Seething Landlord

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Thursday 1st August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 335

Seething Landlord

8:58 AM, 16th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Section 21 Ban - Government Consultation and Press Release

From the Government response to the consultation - note the last sentence, potentially giving the equivalent of a fixed term of 2 years during which possession could only be obtained under the current S8 provisions:
"27. Landlords need to have confidence that they will be able to regain their property quickly in cases where the tenant has broken the terms of their tenancy agreement or where the landlord has other reasonable grounds. Without these assurances, landlords may be prompted to leave the market, which would not help tenants. We are therefore planning to introduce new Section 8 grounds, in parallel to removing Section 21, to strengthen the rights of landlords to recover their properties when necessary, including when they want to sell or move into the property themselves. The Government will consider limiting the use of these new grounds until the tenancy has lasted for two years to provide tenants with additional security."... Read More

Seething Landlord

11:37 AM, 5th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Discrimination against high risk tenants

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 05/03/2019 - 09:18
"The no DSS tenants for lenders blanket rule makes less sense to me as any tenant is one job loss away from the landlord breaking criteria"
This argument, whilst factually correct, misses the point that when assessing any risk the starting point is the current situation and future possibilities are then factored in to the equation. Possible job loss is one of the factors and can be assessed by reference to the type of employment, time in the job, employer's reference etc. In the case of benefit recipients one of the major risks for the landlord has already materialised and this is enough for many to reject such applicants.... Read More

Seething Landlord

11:42 AM, 27th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Eviction for dog sitting when agents already knew?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 27/02/2019 - 11:22Perhaps the illegality that James had in mind is that the landlord is attempting to get the tenant to leave on 7 days notice rather than the 2 months minimum if he serves a S21 (assuming it's a normal AST).... Read More

Seething Landlord

9:12 AM, 27th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Eviction for dog sitting when agents already knew?

Reply to the comment left by Recardo Knights at 27/02/2019 - 08:01There is no need for anyone to approach the landlord in order for an assured shorthold tenancy to roll over into a statutory periodic tenancy at the end of the fixed term, it happens automatically by operation of law if the tenant remains in occupation.... Read More

Seething Landlord

0:39 AM, 22nd February 2019
About 2 months ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 21/02/2019 - 23:32
Mike, your views on btl mortgages pretty much reflect the justification that George Osborne used in support of his section 24 onslaught against leveraged landlords and I do not think that you will find much support for them on this forum!... Read More