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22 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

Surely an oven is a fixture rather than a content.

Yup, my argument but he’s claiming I signed papers when I moved in confirming I accepted to maintain the oven. Asked him to kindly present said papers and I will. I’ve been waiting a week. 
 

im in no rush, I have a hob, an air fryer and a microwave so I’ll survive. 

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32 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

Surely an oven is a fixture rather than a content.

Assuming it was already in the flat and listed on the schedule it doesn't matter what it is.  If it's broken due to normal wear and tear then the landlord surely must be liable for repair/replacement.  If it's not normal wear and tear probably not.  If it's not actually listed on the schedule then things could be interesting.

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Even my dog knows that windfall taxes on energy producers is the only way to go.

But we all know how much this goes against the hated Tory ethos.

Watch Truss and her merry band of f*ckwits make a complete arse of it and rob the public purse yet again to deprive society of vital services, etc, in the name of private profiteering.

I hate this scum with every fibre of my being.

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I can't usually be fucked with getting annoyed with the BBC but this is the top story on their website. Not even an industry spokesman or lobbying group.

Just an individual letting agent's opinion.

200 properties BTW. Fucking parasite 

 

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7 minutes ago, invergowrie arab said:

I can't usually be fucked with getting annoyed with the BBC but this is the top story on their website. Not even an industry spokesman or lobbying group.

Just an individual letting agent's opinion.

200 properties BTW. Fucking parasite 

 

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To the guy in the headline

Aww Pity GIF by MOODMAN

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2 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

I've dealt with many private landlords in current and previous jobs. Pretty much a 80/20% w**k/good guy split. 

Generous. I would guess the odds of being a w**k increases linearly with number of properties scalped.

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I can't usually be fucked with getting annoyed with the BBC but this is the top story on their website. Not even an industry spokesman or lobbying group.
Just an individual letting agent's opinion.
200 properties BTW. Fucking parasite 
 
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Hes making out he is some sort of white knight who is only doing it to bridge the gap in the public sector rental sphere. Be interesting to know how many in his portfolio were once LA or HA properties.

Presumably his rents are pegged at cost given his general air of benevolence
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3 minutes ago, Billy Jean King said:

Hes making out he is some sort of white knight who is only doing it to bridge the gap in the public sector rental sphere. Be interesting to know how many in his portfolio were once LA or HA properties.

Presumably his rents are pegged at cost given his general air of benevolence emoji848.png

As I said previously, there were ex HA properties in Erskine on for £1000pm in June. c***s.

I was lucky, both landlords I had were fine and got my deposits back no issues from both. 

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Workers receiving wage increases substantially lower than the increase in the cost of living = not a pay cut.

Landlords being asked to make slightly less profit than they normally do = pay cut.

Hope you're all paying attention.

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9 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

I've dealt with many private landlords in current and previous jobs. Pretty much a 80/20% w**k/good guy split. 

I’d agree with this ratio, through dealing with them regularly. I do feel sorry for a very very very small minority of them I.e. the occasional wee old woman who only has 1 property they rent out and the tenant is taking the piss, but more often than not these people don’t have a mortgage on the rental property so aren’t losing out on too much. The moral is If you can’t afford more than 1 mortgage don’t take out more than 1 mortgage IMO.

Any sympathy I feel is then lost when I speak to a landlord basically crying about the fact they have to give their tenant who is still paying rent and doing nothing wrong 84 days notice because they want to sell due to the housing market being so ridiculous currently.

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1 minute ago, Scotty Tunbridge said:

I’d agree with this ratio, through dealing with them in my current employment. I do feel sorry for a very very very small minority of them I.e. the occasional wee old woman who only has 1 property they rent out and the tenant is taking the piss, but more often than not these people don’t have a mortgage on the rental property so aren’t losing out on too much. The morale is If you can’t afford more than 1 mortgage don’t take out more than 1 mortgage IMO.

Any sympathy I feel is then lost when I speak to a landlord basically crying about the fact they have to give their tenant who is still paying rent and doing nothing wrong 84 days notice because they want to sell due to the housing market being so ridiculous currently.

Some of the worst landlords were local land estate types who had estate workers as tenants, often in houses that were barely wind and watertight. I had one awful case a few years back where an older boy who'd worked as the estate's handyman had been a tenant for 25 years. He got developed lung cancer and the boy and his wife were given NTQs within a fortnight of him going off sick. They were charging £300 a month for a single glazed, fucking freezing house with temperamental heating. He died fairly quickly and his widow left. Six months later, house done up with heating, new windows etc and being rented for £700 a month. 

