9:46 AM, 19th November 2021, About 2 years ago 16
My tenant has been renting from me now for 4 years, and he still doesn’t have an understanding of what are realistic expectations as a tenant.
He wants to tell me what to do by pointing out my responsibility. Demanding any workman to contact him directly, stating, “it’s between me and your contractor “. I always struggle to get anyone in for jobs that he wants doing.
After struggles from last year for gas engineer for yearly checks, I decided I am going to arrange for him and not let him take charge. That didn’t sit well with him. So a very difficult 1-hour face to face meeting at his convenience took place yesterday. Still, he got his way choosing the date, but I didn’t give in for him to directly arrange the date with the gas engineer.
Also, I had already raised the subject of increasing rent, he of course don’t want to accept. In fact, he doesn’t want to accept anything. I sent him section 13 notice in email and was going to print it for registered post, but he responded within minutes to say he is going to take professional advice!
Bingo … I kept on telling this yesterday in an hour-long meeting, but he then was a “qualified estate agent” that I never knew!
So what is next, watch the space…. but any advice for me before I get stressed again like losing my sleep again as last night?