Paul Franklin

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 14th July 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 151

Paul Franklin

9:43 AM, 2nd November 2016
About 2 years ago

The difference between lawnmowers and toasters?

Reply to the comment left by "Rob Crawford" at "01/11/2016 - 20:14":

Ok, thanks Rob - good to know! Thanks.... Read More

Paul Franklin

14:55 PM, 1st November 2016
About 2 years ago

The difference between lawnmowers and toasters?

Reply to the comment left by "Rob Crawford" at "31/10/2016 - 17:31":

Just a note Rob as you mention PAT testing with fridge/freezers - I have been informed that PAT testing is not required on fridges and similar bulky items because they are not 'portable' and so don't come under the 'portable appliance test' regs. Having said that I've not looked it up in more detail, so I could be wrong.... Read More

Paul Franklin

15:04 PM, 14th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Judge To Look Into Why Tenants Are Not Prosecuted For Criminal Damage & Theft

Reply to the comment left by "Joel Davis" at "14/10/2016 - 13:09":

Whilst I do not agree with everything that Joel says I do agree that landlords choosing to let property to that demographic (DSS tenants), as per many of the examples in this thread, understand that there are risks involved. Hence why many landlords will not entertain the idea of renting to DSS tenants in the first place. Which is a shame for the majority (i guess?) that are good, respectful tenants?

That said, this does not make it ok for tenants to 'get away with' vandalism, criminal damage, willful neglect, whatever you want to call it. There should rightly be consequences to such actions.

I don't know about setting up a charity, I think there are enough going already if you were minded to be involved.

However, with regard to the point Luke P makes, I do hope that landlords that come across such tenants report where necessary to children's services where there are children involved around such violence or filth for instance. I think we have a responsibility to do that as we often see/have access to things that are hidden from such services. In my experience such reports are taken seriously, albeit by an under-resourced social services.... Read More

Paul Franklin

10:20 AM, 13th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Judge To Look Into Why Tenants Are Not Prosecuted For Criminal Damage & Theft

Reply to the comment left by "David Price" at "13/10/2016 - 10:07":

Ok, thanks David, interesting.

Although the way I read that is that to be charged for criminal damage for damaging something that you own you would have to intend to endanger the life of another? Which wouldn't be the case with tenant damage.

I'm not sure if I'm on to something with the 'ownership' thing or not but as I say, just a thought.... Read More

Paul Franklin

9:58 AM, 13th October 2016
About 2 years ago

Judge To Look Into Why Tenants Are Not Prosecuted For Criminal Damage & Theft

Is it because having a tenancy is a form of ownership of land and you can't therefore be criminalised for damaging something you own??

And so it becomes a civil matter, breach of contract etc?

A similar argument could be said for commercial premises, or even mortgaged property?

Just a thought.... Read More