It continues to amaze us when we see the vast gulf in the treatment of landlords between local authorities – where 13 sq m is enough in Southampton, expect to be asked for 25 sq m in Portsmouth. Leave rubbish out in Portsmouth get a £10,000 fine, want to be a rogue – go to Havant.
This month, the differences between authorities appears to have reached extremes. In Portsmouth, we hear of a letting agent served with a £10,000 penalty for rubbish outside a property which they no longer manage whereas in Havant, we see yet more misery being experienced by tenants of one well known landlord who most letting agents now refuse to deal with.The Havant landlord has a history of bad behaviour, based on coverage in the Portsmouth News. He is known for picking up houses cheap at auction in need of total refurbishment and then letting them without doing any repairs or updates whatsoever. Yet he appears to operate without restriction.
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