Property118 Landlords Newsletter – Issue 95

Property118 Landlords Newsletter – Issue 95

11:58 AM, 15th February 2012, About 11 years ago 15

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The latest news and views from the private rented sector including top tips on how to find the perfect tenant from Steve Hanbury, the legalities of evicting a bad tenant by Mary Latham and Mark Alexander raises the question of whether the major property portals could help clean up the lettings industry.

The latest articles from guest columnists
The latest articles added by Mary Latham, who has 40 years experience and consults for the NLA and Midlands Landlords Accreditation:
How do I get rid of my bad tenant?
View all articles by Mary Latham
  The first instalment from new guest columnist Steve Hanbury, Director of
Finding the Perfect Tenant – “Trust but Verify”


The latest property industry news as sourced by the Property118 News Team

The latest Landlord’s Logs added by Mark Alexander, founder of Property118


Mary Latham

12:14 PM, 16th February 2012, About 11 years ago

Well done Alan.  When I was asked for this information I used the excuse that I loath a utility company using "Im sorry that information is covered under Data Protection" It worked

20:36 PM, 16th February 2012, About 11 years ago

I communicate with the tenant in actual fact before I issue a Section 13.
I just like the idea of an official appendment to an AST which means I don't have to pay another DPC fee.
A letter of agreement seems a bit casual; but I appreciate this is a perfectly valid method of increase.
I have never just stated to a tenant the rent is going up to a certain amount and that's it.
I do involve them in the process and I believe they feel better about being involvedin the incresae process.
Esentially I have managed to arrive at a mutually acceptable arrangement.
I have never been particularly dictatatorial when managing my tenancies.
I see no reason to change my ways.
I have content tenants and I believe they regard me as someone they may always have a conversation with which I think establishes goodwill and retains my tenants so that they don't leave in a fit of pique because the rent has increased without any input from them
Essentially I use the Mark Alexander 'cup of tea' methodology!

20:48 PM, 16th February 2012, About 11 years ago

I like that idea Mary.
If as it seems we all need a Data Protection Licence then we  all could state that in conformity with our DPL we cannot divulge such information.
But that we can refer the matter to our compliance officer; us!,  and determine whether a response may be made.
I would imagine this would be dependent on the tenant giving permission for such information to be divulged.
I must admit I have never read all my lease conditions and they have been tenanted since I bought them.
The developers never mentioned that I would not be able to rent out to whom or for however long I wished.
Perhaps I should read  at least once my leases!

7:21 AM, 25th February 2012, About 11 years ago

As a developer and landlord, I believe most modern leases have a clause regarding 'sub leasing' which basically has nothing to do with letting on an AST but is actually meant to get leaseholders to inform the freeholder (or management company) of a change in leaseholder so that they can keep an up to date list of leaseholders to allow them to collect the ground rent and service charge efficiently. 

20:24 PM, 25th February 2012, About 11 years ago

Don't know if it covers your area but goggle Citylets

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