HMOs and the Proliferation of Cousins

Landlords who let HMOs may know about the sudden increase in cousins, uncles and aunts. Tenants who want to rent a shared house with more than two unrelated people will know about it too. Here is the standard definition of the family groups that could form a “household”, this from Birmingham local authority. I chose Birmingham because it is quite […]

Read more

Annual Inspections and the Cost of Tenant Changeovers

In this short article, I look at annual inspections, why we do them and what we look for. I also look at the costs of tenant changeovers, when one tenancy ends and another starts. Annual Inspections We do annual inspections on our properties, usually just ahead of Winter, normally in late October or November. Apart from that we do not […]

Read more

How the Centre and Left Became Cheerleaders for Huge Global Corporations in the Media, Tech and Pharma and How this was Planned All Along as Part of The Great Reset

In this article, I examine how it was that many people who would identify themselves as “centre left” ended up being supporters and cheerleaders for huge global corporations controlling the media as well as technology and pharmaceutical products. I also look at the strange phenomenon of the disappearing “centre” and “centre right” and how people who are “not left” automatically […]

Read more

HOW TO REDUCE TIMEWASTEr NEW LETTING ENQUIRIES – PART Two OF TWO: THE Follow Up

In the first part of this piece about how we reduce the large number of time waster enquiries we get, I looked at how we put certain information in the advert text. This is specific information which relates to the property and our referencing processes. We do this to cut the number of enquiries down from people for whom the […]

Read more

How to Reduce TimewasteR New letting Enquiries – Part One of Two: the Advert

This is the first of two articles on how to reduce timewaster letting enquiries. In this part, I explain how the inclusion of certain wording in the text of your letting advert can minimise the number of enquiries from people who are totally unsuitable as tenants for your properties. We use OpenRent, an online letting agent, to get our adverts […]

Read more

Arms Length Management organisations almos return to council control

I have just received an advance notice of a consultation on bringing my local “arms length management organisation” (ALMO), which is called “Lewisham Homes”, back under the control of Lewisham Council. ARMS LENGTH MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS (ALMOs) RETURN TO COUNCIL CONTROL The ALMO provide the management services for a leasehold property I own in the borough – so, they provide things […]

Read more
1 2 3 25