Steve B

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 24

Steve B

9:14 AM, 26th September 2020, About A year ago

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

As an initial supporter of Larry and his Landlords Alliance, I was very suspicious when it was handed/taken over by the current management team. The emails seemed less frequent and the website was awful, neglected and out of date. I would get a so called newsletter which was simply a cut n paste from some other site and NOTHING original whatsoever.
I emailed them for an explanation - nothing! I tried to cancel my payment and the bank told me the RECEIVER had to do that! I told my bank they were not responding to my requests to do so and they suggested I tried again. I called their number multiple times - never answered at all. In the end I wrote a very strongly worded email threatening legal action and they eventually wrote back telling me my payment had been cancelled and they were ' sorry to see me go'.
I suggest Mark makes this a known issue - as how many will read this comment, so then at least others are made aware of the situation and at least this new outfit is defunded en masse.
I will try n make this a new topic too.
A pity really, as I believe Larry was really on the right lines initially.
Stay safe and take care folks
Stevie B... Read More

Steve B

8:12 AM, 13th June 2020, About A year ago

Even more worrying requests by the Select Committee

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 10/06/2020 - 06:08
I think the 'Shelter as Guarantor' message is a fantastic idea. I have cut and pasted this from Shelter's website re Guarantors ..

"Some councils and charities have rent deposit, bond and guarantee schemes that:

give cash to help with rent in advance and a deposit
act as a guarantor service and cover unpaid rent or damage up to a certain amount ..."

... yes Shelter, and some charities DO NOT!

I reckon if all landlords take up this suggestion via their agents and respective websites it might cause a stir!... Read More

Steve B

18:38 PM, 11th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

Reply to the comment left by David Harris at 11/04/2020 - 16:24
Try this ...

financial statement begins at page 80

I find it unbelievable that a charity partially funded by HMG lobbies against that same body ... talk about a self-licking ice cream!... Read More

Steve B

8:10 AM, 15th June 2019, About 2 years ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

I suspect this 'Approach' from Shelter is a guarded response to the National Landlord Alliance being formed and making it publicly known that Shelter are in their sights. Amelia, I'm sure you have a balanced view but there is plenty of evidence of Shelter publicly vilifying landlords and tarring us all with the same brush because of a minority of toe rags within our sector. Call me sceptical but just as Larry n the rest of us are making headway with certain issues, Shelter now want to engage with us ... yeah right!... Read More

Steve B

8:15 AM, 25th May 2019, About 3 years ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

I don't see how we can be forced to offer anything to anybody once we have carried out our risk assessment/tennant enquiry!

If I went into my local BS or Bank for a mortgage they would carry out an affordability check. We, as PRS landlords are only doing the same thing. I can't go to Shelter et al. and complain that ABC Bank Ltd won't offer me a mortgage because I am on benefits!... Read More