Patricia Walton

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Monday 20th June 2016


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Patricia Walton

16:19 PM, 26th November 2016, About 5 years ago

Disproportionate presence of Conservative Party donors and supporters

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These schemes invariably end up far denser, drag on for years as small amounts are released each year to maximise full potential on prices, initial sales packaged up for overseas investors, so that prices when launched are mostly unaffordable for the average Londoner. Criteria for 'affordable' is usually pitched too high so that any Housing Trust running the affordable side, can only attract those willing to own only a small share under the shared equity schemes of what is in truth a highly overvalued space.

Any rental blocks will also have every penny wrung out of them. They certainly wont be housing those looking for one beds at £350 pw and two beds at £400 pw - they will be looking to maximise profits and they will do what they have to do to achieve it.

What did these developers pay for such gems? Perhaps we should ask the Mayor's office under the FOI Act and maybe they will also have some information on what safeguards our Government officials put in place at the time, to ensure these prime parcels of land will be used to provide the sort of housing London is crying out for.... Read More

Patricia Walton

14:47 PM, 26th November 2016, About 5 years ago

Disproportionate presence of Conservative Party donors and supporters

You only need to check out who the recent lucky recipients are of large chunks of valuable government owned land in and around London at knock down prices (on the pretext of building 'affordable' build to rents) to see how this has been playing out for the last year. One developer just happens to be on the list of donors to the Conservative Party. This has been a deliberate move by Osbourne to obliterate all private landlords and hand over the market to the corporates. His ineptitude and destructive dabblings in the property market as a whole will lead to the biggest slump since 1998 - we are already seeing the evidence of this very clearly. The knock on effect - recession. The scapegoat - Brexit.... Read More

Patricia Walton

18:19 PM, 27th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Overcharging to tighten nut?

Reply to the comment left by "David Price" at "27/09/2016 - 12:52":

Completely missed the point I think. Martin has written further to add more damning comments abut the plumber. The fact remans, don't employ anyone until you know what it is gong to cost! Obviously Martin had some idea, having employed him in the past. However it seems there was a good amount of miscommunication between the two and it is nice to know the plumber was very reasonable when the matter was raised with him. Questioning an invoice doesn't make you lazy, commissioning work without getting a price and then moaning about it, does. You ask, would I have paid it if it had been £500 - silly argument,... Read More

Patricia Walton

12:08 PM, 27th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Overcharging to tighten nut?

It would be advisable if in future, when calling someone out to investigate a problem on your behalf, you actually agree a call out charge or whatever fee structure the contractor has. Having called out a plumber to go over to investigate a leak, one has to expect there will be a charge, not least for the time spent time travelling to and from the job, parking costs, petrol costs etc etc, not to mention the time taken to investigate and rectify the problem. Happily for the Landlord this turned out to be a simple problem, nothing costly and problem solved. I see this as a happy result! Why the heck is this man complaining about the cost of getting someone else to go to the bother or finding out what the problem was, when no one else apparently, was able to! Get a grip for goodness sake - unless you are prepared to train as a plumber, equip your van and pay all the associated costs for trading as such and then go out and do charity work for a lazy landlord! P.S. I speak as a Landlord btw.... Read More