Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

Sometimes, some things have just got to be said

11:13 AM, 18th March 2020, About 2 years ago 42

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Sometimes, some things have just got to be said, because what tenants think is helping them, is in fact doing the opposite (see screenshot below).

Unbelievable! This Corbyn and Labour anti-landlord people publicising tenants should get a break from paying the rent. All they are doing is making it harder for tenants as more landlords will say I’ve had enough, I’m selling, less houses left for remaining increasing tenants and remaining landlords will be able to pick and choose and charge whatever they like due to supply and demand.

This tenant had already been evicted twice by landlords selling. I REALLY helped him out buying his house so he could stop in it.


by Fiona

8:45 AM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 19/03/2020 - 08:42
Im famous for saying “I’m not Jesus, google is your friend “ in response to crazy tenant requests

You’re only human Mick

Well done

by Yvonne Francis

11:10 AM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Quite honestly Mike, this is just unprofessional behaviour. I always write an email to difficult matters, whatever time of day I have been contacted, and sleep on it, frequently adjusting it. It's always worked well and I suggest you do the same.

by Monty Bodkin

11:54 AM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 19/03/2020 - 11:10
I would have taken a similar approach too Yvonne but who achieves the best result?

Using our 'professional' approach, emails would probably have been going back and forward into next week. The tenant would feel aggrieved at the same ultimate result and inclined to feel justified chancing it on again at the next opportunity.

Mick's direct approach closed the issue the same day and left the tenant in no doubt such behaviour is unacceptable and they will be unlikely to try such scams again in future.

Well done again Mick.

by Dennis Leverett

12:20 PM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 19/03/2020 - 11:10
I'm with Mick, direct approach without being rude gets the point cleared up there and then. Apart from being a Landlord I have an internet business and all the consumer regs are heavily weighed against us honest retailers just like Landlords and so many unscrupulous people these days try and take advantage, just don't tolerate it any more. I suppose it doesn't help that at the age of 70 I'm becoming a grumpy old man!!!

by Mick Roberts

16:15 PM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Yvonne Francis at 19/03/2020 - 11:10
Aah right,

My tenants han't got email, what then?
I ain't writing emails after 5pm. Been doing it 23 years, if u want 100% off me in day, I need me shut off time.
U suggest I do same? Aah right, I'll follow your business model then, I must be doing some'at wrong, 500 waiting list for me houses, tenants been with me 23 years, umpteen calls a day off tenants wanting my houses off recommendations from existing tenants.

I've just had another one today, can she not pay as may be losing her part time job. She's ALREADY ON BENEFITS. The Corbyn lot has brainwashed the benefit tenants.

From me to tenant asking who's still on FULL BENEFITS.
I think u best ring me.
Cause u don't know what's gone off.
And your Mum is already on the benefits that people are trying to get on so they can pay the mortgage.
Do u want to not pay too? And all your family that's in all the houses?
And your sister?
And your Auntie?
And your cousins?
I think soon none of us will have a home or property

Is this the same house where other landlords are charging £595pm and I'm only charging your Mum £520? And constantly been under charging for 10 years?
What about the airport worker that's gone down from 40 hours to 20 hours?
Who needs help more?

From another landlord.
I've just had to explain to someone that's had her hours cut that already gets half her rent paid by hb that she needs to contact council to get her hb increased. From 1st April hb will be paying 480 towards her 530 pcm rent leaving her with about 12.50 a week to pay. What is her problem. Every twat is trying to jump onto the . I'm a victim band wagon and if it wasn't for the virus I'd be able to pay bullshit.

by Mick Roberts

16:17 PM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 19/03/2020 - 11:54
Well said Monty, Scams like u say. They pushing me one step closer to selling. And as u know, there ain't many of us in Nottingham who take HB.

by Mick Roberts

18:01 PM, 19th March 2020, About 2 years ago

I tell u what else while I'm on me high horse.
I get tenants tell me today, yesterday, every day, Can I pay u next week? Can I catch up next month? Can u let me off today? I can live with that, I'm in the HB market which I've liked for 23 years.
I've also got dozens of same tenants for 15+ years, some for 23 years, can''t think of any for less than 5 years apart from letting agent tenants. I in my opinion & theirs am good to them. Many paying 20% below market rent.

40% will freely admit they useless with money.

But what I cannot live with is a benefit tenant who has lost ZERO money, telling me Can they not pay tomorrow cause of some CorbynSxite they've watched on the news. Trying it on cause the Labour bafoon's has told them this is acceptable. If I wasn't anti-labour, I am now.

It takes some of mine a whole year to catch £10 up they underpaid a year ago, so how they ever gonna' catch up 3 months rent free......

The text I had today, 2 years ago, she owed me £90 & took a year to catch up. I even bought her a house in 2008 that she then wanted me to move her a year later, which I did, to be near her daughters who are also in my houses.

