Steve Masters

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 6th August 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 207

Steve Masters

12:42 PM, 20th November 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Green Manifesto - Rent Controls and Land Value Tax

After a back of an fag packet calculation I would have to put all my rents up by circa £150pcm in order to continue to make a living after Greens proposed LVT and corp tax hikes! How does that benefit anyone?... Read More

Steve Masters

11:27 AM, 18th November 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

The Tenant Fees Act throws the baby out with the dish water. It penalises the many for the actions of the few!... Read More

Steve Masters

11:24 AM, 18th November 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

One way round this is to take out insurance to absorb the cost of not taking the risk, by putting the rent up.
The unintended consequence of badly thought out legislation.... Read More

Steve Masters

11:33 AM, 15th November 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

Reply to the comment left by Steve Masters at 15/11/2019 - 11:26
If an agent charged applicants a fee to register on their online property finding portal and they subsequently signed a tenancy, would that be considered a prohibited fee?... Read More

Steve Masters

11:26 AM, 15th November 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Can I contract that any new tenant provides their own reference?

As Neil Says "You cannot require them to enter a contract with a third party." However you could suggest that applicants with suitable references will be given preferential consideration but they are not 'required'.

But then I thought, surely 'applying' to view a property is different from 'granting' a tenancy?

The act does define what is a requirement in consideration of granting a tenancy but at what point do you draw the line between applying for and granting a tenancy?... Read More