John MacAlevey

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 15th May 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 48

John MacAlevey

9:51 AM, 5th November 2018
About a month ago

Tenants may soon be able to sue for properties not meeting basic standards

I`m obliged by law to test alarms within my managed properties each & every time I undertake a viewing.
The tenant is only asked to test the alarms whilst in occupancy.
Why is the onus for saving lives a greater imperative on me than the occupant?
Make it the same as the seat-belt law..make it the users choice with sanctions.... Read More

John MacAlevey

10:54 AM, 16th October 2018
About 2 months ago

Shelter’s Head of Research misled public on TV

Reply to the comment left by Rod at 16/10/2018 - 10:41
About seven years ago my local authority said the following to me..`you must treat HB claimants as if they are in work`
In other words claimants are to be trained in money management..budgeting..at the expense of landlords.
What happened? addictions were fed, the dog was fed, the local off licence was fed..but the landlord lost out.
When challenged some years later, when it was clear the system was chronically broken, the local authority denied this phrase even though a senior housing office said it. HB must be paid to landlords direct as banks et al do not care..they want their money on the dot.... Read More

John MacAlevey

10:11 AM, 16th October 2018
About 2 months ago

Shelter’s Head of Research misled public on TV

Ha!
It`s incumbent upon the BBC interviewer to have basic tenure knowledge..it is their job!
“people don’t have the stability at the moment, they can be chucked out by their landlords at a moment’s notice”
This untrue statement should have been challenged immediately..tells me more about the BBC & their bias.... Read More

John MacAlevey

11:59 AM, 4th October 2018
About 2 months ago

Shelter CEO is confused about the reasons for evictions

“At Shelter we see, every day, people who’ve been evicted for absolutely no reason, "

Ridiculous..I did`nt bother reading further as that statement says it all about that person.
We are in the UK not Russia.... Read More

John MacAlevey

10:09 AM, 19th September 2018
About 3 months ago

Vision for an independent organisation to represent UK landlords

Sadly & not unusually, ideology/politics & other negative human traits obscure rational & forward thinking on both sides of the PRS `fence`

Shelters agenda is slanted ideologically opposing capitalism..it seems to me.
Local councils often oppose for the same reasons with political views also having an influence.
Renters have a mind-set like car hirers..some respect other peoples property..many do not.
Landlords take advantage of weak systems controlling the public purse.
Arla, Nals et al..all are supposed to speak for landlords but have little real effect..they just pick up annual fees as a matter of `right`

I`m just describing UK life..... Read More