Landlords and/or Letting Agents are pricks [rolling]


#1

My landlord is actually really nice but I am sure there are some pricks out there. My old landlord was a prick, I had a room in his house and he used to scream at me when i’d get back late from the pub and wake his dog up. Don’t get a dog then you prick.

Is your landlord a prick?


#2

I’m with a housing association which can be fine (no fees etc) but today marks one calendar month without a fridge or freezer and they are showing no sign of getting us a new one any time soon. Using our balcony as a fridge over Christmas is a great laugh.


#3

Thought my landlord was a prick but turns out - surprise! - it’s the lettings agent.


#4

I’ve always found them alright. Always got full deposit back even though they’d have been well within their rights to knock a load off. Anything was sorted within a day (although I only remember 3 things in nearly 15 years).

Get the impression if you hassle them every week for some bullshit or another, they’ll make you suffer. Obviously there’s the odd rogue.


#5

After I moved in I found out my landlord was actually my personal tutor from my masters, thus instantly ruling out any reference for a return to academia in future


#6

Never had a real one


#7

No. They’re bloody brilliant


#8

Actual Landlord: GBOL.
Associated Letting Agent: off the scale, end-of-level prick.

(Have no idea why this is a reply to rich, sorry…)


#9

I dont think I can bring myself to read the thread in case anyone defends landlords.


#10

Don’t need to worry about letting agents/management company either as the landlords manage our gaff themselves, and they live across the garden from us, so it makes life easier for us if we have a problem. They can hardly dodge us.


#11

My old landlord used to be a member of Chumbawumba. He was a twat and not just because he was in Chumbawumba.


#12

Initially my first reaction was going to be yes, but then I actually thought about it. I only ever had two landlords, three if you include Mrs F’s when I was staying with her for a few months, and actually they were all OK.

First landlord was a builder. House was a bit crap, but he built us an extra shower, and a barbecue which we never used. He let me off a month’s rent when I pretended I’d moved out and gave me a really nice reference.

Second landlord I only saw when he fell out with the letting agent and they tried to pretend that I couldn’t stay there any more. Fairly shit with the perennially leaking roof, but then that was a communal block thing.

Third landlord no problems at all.

All three full deposits back (although on the second one I just didn’t pay my final month’s rent).

In summary, landlords = GBOL and anyone who has a problem with theirs is doing it wrong, or confusing their landlord with a cunty letting agent.


#13

I’m probably going to become a landlord imminently so I’ll be lurking this thread and taking notes…


#14

Don’t become a landlord


#15

I wonder if the people who hate landlords and 2nd home owners generally would change their tune if they could afford to buy more than one property. If I could afford it I would buy a second house, use it as in investment for my kids future.


#16

You shouldn’t buy a house as an investment, you should buy it as a basic requirement for being able to live.


#17

I don’t have much choice tbh. I’m moving abroad for an indeterminate length of time and am not going through the rigmarole of selling my flat until I know I’m not coming back.

Besides, if I sell my flat it will get bought by a BTL investor and they will charge way more than I’m going to. I’m basically Robin Hood.

I’m Rob Inhood.


#18

Mrs Z’s old landlord was dreadful, and the letting agents utterly useless (and blase about the law). It angers me just thinking about them.


#19

My letting agents are great. Cheers.


#20

it would be interesting if there were no private landlords. Where would everyone live if they couldn’t afford to buy. In the thousands of empty council or social houses ?