I have a court date coming up in April as I am taking my ex tenant to court over damage caused to the property by condensation. Does anyone have any experience with claiming for condensation as this is my first and hopefully my last court case?
The tenant and his wife was with me for 5 years in a 2bed 2bath ground floor flat. He also had 2 children in this time and allowed his parents from India to live in the property for long periods of time with out asking me. Continue reading Taking a Tenant to Court Over Condensation
Like most landlords I have tenants who don’t open windows, dry their washing on radiators and cause mold and condensation problems. I give them a leaflet on how to prevent mould and condensation when they first move in and we also discuss the subject on move in day. Nevertheless, I, like most landlords, continue to get calls about mould and condensation problems, at least I did! I recently recorded a testimonial video below for a company which helped me to solve the problem once and for all. Just in case you are wondering, I recorded the video for free as I was so impressed with the results. Continue reading Mould (mold?) and Condensation Problems
I’m not a member of just one landlords association, I joined two!
I don’t know which Landlords Association is best, what I can tell you is which ones I joined and why they are the right ones for me. I’m also interested in whether YOU are a member of a Landlords Association and why you decided that was the best one for you. Continue reading Landlords Associations – a list of them all with links
Before I got sucked into housing I trained in Cognitive Linguistics, the study of how language can be used to show how we make sense of the world, our beliefs and interpretations of a larger reality.
One of the leading Cognitive Linguists of the 20th Century is a towering intellectual of a man called Noam Chomsky, who I once had the amazing fortune to meet in a hotel whilst attending a conference. We spent the night playing pool together in a Manchester pub and swapping dirty jokes without me realising who he was, the man whose work I was basing my entire dissertation on. Imagine how stoopid I felt the next day. (I mis-heard his name and thought he was just a lonely yank called ‘Noel’) Continue reading Rogue Landlords II – A Definitive List
Great news for our readers this week, Property118 has been appointed as a source of Google News which means your comments will carry far more influence than ever before and will help to portray what is happening in the ‘real world’ of UK property. Mary Latham adds a tongue in cheek video blog which contains an underlying message, Julie Ford reports on the new tenant accreditation scheme soon to be launched and a follow up article on compulsory licensing for letting agents is amongst this editions line up.
Continue reading Property118 Landlords Newsletter – Issue 94
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Landlords have been told to ensure their tenants know how to deal with and prevent mould from condensation by The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.
With the cold meaning bathrooms windows will be firmly shut, condensation could be creating costly-to-fix damp. The AIIC have created a check list for landlords to give to tenants: Continue reading Landlords Should Beware of the Costs of Condensation
Police are warning landlords that crime gangs are looking for rental homes to turn into cannabis factories.
A clear trend is emerging as drug barons turn away from growing cannabis in bulk at single locations.
The latest criminal intelligence reveals the drug dealers are favouring turning buy to let homes in to small factories to decrease the risk of police seizing their crops in a single raid. Continue reading Cannabis Gangs Target Buy to Lets as Drug Factories
Green, orange, black…… The wonderful colours of mould that you may spot in your house!
Damp can be a major problem in student houses. It can cause mould on the walls and furniture, and make timber window frames rot. It encourages mites and can increase the risk of respiratory illness and quite frankly, it is yuk! Continue reading Damp – a tenants guide to preventing and treating it
Cannabis farming is a growing menace for landlords as police seized a record number of plants in raids mainly on buy to let homes. Continue reading Cannabis farm seizures hit a record high
Landlords can expect to see a jump in the number of complaints from tenants about damp in their homes over the next few months – but who is responsible for paying to put the problem right?
Many landlords are seen as a bottomless money pit by letting agents and tenants who are on the phone at the first sign of a problem in a rented home, but the law says that damp is not the landlords problem in many cases. Continue reading Landlords don’t have to foot the bill for damp homes