John Dace

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th December 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 38

John Dace

11:08 AM, 1st July 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Step towards a fully digital planning system

Application for permitted development?
No permission required - its ‘Permitted’. (Even though website is riddled with “best ask anyway”.). The rules should be clear and comprehensive from the start - not wishy washy. ‘Probably ok but ask anyway”. Conservation areas in particular - everything is ‘apply just in case’. If the councils enforce laws on us to do or not do certain things, the least they should do is tell us all at the outset what those things are. If the Road Traffic Act said
‘You must be a certain age to drive - usually 17 - but consult your local Police station to ask” - what a nightmare and a few thousand extra Police to consult with. Sometimes I think council planning officers love ‘wish washy’ as that brings in more enquiries and therefore more need for their jobs.

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John Dace

8:56 AM, 12th June 2021, About 2 months ago

Will the ICO sanction my companies?

Puzzler. I cant see how you come to that conclusion.
Q 3 …. Word ‘electronic’
Q8……even if electronic…. Only for those purposes
In either case does NOT require licence.... Read More

John Dace

20:15 PM, 11th June 2021, About 2 months ago

Deposit protection for already protected deposit?

The stupidity on this and many other issues is becoming unbearable. You couldn't make it up! Debate about points like this - is there any common sense left in the world? The silence from our ‘supporting’ bodies is deafening!
The ‘spanner in the works’ method of driving landlords out of business by UKGov is incredibly unfair and equally stupid as tenants are now also suffering in droves. I cannot fathom why things have gotten this bad (and going to get worse) without the voice of reason being heard. Do we even have a voice?... Read More

John Dace

11:52 AM, 8th June 2021, About 2 months ago

Will the ICO sanction my companies?

Neil, it is only a requirement to have a licence if ELECTRONIC data is processed.
I have the same issues with the ICO letters full of what I am ‘required’ ‘must’ or ‘need’ to do.
Even on the page to tell them why you dont need a licence - the field for phone and email are ‘compulsory’ & cannot be left blank! I do not ‘need’ a licence. I do not ‘need’ to tell them why. The whole thing is unscrupulous. £40 for each of vast numbers = lots of money for uk gov.
Laws are made - fines are imposed if caught breaking. New way of governing - make law - you need licence - pay or get fine. Which is a better cash cow? Gov and Councils love licensing everything. Despite massive waste of staff and offices etc to run. Soon ‘need’ a licence to breathe!... Read More

John Dace

11:47 AM, 20th April 2021, About 3 months ago

Shelter claim 39% of PRS is dangerous or unhealthy

Its all very well - us all commenting on here..... we all agree Shelter is twisting facts and statistics to suit its socialist aims.
But you have to hand it to them - they are playing the game really well. Funding - lobbying - salaries - offices - friends in high places - tv adverts - newspaper ads - et etc
What to we do? Just preach to the converted (each other). When are our national bodies going to start actually representing us and show Shelter up for its relentless inaccurate attacks. Maybe its time for a complete change - taking the fight (and the many sensible counter arguments) to where it matters.
What happened to The Landlords Alliance?... Read More