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Mike

A week ago
Nottingham Landlord Licensing - Letter to Councillor

Don't forget when it comes to renewing in 5 years and you will have to do this all over again.... Read More

Mike

A week ago
Nottingham Landlord Licensing - Letter to Councillor

That clearly shows that Property Licensing as it is called was designed or intended to drive out rouge landlords, those who allowed sub-standard accommodation on market and charged full rent and offered run down properties, landlords or property managers are expected to be crime free, i.e. with no criminal record, so then why not call it a landlord License, like all those who wish to drive on Britain's roads have to have a driving license, you do not need to give the details of the car you will be driving, and if you were a bad driver you could be fined or even banned from driving any car, our politicians have lost their grey matter, they just cannot plan, design laws, but stupidly bent on raising as much cash as they can by designing draconian laws that has nothing to do with the actual problem, like cars if you were a driver, naturally you would not be carrying more than the number of passengers that car was designed for and so likewise any property you would not be stuffing 10 tenants into a 1 bedroom flat would you? and if you did then if that came to council's notice they could then take action against that landlord for any issues that don't comply with normal property standards being kept to, like cars, you need MOT, insurance etc, and good order of maintenance, hence same way any landlord renting property should offer decent standard property to designed number of occupants meeting all the relevant building standards, and other criteria, which does not need specifying, your driving license is not issued to you per car, car can be any size, can be a two seater or a 4 or a 5 or a mini bus, but the rest of that car should comply with standards, and you as a driver only carry maximum number of people it is designed for, if caught you face the consequences. That is how a property license should be designed. So in the end, if you earned a criminal record for some non-driving offense, you are not denied a driving license are you?
So if you own two or three cars do you need more than one driving license? WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR POLITICIANS? have they lost their nuts? and guess what someone will come up and say oh there is a lot of difference between a property and a car, yes I know, but we are talking about property license then why do you care about criminal component of a landlord?... Read More

Mike

2 weeks ago
Gas certificates and Section 21 – be compliant or you may pay the price

The law says that a gas safety record must be valid before any tenancies commence, that is a legal requirement and it should never have any lapse period, so it should be renewed well before the current one expires, however the issue here is should a copy of it be given to a tenant at the beginning of a tenancy, as far as I know this may be so with normal houses but for an HMO you can display the certificate ina common area where everyone can see it is valid and in force.

we need a degree in law to become a landlord.... Read More

Mike

3 weeks ago
Gas certificates and Section 21 – be compliant or you may pay the price

You won't have this problem in HMOs because you would display a gas safe certificate in one common part of your HMO where you would post any other notices, instead having to make copies each time a new tenant moves in, do you step in a taxi and ask for a copy of insurance certificate? Do you step in restaurants and ask to see their gas safety record copy? you are just as vulnerable in a restaurant, a hotel as you would be in any private rented property. Where do these new bunch of Judges and law makers come from lacking in complete common sense?
It should not matter if a copy of gas safety record has been given at the beginning of the tenancy or not, as long as a certificate is valid and in force on the date the tenant moves in.
Judges and law makers need retraining in common sense because their brains have been overwhelmed by judicial matter and common sense went out of their heads.

It is a clear case of harassment of landlords.
shame we can do nothing about it since now we would be leaving EU and we can't appeal with ECJ.... Read More

Mike

3 weeks ago
Kent Landlord - Hero or Villain

So that means if a boiler breaks down, and when a landlord gets notified, the time down to 1000th of a second may be as important as is winning the F1 championship.
So landlords make sure y0u are equipped with a stop watch. No I tell you what you couldn't get more stupid even if you tried, good attempt Kent council, you are still the champion of most stupidest council on earth.... Read More