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    BBC1 - 10.35 tonight, Meet the Landlords!

    Just noticed, BBC1 10:35 tonight, Meet the Landlords.

    #2
    Paul Shamplina - eviction specialist - goes to a TT and hand -issues a notice and then tells the LL that the notice will run out in 16 - 17 days. Huh?????

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      #3
      Meet the Landlord BBC1

      I watched this doc tonight and felt it fairly reflected some LL & T issues.
      Wasn't too impressed with the HMO King's business plan but it did demonstrate a gap in the market for that type of T

      Did any forum members participate?

      All comments welcome.

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        #4
        Two related threads have been merged (and one moved).
        I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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          #5
          Yes, there's a gap in the market, for a reason!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
            Yes, there's a gap in the market, for a reason!
            It was said that the average age to buy a house was 24
            It's now age 40

            Reinforcing that house prices are ovepriced and people just cannot
            afford the inflated prices, nor the rents.

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              #7
              When I was young a 2 up 2 down of average condition was on the market for twice my yearly wage. So that would be around £30k today if prices hadn't gone up. Instead of £30k it would be around £68K now.

              So saving up for a house will take longer, but in my area, not impossible.

              When I was young people didn't live together. They stayed at their parents or grandparents and saved up for years to get married and buy a house.

              I think a lot of YP today just don't save up and expect it to be easy to get a mortgage. My older children certainly don't save and they all rent. I nag them all the time about it, but they'd all rather spend their money on other things.

              I saved for 9 years to get my second buy to let. But it's been worth it as I am now a full time LL.

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                #8
                For some strange reason I thought the young female LL was Berlingogirl.

                Weirdness aside.

                I too wasn't that impressed with the HMODaddy although I realise the producers only wanted to show the 'bad' tenants.

                The two female landlords should be held up as a prime examples of how not to be a landlord. Underlining what I have repeatedly said. Being a LL is a business and you need to act accordingly. Why either of them took so long to sort out the evictions is a [all be it easy] mystery.

                Felt sorry for the single parent. A prime example of the negative side of S21.
                There is always scope for misinterpretation.

                If my posts can be interpreted in two ways, one that makes you feel angry and one that doesn't, I meant the latter.

                Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.

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                  #9
                  Cheeky boy! I am young. Well youngish.

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                    #10
                    I watched it and also thought it gave an honest viewpoint of the market today. The HMO daddy certainly was a colourful chap !

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                      #11
                      I didn't watch it, but if its anything like any of the other sensationist Fly-on-the-Wall documentaries (I use the term loosely) that the TV companies churn out on all manner of subject matter these days, it will be totally baised towards the minority of "bad landlords" and "bad tenants", and not represent the real letting world at all.

                      They need to make a programme, they need to attract an audience, so they will show the worst case scenarios, the extremes and the downright scandalous, just to gain viewing figures!

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                        #12
                        I wonder if the HMO daddy sets his Alsatian on recalcitrant tenants.

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                          #13
                          Did HMO daddy put forward his HMO licenses business plan?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
                            Cheeky boy! I am young. Well youngish.
                            Well, youngish...?

                            Most certainly not old then, great news....

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by josh123 View Post
                              Well, youngish...?

                              Most certainly not old then, great news....
                              My 23 year old new tenant yesterday after signing the contract asked to see/take a copy of my passport. I told him OK, but that he couldn't look at my birth date!

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