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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 23


17:36 PM, 13th June 2019
About a month ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

I’ve also completed and offered feedback. We need to be direct, but let’s all keep it civil and constructive - we don’t need rants or bad language.... Read More


12:35 PM, 5th March 2019
About 5 months ago

Here we go again - PRS Right to Buy!

This woman is talking complete rubbish, someone mentioned Stalinist Russia and I'd agree on that. The ideology behind this is mind-boggling. I'd be interested in the opinion of someone with relevant legal background as to how this could possibly be in any shape or form compatible with the very basic principles of individual property rights and the state's obligation to uphold those rights.... Read More


17:52 PM, 29th January 2019
About 6 months ago

Frustrated by different advice given for taking possession?

I’d second Neil’s advice, contact Landlord Action so they can advise how to proceed from here. It very much seems to me like you have fallen victim to a very clued-up and devious tenant who set a trap you’ve fallen into.

As I’m afraid technically the tenant is right. I’ve had a very similar situation in December with Section 8, where Court possession date passed, no return of keys, but flat looked nearly empty (and neighbours witnessed moving out activity). However, as I didn’t get any confirmation from the tenant of vacating or keys returned, I was advised (by LA) that assuming the tenant vacated and changing locks was very risky. I hence opted for bailiffs (we had High Court bailiffs approved by the Court), and forked our another £1,200 for the privilege. And I was glad I did as on the bailiff visit day, the Tenants were still present! The system is atrociously unfair, at the time of the bailiff enforcement we were already down nearly 6 months of unpaid rent plus legal expenses so being forced to bailiffs just added insult to injury.

I wish you good luck, hope LA can sort it for you!... Read More


8:44 AM, 25th January 2019
About 6 months ago

Cost to landlords to join a COMPULSORY Redress Scheme?

Broadly a good idea if abuse is not tolerated.

How are fabricated complaints dealt with? Clearly a landlord who has done nothing wrong will not want to privately "resolve" a non-existent issue, so will be forced to pay a claim fee to PRS to prove this. Is there a counter-redress step where the tenant is then obligated to pay the claim fee? Rather like taking someone to court and having to pay court fees if one's case is unsuccessful? No? Didn't think so...... Read More


16:03 PM, 18th December 2018
About 7 months ago

Can I go into the property, repossess and changed the locks?

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 18/12/2018 - 07:50
I disagree, depends on circumstances (and possibly what council you are dealing with as some may be misinformed), but I’d recommend you read the following Read More