Alfington

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 7th October 2013

Location
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1990

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 63

Alfington

15:57 PM, 27th February 2019
About 7 months ago

Urgent action required - MoJ Enforcement of Possession orders consultation

I am on the site now, looking at the consultation document. To my dismay there are many question, all of which ask you to explain your answer. As I am not familiar with possession procedures and difficulties it is not obvious to me what the
answers should be. One, for instance, chosen at random, asks whether possession notices should be delivered as follows:

4. (a) To whom should the notice be addressed and (b)where should it be delivered? In particular, should it always be addressed “to the occupiers” and delivered to the premises?
4(a)
Tenant
Occupiers
Others
4(b)
The premises
Other
Please explain your answer:

This is only one of many questions to which the solution we prefer is not at all clear to me. I appreciate that we should all work together to improve the landlord’s lot, but I need to know what it is that we seek before I can complete questionnaires like this. Obviously it would be more work for you but I suggest a crib sheet or “model answers” be provided before asking your members to participate in consultations like this.
I cannot complete the survey. I do not know what it is that we want.... Read More

Alfington

16:20 PM, 28th November 2018
About 10 months ago

BOYCOTT SHELTER!

I emailed M&S to complain about their support for Shelter. Here is their reply:-
"Dear Mr Stewart
Thank you for your email to Steve Rowe and the feedback you have provided. Steve is aware of your email and has asked me to respond on his behalf.
M&S have been supporting Shelter’s helpline for thirteen years, donating 5% of each sale from our Food on the Move Festive Collection to help raise £3.4 million for Shelter’s emergency help lines over the course of our partnership.
Our continued donations allow Shelter to answer hundreds of thousands of calls from people faced with homelessness or bad housing seeking advice.
We are very proud that our donations help provide this service.
Kind regards
Simon Hoskins
Executive Team
Your M&S Customer Service"

So there you go. M&S are not interested in our opinion. I will simply vote with my wallet. Goodbye M&S.... Read More

Alfington

16:45 PM, 18th October 2018
About 11 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

Reply to the comment left by James Bolton at 17/10/2018 - 21:51
What's your point James? And what is your interest in it?... Read More

Alfington

5:30 AM, 18th October 2018
About 11 months ago

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

Reply to the comment left by James Bolton at 17/10/2018 - 21:51
And your point being, James?... Read More

Alfington

17:40 PM, 13th October 2018
About 11 months ago

Straw Poll to combat further government attacks - Please help

What percentage of your current tenants have lived in your property for more than 3 years?
1: - 50%
What number of tenant households does this equate to?
2: - 25
What percentage of all of your current tenants (counting a household as one) do you believe would take up this offer to buy the landlord’s property, including meeting mortgage requirements (if a deposit was gifted to them) and wanting to buy the property they rent from you (rather than a different property elsewhere for example)?
3:- 2%
What number (of households) does this equate to?
4: - 1
Additionally if you believe your tenant is not able to afford to buy, can you explain why you believe that to be the case?
5: - They are on benefits or low paid work. Many of my tenants are young professionals and although they are happy to rent whilst working here (Newcastle) they move on after a year or so because of job moves, relationship changes, starting a family etc. and do not want the trouble and expense of buying, furnishing and then re-selling. Renting is is ideal for them but they don't want to buy from me.... Read More