Alison King

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 19th September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 197

Alison King

12:33 PM, 11th January 2019
About a month ago

The terrible position councils put benefit renters in

I donto agree with generalisations about people, whether they be landlords, tenants or single mums. The latter get an unfair press and most just want to do the best for their children.
The problem as I see it is building societies who won't allow housing benefits tenants regardless of their individual circumstances and in spite of the landlord's judgement. In my view if they are hard working and aspire to be upwardly mobile they may be an excellent tenant.... Read More

Alison King

12:23 PM, 11th January 2019
About a month ago

The terrible position councils put benefit renters in

I don't agree with generalisations añzb... Read More

Alison King

10:36 AM, 4th January 2019
About a month ago

Open ended tenancies and on the hook for start dates?

Is the property in a student area? Student tenancies usually run for 11 months from September to July with one month in August to get the property ready for the next group.... Read More

Alison King

15:43 PM, 30th October 2018
About 4 months ago

Proposal to make BTL a time limited offer - Feedback request

1. Yes. Not because of the policy but if the tenant was that in love with their home I'd consider it as long as it did not leave me out of pocket.
2. 0. None of my tenants are interested in buying the property.
3. £6k
4. No. They want houses with gardens and some have not been living in the country for long enough to qualify for a mortgage. Once they do they will either look for housing association properties or new builds.
5. My properties are in high demand as rentals and they are supposed to be my pension. Who is going to support me if I can't support myself?
6. Too much of a lottery. There is massive variation around the country and not all landlords invest for capital gain. The wealthiest landlords in the south east woukd benefit most and so would their tenants who would recycle the property back onto the rental market as soon as they could.... Read More

Alison King

17:56 PM, 12th October 2018
About 4 months ago

Shelter: single mothers, bullying and how to delay eviction

Reply to the comment left by John Frith at 12/10/2018 - 14:17
I once worked with someone who pulled out of a house purchase because his name suddenly came up on the council housing list. I thought he was mad but he said the rent was cheap and came with the prospect of buying at a discount and selling at a profit in due course. Tenants are the same as everyone else. The younger ones are just at an earlier stage on the journey. Most see themselves as upwardly mobile and only the very cynical ones or the ones with underlying problems expect to be on benefits indefinitely.... Read More