steve p

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 108

steve p

0:13 AM, 30th November 2020
About 4 days ago

Tenants are a nightmare for allowing workman in - EICR?

Reply to the comment left by Landlord Phil at 11/11/2020 - 19:20
Spot on. Im an electrician and get calls from landlords and rarely get the work as they want it cheap and im not the cheapest.

Thing is what I charge pays for my time, those doing it cheap will find work that will make up for how little they charge. Or alternativly they will tell u work that does not need doing needs doing. Or worst of all do minimal testing and make up the results.

Make sure you hire an electrician who is certified as an inspector to make sure you meet your legal resposibilities... Read More

steve p

9:24 AM, 9th November 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Water damage from baby sock?

I think even if you added those clauses nobody would pay any attention and if you relied upon it to make a claim was the incident poor maintenance or an accident.
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steve p

21:59 PM, 15th September 2020
About 3 months ago

Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods

In the long run though Tenants will pay for these decisions.. Renting at the lower end to more risky tenants will die and those most vulnerable people will suffer.... Read More

steve p

16:04 PM, 1st September 2020
About 3 months ago

Tiny government concessions including domestic violence cases

I think its probably time for some kind of housing court/tribunal. The current system does not work for landlords or tenants. The whole system needs an overhaul, it takes way to long to get a bad tenant evicted which encourages landlords to start proceedings early.

Things I would like to see are:
- S21 kept but must have longer notice period (Maybe 4 months).
- Immediate eviction of tenants where they are more than 2 months in arrears where they are not engaging with the landlord about the arrears or attempting to pay anything.
- Councils to be held liable for arrears and court costs if they advise tenants to stay in a property until the bailiffs come.
- Time between getting eviction from court and bailiffs available down to just 1 week.

If Landlords had more powers to evict bad landlords I am all for good tenants having more rights and powers.... Read More

steve p

0:44 AM, 26th August 2020
About 3 months ago

Can I charge for a woof?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 25/08/2020 - 14:44
I think though if its clearly an extra charge for having a dog then it might be open for challenge as a fee for the dog which could open yourself up to all sorts of fines.

I would recommend trying to get a guarantor instead.... Read More