Posts Tagged ‘tenants’

The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

12/11/2016

Re-published – first published on 21st October 2013 Dear Mark (and all Property118 readers) I think my wife might be having an affair with one of my tenants. The usual give away signs are all there, lots of “girlie nights out”, which she never used to do, and phone calls where the other person just… Read more

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

02/04/2014

I am in favour of new regulations which could help to save lives but I don’t understand why only the lives of tenants seem to matter in the eyes of the law. I don’t have gas at home but I do have electricity (yes even in mid Norfolk LOL) and I also have an electrical… Read more

Bank of Ireland Tracker Rate Legal Campaign Fundraising re-launched

31/01/2014

The Bank of Ireland Tracker Rate Legal Campaign began in March 2013. History to date 100 affected BoI borrowers each paid £150 plus VAT into an initial legal fees fighting fund and instructed Justin Selig of The Law Department to obtain Counsels opinion on the merits of our case. Consensus of legal opinions was that regulators… Read more

Mark Alexander and David Morris MP considering an Early Day Motion at the Houses of Parliament 21-01-2014

Campaigns Against Tracker Mortgage Rate Hikes Reach Parliament

22/01/2014

The campaigns organised by members of Property118 against hikes to tracker rate mortgage margins moved up a gear yesterday when I was invited to meet with David Morris MP and his aide Andre Walker at The Houses of Parliament. I spent 90 minutes with them in total. I also managed to get a very quick… Read more

Good feedback for Landlords from Tenants reported by NLA

21/01/2014

The majority of tenants say their rent provides good value for money, according to the National Landlords Association’s NLA latest research findings*. More than seven in 10 tenants (73 per cent) rated their rent as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ when asked their opinion on whether it represented value for money. One in five (20 per… Read more

200 Housing benefits tenants are served section 21 notice by Kent Landlord

09/01/2014

Kent based Landlord Mr Fergus Wilson reported to the press that he has served section 21 notices to more than 200 tenants on housing benefits asking them to leave after six months. Mr Wilson has a portfolio of over 1000 properties and has decided not to rent in the future to tenants claiming housing benefit… Read more

Paying rent late will hit credit score

11/11/2013

Of interest, I think, to fellow landlords; Experian expects to include 600,000 rental records by year-end of tenants who pay late, starting with social housing and expanding to all private rentals. Lenders will have access to the information next year.  Tenants who get a black mark will could ruin their chances of securing a mortgage, credit… Read more

HMO Question – are basins in bedrooms mandatory?

09/11/2013

Is it a legal requirement that every bedroom in a licensable HMO has to have a wash hand basin? I have been jumping through hoops for a year to try and get a licence on a three storey 6-bed HMO. I had a letter from the council in 2011 saying that as I had three… Read more

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

07/11/2013

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’?

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

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