Christopher Marsden

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 5th February 2018

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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 17

Christopher Marsden

15:24 PM, 30th March 2019
About 3 months ago

MP Iain Duncan Smith criticises George Osborne’s Housing Policies

I think you will find that IDS resigned from his ministerial position because Osborne took either £3 billion or it may have been 5 billion out of the UC budget as part of the austerity measures. Not that that excuses the appalling role out particularly on early payments. But then Osborne is supposed to have said he didn't care about tenants as they didn't vote tory. No one seems to have joined many dots in the media as to Osborne's legacy and with the state of politics today it's not too late for him to return!!!!... Read More

Christopher Marsden

17:28 PM, 21st January 2019
About 5 months ago

Newly converted flat has 1 inch gaps?

Hi I think that shrinkage is highly unlikely as an explanation to why you have a one inch gap under your skirting. There is not enough info to diagnose but any leaseholder or free holder should want to resolve this issue asap. You and or your Freeholder maybe invalidating any building insurance cover
Who was the contract with the builder between ? The answer is the route for rectification and I would suspect its the builder who is at fault . The Freeholder needs to pursue the builder along these lines. Was notification of the defect put in writing by anyone ? There may be a justifiable claim against buildings insurance but only if the freeholder notified their buildings insurance company.
the gap could be caused by deflection of timbers ' settlement of a floor , settlement of foundation , timbers being wet and then loaded so they distorted , unseasoned timber etc etc.
If you dont have a contractual link to the builder then notify the freeholder asap and then confirm it in writing and ideally by email to and refer to all your conversations with the builder list them with dates and summarise what was said. Send it registered. If freeholder does not respond go and see them and get them to see that you will have to go formal ( solicitors ) . What if you had to sell the property ? This needs sorting.... Read More

Christopher Marsden

14:25 PM, 2nd October 2018
About 9 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

There we have the first priority of this initiative to get a reasonable number of Landlords to pledge before we consider taking it any further.
We can debate how many landlords there are in the UK some articles say 2.5 million in a recent post on 118 Mark Alexander proposed 1.5 million as a potential maximum that could pledge.
The last time I checked 18000 people had signed the petition against landlords stamp duty and section 24 and that costs nothing.
Until we break the apathy or reach the landlords this is going nowhere. Maybe we need a bit more anti landlord taxation and legislation before landlords rise up to protect their profession and reputation.
I hope I am wrong and in case people want to judge I paid 250 into the section 24 judicial review case and whenever I have asked for advice on 118 I made a contribution.
I don't understand the apparent apathy and have not found anyone yet who can explain it.... Read More

Christopher Marsden

13:28 PM, 25th September 2018
About 9 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

Ok I pledge my £100 and I hope that there are a lot more than 1000 Landlords that can see the need for this initiative.... Read More

Christopher Marsden

18:27 PM, 30th August 2018
About 10 months ago

Will Shelter sue Birmingham City Council or letting agents and landlords?

NLA and RLA are like 'Dads Army' (if any of you can remember that)
Landlord's need unite under a single banner with the numbers and funding and get someone articulate with skin in the game so they can with evidence give our side of the story that is the perfect storm that is the PRS Uk Today.
Nla subscription is £80 a year but cannot see they have made any difference whatsoever to government policy over last 4 yrs.... Read More