david Brinsden

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 16th July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 15

david Brinsden

16:35 PM, 23rd August 2019
About 3 days ago

The Alliance position on Section 21

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 23/08/2019 - 15:02
I was in a similar position but problem was, my tenant had vanished, taking their clothes etc with them. Solicitor said that I couldn't just assume abandonment so had to do the whole section 21 palavar, took months but have of course now had to sell to get money back. Also just selling another property with good tenant but on benefits which fluctuated massively. So that's 2 this year, luckily in 2 financial years!... Read More

david Brinsden

15:39 PM, 6th March 2019
About 6 months ago

Discrimination against high risk tenants

I have been renting to high risk dss clients for a number of years & due to the number of them who have left owing rent due to them being sanctioned or just trashed the place, I now only rent to a tenant who is being supported by a housing charity, this seems to work well as they can pick & choose who will appreciate being housed in a nice flat. I still have 4 tenants who have been as good as gold apart from the odd hiccup with their payments being stopped by the dss usually through no fault by them.... Read More

david Brinsden

9:20 AM, 24th July 2018
About A year ago

1991 Building Regulations - I don't want an HMO?

Reply to the comment left by sam at 23/07/2018 - 20:11
They each pay their own council tax. Even though they complied with building regs in 76 & have a fire alarm & lighting system I worry that more work will need to be done if they are deemed to be in an HMO... Read More

david Brinsden

15:54 PM, 23rd July 2018
About A year ago

1991 Building Regulations - I don't want an HMO?

I manage a block of 6 flats originally built by my father & sold on 99 year leases in 1976. I hear that even though they have their own front doors, because they all come off a common stairwell, and 3 storeys, & were all owner occupiers once, they are now popular as BTL. If I have more than 3 let out then this potentially makes it an HMO... Read More

david Brinsden

15:29 PM, 2nd July 2018
About A year ago

Government look to throw landlords under the bus with 3 year tenancies

Reply to the comment left by Marsland2000 at 02/07/2018 - 10:02
As a portfolio landlord with some leveraged properties, this idea is only good in parts. Most of my tenants are long term but 1 property is the exception. it is close to a hospital & always has just 6 month tenancies. It is also the only property that I have had problems evicting tenants due to anti-social behaviour.... Read More