John Dace

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th December 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 21

John Dace

9:23 AM, 30th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

S21 ban: Should straightforward possession cases be decided out of court?

One scenario never mentioned is when a property is a holiday let during summer and offered as a winter AST for 6 months. A common idea in tourist coastal areas. This kind of arrangement works well for tenants who like to travel / live in vehicles / boats during summer but want a warmer home for winter. It also suits people who just want somewhere short term for a variety of reasons. Winter only rent is usually much less. Presumably this will end. Landlords will just leave empty. The coastal villages / towns often moan about so many empty holiday homes to the detriment of village life and services (pubs / shops). There are so many reasons why a property owner should be able to control who if anyone is in their property.... Read More

John Dace

19:08 PM, 27th April 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Labour would end Permitted Development

42000 more badly needed dwellings then. Thats 42000 more than Labour would allow? Oh hang on, they would rather spend our (tax payers) money to build high quality luxury pads to give out for free to all those doler / waste of space dossers who have never done a days work in their lives. - Because they are ‘entitled’ to a nice place to live. Meanwhile all those office space building would be left empty. Who the hell will vote for that? Oh yes - the work shy dossers!... Read More

John Dace

11:10 AM, 3rd April 2019
About 2 months ago

Licensing costs and admin finishing off some Landlords

I refuse to be part of this latest rediculousness. When licensing is announced, I sell. I am a good experienced landlord with happy tenants in nice safe properties but I will not be part of this onerous stupid regime. Just look at the way councils do things. Look around your area and make a list of whats worst about it. How many are built / run / sanctioned /organised or under the control of Councils past and present. Councils are good at one thing in my opinion - parks and gardens. (Although at the price -they should be!) everything else is usually an expensive balls up.
Look at all the social issues - how many originate from council house estates? They throw huge amounts of our money around on ‘projects’ and ‘consultations’ which any private company would sort out and decide much faster, better and cheaper. In my previous career I went into hundreds of council houses and believe me if many were mine I would be ashamed. But now we are compelled to be told how to run ours by Councils! In probably the most beuracratic / rules is rules / infexible / expensive and least common sense way!
This is all about raising money from ‘the golden goose’ PRS. Also its about control. Councils are power mad and pick up on any excuse to control us miniuns. The more control in place - the more staff become ‘vital’ and so jobs are secure. The bad press caused by a minority of bad landlords plays perfectly into their hands.... Read More

John Dace

12:33 PM, 11th March 2019
About 2 months ago

‘No DSS’ adverts in the private rented sector

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 09/03/2019 - 11:26
Reply to David Price, i agree - that was my point. I’m saying we should be allowed to decide what risk we want to take. If we are forced to consider DSS or other higher risks - we should be allowed to charge extra. So maybe “DSS 3000% premium” is used instead of “no DSS”... Read More

John Dace

11:14 AM, 9th March 2019
About 2 months ago

‘No DSS’ adverts in the private rented sector

One of the other big risks for landlords is that the council can ‘clawback’ many months of rent from the landlord it because the tenant is sanctioned or did something wrong - like have a boyfriend stay over too much etc. If the council were allowed to ‘clawback’ all the other spent benefits, how many other businesses would offer services to them. Can you imagine Lidl or the dentist, or Sky / Netflix or the local tobacconist being asked to pay back to the DWP because 4 months ago someone got money they possibly weren't entitled to? This ‘No DSS’ is about risk of debt to the landlord. The exact same way as financial services and insurance know the risks are greater. They charge more for higher risk so maybe we can say “15% premium for DSS claimants” in advertising. You cant force businesses to do business with high risk client at the same cost as low risk. Its a right of that business to decide for themselves. The best thing the DWP can do to help is stop ‘clawback’ AND give direct payments.... Read More