Happy Landlord

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Sunday 3rd January 2016

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Happy Landlord

11:04 AM, 16th November 2020
About 2 months ago

Leaseholders and service charge on different sized flats?

Hi You have to follow the lease - if anyone wants to alter the lease everyone who is party to the lease has to agree - very unlikely as there are almost always winners and loosers.... Read More

Happy Landlord

13:23 PM, 16th October 2020
About 3 months ago

Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill 2019-21

The bonkers season is here again - I love animals our current dog is a rescue dog BUT a small flat is not suitable for any animal. I frequently allow dogs and cats in my bungalows and houses but NOT flats. The environment is just not suitable in most cases - a dog barks whatever an owner might say, with the best will in the world both cats and dogs poop on the carpet. In 25 years plus of renting properties whenever a pet is housed the carpets have to be changed at the end of a tenancy, the garden is a mess if a dog has been in residence and the property needs redecoration. I don't think there has been one exception.
No No No this is a crazy suggestion... Read More

Happy Landlord

10:53 AM, 8th October 2020
About 4 months ago

640,000 empty homes in England

Its quite simple rather than penalizing landlords all the time why not incentivize by making it easy to obtain light refurbishment loans and doing away with clause 24, SDLT, payment of council tax on empty properties etc.

There are practically no methods of finance at the moment to either buy property which is ready for letting or needing repair and then letting - the government could quite easily encourage lenders by adjustment of tax or other incentives - I believe that the government is not the least interested in housing of the population just obtaining as much money as they can from the PRS.

My Business model has been shot to pieces in the last year or two I used to refurb houses to bring back into the housing stock but its nearly impossible to do this now - That is one of the reasons why so many properties are empty. The other principal reason is that there are so many landlords leaving the sector through constant new legislation, most of which is not needed, causing PS landlords to leave the sector.... Read More

Happy Landlord

10:00 AM, 7th October 2020
About 4 months ago

Be warned - Use your own electrical contractor?

Thank you David - you have just confirmed to me exactly the same situation - this time there was no full report just a list of what was perceived to be necessary. I have questioned this and asked for a second electrical contractor to carry out an inspection and provide a proper report with the classification details - incidentally the figures were also near enough identical. I have always had my doubts about gas safe it now seems the same crooked action is happening within the electrical industry, they need to get their house in order. No one wants an unsafe installation in any property - I would always err on the safe side but once again it looks as though landlords are considered a soft touch aided and abetted by this government. It looks like rip of Britain strikes again something we all need to be aware of.... Read More

Happy Landlord

9:20 AM, 22nd September 2020
About 4 months ago


What an excellent piece by Dr Beck - it really brings home the state we are now in. I for one would be happy to contribute to group funding if we can move forward in a constructive way - I am getting really fed up with the constant landlord bashing which seems to come from all the main political parties. Clearly none of them understand housing, they just try to point score from each other forgetting that people need to live somewhere and that the private rented sector provides this service - for the most part very well.... Read More