I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine when it shines?
I am enjoying it so much I am feeling quite mellow,
not really in the mood for ranting, but hey… no
doubt I will get into the swing of it once I start.
we have a new Government at last, but will they actually
reverse any of the recent inane legislation fired at
the Private Landlords? Well, I certainly hope so, but
we will have to wait and see. I was most upset with
the election result as I thought that the best way forward
would be for Conservative Government to be in power
with a clear majority. Everything I have ever heard
the Lib Dems talk about shouts higher taxes, higher
taxes! But, never mind I thought they would never actually
get in power. How wrong I was, they are in via the ‘back-door’.
No ‘pun’ intended!
read interview in The Daily Telegraph on 1 June between
Mark Prisk MP and Richard Tyler. Mark Prisk stated that
“… the commitment to cut red tape by introducing
“a one-in one-out rule” so that no new regulations
are introduced without others being cut “by a
greater amount”.” Great they can start by
cutting out this ridiculous law that requires all new
HMOs to have Planning Permission, and replace it with
a new law promising to help, not hinder Landlords …
in my dreams!!
you remember the example I gave in my first rant on
the madness that is paying Housing Benefit directly
to Tenants? The saga continues, and this has being going
on since the middle of December 2009. To briefly re-cap,
one of my tenants in Burnley is an alcoholic and has
many other problems. Back in December, my tenant decided
to phone the Benefits Office to say he did not live
at the property anymore, even though he had not left
the property. He thought (well, he sort of thinks) that
if he said had moved out the Agents would stop asking
for the ‘top-up’ monies he owed. Of course,
all that happened was that they stopped paying Benefits
directly to the Agents with immediate effect. We could
not get him to fill out a new form for the Benefits
and he just continually lied saying that he had done
this, when clearly he had not. It took from mid-December
to the end of May 2010 to finally sort this out. Thanks
to Mike Clarke of mypropertypowerteam.co.uk for personally
visiting him twice to fill out all the relevant forms.
Through perseverance and sheer determination, I finally
get the claim sorted and even received most of the backdated
payments. Hip hip hooray.
joy was short-lived. The tenant phones me on Bank Holiday
Monday to ask me when I am collecting the keys for the
property. He talks as if all this has been agreed (probably
has been in his head). When I ask him what he is talking
about, he says that he is moving in with his girlfriend
next week and doesn’t want to rent the property
anymore. Can you believe it? After all the trouble he
has caused, and I have arranged for everything to be
sorted out for him, because he could not even fill a
is just far too hot for all this ‘ranting’,
so I am going to keep this article short and sweet.
my next ‘Rant’, I wish you all prosperity.
Good Find Properties
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