Tag Archives: Reasons to be Cheerful





The Lion The Witch and… (C.S. Lewis).

Reasons to put your foot in it… “This is going to sound weird, but… I kicked my wardrobe door in my sleep and knocked in a panel.” … Tales of the unexpected: I replied “hope you wear steel toe-capped bed-socks from now on.  We wouldn’t want you to hurt your foot or wake up in Narnia with frostbite!”


To the letter…

Reasons to be up a gum tree… 7pm, Saturday evening, at home, feet up, watching TV, the phone rings. A group of student girls. “An important letter (possibly exam results?) has just blown out the window and landed in their garden tree – can you help get it down?” Found at the scene of the…
Continue reading


Firemen

Reasons to be committed.. Be careful who you select for a housemate.  Leydon have had three fires in 25 years, only one was serious with no injuries or fatalities and all were avoidable. Our tenant was obsessed with firemen – on a single day she telephoned every fire-station in Kent, with hoax calls.  Our suspicions began with…
Continue reading


The Key To Life

Reasons to be alive… Occasionally tenants forget keys and we enable them back in again.  Leydon Lettings contract agrees a charge for replacement keys. In fact Leydon Lettings is fairly relaxed and will often ignore the cost to save ill feeling. This was becoming a habit with one tenant, who was warned that Leydon Lettings would pass on…
Continue reading



Reasons to be boldly unsweet or even en suite …

In the middle of renovating a house during a summer vacation, a prospective tenant attended to see the progress.  Whilst on-site she phoned me to ask if she could have a private en-suite bedroom.  I explained we had already explored such possibility and regrettably there was nowhere to put it. This lady was nothing if…
Continue reading


I Warn You, Charge Me Rent… And I’m Leaving!

Reasons to be free… A fellow landlord after he stopped laughing told me that a prospective tenant had enquired about one of his houses.   Asked who his current landlord is, he replied, Leydon Lettings. The landlord knowing Leydon Lettings asked why he was leaving, only to receive the reply: “I have not paid my rent and they…
Continue reading