Laura Delow

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 16th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 253

Laura Delow

9:13 AM, 19th July 2019
About 5 days ago

Solicitor incorrectly defined lease terms?

I'm no solicitor but my understanding is that for a mistake by a solicitor to amount to a claim for negligence it must have caused you loss. This means that you must be able to show that but for the mistake of the solicitor, you would not have suffered the loss. Even if your solicitor has made a mistake and breached their duty to you, if that breach has not caused you any loss, I believe the claim will fail e.g. if your loss has been caused by something else, such as a decrease in property prices, independently of the negligence, that is not enough either. However, if damage/loss has resulted from the solicitor's mistake, then a claim in negligence will aim to put you in the position you should have been in had the negligence not taken place.
I recall seeing that any potential claim must be brought within 6 years of the date of the loss. It is possible to bring a claim after this time if you only became aware of the negligence at a later date. If this is the case, you might be able to bring a claim within 3 years of the date of your knowledge, or the date you reasonably ought to have made enquiries into the potential negligence. There is also a final ‘long-stop’ date of 15 years in which you must bring your claim.... Read More

Laura Delow

11:45 AM, 6th July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The Alliance Housing Policy

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 03/07/2019 - 13:06
Just read your post Luke. Hysterical! I suppose if I was an MP my answer would go something like; "please forward your application in triplicate to my secretary with your resume and a covering letter & my secretary will get back to you within 10 working days"
Thanx for making my day Luke. Made me smile.... Read More

Laura Delow

11:09 AM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The Alliance Housing Policy

We need a "positive disrupter" like Larry and the Landlords Alliance otherwise we will get nowhere fast. Evil only prevails where good men (& women) do nothing. What's being thrown at landlords these last few years with still more to come is tantamount to evil. As Richard Peters said in this thread; we are low hanging fruit & "we" have let them get away with it. Without the disruption caused by protests against the Poll Tax which was stopped dead in it's tracks & recent protests in Hong Kong against the controversial extradition bill, Governments like China will definitely get away with such flagrant abuse. If landlords don't band together aggressively against the government, they will continue to get away with their attacks on us (and if G_d forbid Labour get in....besides all forms of wealth tax imaginable, anyone who owns property over £125,000 will be deemed wealthy as announced the other day by the awful Shadow Chancellor; John MacDonnell who wants to slash the IHT threshold to £125K from £325K and tax above this at income tax rates which they say would raise over £9 billion in tax). We have to fight. Politely writing to MP's has to date achieved zilch. The NLA & RLA are not lobbying aggressively enough & are not good enough negotiators. They're too polite. Hence why to date we lost in Brexit negotiations with the EU. Our side lacked "b*lls". The Brexit Party MEP's at the opening of the EU Parliament showed more b*lls with a simple statement of turning their backs when the EU Anthem was played. To get noticed, you have to do something of note even if sometimes it requires head on childlike tantrums. Kids learned this trick from a very young age & although It shouldn't work - it does. It's down to each landlord to get out there & fight bare knuckle (coordinated by a passionate leader e.g. the LA). But it's not just landlords that need to stand & up fight but anyone & everyone that have saved & worked hard over the years, sometimes struggling to make ends meet yet always standing on their own two feet with no expectation of Nanny state support, who have built up savings, investments or just own their own homes who will eventually also come under attack. I mean, someone's got to pay for the poorly run central & local government that as a business would have gone bankrupt by now, and someone's gotta support the ever growing benefit claimants many of whom have got a Phd in the subject. Sorry for ranting but I'm fed up being forced to give to these charities I don't fully support because of how they're run.... Read More

Laura Delow

16:21 PM, 2nd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

Reply to the comment left by Thomas More at 01/07/2019 - 11:45
It's all due to typical Politician's flawed logic that causes all the problems. Not landlords. A decision taken by the government in favour of something, is a decision against something else. Cause & effect. They don't think through the domino effect.... Read More

Laura Delow

12:05 PM, 1st July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

RLA plea to Tory candidates

One of the above 5 recommended RLA points "A fairer system for repossessing properties....." will not work unless the current court & new housing court system is evenly balanced between Landlord & Tenant rather than biased towards the tenant. Judges also need to be more respectful of Landlords which they are presently not. In fact they are downright rude. I'm also concerned that the word "legitimate" is cited. What is legitimate in a landlord's eyes may not be seen as legitimate in a tenant's eyes nor the courts. This would likely lead to abuse of the courts as with the current Section 8 which is why most landlords forgo claiming rent arrears by using a S21.... Read More