Chris Novice Shark Bait

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 20th November 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 164

Chris Novice Shark Bait

10:03 AM, 1st May 2021
About A week ago

Mortgage Express - Should I take the call?

Reply to the comment left by Windsor Woman at 30/04/2021 - 21:50
If property 118 could supply me with your e-mail address to which you appear to be consenting, I would also like to compare notes off forum. I have to admit that I do not know how to achieve this on a private basis. Can anyone advise?
Many thanks.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

9:42 AM, 1st May 2021
About A week ago

Mortgage Express - Should I take the call?

Reply to the comment left by Mike T at 30/04/2021 - 18:38
Hi Mike the number that called me was 0165299431, the company name given was as quoted in my 1st post, but the circumstances match and so whoever is canvassing information for what purpose is operating from multiple points and or using both landlines and mobiles.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

12:35 PM, 30th April 2021
About A week ago

Mortgage Express - Should I take the call?

I had a cold call from a company ringing from a Manchester number as Teamsearch at 6.50pm on 28.04.21. Mel introduced herself from a noisy background. She said she was ringing on behalf of Bradford and Bingley and wanted to canvas my views on the services of Bradford and Bingley (the lending arm of Mortgage Express). She said, from a background of noise, it would only take 10 minutes of my time. I laughed and said it would take much longer than that. I informed her that we were awaiting the FOS, ombudsman decision on two complaints, after rejecting the investigating officers initial opinion. I further implied we were looking at an alternative litigation route, which is true. I told her it would be inappropriate for me to discuss matters further, to which she replied that is ok. I asked her to feed back we are most upset with our treatment and write that next to my name.
Anyone else been approached by this so called boiler house company?
I have potential news to share but am restricted by so called NDAs. If anyone wants to private message me, I would be interested in developing a Property 118 defence against them. They are outrageous in my opinion, and the FOS, I suspect are in their pockets, in my opinion. Can't say more details or be more candid on this public forum. As a founder member of the property 118 action group, would welcome some comment from Mark Alexander in particular.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

11:56 AM, 19th February 2021
About 3 months ago

Are lawyer's fees against builder's shoddy work chargeable against rental income?

I have previously had abortive legal fees relating to property issues offset against income tax with no quibble. Your accountant should be expected to know this.... Read More

Chris Novice Shark Bait

15:15 PM, 10th February 2021
About 3 months ago

A CGT increase would freeze the PRS

timed out on editing there. I need to crystallise some CGT losses, to offset any future sales with potential gains. Will the government abolish such carry forward losses in the future? I do not know, but must act in the hope that they will not. The hold up is litigious and therefore outside of my control. The government will not factor any such considerations in to what ever they decree. They have by stealth all but extinguished my carry forward I.T. losses over the last 4 years which amounts to robbery. On the plus side that has buffered my Property Finance Charges Relief which has not been claimed (yet) but I predict a cliff edge coming soon. Four years was not long enough for me to move the tanker back on course. Was I derailed by government? Probably - yes. It is a disgrace.... Read More