We all know the Govt & Council's policies has constantly got it wrong, hence the homeless, waiting lists etc. And these kind of things are just making it worse.

by Mick Roberts

7:52 AM, 20th March 2020, About 2 years ago

I'm gonna' cheese some of the 10% off even more now as I've got to be pro-active & start acting before it happens, so I'm sending the below to me tenants, who by the way I've just test sent it to some of the good tenants who aren't afraid to tell me if I'm wrong & they said Ruddy send it out quick.
Some of you lovely people have been texting asking for a rent holiday cause of the coronavirus. Now if u all want a rent holiday, there will be no houses no homes in 3 months, simple as that. There's not a magic tree out there to pay your outgoings.
The comment you may have heard on the media this week has not helped tenants at all. Corbyn Labour Anti Landlord tripe saying tenants can ask for a rent holiday was aimed at workers who have lost their job & FULL income & got to wait for benefits which YOU ARE ALREADY GETTING, but some of u r rubbing your hands in glee thinking that was aimed at u.
And it was a rent holiday, some of u have interpreted that as Ooh baby no rent to pay. The workers still had to pay when they get back on their feet. Some of u have got into arrears with me before & took years to pay & some still paying off now years later. You text saying Can I have rent holiday cause of coronavirus, then u also don't say I'll pay next week.
Some of u have been with me over 20 years, most of u over 5 to 10 years. I look after u the best I can despite all the constant recent attacks from Council and Govt. But I will not look after people trying to take advantage and plunge me and u into losing your home.
If I get one more text from someone on FULL benefits asking for rent holiday, I'm gonna' seriously consider selling your home. Some of u will know I'm only keeping the houses for you as it is your home & I respect that.
Please don't exploit the Coronavirus for financial gain and put everyone's else's home in jeapordy.
If you've genuinely lost your job, ring me & we'll get u on the benefits u entitled to.
Below is the extra costs which the Govt & Councils has forced upon us, which I've now had to pay since u moved into your home. How some of u think this can be paid with no rent in is baffling.
We now have to do Fitness tests on new rentals £150 each house.
Electrical Installation Condition reports organisation & implementation £300+ each house.
Selective Licensing £890 just for one house.
Legionnaires checks £70 each house.
EPC’s £80 each house.
Data protection checks £40.
Carbon Monoxide detectors & smoke detectors, when wired, £300 each house.
Getting registered with Information Commission officer £40.
Floorplans, Inventories £90 each house.
Landlord has to criminal check himself & has to prove he has Right to live in UK
Increased staffing admin behind the scenes.
As you’ve seen, checks/inspections on your houses now with smoke alarms-Should be much more detailed checks.
Consultant & Legal fees to keep pace with legislation & staff training.
Letting Agent costs for new tenancies & house swaps £70pm each house.
All the above is extra costs we din’t have when many of u moved in.
Landlords are selling in their hundreds due to the increase in costs & the burden of ever increasing legislation.
Landlords are being fined when they get something slightly wrong.
As a company, we are really struggling to keep abreast with these constant legislation attacks, so much so, some of u know all new ones/swaps, we are having to place with Letting Agent.
The biggest changes are Selective Licensing & Universal Credit. Costs an absolute fortune in time & money to keep on top of it.
There are many Landlords out there who aren’t compliant, who are becoming unstuck every week.
We have no intention of selling on you & want you for the long term. Please help us to help u.

by Fiona

8:16 AM, 20th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 20/03/2020 - 07:52
Bless you Mick. Love the Jerry Maquire line. Help me help you ! 😉


I hope you are feeling better now that you've gotten ahead of it, and done what you feel you needed to do to keep your houses going, and keep those families with a roof over their heads. Well done Sir !

by Mick Roberts

16:33 PM, 20th March 2020, About 2 years ago

I'm glad I sent now as I had several tenants about to text me today, saying they was gonna ask me if they could have 3 months off as per the news and this is some of their replies.

I've just had a HB tenant text the below thinking she could keep the rent cause of what Corbyn said, but now she's read my text, understands it.

Iv been thinking the same thing, do we have to pay ours who are on full benefits, but reading what you've sent out I agree with you, although it'd be nice to keep the rent lmao🤣🤣 all moneys owed will put us in rent arrears and benefit tenants wouldn't or would find hard to repay I think your right with what your saying but I do think it is slightly unfair because most benefit tenants struggle anyway so I think it'd be good if they put something in place for people like us, we can't go out there and bulk buy and whatever else because its just not affordable and many people are left on there arse

For working tenants they've got what 2 full incomes and are able to keep full mortgage/rent where as people on benefits are expected to make do with what we've got basically and live off pittence, but I get what your saying and your are quite right tbf

And also some other tenants in total support of my ways:

Some people are a joke. Can’t be easy been a landlord at the best of times, and especially with all this going on and you get idiots asking asking stupid questions.

Are people actually asking for this and expecting to get it. You do have some brain dead tenants cheeky fuxxers

Aww man I was hoping free rent 😂 joking... I know what mortgage holidays are and they're not free... it's all added on the end. So I knew nothing is going to be different in the rent 👍but glad you're sending things out because papers etc are twisting things and confusing people

I'm not expecting a rent holiday, unless u offering 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
No but jokes aside your right. Agree with all that

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