Yvette Newbury

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 22nd July 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 287

Yvette Newbury

19:25 PM, 10th September 2019
About 2 months ago

ARLA - Do not charge tenants for arranging repairs

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 10/09/2019 - 19:15
I can see a problem with the qualifying statement as that could then cause an argument if the tenant states they did not put something water soluble down sink/basin/toilet. Many products that state they can be disposed of in the toilet eg. "flushable wipes" are NOT in fact appropriate to flush!... Read More

Yvette Newbury

12:22 PM, 10th September 2019
About 2 months ago

ARLA - Do not charge tenants for arranging repairs

I agree with Clint - possibly more problematic for an agency as they are the piggy in the middle of the transaction and would want to be paid as such? Maybe that's the crux of the matter - the agency should be charging the landlord enough so that they no longer need to make these additional charges. Either way it would seem for those using an agent the cost will be passed to the landlord.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

15:45 PM, 28th June 2019
About 5 months ago

Government plans for deposit passporting

Reply to the comment left by Paul Maguire at 28/06/2019 - 12:54
Presumably you mean you "used to take 2 months up front" as now you can no longer do this?... Read More

Yvette Newbury

8:08 AM, 6th June 2019
About 6 months ago

AST's signed on line - how do you make that work?

I've used many different e-signatures to trial them all and am presently using Digisign. I ensure I keep the tenancy trail printout that comes with the document that shows when a particular tenant has opened, signed the document etc and this acts as a 'witness' to the signature as it can only be that person who has opened it at their email address. Digisign offers 3 free e-signatures a month and we only have a small portfolio that's as many as we need, so use this for free. Can't fault it!... Read More

Yvette Newbury

12:16 PM, 2nd March 2019
About 9 months ago

Gold and Silver but all Red tape!

It is very clear that the Gold standard will ONLY be awarded to landlords taking on homeless tenants; have they no regard to how much work landlords do to maintain their homes, keep the neighbours happy and always look to do the right thing eg. on a recent refurb. we hired a skip in order to discard the rubbish and an elderly neighbour commented that in 40 years she had live there that was the 1st time any leaseholder had bothered to hire a skip and not left it for the council to clear up.
As it is tenants disregard the EPC, our NLA Accreditation and the fact that all Southwark tenants need to be licensed in order to rent to 3 sharers or more, gas safety certificate, How to Rent document (I don't need to continue the list, you all know it!) - and the majority will just go for the cheapest deal they can get. We disagree with these new "Standards" which in no way indicate a better standard, just compliance with the local authority wanting their own way. It is ridiculous.... Read More