Chris Daniel

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th May 2016


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Chris Daniel

12:41 PM, 23rd March 2019
About 3 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 23/03/2019 - 12:33Giving a Section 21 Notice is not 'evicting someone' - its a Notice saying that in 2 Months time, the Landlord will consider the next step, which is a 3 month court process.
A Sec 21 served before Xmas is not going to see the tenant in court until at least April !
Sometimes a Sec 21 notices has been known to 'focus a tenants mind' and its a necessary business step.
Of all the Landlords I've assisted with Possession, virtually all have left the process a lot longer than they could have taken action. [ This costs Landlords Money ! ]
Many of them out of mis-placed ( in my view ) compassion which has not been deserved or played out as being warranted.
Consulting advice as early as possible can often save part if not all the cost of an eviction. - as Possession Friend explains to their clients. - we can't act before we're approached.... Read More

Chris Daniel

16:58 PM, 22nd March 2019
About 4 days ago

MHCLG response to 'Lack of Justice in Housing'

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 21/03/2019 - 11:51
Shelter's web site might acknowledge it, BUT it didn't stop Polly repeating the claim several times on Panorama, which obviously wasn't picked up by their editorial team ( unsurprisingly )... Read More

Chris Daniel

12:04 PM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

My online complaint against the Biased Broadcasting Corporation, - below ;
The programme selected a biased version of the participants accounts against landlords and was just another 'go' at Landlords and falsely repeated Shelter's claim that Sec 21 is the biggest cause of Homelessness. The Social rented sector evict far more than Private landlords and Sec 21 use is vary rare and even more rare are examples of any alleged misuse. Ultimately, Private rented property, is - well Private property, and its for the Govt who are not providing homes to be criticised, not Private landlords who for whatever reason, want their property back. There was no showing the damaged properties or occasions where MR Wilson had suffered from tenants criminal acts. Merely a 'Criminalising ' of Landlords programme. Shame on the BBC.... Read More

Chris Daniel

11:36 AM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 - Landlord Guide

Alan Boswel Insurance Advertising today ( very aptly as the launch date of the FFHH legislation, for Legal cover - specifically to protect Landlords against false claims. !
Because a landlord will have to pay a solicitor to defend a spurious claim and so its going to cost landlords whether Tenants wins or losses.
There will, however be one category who will 'always win' -- Solicitors., win or loose.... Read More

Chris Daniel

9:19 AM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 - Landlord Guide

A post on the Legislation, using the term loosley ( just as its been written ) from another article. -
" Possession Friend has been warning of the inherent dangers in this loosely and poorly worded piece of Labour, pro-tenant legislation.
The FFHH reverses the position of renting property that is Unfit, by defining what a premises has to satisfy to be 'Fit' ( If its not, well Fit, the courts have to decide if its Unfit ! )
The author, Giles Peaker is 'confident that Tenants won't be able to abuse any of the 29 hazard categories that might convince a court the defect was of their own making, - i.e lack of ventilation, drying clothes inside. To prove it was of the Tenants making is going to be very hard for a landlord, and I have to say, from Landlords experiences in Possession claims in court - they don't share Mr Peakers optimism.
Looking at some of the HHSRS 29 categories of hazards, because if they exist, how can a property be 'Fit for Habitation.' ( which is totally different to a common-sense view of an Unfit property )
Asbestos ( How many properties have Artex ! )
Water services - Legionella Risk Assessments
Hygene - scratches on a worktop surface.
The legislations' author blames me for suggesting these issues and that it will only serve to 'put them in the minds of Tenants,' - as if they needed any help. .... But swiftly asserts that Tenants won't be able to 'Abuse the system'
Yeah, right - are landlords convinced - reassured ... ?... Read More