Joe Armstrong

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 10th January 2017


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 22

Joe Armstrong

15:32 PM, 26th September 2019
About 5 months ago

Should I sell or risk tenants buying at undervalue price?

Surely the suggestion is too ludicrous to be practical? Its like me hiring a cement-mixer for a week then saying ''actually, I like it so much I demand the right to buy it, at substantially less than its value. And the government is behind me all the way'' Moronic. Would it not also encourage low income families to take on mortgage debt thay can ill-afford? That sounds familiar.... Read More

Joe Armstrong

16:38 PM, 28th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Prompt rental payment discount?

I can see both sides to this argument and can see why cynics would see it as a penalty for late payment but what if the 'cashback' was being applied to EARLY payments. ie pay your rent before the due date for a little discount?... Read More

Joe Armstrong

21:02 PM, 15th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 15/06/2019 - 18:08
Well written Clint. Bang on. In discussions where Shelter is being lauded as a wonderful charity who stand up for the poor tenants against greedy uncaring landlords I ALWAYS wait and play my trump card which is: 'So, if Shelter have faith in these tenants why don't they just stand guarantor'? And that puts an end to it.... Read More

Joe Armstrong

18:04 PM, 14th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

Reply to the comment left by Chris Novice Shark Bait at 14/06/2019 - 16:48
Naah. I'm with Paul Landlord on this one 100%. Knowing as much as possible about your opponent (or victim) can only make the kill more effective. They don't want disputes sorted amicably, they want to encourage tenants to enlist them so they can 'legitimately' dip into the bucket of cash they've collected from poor idiots who saw the word 'Shelter' and assumed they helped the homeless. They don't. And if the whole shabby process causes landlords to get sick of being victimised and sell up (to a housing association, for which I believe there's a tax concession) then that's an added bonus.... Read More

Joe Armstrong

9:27 AM, 14th June 2019
About 8 months ago

Shelter ask for Landlords views

Call me a suspicious old scaredy-cat conspiracy theorist but ...I completed it right up to the point where it asked for my name, e-mail and postcode. Then I got uneasy and chucked it. Just in case they're compiling a hit-list.... Read More