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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 208


16:04 PM, 20th July 2019
About 6 months ago

Smart Meters - Beware and advice needed?

I'm trying to think what the collective noun for smart meter fitter might be, for verily I have never seen so many gathered together in one place before. :-)... Read More


11:30 AM, 22nd June 2019
About 7 months ago

Resolution Foundation - 11.2% of population own multiple homes

Reply to the comment left by loretta wight at 22/06/2019 - 10:41
Where were people who were being charged for doctors appointments in the 1960s living?... Read More


10:40 AM, 10th June 2019
About 7 months 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


14:44 PM, 7th June 2019
About 7 months 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


17:08 PM, 29th May 2019
About 8 months 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