Many landlords go the extra mile for their tenants and their local communties. In this section we feature the stories of some of our members who have been doing truly exceptional things-be it delivering food for tenants at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, or volunteering.
For A & E worker Kelly, her work treating patients on the frontline has never been busier. But the twelve hour shifts spent wearing full protective clothing are not the only strains on Kelly right now. She is currently sleeping in a shed at the bottom of her parents garden, and has been homeless for six months.
In December, landlord TMK needed to move back into his rental property with his family, ahead of the birth of his second son. Despite serving notice on his tenants in January, the tenants are still living at his property, not paying rent, and leaving TMK and his young family living in a cramped house with his parents.
Phil became a landlord at the start of this year, after retiring from his job due to ill health. His tenant stopped paying rent at the start of February. Phil says the tenant has been receiving Universal Credit payments as normal, and has been wilfully not paying rent. Here, he explains how the ban on evictions has affected him.
Landlord Candy has a tenant who has not paid rent since December last year and is ignoring all attempts to come to any payment arrangements. Here, Candy explains how the current ban on evictions means she is struggling to make ends meet.
The decision as to whether to use an agent or not is a big one. Opinions, and experiences, vary hugely across the board and we are asking you what you think as part of our Big Question feature in the Winter edition of member magazine Property.
Twickenham landlord Ben Khosa has spent the last few months going the extra mile for his tenants and supporting key workers in his community.
Terry Galloway is a landlord and the owner of a property management company in Nottingham. As well as arranging for special days out for children who live in care, his campaigning has recently been instrumental in creating more opportunities for those leaving the care system.
One landlord, who wishes to remain anonymous, shares how the repossession ban has affected her.