steve p

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 82

steve p

1:56 AM, 14th January 2020
About 6 days ago

Landlords Victory in Liverpool

Well done.. I wonder if there is a case now for that scheme to be deemed unlawful and all monies paid be refunded.. Would send a strong message to any other councils that think we are cash cows for the milking... Read More

steve p

2:41 AM, 5th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Court delays are causing misery for landlords

I think this could be a slow burn.. As people get stung they leave the market.. Only the most hardy of landlord would want to stay in the market after 12 months of tourment.... Read More

steve p

1:49 AM, 27th December 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Crisis Waiting to Happen

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 24/12/2019 - 13:45
I agree there will be no more waiting for the landlord to evict to get a council house as any eviction will need to have a reason so the tenant would be seen as having made themselves homeless.. Maybe its why they are getting rid of it?... Read More

steve p

1:11 AM, 20th December 2019
About a month ago

Lifetime deposits, abolition of S21 and new possession rights for landlords

Reply to the comment left by Paul Essex at 19/12/2019 - 15:45
The only way I can see a lifetime deposit working is if there is some kind of third party process, for example some kind of insurance policy between tenancies that will guarantee the new deposit will be x amount even if there are deductions. If there are deductions the tenants will need to make up the shortfall or face being chased by insurance company.... Read More

steve p

16:48 PM, 8th October 2019
About 3 months ago

Shelter do it again!

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 07/10/2019 - 21:23
Yeah ive had the same issue, I always ask for one months rent plus £100 for the deposit. I dont like to ask for just a months rent as lots of tenants seem to assume this is the last months rent and so many try to say at the end of the tenancy "Well you have my deposit which is a months rent so you can keep that and I wont pay the last month". This obviously leaves nothing for any damages.

This is all fine but for a pet I have usually asked for £100 extra per pet, add this on and it takes it over the 5 weeks deposit limit so I am having to ask for additional rent for pets instead. I guess you could argue it as a win as its less money a tenant has to find at the start of the tenancy but as my tenants usually stay on average 3-4 years+ in the long run it will cost them a lot more..... Read More