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    No telephone tenant

    This is odd. The tenant is on email but claims to have no phone. This makes access for repairs very difficult. She is not old but just uncooperative.
    if i need access for tuesday she says can i do saturday! She didnt allow any access during lockdown even for gas checks.

    #2
    Agree, anyone old or new without access to a phone is either lying (more worrying) or they are time travelers and have just landed from the dark ages. Does she answer any emails quickly ?

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      #3
      You can access emails on laptops, tablets and computers ….

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        #4
        Its getting access for tradesmen thats the problem. They expect all day appointments which i understan d as some jobs just take longer than expected and other times they are available sooner than expected.

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          #5
          Time to serve notice on T, if you can't effectively communicate with them, when they report issues and your trying to juggle trades people and T, it' becomes a tennis game, and makes it even harder when you can't get responses quickly in a timely manner.

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            #6
            Unless there's something in tenancy then a tenant doesn't have to have a 'phone, nor supply a 'phone number if they have one. Even so s8g12 is only discretionary and no judge would evict for just that.

            Use letters. It's what used to happen.
            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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              #7
              Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
              Use letters. It's what used to happen.
              So did the use of Mercury to treat Syphilis

              The signs are there for this tenant to be a pain in the backside, i would be seriously considering the S21 route if her behavior deteriorates.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post
                Agree, anyone old or new without access to a phone is either lying (more worrying) or they are time travelers and have just landed from the dark ages. Does she answer any emails quickly ?
                I have fibre broadband.

                Of course that comes through a landline but I don't have a phone connected to it. It is not that unusual these days.

                I do have a mobile phone, so maybe your tenant is just being awkward with you, or maybe just doesn't like giving her number to strangers (especially tradesmen as she is female).

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                  #9
                  I am not sure who is putting this fear of men in women ? I feel it is becoming too much. I am a female and never had any problem with a tradesman or a stranger in my life.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Perce View Post
                    I am not sure who is putting this fear of men in women ? I feel it is becoming too much.
                    Shock/horror stories in the media, and of course they play up the stories for maximum effect.

                    Parents telling their kids to 'keep away from strange men'.
                    Parents keeping their kids at home, almost under constant guard, because 'it's not safe out there'.

                    Since the 70's they taught 'Stranger Danger' in schools, almost all the 'strangers' were/are depicted as male. It's long been critcised for simply creating fear and suspicion. (And of course most danger to kids comes from relatives/friends and not strangers).
                    That has now been replaced by 'Clever never goes', not sure it's much of an improvement apart from now making them scared of friends/relatives as well.

                    It all adds up to give some females a warped view that all males are evil.

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                      #11
                      I don't believe the tenant doesn't have a phone of some kind.

                      Someone needs to explain to the tenant that there are things that they need to do to support them living in their home.
                      Most things are the same as a home owner, so it's not as if they're being discriminated against.

                      The exceptions are gas safety (and, less frequently) electrical inspections which aren't something home owners have to put up with, but they're mandated by the government and inspections - and I've started to do those less and less with my tenants who are all now pretty long term.
                      If they're wrecking the place, they haven't shown any signs of it for years now, and there's a balance between being intrusive for no purpose and making sure I keep the paint and carpets in mind, so they don't get past the point they need refreshing without me noticing.

                      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by nukecad View Post
                        Parents telling their kids to 'keep away from strange men'.
                        Totally agree but the truth is far more damaging, the biggest danger to children/females is their own family and circle of friends, it is they who do the most harm, but it's and uncomfortable truth.

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                          #13
                          How did you find the tenant and make initial contact if they didn't have a phone?

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                            #14
                            Long standing tenant docume nted by agent. I do my own selection now.

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                              #15
                              Codger, How long has the long-standing tenant been living there for, date they 1st moved in ?
                              Fed up with nitpickers and rivet counters...

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