Landlords fed up of rowdy tenants, extra regulation and falling income are selling up
A fed-up landlord from Swansea is thinking of calling it a day, blaming rowdy tenants, extra regulations and falling income.
Howard Phillips recently told the South Wales Evening Post he and his daughter have spent thousands of pounds dealing with a tenant who, he claimed, was responsible for smashed windows and doors, a damaged fire alarm, and holes in the wall and even blood smears.
Mr Phillips, who said he and his daughter requested a reference from prospective tenants, said landlords got a bad press when, in his view, tenants often caused the bother.
The 73-year-old from Sketty has been in the game for 30 years, and owns a house which he rents out as well as a small block of half a dozen flats in Morriston.
He also claims that the Welsh Government’s Housing (Wales) Act had made it harder for landlords to evict troublesome tenants.
In the video above Phillips claims that ‘nothing can be done about the damage done by tenants’; they just simply get away with it and move onto the next unsuspecting landlord.
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