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: 66

Alfington

17:05 PM, 6th November 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Landlords Alliance Election Manifesto

John McDonald stated last night on LBC that he was withdrawing the tenants "right to buy" legislation. He was being interviewed by Ian Dale. He said the decision had been taken as many of the Asian landlords had complained about this strategy affecting the investments they held for their families. I hope this is the truth.... Read More

Alfington

16:14 PM, 5th October 2019
About a month ago

Property inflation three times wage over last decade

It's completely pointless publishing this unless you point out that London is completely different from other parts of the country. Huge immigration. Lack of building. Send then up to Newcastle. My rents have barely changed over the last ten years. If you're going to publish stuff like this it needs to cover the whole country.... Read More

Alfington

17:45 PM, 21st September 2019
About 2 months ago

NRLA merger vote passed

So now the two organisations are together they can be twice as useless.
You must remember that they have found it lucrative to run training courses so as far as they are concerned all this guff about "professionalising" the sector means more money in their pocket. It's quite disgusting. They should be arguing for a rollback of the legislation and a simplification of rules and regulations, not encouraging more of them. The best thing is to abandon membership of them (or the single body they will soon be) and join the Landlords Alliance. I have.... Read More

Alfington

15:57 PM, 27th February 2019
About 9 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 12 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