Alun Thomas

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 5

Alun Thomas

8:51 AM, 28th March 2020, About 2 years ago

Alun Thomas

10:02 AM, 9th November 2017, About 4 years ago

Council desperation U-turning Government attacks on Landlords!

Is this an April fool joke?? Must be! No it's still only November! This is the only Tory controlled council in Wales with a very right wing Tory MP and yes a Tory AM For this council to offer this incentive when their leaders in London are so anti Landlords has made made me fall off my kitchen stool this morning! Monmouthshire of all councils unbelievable. Now do I believe there is a God?... Read More

Alun Thomas

18:57 PM, 21st March 2012, About 10 years ago

Budget 2012 and how it affects landlords and property investors

And don't forget his "Grannytax" for us approaching 65. He giveth a £1000in allowance  and he taketh £1500 in Age related allowance....hence I am £300 worse off!!... Read More

Alun Thomas

16:12 PM, 8th December 2011, About 10 years ago

The Devil is in the Detail

Thanks Mary. I will do that this evening
Re time delay Mark. I apologise it was nearly 13 months not 14 as previously stated. I believe the delay was due to the number of claims that they had to handle not only from this agent but from other agents as well who had gone into liquidation!! Mind you I had to chase them every few months for updates!!... Read More

Alun Thomas

19:45 PM, 7th December 2011, About 10 years ago

The Devil is in the Detail

Good Evening Mary

I have just read your article. Thanks for this information. However I have a scenario for you. It goes like this and is also a warning to all other landlords.
A local letting agent that had all the (National Letting Association memberships) rented two houses for me about 2 years ago. They offered to deal with the deposits from the new tenants and we agreed that it would be transferred into the DPS system. When the Letting paperwork came through for signature etc reference was made on that paperwork regarding the fact that the deposit was lodged with DPS and a DPS Ref No was noted.! I took, from this fact that all was well as it had saved me having to handle the deposit myself. I allowed them to do the leg work for me so to speak.
Within a year of renting the letting agency went bust and none of the management could be traced. I did not think that would have affected me but I was contacted by the receivers and told that the deposit had never been transferred to DPS and the company had banked the money themselves and by now had “legged” it. Thank goodness for ARLA and after some 14 months I have just received a cheque covering my tenants deposits.
Now a question. What should I do with this deposit. It is over 14 days, since commencement of the tenancy !! I would be grateful for any advice. Thank you... Read More