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Mike

15:19 PM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Yes we all must bear responsibility to help reduce our Co2 emissions, we cannot allow tenants to destroy this planet just by abusing energy paid by landlords, because it is provided free within their rents, they owe a responsibility to save energy, water, and environment, and do the recycling properly, use bins correctly, at the moment they don't give damn, I see glass bottles thrown in recycle bin when they are not permitted by local council, but my instructions are ignored, rules are ignored, they all have this couldn't care less attitude. Many times I have inspected bins, I always find plastic packaging still with food inside, the council says all such items like food tins etc should be rinsed first, there should be no food items, and once the main rubbish bin was spewing with maggots running across the pavement and climbing up the parked cars!... Read More

Mike

15:07 PM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

good to know that some of us have a pool of talent into other things such as programming, I have many applications but no programming skills apart from rusty GW Basic, perhaps we can get together and launch devices that can monitor and records data against each tenant, and stop abuse against bills included in rent, and a fair use policy for keeping their rents low as possible. I rent an HMO, in which one tenant uses the bathroom for longer than say 30 minutes, as it is a shared facility, no one should go and sleep in it for hours, so perhaps a keypad at the bathroom door which each tenant taps in his pin and the door opens or if the door is already open then taps won't function until pin is inserted, and from then on how much water he uses, how long he spends, and how many times he flushes the loo, whether or not he took a shower and if so for how long, and what was his total water consumption, we all have a responsibility to the resources of this planet, or if he fills the bath up with hot water for soaking himself for hours.
I just took a tenant and got the possession order because he was abusing provisions given to him under his low rent condition where all amenities provided within the rent must not be abused .
The tenant denies but I had caught him filling the bath tub with shear hot water (not mixed) and then go out to garden closing the bathroom door behind him, switching off the light, and locking the bathroom door latch from outside with a coin, such that other tenants think someone is in, he then open a can of strongest beer (tenants) spends 20 good minutes drinking and smoking whilst the hot water tub is slowly cooling down to right temperature, in the mean time the bathroom has turned into a sauna room, with condensation dripping down from ceiling, walls and cabinets, mould started to grow on the ceiling and cabinets, just been renovated les than a year ago, so when I caught him a few times, I warned him that this is not acceptable to me and goes against my own "fair use policy" if they want me to keep my rent as low as possible, if he continues to abuse this then I will have no choice other than to put his rent up, he did not stop, so up went his rent to normal going rate for the area, one double bedroom with all bills included for 2 occupants, him and his partner, from £425 to £550 pcm, the going rate is around £600 pcm , so he refused to pay the increase, and stopped paying his rent altogether, now into 7th Month no rent paid, Court has granted me possession on Ground 8, as he did not turn up for his defence, i got the possession order under Section 8, I am now waiting for the bailiffs, when they will come I have no idea, already two weeks since possession of warrant was filed at the court, no letters or any acknowledgement from the bailiffs.
I am not sure if bailiffs give tenants any notice some say they give 3 days notice others say 2 days some says 4 weeks notice, totally confused on bailiffs.
so yes we need to make gadgets which tenant uses more electricity, i.e. running an electric heater instead of using the central heating, so each room could be monitored separately, pin number operated washing machine, which uses on average 100 liters of water, if a tenant uses 2 washes per day I need to know who needs to pay more rent.... Read More

Mike

14:15 PM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Good to know some of you can program, any chance of reprogramming our politicians heads as they appear to have got a bug, they may have been hacked by tenants!... Read More

Mike

11:49 AM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 17/04/2019 - 11:19How is that false accounting? You charge tenants say £1000.00 pcm, they pay you on time, and again and again, 3 months later you want to make an inspection visit, you are all happy and tenants is happy, you reward him from your own pocket, not from your accounts, and you do not declare that money spent on any claimable items, its your loss, its from your pocket, you do not claim tax on that £60.00, not a thing anyone can do, if you like you can roll that £20.00 note and smoke a joint of you didn't have a paper to roll your stuff.

Once you have paid your taxes, you use that money to reward your tenants, once its your legitimate money you can do whatever you like with it, except you cannot fund terrorism, so I would no longer donate funds to any political party, that promotes terrorism against landlords who are in a minority, we need protection under the discrimination act.... Read More

Mike

10:54 AM, 17th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

One may offer £20.00 or more cash back when rent is paid on time, this could be given to a tenant on inspection visits, in cash, no money trail, not only this would encourage tenants to pay rent on time and as well as invite you to hand them the cash. You could then also inspect the property and if everything is OK, all the terms of the tenancy agreement are being met. End of the day all we need is good tenants who exhibit good behaviour towards landlords and neighbours and follows rules and maintains the property in a good state which are his obligations, and landlord maintains his obligations.

There is absolutely nothing the law can do, its your choice to reward a good tenant, hand cash to whom ever you wish, charities, or tenants for good behaviour, it is not a discount, it is a reward.... Read More