Alison King

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Saturday 19th September 2015

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 202

Alison King

18:24 PM, 12th April 2019
About A week ago

Steer clear of any investment in ex-office blocks

Thanks for explaining that Ian. I thought Fergus meant "don't do a commercial to resi conversion and then rent it to the council", which I would think was a good way to partner with the council over the housing crisis.... Read More

Alison King

9:36 AM, 2nd April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Am I in HMO territory?

I agree with the interpretation but it makes a mockery of the idea that people in rented accommodation can have a lodger. Something the government has been trying to encourage with the rent a room scheme.... Read More

Alison King

11:06 AM, 30th March 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Dispute on certification for fire doors going to court?

This is a worrying topic. I have just had fire doors fitted in an HMO. The invoice clearly states 5 x fire doors. Would that be insufficient as evidence of compliance?... Read More

Alison King

9:38 AM, 30th March 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Manchester 'Rogue Landlord Hub'

As a Manchester landlord myself I think Andy Burnham is OK. Unlike some he's careful not to demonise all landlords and acknowledge that some of us do a good job. I have heard some real horror stories from tenants and estate agents about the disgusting state of some rental properties in our area and bad landlords bring the whole industry into disrepute. There are enough MPs from both sides of the political divide who would gladly tax us to oblivion and force us all to exit the sector. It's refreshing to have a politician that takes a more balanced approach,.... Read More

Alison King

18:23 PM, 4th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Here we go again - PRS Right to Buy!

It's a stupid idea on so many levels. As has been said, HMO tenants are transitory by nature and usually live there as the rent is cheaper, allowing them to save up for their own place in the future. Who would want to buy within a partnership of housemates? What happens when someone wants to leave? How do they get their equity out and how will the remaining residents fill the gap?
The main motive for buying in this situation would be for the group to deliberately acquire a discounted property to do up and sell for a big profit. They could even rinse and repeat. This daft idea does not help the housing crisis one little bit.... Read More