Posts Tagged ‘Letting Agent’

Capita TDP to be taken over by MyDeposits

Capita TDP to be taken over by MyDeposits

07/11/2013

The Capita TDP (Tenancy Deposit Protection scheme) has been closed to accepting new deposits since the 14th of September this year. Capita a corporate giant and FTSE 100 company was only awarded the contract by Government to operate the scheme from the 1st April 2013 (no pun intended) in an effort to increase competition and… Read more

Letting Agent won’t release rent (6 months paid in advance)

Letting Agent won’t release rent (6 months paid in advance)

My tenants have paid 6 month rent in advance ( as they did in the previous 6 months with no problems) due to them being students. The Letting Agent is dragging its feet and will not release the 6 months rent to my bank account stating the tenants have to sign a form allowing this… Read more

HMO Internal locks ‘deal breaker’?

HMO Internal locks ‘deal breaker’?

I’m at the point of exchange on an HMO licensed 5 bed house, currently let to students. I received a letter from the mortgage lender Birmingham Midshires (BM Solutions) saying one of their conditions is that there are ‘no internal door locks’. I checked and there are thumb locks on all the bedrooms. The letting… Read more

Should Landlords do immigration checks?

Should Landlords do immigration checks?

04/11/2013

As it stands, this is precisely what the Government is planning to do by introducing an Immigration Bill to Parliament including a civil scheme to penalise leasing accommodation to illegal immigrants. The scheme is intended to come into effect in 2014. Government’s proposals, as set out in the relevant Government consultation document, are summarised below…. Read more

Help regarding being a victim of subletting

Help regarding being a victim of subletting

31/10/2013

A well known national letting agency franchise office based in Ealing advertised flatshare, I viewed the property and agreed to pursue a tenancy. My agreement is for the duration of 3 months, all bills included. The tenant I share the flat with (Mr G) was claiming to be a tenant at first with the agent… Read more

I’m losing a tenant every 6 months, please help!

I’m losing a tenant every 6 months, please help!

29/10/2013

Hi all, My fifth tenant has now decided to leave after having been subject to 6 months of abuse and hell from the neighbour adjoining the maisonette. All four previous tenants have left after six months and have all cited this neighbour from hell as the culprit for their misery and reason for leaving. This… Read more

Calling all Wikipedians

Calling all Wikipedians

23/10/2013

Neither Property118 nor myself have a page on Wikipedia and that makes me Can you help? I understand that other people have to compile the page and the more input the better?   If this is the case I suggest the following as a starting point. Property118 forum An online forum and news feed with… Read more

Damage caused by leak from neighbouring flat

Damage caused by leak from neighbouring flat

21/10/2013

My tenants reported a very serious leak from the water cylinder to my letting agents, who called in my plumber, who could find no trace of a leak from the water cylinder. When my tenants got home from work they found the next door neighbours pulling up carpets following a bad leak from their boiler… Read more

Expat couple looking for advice investing in London

Expat couple looking for advice investing in London

15/10/2013

First off, great site! As a wannabe investor/landlord for several years, I’ve been a keen follower of this and similar landlord online resources, which have been a great source of inspiration and learning about the landlord business. Many thanks! My wife and I are now planning to take our first steps into residential property investment… Read more

Council of Letting Agents call for Scotland’s dangerous electrics to be outlawed

Council of Letting Agents call for Scotland’s dangerous electrics to be outlawed

10/10/2013

The Council of Letting Agents has today called for better electrical safety standards in Scotland’s privately rented properties. Speaking at their inaugural conference, Council of Letting Agents (CLA) Convenor Kathleen Gell said: “Scotland depends upon the properties that our letting agents manage. People rely on these properties for their homes and they need to be… Read more

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