Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Taste of Things To Come

1 Day Late on Rent Can Land You in Jail? A Shockingly Draconian Renters Law

A vision of our future Tenancy Laws?

Posted by pete green @ 12:35 PM (1576 views)
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7 thoughts on “A Taste of Things To Come

  • An appropriate post for something that winds me up. How come in ANY financial transaction, the person handing over the cash is seen as the customer, EXCEPT when you rent a house. As usual in this stupid country, housing is the exception to the rule. You get the house from an agent who thinks you are scum and the landlord is the customer? Why is that? Quarterly visits to make sure we aren’t trashing the place, yet when we point out something needs doing, nothing happens. Maybe I’m just unfortunate in that my agent has an IQ in single digits… anyway, just sounding off.

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  • @timmy t

    Britain’s apartheid.

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  • In myy last too rentals we ended getting work done ourselves and took it out the rent, notifying them with adequate notice and getting proper quotes after the landlords refused to sort out issues – section 21 notices where then issued. Section 21 notices are where it all falls down. It means the tenants have no power. They need to be six months and not 2 for landlords.

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  • Timmy t – the reason we can be shafted by landlords is because of monopoly – LVT would even the relationship; if the Landlord is scared of voids and still paying his LVT he might treat tenants with a bit more respect.

    Both of my two ex rentals where the landlords had their hiss fits after we got work done both had Void periods of a few months after we moved out. The work we had done was not hugely expensive. It was the principle I feel they objected to, wanting to ensure they had the whip hand and all that.

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  • My landlord is actually pretty good, it’s the agent that’s acock. The landlord is a big business (FTSE 100) who own the house because it’s on land next to a site they own. They seem to realise (now we’ve paid them somewhere in the region of 70K) that we’re actually pretty good tenants so I now just call the Property Director directly when we have issues. Trying to going through the agents is painful. I utterly resent them taking 10% of what I hand over every month.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    +4

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  • renting is hit and miss, i have had some [email protected] and some good landlords. I try to cut the agent out of the deal asap by forming a relationship with the landlord directly. the agent doesn’t really add any value after the initial property search. I feel after a year the agent has got their pound of flesh and have no issues with cutting they out on the first year renewal. They can only blame their own greed.

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