Jon Dahms

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 1st October 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

Jon Dahms

12:31 PM, 22nd October 2018
About 9 months ago

Letting fee ban - A better plan?

Great responses people. The issue of 'Double Charging' i.e. a Tenant Fee and a fee to the Landlord is a vexed one. Landlords are shopping around and some agents have a model which allows them to offer full management at 5% of the passing rent. Our largest single cost was our Rightmove subscription which was more than our office rent and heat/light put together. As I said, we are a small agency and we have conducted a straw poll of our Landlords and they are all unwilling to pay additional fees or put their rents up so that their properties become uncompetitive. Some agents really take the piss with tenant fees but our fees were based on our costs to conduct a letting professionally and conscientiously plus a small overhead and profit allowance. The Landlord fee covers advertising / epc etc....... Read More

Jon Dahms

11:19 AM, 30th August 2018
About 11 months ago

Past Service Charges - Tribunal conclusion?

The general rule I believe is that if he issues fresh, legally compliant demands he will still need to properly prove the expenditure on the block for it not to be liable to challenge. I also believe that he will only be able to go back 18 months from the date he issues these new demands. Any earlier charges cannot simply be made compliant by issuing fresh paperwork, the accounts issues really shouldn't exist on such a small block. My advice is to focus on the matters where there is agreement because when he takes advice (which he should) he will realise how screwed he is and will need to treat you more respectfully. If he doesn't buck his ideas up you need to go down the 'appoint a manager' route or suggest to him that he gives himself a 999 year lease on the shop and sells you guys the freehold which you can then hold in a SPV company and take over the running of the building that way.... Read More

Jon Dahms

10:57 AM, 27th September 2017
About 2 years ago

It's happened again!

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 27/09/2017 - 08:50
Indeed..... We have as an organisation always liked to 'help' people in need but increasingly we find that it is our Landlords who are in 'need' and being attacked from all angles. A cynic would suggest that it's all part of an Agenda 21 depopulation plan. Make people homeless and ill then screw up the health service so they die.... Read More

Jon Dahms

21:55 PM, 26th September 2017
About 2 years ago

It's happened again!

Whoa... have I been sleeping? Government is Legislating for only ONE MONTH deposits? We let high end places and regularly take six week or two month deposits. One month's rent doesn't go far in refurbishment terms!... Read More

Jon Dahms

12:01 PM, 28th October 2016
About 3 years ago

Backing out of new agents fees?

We are active in Kent (although mainly in East Kent) and would happily help you if your property was located from Canterbury Eastwards.... Read More