Anyone who's worked in debt advice has almost certainly had a raging landlord on the phone at least once demanding to know who's paying the debt one of their bankrupted former tenants has had written off. Those can be satisfying 😂

 

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28 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

Some of the worst landlords were local land estate types who had estate workers as tenants, often in houses that were barely wind and watertight. I had one awful case a few years back where an older boy who'd worked as the estate's handyman had been a tenant for 25 years. He got developed lung cancer and the boy and his wife were given NTQs within a fortnight of him going off sick. They were charging £300 a month for a single glazed, fucking freezing house with temperamental heating. He died fairly quickly and his widow left. Six months later, house done up with heating, new windows etc and being rented for £700 a month. 

Anyone who's worked in debt advice has almost certainly had a raging landlord on the phone at least once demanding to know who's paying the debt one of their bankrupted former tenants has had written off. Those can be satisfying 😂

 

The usual story on estates is properties can be improved at the tenants cost but the rents would go up because of those improvements.

They've had a good run of 300 years, time to take the gloves off with this lot.

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Even with whatever help Truss provides, it's probably going to be nowhere near enough - I heard rumours at work yesterday that several privately owned Care Homes in the area will be closing their doors this winter as they simply can't afford the heating costs. They've been contacting local authorities asking if they can take their residents. Some of the smaller area Councils are facing heating bill increases of £2-3million in the coming months, which is utterly mental. I suspect most of the pubs in rural places like Forfar and Kirriemuir aren't going to survive either with various other small businesses closing their doors. 

However bad we think it's probably going to be over winter, in reality it'll probably be orders of magnitude worse. 

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On 07/09/2022 at 10:23, BFTD said:

Probably just the most successful ones.

Sadly probably true. 

23 hours ago, oneteaminglasgow said:

The act of being a landlord at all is exploitation in and of itself. Being a c**t about it too is just an added extra. 

I just dont think your first sentence is true. There are some people out there who are happy to rent (either through choice or requirement). As long as the landlord is charging a fair rent and is sorting out any issues ASAP (at their own cost) then its an agreement that can work. 

21 hours ago, Father Ted said:

Even my dog knows that windfall taxes on energy producers is the only way to go.

But we all know how much this goes against the hated Tory ethos.

Watch Truss and her merry band of f*ckwits make a complete arse of it and rob the public purse yet again to deprive society of vital services, etc, in the name of private profiteering.

I hate this scum with every fibre of my being.

The issue with the initial windfall tax is that is can basically be avoided by investing in green tech. Which is something they need to do anyways. People will argue that it may mean they dont invest in green tech in the north sea, however, Norway implemented large additional taxes on all their oil fields and companies still invested. 

Very simply, these large profits are one off amounts and are being made by exploiting a lot of people so it is only fair that they should have to pay extra. 

3 hours ago, Day of the Lords said:

Even with whatever help Truss provides, it's probably going to be nowhere near enough - I heard rumours at work yesterday that several privately owned Care Homes in the area will be closing their doors this winter as they simply can't afford the heating costs. They've been contacting local authorities asking if they can take their residents. Some of the smaller area Councils are facing heating bill increases of £2-3million in the coming months, which is utterly mental. I suspect most of the pubs in rural places like Forfar and Kirriemuir aren't going to survive either with various other small businesses closing their doors. 

However bad we think it's probably going to be over winter, in reality it'll probably be orders of magnitude worse. 

I dont even think it will just be rural pubs that struggle. It is a chain of events as people are squeezed via their personal energy costs, interest rates and other inflationary costs. The likes of pubs etc will be one of the first to suffer

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2 hours ago, Aufc said:

The issue with the initial windfall tax is that is can basically be avoided by investing in green tech. Which is something they need to do anyways. People will argue that it may mean they dont invest in green tech in the north sea, however, Norway implemented large additional taxes on all their oil fields and companies still invested. 

Very simply, these large profits are one off amounts and are being made by exploiting a lot of people so it is only fair that they should have to pay extra. 

Gimpy Sunak and his get out clauses. Tories will never tax their pals, as they are up to their eyeballs in corrupt practices.

Norway have the right idea, we can only dream of having such a principled government for the people.

Having said that Norway are coining it in on a massive scale due to the farce that it is the British energy market.

 

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