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.



Comments

by Monty Bodkin

17:39 PM, 20th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Tell 'em this Mick;

"Mr Sunak said he will increase the amount of Universal Credit by £1,000 for 12 months."

by Paul Shears

9:34 AM, 21st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 19/03/2020 - 16:15
"he's now looked into it & din't realise Landlords haven't got a mortgage holiday. And he was just planning ahead."
This would be very heavy going for many people Mick including me. You have my sympathies. What an idiot tenant! What are you supposed to be on top of everything else? A psychiatric social worker for retards? I'd be doing a cost - benefit analysis on the effect of such a person on my quality of life.

by Mick Roberts

12:22 PM, 21st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 20/03/2020 - 17:39
Yes Monty, I reckon this is The Tories way of getting some Political votes off the Benefits claimants, as eventually the Tories had to remove these punitive restrictions on the benefits, so they've now had the perfect opportunity to now help the benefit tenants without cheesing off the workers. And they've also now got support from the Benefit tenants.

And they also increasing the LHA rates finally to maybe what we was getting in 2008 & maybe more, so us Landlords that are purposely keeping the rent low, as to not hurt the tenant, we may finally get some 'proper' rent or close to it. And/or the tenants can pay lower top up or none at all.

by Mick Roberts

12:23 PM, 21st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 21/03/2020 - 09:34
Yes Paul, we already Policeman, Social worker, debt collector, Council Cash machine punchbag, Advisor, shoulder to cry on, some of the tenants only friend, & now Conoravirus sympathy expert.

by Old Mrs Landlord

14:13 PM, 21st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 20/03/2020 - 07:52Unfortunately it's those who are used to having everything freely provided for them, paid for by the taxes of those who've worked for all they have, who seem to be the most demanding - gimme, gimme, gimme more.

by Luke P

20:58 PM, 21st March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 21/03/2020 - 14:13
And to think I was effectively berated on a different forum earlier today for questioning why LLs keep falling into the role of social worker and friend of tenants when the OP asked if they should be contacting tenants with words of encouragement at this time. That’s the Govt’s job…we’re not their parents; they are adults!!

by Mick Roberts

6:09 AM, 22nd March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 21/03/2020 - 20:58That's it Luke, the Govt & Council authorities say they are responsible adults and they will be paid the Housing Element rent direct. They can look after theirselves and they WILL give u the rent.
Yet the same Govt & Council authorities say No, they aren't responsible enough to check the smoke alarms, if they have a fire, it's landlords fault for not checking every 4 months. We can't rely or trust on the tenant to do that, but we can trust em with £2000 to pay u.
Several of my lot were gonna' text me with request to ask for for rent holiday with no offer to catch up.
I'm glad I texted ALL my tenants the same message, but I did text about 5 after to say That's not aimed at u, & another 10 knew they would never do that. But this is what people don't get on this forum & the Govt, all tenants are DIFFERENT. And some can't be spoke to normally. They don't understand normal.
Me & u know our tenants are different. I do have some Letting Agent tenants which have paid deposit, rent up front, all the credit checks, I wun't dream of sending them the horrible message. They would be horrified as they wun't have thought of taking the cheese. And that's the thing with some in this thread, they have just never had the tenants me & u have had, that would rob u silly for £10, risk homeless if they could have £20 now.

by Paul Shears

8:11 AM, 22nd March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 22/03/2020 - 06:09
I have mostly have high end tenants in many respects. Think £60K/Yr and successful. Despite this they do nothing when a sink slowly blocks up. They know nothing of the existence of smoke alarms including how the batteries were somehow removed. They claim to forget the most basic elements of their responsibilities in the contract provided to them a week before they signed it. And now the supposedly cash scrapped council in the middle of a global pandemic, have written to me warning me that they have an inspection team dedicated to unlicensed HMO's who will be checking that I have provided my tenants in £500K properties with a sign on the wall with my contact details on it and that they have a council approved method of disposing of rubbish........
Some these council staff have been the worst of my tenants in the past.
That's large scale democracy in action.
I want out but I have nowhere to go.

by Freda Blogs

8:28 AM, 22nd March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 22/03/2020 - 08:11We have similar issues...
However, possibly a small light on the horizon: I doubt the Council will show up for the inspection. We had licence Inspections booked for last week. I called to confirm whether still proceeding? Oh yes, says Council.
Night before: cancelled by Council with no reason.

by Mick Roberts

16:01 PM, 22nd March 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 22/03/2020 - 08:11
Yes,

We have same in Nottm with Licensing saying we must provide tenants with bin pack details & when due etc. I don't ruddy know, I don't live there, do what everyone else does, look outside.
And HMO owners in Nottingham say the same & if the contact label gets pulled off wall, that is Landlord's fault.

The Council are not helping tenants going forward to get houses at reasonable cost.


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