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Mike

13:15 PM, 12th June 2019
About A week 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 A week 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 A week 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

Mike

11:58 AM, 10th June 2019
About A week ago

Rain ingress in garage damaging tenant's carpet?

Use garage as anything else is at occupiers risk, in fact it may be that they were using it for habitable purpose which goes against the building planning rules, so refuse to compensate because you renting a house with a garage and not with an additional habitable space, warn them that if they replace the carpet at their own expense the new carpet may also suffer the same fate. What do the bloody tenants expect? Tell them to move into a submarine instead as it would the only thing on this earth water tight up to 1km depth or more.... Read More

Mike

21:24 PM, 3rd June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

In my HMO, if a tenant causes a damage and denies causing it, or if there is no evidence of who caused the damage, then I have made it clear to all my tenants that in a case like this everyone will be responsible pay to fix that damage regardless who caused it, so it is better for the one who causes the damage to admit to it or else all tenants will be made responsible to pay for fixing the damage right.

My point is crystal clear, why should I have to fork out my money to repair a damage caused by a tenant, if the one who caused does not admit then all tenants are going to be equally responsible to chip in equal amount for material and labour to fix the damage, whether this will conflict with the new regulations or not I don't know but I am sticking to my principles of fairness. I have covered this in my tenancy agreement.
This came about when a kitchen window was broken by one tenant who failed to admit, It was very clear the double glazed window was impacted from inside as the inner pane broke and outer pane was still intact, so whoever broke it caused it to break from inside the property .... Read More