John Frith

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th October 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 223

John Frith

14:15 PM, 5th April 2021
About A week ago

Keep or sell leasehold with ground rent increasing formula?

As has been said, the more time passes, the less onerous the increases will be. And at the moment £500 pa is less than £42 pm - it doesn't take much on the plus side (eg a good yield) to outweigh that.... Read More

John Frith

14:36 PM, 25th January 2021
About 3 months ago

Am I being unreasonable?

Put yourself in her shoes, and ask how you would feel if a landlord didn't show flexibility?
So many tenants "try it on", but when someone is, through no fault of their own in a difficult place, and trying to do the right thing?... Read More

John Frith

16:48 PM, 10th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 07/10/2020 - 12:43
Terry, not sure what you mean by "court order"? The original article refers to a judgement by an ombudsman - which I don't think is the same as a court order.

In any case, I suspect that councils will have some sort of "exemption" from criminality. I mean, they're the good guys, aren't they?... Read More

John Frith

14:34 PM, 6th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Council must re-house when tenant is given notice not wait for bailiffs - Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

The reality is that, for many, getting a council house is like winning the lottery, and so the council policy is set up to stop the flood by creating obstacles - and obviously they turn a blind eye on how that harms tenants and landlords. The fact is that policy decides the budget, and at the front lines it doesn't matter what "should" happen, the budget inevitably dictates that only a few will be rehoused.
It does seem to me that the council's legal Achillees heel is if they say that a tenant is making themselves intentionally homeless if they leave before the bailiffs come. This discriminates against someone who wants to honour his contract with the landlord.
Shelter, do you fancy taking this on as a test case? Now that would be something I'd consider a win-win.... Read More

John Frith

14:31 PM, 22nd February 2020
About A year ago

Advance Payments - Kicking the can down the street

Am I the only person to notice the similarity between claimants mismanaging housing payments being made to the tenant, (rather than the landlord), and claimants mismanaging advance payments of UC? The pressures leading to this behaviour is the same.

Divorced from reality, the politicians can talk about claimants "taking responsibility" to manage their finances, but the reality is that with a system full of cracks for them to fall through, and without any support to make the transition successfully, claimants are effectively being set up to fail, at great cost to the claimants, landlords, and the taxpayer.... Read More