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Owner-occupier landlord service

Separate services from infrastructure costs
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At the moment the two main ways to pay to occupy a premises are ownership or rental.

Ownership involves paying a lot of money (in a lump sum or through a bank in the form of monthly mortgage payments). This gives you occupancy of the premises and certain useful exclusive rights over it. It means it can be complicated or difficult to exit your position, requiring sale of the property before you can escape from these financial commitments. In the mean-time, while you are in possession, you are solely responsible for maintenance and upkeep.

Rental involves paying a lot of money (in the form of monthly rental payments). This gives you a somewhat reduced rights over the property. Upsides to this include that it is fairly easy to terminate all the agreements simply by giving notice; and most noticeably the landlord is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the building and often also for some or all of the fittings and furnishings.

Proposed is to dissociate the contracts and payments for occupancy rights to the premises, and the maintenance and upkeep of fittings and furnishings.

A Landlording service company could offer full landlording services to owner-occupiers. Any problem you have with your house, call the landlord and they will fix it according to your contract with them. Roof leaking? No bother. The landlord will deal with it.

Also, renters would not be tied to using the landlording services of the person who owns the house they are renting. Rent a place from one person, but shop around for the landlording services to be provided by someone else.

Some people would like an all-in service where the cushions and cutlery is provided. Others might prefer a bare-bones deal where they get nothing.

This proposal makes either of those options available to anyone no matter if they rent their place from a sleazy geezer or inherited it from their great-auntie.

pocmloc, Sep 27 2020


       I don't understand this part;
//Rent a place from one person, but shop around for the landlording services to be provided by someone else.//

       Why would the renter foot the bill for services, and why would the owner allow a company not of their choosing to do the work?   

       //Why would the renter foot the bill for services//   

       They already do, albeit bundled into the unitary rental fee   

       //and why would the owner allow a company not of their choosing to do the work?// So they wouldn't have to do it themselves. Like a kind of "bare bones" rental.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2020

       //condominium// I have no idea what that is, sounds like some kind of leasehold? The whole point here is that it is not bundled, but is separated out to allow for clarity and maximum choice and options for all parties.
pocmloc, Sep 27 2020

       I won't say "baked", but there are home-maintenance service companies out there. I don't think they do it on a "long term contract, take care of everything" basis, but on a "one issue at a time" level, sure.
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 27 2020

       A few standard deviations, ( probably too many these days) just want the money to fix the glazing rather than pay a virtual landlord to constantly check and arrange a glazier if a window breaks.
wjt, Sep 30 2020


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