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    What are the most important problems that landlords face? Please share your problems

    Hi there,

    As the title says: What are the most important problems that landlords face?

    I'm a web developer and I think that *maybe* I could build something useful to help landlords in the future if I had a list with the problems they are facing with.

    If you are a landlord I would like to hear your problems, thanks!

    #2
    Being asked daft questions on some forum by someone wanting to flog me his pet thingy
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
      Being asked daft questions on some forum by someone wanting to flog me his pet thingy
      Sorry, I only wanted to help. I don't have any intention to advertise anything here.

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        #4
        Problems all LL face are bad T's.

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          #5
          Tenants who don't pay.
          Tenants who don't look after the property.
          Tenants who want to move, meaning I have to do work.
          Government who wants to keep going tax and legislation requirements.

          If you can build an app to fix all those, then please advertise your wares to your heart's content...
          ​​​​​​

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            #6
            Take the time and trouble to read the posts where you will find all the information you need. I think it a bit cheeky expecting to be spoon fed.

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              #7
              Become a LL and find out for yourself.

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                #8
                Problems are with the environment, not with the admin.

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                  #9
                  Bad agents.........not that all of us use them of course.



                  Freedom at the point of zero............

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                    #10
                    Thanks for all your answers.

                    Originally posted by Jon66 View Post
                    Take the time and trouble to read the posts where you will find all the information you need. I think it a bit cheeky expecting to be spoon fed.
                    I have already done that. I just wanted to be sure that I'm not missing anything.


                    Originally posted by MdeB View Post
                    Problems are with the environment, not with the admin.
                    Originally posted by Interlaken View Post
                    Bad agents.........not that all of us use them of course.
                    Could you elaborate, please?


                    Originally posted by security2 View Post
                    Tenants who don't pay.
                    Tenants who don't look after the property.
                    Tenants who want to move, meaning I have to do work.
                    Government who wants to keep going tax and legislation requirements.
                    Thanks for the input. I had the impression that real estate agencies who manage properties (on behalf of the landlord) were taking care of these problems though...

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                      #11
                      1. Agents cannot force tenants to pay their rent, neither can landlords.
                      2. Agents cannot force tenants to look after the property, neither can landlords.
                      3.Tenants moving out of a property means work because the property has to be cleaned and decorated and agents don't do that either. Get a pro decorator in and that is loss of profit when there isn't a huge margin anyway.
                      4. Agents don't do our tax returns, we do. The government is not helping by creating a hostile environment by changing tax laws and increasing legislation which means a technical breach of requirements could be extremely costly (although I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing).

                      So not sure what you mean by agents taking care of these problems.

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                        #12
                        Thanks Jon66,

                        Originally posted by Jon66 View Post
                        1. Agents cannot force tenants to pay their rent, neither can landlords
                        I thought that agents were doing the necessary background checks in order to minimize that risk. However, I have to admit that at least 40% of the landlords still report the same problem. So, I guess you are right.

                        Regarding 3 & 4 I thought they were helping a bit. Anyway, thanks for making that clear.

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                          #13
                          Many Agents offer a poor quality service, mainly due to lack of time, knowledge or diligence.

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