Since last post it appears the whole moving thing has moved up a notch. Specifically as it appears I am with a landlord who only wants benefit/dss people. Since I have had to start paying full rent from my own my pocket…
We’ll ignore how awfully overpriced the property is. Local council/Gateway will pay more if its via the homeless prevention street team, although even they admit in their own correspondence that the properties are overpriced when assessing the benefit claim. However catch 22 here is; they don’t pay and the new tenant may face homelessness again. So it gets paid.
The other issue is that its a typical inner city private landlord. Flats are in dire need of a decent repair. From door locks to the piping.
We will ignore the fact that my landlord has dealt with this in the following manner. Although he already knew I was setting up as self employed as he had to know. The moment Housing Benefit etc stopped he immediately responded with this by sending his “boy” round to say hi.
Since then I have had three visits from this guy and constant barrage of phone calls. Pointless running around. And I’m not even in arrears.
Of course best thing for me to do is just get out and get with a proper letting agent now I have the means and put this whole way of life behind me.
So if anyone knows of any one bedroom/studio flats going in the South, feel free to message me!
Of course Pre-Tech still rocks on. Been continuing the listings and finally sorted out my Google Places page.
Its also nice to see an increase of both traffic and clients coming in.
More of this and everything is getting there and a nice steady rate now. I am however still awaiting a phone call off DWP and JobCentre+ to see how I am doing. Maybe I should ring them.
Again, sorry for the delayed update. Has been an interesting couple of weeks to be sure. But if anything has happened, it looks like i’m moving.
In a nutshell. Business is started to go well. Very well in fact. Its what has been keeping me from updating the blog and my own website. To my own shame. I am still here. Just busy but in a good way.
The off shot of this is I am now earning enough to come off the housing benefit system. Anyone who knows me knows the flat and know it isn’t anywhere near what the asking price is in all honesty. So I figure if I’m paying full now and I can afford to now, I want somewhere nice. So I have been busy looking into moving and I have a view tomorrow morning and shall remind myself to take pics and post accordingly.
Now I hate moving but I figure to do it now while the business is still young and get that all sorted before more work (which I hope happens anyway) start pouring in.
The other bonus is I have been able to replace the laptop for something brand spanking new and a ton of other stuff I need and now been able to do most of what I need without taking out a loan. Things are definitely moving up and I very intend to keep on going.
Here we are nearly at the end of my prestart month. Been a bit quiet this week as I’ve been busy running around getting everything sorted. That left all the fun of doing the Database and Spreadsheets etc.
Now all the legal paperwork etc is done, liabilities sorted etc that left sorting things out my end. Now I have started my advertising and most of that has started now, I have yet to do Facebay however. Kinda intending that asap.