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      1. Insertus

        Wow, just wow. Bunch of monocle wearing, brandy swilling plutocrats over there. I’d like to see them live in their own hovels for a week and see how us proles have to exist.

        “one of the properties the kids scribbled all over the walls. THIS IS NO JOKE.” – I laughed.

        “Old 04-10-2013, 11:44 PM
        A2B A2B is offline
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        I said it once and ill say it again. RAS IS A SHAM TO HOUSE PEOPLE THAT CAN NOT FIND PRIVATE RENTAL ACCOMODATION THEMSELFS.

        the majority of tenants I have heard of are non nationals from Africa and those kind of areas.

        I am open to be corrected. im not racist. but I know a lot of landlords have certain types they don’t rent to. I personally think its better to pick your own tenant and have the welfare payment paid into your account (rather than that sham scheme).

        would love to know from RAS landlords. if what I am saying is correct or have they inherited normal tenants that would have got rental accommodation without any issues themselves.

        I personally wouldn’t touch RAS with a barge pole. I have a friend with a few houses rented to RAS. one of the properties the kids scribbled all over the walls. THIS IS NO JOKE. RAS made him repaint the house. HE HAS gone through 3 broken baths (all baths have been replaced with steel ones) and water damage due to bath screen not been closed (ceilings replaced). He has adequent ventilation in all rooms. but vents keep been blocked and mould and condensation is effecting walls and ceilings. another issue he will have to rectify at his own expense. his heart is broken. his 3 ras properties are 3 loan parent Nigerian women. (that could not be a coincidence).

        I personally wouldn’t have the patience for that. id have them out. but he says hes under contract.

        I really would love to hear from other RAS landlords.
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        Old 05-10-2013, 08:36 PM
        Shark Trager Shark Trager is offline
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        I have a friend with a few houses rented to RAS. one of the properties the kids scribbled all over the walls. THIS IS NO JOKE. RAS made him repaint the house. HE HAS gone through 3 broken baths (all baths have been replaced with steel ones) and water damage due to bath screen not been closed (ceilings replaced). He has adequent ventilation in all rooms. but vents keep been blocked and mould and condensation is effecting walls and ceilings. another issue he will have to rectify at his own expense. his heart is broken. his 3 ras properties are 3 loan parent Nigerian women. (that could not be a coincidence).
        There are certain nationalities I flat out will not rent to,I will leave it empty rather than rent to these types,I no longer bother with S/W tenants,not worth the hassle,they have generally too much time sitting on their arses all day looking for faults with the property to be bothering with and If I never hear some iner city type haranguing me in a nasal scooter engine drone with “I know me bleedin rights…”

        I have almost given up renting to Irish as well,the last few I had were just flat out filthy c**ts.

        Finnish,Swedes,Germans,Eastern European,Romanian-not the ethnic kind-Bulgarians-Lithuanians etc are generally great tenants,rent paid on time and place kept as I would keep it myself…not a great ask is it?

        Its a business,I want the maximum return for the minimum effort…I am a businessman at the end of the day,not a bleeding heart liberal charity hand wringing type and I really couldnt give a flying fiddling fuck what anyone thinks about me being a racist because frankly I probably am one.

        Last edited by Shark Trager; 06-10-2013 at 12:39 PM. Reason: Felt this rant needed 15% extra sweary words and felt clarification was required vis a vis whether I am a racist.”

  1. Ppads

    Side observation but interesting how Landlords in Belfast couldn’t give a poo what colour you paint your home as long as they get their rent yet in Dublin; you will loose your deposit if you dare to improve the gaff. Repressive.

    1. f-mong

      That’s because there’s a proper real culture of renting in the UK, in the R of I renting is still a grubby little dirty secret reserved for students and dossers, who deserve to be taken advantage of by the landed classes… we’ve some demented genetic obsession with owning ‘land’, it’s The Field updated for 2015. Zero interest from TDs to change this… I’ve written to Alan Kelly asking about Rent Control twice now and he, or rather his secretary, has just stopped replying to me. Sure why would they, I’m only a grubby little renter…

  2. Adamski

    I’m a landlord, and far from the cigar smoking, brandy quaffing oligarch you might imagine, I’m broke.
    Like many in my position. I bought at the wrong time and am left with an apartment I can’t afford, and my only option is to rent it out to pay the mortgage until I can sell it.
    They’re are plenty of landlords-by-necessity out there.
    I don’t want sympathy or anything.
    Just don’t tar us all with the same brush please.

    1. Parp

      “Like many in my position. I bought at the wrong time”

      A time you couldn’t afford it? That was clever.

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