Mike D

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 24th April 2017


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 103

Mike D

10:40 AM, 26th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Landlords Alliance - Emergency Euro Elections Statement

It out to be an easy decision for LLs to vote Brexit party in European elections, it's only s protest vote against the government against it policies on PRS.
If the Brexit party do well then they need to come up with vote winning policies for a general election.
Then the dilemma will be, are they strong enough to take office and beat the Tories, or will they split the vote and give a Marxist office....
Or, will the dynamic rise of the Brexit party, make the Tories change course on the PRS, if it does, objectives are then achieved through tactical voting!... Read More

Mike D

5:47 AM, 10th May 2019
About a month ago

The No Dss Debate - Landlords Alliance advice

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 28/04/2019 - 10:38
Agreed, Larry landlords just need to sideline all the issues, the more government and others ramp up the issues, we as a group need to defy them by sidelining the pressure as their problems not ours.
Create an anti strategy that just makes it worse as a result of their actions, silent defiance KS the best policy, make it not work.... Read More

Mike D

17:52 PM, 26th April 2019
About 2 months ago

Parliamentlive.tv - Work and Pensions Committee 'No DSS' debate

Having listened to the whole session, it raised some valid issues, but still a bit of a white wash....
Doesn't address that DSS tenants are an increased risk financially over a working person, the potential to loose money through rent arrears, damage to properties and social behaviour are much higher which is why insurance companies stipulated none DSS, claims are higher and more likely, banks landlords more likely to go into arrears and default on mortgage payments etc
The session is somewhat disingenuous in not raising these items.... Read More

Mike D

15:53 PM, 26th April 2019
About 2 months ago

Parliamentlive.tv - Work and Pensions Committee 'No DSS' debate

I'll be honest, I have tried, I'd done OK, started life in a similar situation, so felt I could give back....however,
The first I tried it it cost me ,£8k in lost rent, damage to property and an eviction process, the second time cost me near £1,500.
Its a great risk financially, I've decided I don't need the constant rent arrears and difficult nature of such a tenant. So I'm out.
Its too costly, too difficult and you only get trouble you don't need. I tried!... Read More

Mike D

13:42 PM, 24th April 2019
About 2 months ago

Labour would end Permitted Development

That's OK says let local people decide, but will they want social housing?
If it's more pain than benefit, will anyone sick up the poor business case of losses?
Labour have never worried about business cases, more what can be delivered, with no thought of cost....... Read More