Seething Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 1st August 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 331

Seething Landlord

0:39 AM, 22nd February 2019
About A day 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

Seething Landlord

22:45 PM, 21st February 2019
About A day ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 21/02/2019 - 21:25
Chris, I am not really advocating anything except that we learn to live with the reality that if we do not comply with legislation we cannot complain about the consequences. At the moment retaliatory eviction is only prevented in quite limited circumstances and I was referring to it in the wider sense. There was a quite idiotic post a while ago (maybe not on this forum) from a landlord who said that he would deliberately time a S21 to disrupt Christmas for a tenant who had upset him and it is this sort of statement that fuels anti landlord sentiment and encourages politicians of all parties to lump us together as a problem to be dealt with. There is nothing new about group punishment where the innocent suffer unjustly because of the actions of a few.... Read More

Seething Landlord

17:18 PM, 21st February 2019
About 2 days ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 21/02/2019 - 14:53
I doubt that it is insignificant for the tenants on the receiving end. Unfortunately it is vindictive, unprincipled landlords who spoil it for the rest of us.
Incidentally, the three grounds that you cite as reasons for using S21 are all grounds for eviction under S8 so the real problem is the difficulty, time and expense involved in using that section and persuading the court to exercise its discretion in favour of the landlord in the case of the optional grounds.... Read More

Seething Landlord

13:34 PM, 21st February 2019
About 2 days ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 21/02/2019 - 12:57Are you denying that there are cases of retaliatory eviction where the landlord has fallen out with the tenant for some reason?... Read More

Seething Landlord

23:43 PM, 20th February 2019
About 2 days ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 20/02/2019 - 22:49
Your mention of driving licences is interesting because I had been thinking that letting property without checking the legal requirements is similar to driving a car without bothering to read the Highway Code - you do so at risk of being penalised for failure to comply, whether or not you were aware of the particular rule.
In her latest email dealing with the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, Tessa Shepperson, who runs the Landlord Law Service concludes "Renting residential property is now heavily regulated. The days of the amateur landlord are over."... Read More