping to even squeeze in a couple of viewings!!... Read More