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  • Buy-to-Let

    How to improve the public image of landlords?



    A dear old friend of mine lives in council accommodation. Her Boiler was condemned three weeks ago and she has no hot water or heating!

    We all have boiler issues and at times we need to replace them.

    I had a boiler condemned and it was replaced within a week.

    So why is it we are seen as rogues but Councils and Housing Associations are seen as the good guys ?

    What do we need to do to raise the standards in the PRS ?

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    It’s more about rent levels, if the supply in the PRS meant rent levels were on a par with social landlords then the PRS would be more readily accepted.

    Look at the difference in attitude towards the online estate agents, positive reviews.  Is it because their service is better than the local estate agent or because their fees are a lot less?

    Yes there are some landlords who offer crap properties but most landlords offer a good product, it’s just people think they are paying too much in rent.

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    I know my Rents in the NE are not much more than Council rents

    Councils Rent have risen over the past 15 years mine have in general stagnated

    so they are becoming quite close now in 2019

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    Looks like rents in the NE are the cheapest in the country, half of the rent level in the SE.

    https://www.propertytribes.com/u-k-rents...42506.html
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    You 100% right and we have the lowest level of families in  Temporary accommodation too

    But of course our house prices are so much lower

    we dont have the issues of the SE thank god

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    Best poll I have seen this week! (and the only one that doesn't involve b*)

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    A man who could have done so much good

    Its a shame he did not take the opportunity to do good for the sector

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    Haha!  Vanessa, oh dear!!!!    :-D

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    All comments are made in good faith and are given to the best of my knowledge and experience but I would advise you to consult an expert before making important decisions and I accept no liability for comments made.

    DL I find it infuriating that the public perception of landlords is that we are all heartless spivs and profiteers and I think the fact is that the stories of sensationally bad houses, beds in sheds, and sky high rents for rubbish run down properties is always going to be more newsworthy than stories of conscientious landlords like the rest of us whose properties are well maintained, modern and well insulated.

    For me my tenants are my customers and as with any business we are nothing without customers. I treat them with kindness and respect and in general you reap what you sow, 99% of my tenants are great.

    Repairs on my properties are done mostly the same day with something like a boiler, but that's never going to sell newspapers and unfortunately I don't know what the answer is.

    The really annoying thing is that legislation aimed at hitting rogue landlords means an increasing burden of red tape for the rest of us.

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    All comments are made in good faith and are given to the best of my knowledge and experience but I would advise you to consult an expert before making important decisions and I accept no liability for comments made.

    You can't compare the two sectors, have any of you, apart from me, been in a ready to let Council flat recently??? They look like one of my flats after the tenants have gone and BEFORE we start work on getting the place ready for the new tenants. Council properties are, in general, a disgrace.

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