David Dorset

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th February 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 65

David Dorset

14:34 PM, 7th February 2020
About 10 months ago

R.I.P. David Knox - A.K.A. "Appalled Landlord"

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 07/02/2020 - 08:32
Very sad to read this. I didn't know this man personally but i read the Appalled Landlord articles. They were well written and passionate and from someone willing to share their wealth of knowledge with others. Very very sad for his family and friends and one can only be thankful that he did not suffer. A loss to all that knew him and also indeed to all that didn't know him! RIP XX... Read More

David Dorset

13:43 PM, 10th December 2019
About 12 months ago

Tenancy Deposit Scheme award short of costs?

Dave Stanger. I agree. Use the rules and procedures that work best for you. Many landlords are pre programmed that they must have a deposit but all in all it is a hassle and in my opinion not fit for purpose.... Read More

David Dorset

10:48 AM, 9th December 2019
About 12 months ago

Tenancy Deposit Scheme award short of costs?

My advise is don't waste your time. I had a flat that doesn't have damp but one particular tenant immediately within the first month had mould growing. I briefed him (young lad) on how to air the flat and not to dry washing on airers etc. I also offered him a small dehumidifier on free loan if he wanted.
The flat was left with mould stains in it and then when the claim for damage was disputed by the tenant the TDS said the flat must have damp because i supplied a dehumidifier. I argued it and the said they could reverse the decision if i supplied a surveyors report stating the flat did not have damp. The cost of a surveyors report far outweighed the cost of the damages.
Hence i am now a big fan of no deposit tenancies.
The TDS are not trained sufficiently in property condition matters and cannot talk at a decent level of knowledge on subjects like rising damp versus condensation.... Read More

David Dorset

21:58 PM, 6th November 2019
About A year ago

Landlords Alliance Election Manifesto

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 06/11/2019 - 20:37I think this is an excellent idea. A couple of things though. The survey company must be a top 'press recognized' organisation. This will take money. I think if LA did a call for funds from members - just £20.00 a member would make a difference. The press must take up the results of the survey otherwise the exercise is a waste of money.
If the press pick up on the survey result then we would create millions of pounds worth of free publicity. This has to be an all or nothing venture.
Additionally the survey should levy public opinion on the fact that Shelter do not provide homes but they are funded by M&S and B&Q and Nationwide. Show the public who Shelter really are and hit them in the pocket otherwise they will just ride the storm. Many people inadvertently donate to Shelter through being customers of M&S, Nationwide and B&Q so we need these big names to pull the plug on this so called charity.... Read More

David Dorset

10:29 AM, 6th November 2019
About A year ago

Landlords Alliance Election Manifesto

Reply to the comment left by John McKay at 06/11/2019 - 09:43
I agree. Shelter, in my opinion, is a scam to the British public and should be stopped. The very name of Shelter suggests the very thing they do not do - provide homes.
The way to get it out there is to accuse them publicly and hope they seek court action to rebuke and that in itself would hit the national papers and get the press digging for the truth.... Read More