Badger

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 25th September 2013

Member of The Landlords Union

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1987

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
Yes


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 206

Badger

10:40 AM, 10th June 2019
About A week ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

I think Amelia's posts bring much needed and interesting new insights into the P118 community.

As a body here at P118 I think we are all too ready to dismiss views that do not conform with mainstream landlord thinking as "trolling".

Trolling is a crazy word anywhere which in my experience is almost always deployed in an attempt to silence others whose views differ from one's own and this regard I absolutely abhor it. This is not me having a go at Dylan (who has in any case apologised graciously) but just a general rant against my wider experience of how certain types of people on the internet, who generally regard themselves as more enlightened and intelligent than the rest of us, seem to think it is perfectly okay to try and shut others down by accusing them of being trolls whereas, if the truth be known, the "troll" is as often as not committing no more of a "crime" than daring to espouse a view which does not conform to the "norm" as ruled on by those who would sit in self-appointed judgement on the "troll".

Greater openness is required on all sides so that alternate views can be properly aired and considered without being shutdown because others disagree. Only that way can we all move forward and try and solve some of these difficult challenges. Amelia's views are therefore very welcome offering as they do considerable insight into another way of doing things. Many landlords have expressed views on why they would find Amelia's way too difficult to follow, but that does not mean it is impossible.

[Full disclosure: I am one of those that would not be able to bring to bear the level of input required to run things Amelia's way - largely because I live too far away from most of my units anyway.]... Read More

Badger

14:44 PM, 7th June 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Why is the UK Government conscripting landlords as immigration officers?

And before that there was VAT.

I well remember my father complaining long and hard as a small shopkeeper being forced to become an unpaid tax collector on behalf of HMG when VAT was first introduced.... Read More

Badger

17:08 PM, 29th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Landlords Alliance - Emergency Euro Elections Statement

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 28/05/2019 - 22:25
The answer should have been one.

But, and most unfortunately for everybody involved, since the politicians (of all stripes) completely screwed things up with their lies to the people then I happen to believe that the public deserve another chance.

Would you feel that you should be bound by a decision that you made as a result of people feeding you incorrect information in the ordinary cause of your everyday life? You would be a very unusual person if you did.

(I hear on the news today that Boris will be called to court to account for his statements on the "£350M" in front of a judge.)... Read More

Badger

20:05 PM, 28th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 23/05/2019 - 08:01
Absolutely true, but I can see the howls of manufactured outrage from here.... Read More

Badger

19:52 PM, 28th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Landlords Alliance - Emergency Euro Elections Statement

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 28/05/2019 - 19:39
What "normal" rules of democracy?

As my grandmother was fond of saying - usually after I had announced my intention to do something considered unwise in her eyes - "if your brother jumped in the fire would you follow him?" - the clear intent of her comment being, of course, to give me a moment to reconsider the wisdom of my declared intent as I had likely not fully considered the probable consequences of my actions.

Whether it will be better or not is not the point I am making. I don't know if it won't be better (though I have a fair idea) but I do know that people are vastly more educated on what it means now and have every right to make it clear what they think about the negotiated deal.

A deal that nobody - leavers and remainers alike - had the slightest clue about when they initially voted.

What are you afraid of... that somebody might change their mind?

What. Does. It. Mean. When. You. Write. In. Single. Word. Sentences?

(Or are you trying to imply that I am too thick to understand otherwise unlike the grownups...?)... Read More