Tenant Duty Council/pro tenants like to pull this on unsuspecting landlords that will fold in a panic or will agree to huge rent abatement in mediation.
PS: To BTL yb dewercs, if you post on some tenant websites, there will only be a couple people reading and the administration will get your ISP address and find out where you live and use it against you. You have been warned.
I would have prefered that you PM something such as this to me, However you did not, So I will respond to you in the same manner.
They can have my ISP address if they want, in fact they can ask me and I will send them my email, home address, telephone number etc.
Attitudes such as yours only add fuel to the fire and aid this war between tenants and landlords. My primary problem is not the tenants or landlords for that matter, it is the RTA and the LTB. I currently have 4, not great tenants, but superior tenants, and one extremely bad one, yet my main focus is not the bad tenant, it still remains the RTA and LTB. For instance as much as I disagree with many issues surrounding the TDC, I feel that they too are not the main problem. They only milk a system thats ripe for milking. I share the same opinion with regards to bad tenants, and having said that, bad landlords can also milk the system, (just perhaps not as well). Now back to my post on the tenant site that you refer too. As you should have noticed I logged in with the exact same "handle" as I do here, (which BTW if you read backwards should indicate who my concerns are with). Did I announce in capital letters that I'm a LL?, NO, for what should be obvious reasons, (LL's and Tenants appear to be at war with no one side coming to the table and dicussing mutual benificial concerns) To me it is very simple and I believe that others will agree that "the system" is our primary concern and that it hurts good tenants and good landlords as well. To amplify this to you a little better, I believe that it is general knowledge, even amoung us LL's that there are bad Landlords out there as well. Now tell me, how do they possibley get to be bad and stay bad if "the system" is not corrupt for all parties. Only have the energy and desire to give you one example of what it is that I'm saying; Interpretation Guideline #7. Do you think that an adjudicator can only pull this out of their a$$ and use it against a LL? Another question, Do you really hope for some positive changes to "the system" by the goverment only listening to the LL's complaints, or by coming to the table with all sides and hacking out a common soulution to the problems? My vote is for the later.
I have often, (especially on my very angry momments), refered to the RTA as communist, and refered to the LTB as the "KGB". This should indicate to you that I have issues with my goverment telling me what I can and can not do, damn near to the point where I feel that the RTA and LTB have policies governing what I must/must not do in my bedroom!, so please don't tell me what I can or can not say !