Rob Thomas

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Trading Status
Company

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1989

Number of rental properties owned
6 - 10

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 72

Rob Thomas

10:29 AM, 25th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 20/03/2019 - 15:03
The programme did not suggest the £30K legal expenses were for fighting the council. It said it was for trying to recoup the £1,200 from the tenants. FW is going after the tenants for this money (he didn't dispute this) - if it had been spent fighting the council he wouldn't be able to go after the tenants to get it back.

As I said before, keep supporting these kinds of actions and just wait and see the amount of new regulation we have to face, because programmes like this can be very influential as MPs will see them and feel action must be taken. If Rackman was alive today would you be defending him?... Read More

Rob Thomas

13:41 PM, 20th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 20/03/2019 - 13:19
I don't disagree with you there!... Read More

Rob Thomas

12:49 PM, 20th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by AJ at 20/03/2019 - 12:43
The BBC doesn't want to discuss the real issues. They just want pantomime villains because they make good television. It's surprising so many landlords here seem to want to side with the pantomime villains.... Read More

Rob Thomas

12:35 PM, 20th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 20/03/2019 - 12:26
Hi Richard. This case seems odd to me. If the council ordered you to pay compensation to a tenant for failure to provide adequate heating, if you believed the case was spurious wouldn't you have the right to appeal the matter to a court before paying the compensation? But I admit I'm not an expert in this matter.... Read More

Rob Thomas

12:17 PM, 20th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 20/03/2019 - 10:59
Would you spend nearly £30,000 in legal fees pursuing someone for £1,200? Would you do so where the prospect of getting your money back was poor because the defendant was of limited means?

Many judges looking at a case where a plaintiff had spent that kind of money in a dispute over a much smaller sum would take a dim view of the plaintiff's actions and refuse to award costs against the defendant even where they were in the wrong.

I think this programme did landlords a massive dis-service. All our hard work ensuring that tenants have comfortable homes goes down the drain because of the arrogant approach exhibited in Panorama. Keep supporting the approach shown in the film and just wait and see how much new regulation comes in!!... Read More