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  • ram
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    If you think that moral, sensible, and decent does not apply to
    landlords, that is your right.

    If you think that when everyone said a man had to pay rent
    for the rest of his life, because there were 5 sharers on one
    agreement, he left and they never repaced him, my info got
    him out of his predicament, against all the legal advice, then
    if that is deemed wrong advice, that too is your right.

    I could go on and on with many more, but i have no time.
    It is your right to make comments, disagree, put me in my
    place if I stray, for which I am greatfull.

    i do not personaly attack someone whos advice has been
    different, that may, prior to expensive court proceedures,
    produce results that others would not entertain.

    Here we have a post, that my comments ( together with
    all other comments ) persuaded some one to buy a bed,
    so your comments could have been, Well done, you got it
    right R.a.M.
    But you decided not to focus on that.

    Which is your right.

    R.a.M.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by MrJohnnyB View Post
    But most are based on complete nonsense right?
    I was thinking, more along the lines of acute indigestion?

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  • MrJohnnyB
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    Originally posted by ram View Post
    Some of my posts are based on what is the moral, sensible, and
    decent thing to do, or alternatives "To try" before the expense
    of courts.
    But most are based on complete nonsense right?

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by sparkie View Post
    I was in a coma for all these months laid up in hospital after being brutally attacked by R.a.M.
    UPDATE:
    So yes, I bought her a brand spanking new double bed,
    Originally posted by ram View Post
    All together now, by a majority vote.
    BUY A BED
    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    Ram, I have come to the conclusion that you are going soft in your old age.
    Your posts are normally much crustier and more cynical than this!
    To sparkie :-

    Glad to see you have made the tenant happy, and the majority
    of contibutors to your post will be happy to see you have done
    the right thing.

    Some of my posts are based on what is the moral, sensible, and
    decent thing to do, or alternatives "To try" before the expense
    of courts.

    I am sad to see your were emotionally scarred for life, but if it
    makes us more understanding of what we need to do, then that
    makes for a better world for all.
    This is of course based on people having decent tenants.

    Good luck with your future tenants.

    R.a.M.

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  • mind the gap
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    You are more than welcome!

    Glad it all worked out well. I bet she's pleased with her new bed.

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  • sparkie
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    Apologies for my long absence. I was in a coma for all these months laid up in hospital after being brutally attacked by R.a.M. But I came out of it finally, but still emotionally scarred for life.

    UPDATE:

    So yes, I bought her a brand spanking new double bed, with sparkling new mattress topped off with a new mattress protector to boot. The sofabed was dealt with by the tenant. She probably sold it for a few hundred pounds for all I know. But as agreed, she did put the bed frame together etc and is now a happy camper.

    Special thanks to MTG for all the good suggestions

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  • Darth Wookie
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    Midlandslandlord - I've had a sauna in Switzerland and had a chocolate bar in Sweden, so not everything is as simple as it seems.

    However, back on track, I'd also go with the general theme here of encouraging the OP to buy a bed. At least with a Swiss tenant, you know the rent will be paid like clockwork and she'll know a good tax loophole for the income.

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  • midlandslandlord
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    Originally posted by ram View Post
    Hey, that's my job to be sarcastic !

    But how about http://www.sleeplandbeds.co.uk/futon-bunk-bed

    Couch on bottom, bed on top if space is limited.

    Although Swiss girl may want a double bed, maybe timber panelling
    to remind her of the picture postcard swiss chalet, and a sauna in
    the corner, with strapping blond male "for occational use" to keep
    the hot rocks coming.

    R.a.M.
    Saunas are Sweden, dear Ram. So are blonds.

    Switzerland is cuckoo clocks, chocolate bars, billions in secret bank accounts, and tax exile pop stars/footballers on Zimmer Frames desperately trying to pass themselves off as proletariat rather than ubercapitalists in search of being fashionable (hello, Bob).

    JRR Toolkit seemed to have a thing about Sweden, given that the Elves in his film were all like the Abba blonde and the men were all like hairy Vikings. All Aragorn needed was a Viking hat and a bar of soap to be tortured with.

    In my experience footballers are the most money-grubbing of the lot.

    ML

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by midlandslandlord View Post
    So what happens when the bed is in, and there's no room for a sofa?

    Shooting stick?
    Hey, that's my job to be sarcastic !

    But how about http://www.sleeplandbeds.co.uk/futon-bunk-bed

    Couch on bottom, bed on top if space is limited.

    Although Swiss girl may want a double bed, maybe timber panelling
    to remind her of the picture postcard swiss chalet, and a sauna in
    the corner, with strapping blond male "for occational use" to keep
    the hot rocks coming.

    R.a.M.

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  • midlandslandlord
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    So what happens when the bed is in, and there's no room for a sofa?

    Shooting stick?

    <:

    ML

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by ram View Post
    I do apologise for the lack of entertainment value I bring
    to the forum, but I sometimes don't have time to be crustier
    and more cynical.
    Don't apologise. I prefer non-crusty!

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  • ram
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    Ram, I have come to the conclusion that you are going soft
    in your old age.

    Your posts are normally much crustier and more cynical than this!
    I do apologise for the lack of entertainment value I bring
    to the forum, but I sometimes don't have time to be crustier
    and more cynical.

    But as with some posts, some only have one right answer, and
    this is one of them, but others were on my side after my No. 3
    post, so no need to be "My normal self", in this instance.

    You will notice my "about me" states :-

    Biography:Often puts different slant on the problem. ( it works )

    R.a.M.

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  • mind the gap
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    sparkie, make sure you come back and tell us the outcome of this megathread!

    I feel I know this Swiss girl personally by now.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by ram View Post
    All together now, by a majority vote.

    BUY A BED
    Ram, I have come to the conclusion that you are going soft in your old age.

    Your posts are normally much crustier and more cynical than this!

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  • Chel
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    I agree with most of the forum - buy her a bed!

    If she wasn't specifically told that she would be sleeping on a sofa bed when viewing the property, I can see why she says its unacceptable. I viewed a place recently, looked great but on the way out I noticed that I couldn't see an oven. I brought this up to the agent, who confirmed that the place didn't have an oven at all - which was a deal breaker for me. If I hadn't noticed, I'd have moved into the place, I'd feel a bit cheated, and I'm sure I'd be contacting the agents saying I'd expected an oven too! By saying she can't accept this, she probably means that if she'd been aware of it, she wouldn't have taken the room.

    There are things that a tenant will safely assume will be provided in a furnished property. If the bed looked like a bed when she viewed it, and she had no way of knowing otherwise (i.e. it wasn't pointed out during the viewing), then of course she would assume it was a normal bed meant for permanent use. Bit unfair on her to move in and get a sub-standard bed (I know its a very nice one, but no sofa bed is a substitute for a permanent one, otherwise they'd be a lot more common).

    I know you're not legally obligated, but if she didn't have it pointed out to her before she took the room, I think it'd be mighty decent of you to get her a bed. (:

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