Shortage of rental properties so extreme tenants are refusing to leave?

Shortage of rental properties so extreme tenants are refusing to leave?

15:01 PM, 19th April 2022, About a month ago 76

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Hi, my name is Melissa Lawford and I am the property correspondent at The Telegraph. I have heard from some lettings agents that the shortage of rental properties is so extreme that in some cases tenants are refusing to leave properties because they have nowhere to move to.

I’m keen to talk to landlords who are being affected by this.

Are you having problems getting a property back because your tenants cannot find anywhere else to rent?

Please get in touch, melissa.lawford@telegraph.co.uk, 07936135425

Thank you so much for your help,

Melissa



Comments

by CYRIL STALEY

15:06 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jane Tomlin at 11/05/2022 - 13:28
Yes Jane thankfully he has paid. Perhaps now we might progress in a more appropriate manner if he will ever communicate with me. He just relies on complaint to the agent or via his girlfriends. Lucky man at age 80****

by Jane Tomlin

15:10 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by CYRIL STALEY at 11/05/2022 - 15:06
Well, that is good news, that he has paid. You need to get the electrical test done now! Good luck.
Jane

by Michael Holmes

17:50 PM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Lee Bailey at 20/04/2022 - 10:15
You haven’t mentioned the heat pump fiasco . Another 30K needed there to comply with EPC ratings. Trying to achieve Net Zero with Net Zero financing is really going to work! NOT

by Happy Landlord

18:02 PM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Don't get me started on heat pumps - I have been a building surveyor for over 50 years and this is the most ridiculous suggestion that has come out of the government yet - and they have come up with some ridiculous suggestions. 50 years ago when I was at college, heat pumps were talked about - ground source pumps worked to a degree if you have enough ground but air source pumps absolute rubbish. In theory air source heat pumps work to a degree - ground source heat pumps work much better, but in either case you have to have very large radiators and pipework ideally with a back up using either a gas boiler or and electric boiler otherwise you freeze!! This whole scheme is a disaster not just from the cost angle but a massive waste of current resources for something that will just not work unless you want to return to the dark ages.

by Paul Shears

21:24 PM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Happy Landlord at 16/05/2022 - 18:02When I first came across the concept of heat pumps over 50 years ago, they appeared, at first glance, to have enormous potential. But then I was a teen-ager with no engineering knowledge, so I can forgive myself for falling for the propaganda whose purpose at the time was to create an article reading audience.
It churns my stomach to note that everything that Happy Landlord has said absolutely spot on.
Moreover, whilst the technology is as totally unfit for the promised and marketed purpose today as it was then, (Minor technical developments aside), the complete and utter waste of resources by bureaucrats is far worse today than it was 50 years ago.

by DSR

13:43 PM, 17th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Happy Landlord at 16/05/2022 - 18:02
You will be in great demand in the next few years my friend!.... professionally signing off all those official reports demanded by the government to show exemption to those properties who can't get to the EPC C rating...

How far do you travel??? 😉

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