David Dorset

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th February 2018


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 55

David Dorset

22:03 PM, 3rd August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

The new ruling made by our wonderfully stupid government has not hurt landlords but is detrimental to tenants.
Example.
Tenants cannot be charged fees for a new tenancy. The letting agent now charges everything to the landlord. In turn the landlord raises the rent value to allow for him/her to recoup the extra fees. This seems to be the general reaction to the fees ban.

Now say a tenants signs a new 12 month tenancy and the landlord for arguements sake adds £60.00 a month to what he or she would otherwise have valued the rent at. The landlord does this to recoup the initial extra outlay on the new tenancy in the first 12 months,
When that 12 month contract comes to an end the tenant says to the landlord that they would like to continue living at the property and the landlord agrees. The tenant continues to pay the inflated rent and is effectively out of pocket from thereon in. The landlord will be happy to take the inflated rent for as long as the tenancy lasts because he or she has been made to feel that the government and society as a whole is against them.... Read More

David Dorset

21:47 PM, 3rd August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The issue of costs that are the responsibility of the tenant?

Reply to the comment left by Steve Masters at 31/07/2019 - 11:42
I was none the wiser from the initial question until i read your reply which made sense to me.
I guess the tenant could be asked to call an approved engineer and that the landlord will only pay if the machine is faulty and not suffering from misuse.
Lots of people are going to get into a mess with this ruling.... Read More

David Dorset

10:21 AM, 29th January 2019
About 7 months ago

6 weeks backlog at the DPS?

I have used the DPS as a landlord and have found them to be pretty much useless. I resent that if the tenant or the landlord makes the slightest error in the claim then it is dismissed yet the DPS can delay as long as they want without recourse. On an open and shut case such as you describe there is no excuse for the awful delay and there should be a compensation scheme which entitles you to a payment if the DPS are late or make a mistake. Please take the time to enter their complaint procedure as that will cost them time and money and only then might they try to change their ways.
I do not intend to use them again. They are slow and incompetent in my view.... Read More

David Dorset

8:53 AM, 15th December 2018
About 8 months ago

National Landlords Alliance on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours

Larry speaks very well and has the answers - i like that - shame the interviewer didn't give him a fair crack at it.
I hope we get more and more members. Interesting at the huge amount of landlords who are not members of an association. How can we recruit these people?
Billboard adverts close to Shelter premises?... Read More

David Dorset

10:27 AM, 14th November 2018
About 9 months ago

Deposit/Bond - Paper Guarantees?

Reply to the comment left by AA at 12/11/2018 - 17:30
I would be very interested in a scheme like this. The current set up is not fit for purpose. The DPS recently awarded me £30.00 for a cigarette burn in the middle of the lounge carpet. I would prefer they sent me a card with a laughing monkey soundbite inside as this would have been less offensive.
Good luck with the scheme and yes if it can be worked out on the legalities then i am in!!!... Read More