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Being a landlord is a stressful thing at the best of times, but when you're having serious problems it can feel overwhelming. This is the place to get those issues off your chest, with help and advice from others who have been there before.

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    Liking the look of the new design, a big improvement on the previous Community. Will take a while to get used to, and it's a little bit confusing in places, but first impressions are pretty good.

    Suppose I should kick things off with a question - as a landlord, what does the bank holiday weekend mean for you? If you're anything like me, it means no rest for the wicket. Thoughts?

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    Thanks for the comments Daniel, I'm sure you'll get used to it, we are taking on board suggestions of course.

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    I only started as a landlord 18 months ago, so I'm still pretty new to the industry. But, as you say, no rest for the wicked, even on bank holidays. It's always weekends and holidays when tenants seem to have major issues, isn't it? Typical.

    The other day one of my tenants had a broken fridge. This is obviously something that has to be dealt with asap as you can't really go too long without a fridge. Problem being, I was on a weekend break in Devon at the time. I knew I had to get back there to deal with it, which meant a four-hour trek on the motorway to make it back to London and try and solve the problem. Which I did. But the wife was not happy!

    I suppose I could enlist the services of a letting agent, but I prefer to do things on my own and I've heard mixed reviews about letting agents and property management companies. What's the general consensus - are they worth it or not? Would save me having to cut short my mini-break next time, I suppose.


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