dismayed landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 13th December 2015

Location
Kent

Trading Status
Joint

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1996

Number of rental properties owned
11 –20

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 31

dismayed landlord

11:32 AM, 8th July 2019
About 2 months ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

hi Freda, sorry for delay. no problem at all. it currently stands at 15 households. it not something I relish doing. I have in the last year evicted 3 families. One for rent arrears took 15 months. Single mum 3 kids. I am informed all three kids had to change schools. Very acrimonious and she threatened the police if I went anywhere my property. (there was no just reason for this) Another one was a direct result of my desire to get out of the sector re section 21 and the onslaught of legislation and potential fines etc if I make the slightest mistake. The LHA which was not the local one moved them relatively quickly which surprised me but 20 miles away. Couple with three kids but younger. Only two kids had to change school but mother lost her part time job as distance is now too far to justify her travel costs. We were (maybe still are) still on talking terms. Both these houses are now sold. Third one (so far) is couple and one under school age child. Husband blamed me on breaking up their relationship. Wife assures me it was already broken. House currently under offer. I have another family who have found something locally going in two weeks time. We still talk and the situation was understood why I wanted the property back. They will be paying nearly 30% more for less accommodation. They had never defaulted on any payments. its a rubbish business plan but I am getting rid on the basis of CGT minimisation and potential repair issues first. I have no real non payers (anymore) - just sometimes its a bit late or comes to me in two instalments.... Read More

dismayed landlord

15:14 PM, 1st July 2019
About 3 months ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

as I posted before I am out. Just served tenants of 19 years who I would have kept for ever. another of only 5 years - mere babes. I explained the situation and as we have known them well for so long they are giving no problems at all. the other 13 left have all been served. I am no longer interested. There has been a major backlash on one but hey-ho I am looking after my family. This is my income. Its my blood/broken bones/late nights/missed holidays that I was happy to do as I was making something for the future. For my daughter and grandsons. Not now. stuff it. let the politicians and media win. too old to fight it.... Read More

dismayed landlord

11:00 AM, 14th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

My court experience is the same as Roberts and others. Even had instructions from the judge not to pursue the section 8 but use the section 21 so as not to be able to claim any arrears and allow the tenant to be rehoused. As for £30 per month 'profit' - this is rubbish. Please supply more details Amelia. I would love to know how you make this work and carry out the repairs and still find time to meet all these tenants so often. I clearly have a lot to learn from you.... Read More

dismayed landlord

7:51 AM, 30th May 2019
About 4 months ago

dismayed landlord

15:45 PM, 20th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

or go further. as properties become empty do not re-let. Serve notice on all tenants. Some will stay some will go. I have just served notice on several as I do not want to be in the position that I cannot get access to funds when I want them for health reasons or family needs - I want control over my future!! . These long term tenants are shocked by my actions but I simply point out to them that I cannot take the chance of further legislation restricting access to my own money. These tenants are nearly friends. They understand and will not be voting for any major parties. The short term ones expect me to be a the media describes - that stigma is another reason for me getting out. Sell and sell quick. I'll never return to the PRS.... Read More