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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 403

Mike

11:58 AM, 3rd July 2019
About 2 months ago

Pests in hot weather?

ha ha, I bet they were battling all day trying to beat thousands of never ending flying ants, if your tenants thought they are entitled to call pest control to deal with a problem caused by once a year occurrence of flying ants, in my view they would be the first you need to get rid of otherwise you will face the same problem over and over and over again the minute they see the first flying ant.... Read More

Mike

11:43 AM, 28th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Government plans for deposit passporting

In my honest opinion, deposit is just a gimmick, overall the amount of hassle that is attached to deposit protection and retrieving it is not worth even thinking about, in most cases tenants always nearly dispute if the cause of damage is anything other than normal wear and tear, so why even bother when you are going to be in so much grey area, going through arbitration trying to prove your claim, takes immense time and money, so heck with deposit, just out law this as well as tenancy fee , this way no landlord is going to come under the spell of draconian deposit protection rules which are nothing but tons of headache. You have got to protect it within 30 days, you have to open an account with DPS, remember your passwords, who has the time to do all that waste of time, just abolish DPS and outlaw taking deposit, landlords have always suffered losses, adding a little more to it is not going to break our back, but we will have a lot less headache. I do not take deposit, because so far in my HMO, tenants do not own up to a damage, they all deny, so you cannot even accuse anyone for causing a damage, and it would be unlawful to take money from someone's deposit if they were not the real culprit.... Read More

Mike

13:15 PM, 12th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Metro Bank backtrack on "No DSS" ban after government meeting

Just side stepping, I no longer take on Self-Employed builders either, my last tenant was a self employed painter and decorator and made my place look like builders yard, with his many different size ladders, including a very long double ladder that ruined my door frames as he tries to negotiate tight bends when taking out or bringing in his ladders, his upteen number of paint tubs, both new and half used and many empty paint drums lie all over the place, garden shed id full of his stuff like dirt sheets, brushes, rollers, paint trays, sandpaper rolls, screws and what not, bags of filler, sand and cement bags, same again in my cellar, half full with his stuff including heavy digging implements, he was recently evicted for failing to pay his rent on time and being in massive rent arrears, I am now waiting for the bailiffs to officially evict him, but he is otherwise gone to a new place, having surrendered me his keys, but he still has got to collect nearly a skip full of tools and things for his trade. All he was renting from me was one room! But he nearly took the whole damn house!
Next time SORRY NO SELF EMPLOYED BUILDERS, OK to take fully employed builders or contractors, but certainly no more self employed builders. They do screw up your property for sure.

Not to mention what happens when your rent also includes the bills, so he brings dirty paint brushes, rollers and uses tons of water paid for by me, brings dirt sheets and hoses them down at my expense, and all for what? for £400pcm including bills for two adults, him and his partner! In London you won't get a box room for that for two! And now I much rather not rent my house to anyone die to stupid rules being churned up against landlords. I will keep it empty or use it for my own use.... Read More

Mike

1:59 AM, 12th June 2019
About 2 months ago

Rain ingress in garage damaging tenant's carpet?

As a good will gesture offer your tenant 10p as a voluntary componsation, there is absolutely no obligation on your part to pay him for it, he laid a carpet in your garage at his own risk, in fact it may now ruin your garage if he don't get that carpet out to dry up the garage, so what you now have to do is to ask him can he please remove that carpet and dispose it off and do not again carpet your garage as it may cause smells and damp and ruin it. If he fails to comply serve him a Section 21.

I have a tenant who has stuffed a king size bed in a box room, with about 8" gaps from the side and about 2 feet at the narrow end, I have ordered him to remove that because a box room is illegal to be occupied by an adult and a king size bed is for adults, this bed is causing mold growth as the air is not circulating properly. So far he has not heeded my request, so a S21 is being prepared and will be served on him soon. 6.51sq meters is the minimum room size, but that box room is 5.9sq meters.... Read More

Mike

12:15 PM, 10th June 2019
About 3 months ago

Rain ingress in garage damaging tenant's carpet?

Further more a garage is intended as a safe place to keep a car and perhaps some shelves higher up to keep a few service tools etc, a locked garage keeps out thieves whilst it does not have to be water tight if it isn't. If it is a water tight that is a bonus.... Read More