David Dorset

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th February 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 62

David Dorset

21:58 PM, 6th November 2019
About 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

David Dorset

14:25 PM, 31st October 2019
About 3 weeks ago

A day in court with Shelter and the council’s impartiality?

Ian,
I can't share the contents as it was a few years back and I wouldn't know where to find it.
Basically they were trying to bully us over a tenant and i complained at their tone and said they were trying to push the tenant into confrontation with us. My email was forwarded internally but they mistakenly copied me in and in the comments they made the lady dealing with the case mocked me and was sarcastic and said 'welcome to Shelter' haha.
I complained and her manager wrote an apology to me.
Since then i kept away from them and would not agree to enter into correspondence with them.
Unfortunate that i don't have the emails now.
I am surprised that a charity like that is not independently audited on their culture and mission to ensure that they have and hold the correct vision of what they pertain to offer.... Read More

David Dorset

9:41 AM, 31st October 2019
About 3 weeks ago

A day in court with Shelter and the council’s impartiality?

Hi,
I live in the BCP catchment area and most of my buy to lets are located there. I avoid housing benefit because it brings a third party into the arrangement, a third party with whom i have no written contract. I have had previous issues with Shelter here years ago and saw them for what they were when they sent an internal email and mistakenly pressed reply to all so i was copied in. I received a reluctant apology for the contents of the email but the damage was done and I steer well clear of them.
Shelter are, in my opinion, an aggressive and provoking organisation. Their name is very deceptive and it is that which they should be fought on. Ask your none landlord friends and family what the charity Shelter do. They will assume they house people. If the country knew the truth about Shelter then they would not support them.
Landlords will vote with their feet but by then it will be too late. In Bournemouth we have a huge block of flats (about 150 units) and these are entirely constructed and owned by a residential (not student) landlord company. This is what the government wants - either to push people to buy their own home or live in a rented property owned and management by a large investment. company. They don't want the smaller landlords anymore.... Read More

David Dorset

8:17 AM, 24th October 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Goodbye letter from Mortgage Express?

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 19/10/2019 - 10:42
Thanks for comment. I need a lease extension because i only have a few years left on an interest only mortgage. I want to re mortgage the property, ideally in my partners name, and thus cannot do this with Rosinca and need a lease extension in order to be able to re mortgage with anyone else. I would have probably been able to remortgage with ME under my own name so i do feel that i have been left in a less preferential position. My policy now is to start selling off properties and pay down mortgages so i am left with just a few properties but all mortgage paid. Once i have done this i may decide to sell the remaining properties and buy abroad instead and free myself from the governments war on landlords here.... Read More