Being a landlord is difficult I was a landlord I had a property I rented to a couple both working good jobs credit worthy but they wrecked the house and I evicted them as soon as I realised I was lucky not to get in to any legal battle.
But my personal circumstances changed through divorce and found myself starting all over again having to rent this has been a degrading experience.
Being asked for details I consider private bank details wage slips amongst other things being made to jump through hoops and me and my family have felt like second class citizens whilst I understand checks have to be made to get the right tenant credit checks wage slips don’t always make a good tenant.
After many bad experience’s with renting agents and private landlords and spending my own money in some cases to improve the properties re-carpeting and renovating the kitchen and bathroom at one property I rented.
We eventually found a landlord that charges a fair rent does not hassle me he does his bit in gas checks every year and if their is a major problem he will fix it .
In return we look after the property as if it was our own if the tap leaks I replace it all decoration repairs interior and non major repairs exterior I do at my own cost .
We have lived here for ten years now .
And I pay all the bills on time but due to disagreement with the water company over a water bill on a previous address long story but I now have a poor credit rating.
Not only that I don’t earn a lot due to limited working hrs having 3 children with Autism one with Asperger’s.
But rent and bills paid on time and have been for the past ten yrs and previously being in the building trade I have only improved the property since I have been here I am 100% certain the landlord would give me a glowing reference.
We now are finding ourselves in need of a bigger property but dread going through this all again.