David Lawrenson

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd July 2013


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David Lawrenson

8:47 AM, 4th April 2020
About 8 hours ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Lesley Lester at 04/04/2020 - 08:31
I don't know.

Perhaps they live in a flat with no garden and there are no pavements nearby or there are pavements, but they are too full because the Police have taken it upon themselves to padlock up the parks, because they have some notion that people will not keep 2 metres distance in it. (In the last 2 weeks I have seen no TV evidence at all that people are not keeping away from others in their parks - where they are together they are clearly family groups. This is certainly the case where I live).... Read More

David Lawrenson

8:23 AM, 4th April 2020
About 9 hours ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 04/04/2020 - 08:11Agreed, we should all be standing up to this nonsense - politely tell the police that taping off park benches is, in fact, nonsense and accepting arrest, if necessary.
In the war it took until 1950, when one individual stood up to a local policeman who demanded to know where he was going, under some law or regulation put in during wartime.
Refusing to pay the fine, he took it all the way to the highest courts and this led to a censuring of the law from Lord Goddard - and to the government repealing it a little later.
This shows the problem is that laws and restrictions put in place in emergencies have a habit of sticking around.... Read More

David Lawrenson

8:03 AM, 4th April 2020
About 9 hours ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 03/04/2020 - 14:03A very good comment, Paul.
And as well as the traffic wardens, we also have the Great British Police with seemingly very little to do too.
Hence they occupy themselves with flying their new drone toys over remote fells to catch single walkers or couples, taping off park benches (where is my elderly father supposed to sit and take a rest when he gets tired during his State Allotted single exercise session?) and locking up public parks and other open spaces, thus forcing people to use more crowded pavements. .

(All this going on without much complaint from the BorisBC, until a senior ex Supreme Court judge called the police out).

I'd prefer to see them and the traffic wardens redeployed and doing something useful such as helping bring in the fruit and veg now rotting in the fields or assisting the elderly with their shopping.
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David Lawrenson

10:04 AM, 2nd April 2020
About 2 days ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

In theory they are not supposed to be any viewings, I say "in theory", because if the rent is cheap enough and the landlord and tenant are willing, things tend to get done, avoiding The Plod at all times, of course... Read More

David Lawrenson

9:44 AM, 30th March 2020
About 5 days ago

Repairs during Covid-19?

Reply to the comment left by ___ baldelectrician at 30/03/2020 - 03:05
Very well said, Bald Electrician.

I always make a point of paying any supplier / trades people within 24 hours - and give each of them a lot of my work, because this repays itself manifold when the chips are down and everyone is desperate for their services.

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