david dahill

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Friday 17th January 2014


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david dahill

14:08 PM, 16th July 2014, About 8 years ago

Croydon yet another area to introduce Selective Licensing

Reply to the comment left by "david dahill" at "16/07/2014 - 08:07":

I should point out that I myself am not actually an ex con........ Read More

david dahill

8:07 AM, 16th July 2014, About 8 years ago

Croydon yet another area to introduce Selective Licensing

I cant help but thinking that the more legislation you throw at the landlording business, the more advantageous it is to be a rogue. Landlording was at its most regulated in the 60s and 70s with rent controls and assured tenancies etc. At a time when the Rachmans and the Heseltines would turf you out on the street at a moments notice. Evictions were impossible. Evicting a tenant now is harder than ever - section 8 mandatory evictions are anything but with defensible grounds nearly always holding up proceedings in the tenants favour. Now I understand that section 21 evictions are to be redraughted to incorporate repair issues as a defence to prevent eviction.
It will be easier to illegally evict people than follow the law.
I know I have strayed off point a little here, but why are the people involved in the business of supplying housing treated so differently to those supplying food?
As an ex con I can set up a chain of foodstores, prosecute those who steal from me and evict thieves from my premises. The comparisons are endless yet the treatment by the lawmakers could not be more different...... Read More

david dahill

10:16 AM, 12th July 2014, About 8 years ago

Taking deposit and first months rent

Reply to the comment left by "Gilly " at "10/07/2014 - 09:53":

I have heard this increasingly from tenants, nervous of being scammed. I get it , however I only generally have to remind them that we are sitting in a £xxx 000 property with £x000 a month liability for which I am about to give you the keys and therefore free access. The balance of risk is much higher on my side than theirs. Generally, I now cover this by using bank transfers on the day of meeting the tenant. Cash is still my favourite however. I ve never had a refusal, and would not be comfortable waiting.... Read More

david dahill

15:34 PM, 3rd July 2014, About 8 years ago

Croydon yet another area to introduce Selective Licensing

Finally Landlords have been recognised as the superbeings we all are!
I can use my mind control powers to prevent my tenants parking incorrectly, having loud parties and being difficult. I can use my powers of supersight to see into every house I own and root out undesirables using telekinesis. I dont know how the council found out , but the truth is now out there! No need to pretend anymore that we need better court processes to manage our businesses.....

Hull council (where I had a medium portfolio) introduced licensing in some areas which basically consisted of writing them a cheque, with no further action required or taken. A friend of mine has been licensed for two years (two cheques) and is yet to recieve a licence! Its simply a moneymaking procedure with them. Also note that Hull council themselves fail to maintain their own decent homes standards on their own stock
I also rent out houses in Croydon (where I plan to increase my portfolio) and dread the Labour councils input into my business.
Wanted to sign the petition - couldnt use the link- not a IT superbeing.... Read More

david dahill

8:38 AM, 18th May 2014, About 8 years ago

Will Ed Milliband lose 1 million landlords votes over this?

Reply to the comment left by "Neil HEWITT" at "17/05/2014 - 17:36":

Neil,I would absolutely love it if we could adopt the same profile as tesco. When you fail to pay for goods at tesco , you cant keep them or be allowed to smash them up in the car park. The council will not then advise you and assist you to keep your freebies until a bailiff takes them off you, so you can "purchase" elsewhere. I love the idea of using different countries/ businesses models of landlording. Like America, dont pay your rent there and the police will assist in throwing you out, none of this 6 months of court nonsense. Give me that option as a landlord and Ill sign people up for twenty years. I need to have some surety. Bear in mind I am giving out a hugely expensive asset with damage and cost liabilities that can run into tens of thousands of pounds. With the current usless system of eviction I am not tempted by long tenancy agreements, thanks.... Read More