Robert Grant

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 5th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Robert Grant

11:21 AM, 28th June 2018
About A year ago

FAO of Esther McVey - Complaint referral to ICE

I have had the same experience with no replies and not even an acknowledgment so no longer take benefit tenants - who does this help. They refuse to accept there is a problem... Read More

Robert Grant

17:27 PM, 20th November 2017
About 2 years ago

Letter to Universal Credit and MP

Very similar to my own experiences. In the end the tenant left owing me £4800. (Letting agent didn't issue a Section 8 when they should have) Still waiting for a response from UC but not holding my breath.... Read More

Robert Grant

8:34 AM, 6th October 2017
About 2 years ago

Obstructive neighbours stopping us from renting flat

I have had a number of tenants like this or even worse with graffiti left on walls, windows smashed and leaving owing a lot of money. These were in areas of selective licensing where the council knew there were problems and sought to address them. I have also taken over property where it was being used as a drug den. I am happy to deal with these situations often with help from others.
If this is causing you stress and losing you money could you put it in the hands of a suitably experienced letting agent to sort out? Less hassle for you and with their contacts and knowledge they should be able to resolve the issue. Good luck... Read More

Robert Grant

12:22 PM, 1st October 2017
About 2 years ago

Landlords Insurance - Landlords Buying Group

Reply to the comment left by Jason McClean at 01/10/2017 - 11:04
Hi
Yes as I said I am a big fan of Property 118 but I think the statement of "guaranteed savings" is misleading. I do accept that you are a quality company doing a good job and competitively priced which is slightly different.... Read More

Robert Grant

10:02 AM, 1st October 2017
About 2 years ago

Landlords Insurance - Landlords Buying Group

Reply to the comment left by j r at 01/10/2017 - 06:05
Hi
I can only speak as I find.
I have been building, refurbishing and renting property for forty plus years and have also worked for many years as both a chartered building surveyor (RICS) and a chartered construction manager (CIOB), both in the UK and abroad. I looked after 5000 properties for a housing association and have also held the position of Director of Estates for a large commercial organisation looking after £50 mill worth of property. When I did these jobs I had to best value around 100 facilities management contracts which would include everything from building services, Legionnaires treatment, lift servicing, security, catering, insurance and many more. My point is that I am a boringly methodical sort of guy who has spent a lot of time comparing specifications and quotations and my experience is that if you don't look around at renewal to see what deals are out there then you will lose out. I certainly don't just choose the lowest, I choose the cover I want. Even when I get a renewal for an insurance I go on line and the same company is often offering it 10 - 15% cheaper. CIA are a good place to start. As an unrelated example I have a Mercedes automatic E220 bluetec on lease and it costs me £182 plus VAT - again good quality but a very competitive price. Similarly I have four different trade cards for B & Q and they all give different discounts the best being the one for portfolio landlords. I shop around and save a lot of money doing it.... Read More