Yvette Newbury

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 22nd July 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 285

Yvette Newbury

15:45 PM, 28th June 2019
About 2 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 3 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 6 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

Yvette Newbury

9:19 AM, 12th February 2019
About 6 months ago

CCJs - can you inform friends, families and community associations?

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/02/2019 - 12:55
When I had this situation (thankfully a very long time ago) I sent the tenant information on CCJs and the implications of them to all the addresses I had, including their place of work as a number of times she had asked me to contact her there (by phone) and she had stopped communicating with me. She refused to communicate as she told everyone she was "leaving the country anyway so it won't affect me" but I was fairly sure she would not leave... 6 years later once I had the CCJ I received the amount owing through Attachment of Earnings.... Read More

Yvette Newbury

9:58 AM, 2nd February 2019
About 7 months ago

HMO appeal assistance please

I reported foxes living in an overgrown garden close by our property and the environmental team at the council called me to confirm that foxes were not considered a pest. Likewise bats are not. Rats are I agree, but the other two you mention are definitely not.
I am confused as to why they would have rejected your application based on the points you mention. I would be calling them to ask for clarification on why they have rejected your application. Would it be possible to speak to your neighbours individually to find out their concerns? If it is noise based on the number of occupiers you might be able to overcome their objection by eg. fitting carpets or thicker underlay to dampen it. However I have never heard of an objection based on this to be the only reason for the rejection.... Read More