James Barnes

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 5th October 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 67

James Barnes

9:28 AM, 10th July 2019
About A week ago

Cash rich and nowhere to live

Yes, I've seen and heard similar. Dafodil farms in Cornwall struggling to recruit Eastern European labour due to the fall in value of the pound and general unwillingness of locals to do back breaking low paid jobs.
I think the UK will find out very soon we were much better off for having EU residents in the workforce than without.... Read More

James Barnes

11:23 AM, 28th May 2019
About 2 months ago

Can’t give customers Jam Tarts when they want Doughnuts!

I am sure that the Green Party and Lib Dems will most certainly not be working with or supporting any policy by the Brexit Party. Not least because beyond Brexit, the Brexit Party probably don't have any policies.
Either way having just read the Green Party's policy and proposed approach to Housing and the Private Rented Sector my guess would be that no one on this forum would want to see them in power.... Read More

James Barnes

16:35 PM, 15th April 2019
About 3 months ago

Theresa May announces she will ban section 21

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 15/04/2019 - 15:17
I suspect if rents increase too high and too fast as a result of landlord exiting the market, the next step for the government will be to introduce rent control.
All governments regardless of their leaning/stance play the numbers game when it comes to votes, and there are more tenants than landlords. I've said it before and it seems more evident than ever, no one really cares about the plight of landlords!... Read More

James Barnes

16:22 PM, 11th April 2019
About 3 months ago

Excessive charges for HMO damage?

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 11/04/2019 - 16:04
I can understand charges for admin & time but with regards to lost rent, surely this only applies when there is a tenant who is already lined up to move directly afterwards departing tenant leaves. It can't be enough to simply say someone could have moved in if it weren't for the damage so I'm charging for the days it's been vacant due to time taken up by repairs/redecorating.... Read More

James Barnes

15:47 PM, 11th April 2019
About 3 months ago

Excessive charges for HMO damage?

I think I'd be asking for photographs taken before and after your son moved in which clearly show the alleged damage. Following on from that I'd want to see invoices rather than a finger in the air guess of costs.
I think you could have two or three bedrooms painted for £800 so this sounds like taking the pi$$ to me.
I would guess your sons landlord will have a tough time proving £1500 worth of damage in court and is hoping you'll just hand the money over.... Read More