Graham Durkin

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 25th October 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 105

Graham Durkin

17:40 PM, 21st May 2016
About 3 years ago

Cannabis smoking in property - what is the legal situation?

Elizabeth, As you are the owner /landlord /company the buck will stop with you,I would initially write to every flat within the building informing them that CANNABIS is being smoked within the building which contravenes most tenancies, and the companies stance & overall policy on DRUGS,then write to the local Police informing them that DRUGS are being smoked within your building.Intelligence is key for the police and this info might be part of the bigger picture for them ,if you know any Tenants are being assisted by L.H.A. or the council then write to the council housing dept as there maybe CHILDREN living in other flats.At this time i would not be identifying any specific persons as the culprits as they could accuse you of harassment as you appear to have no physical proof.just monitor the situation closely and don,t go over board but always be seen to trying to deal with the problem rather than just accepting it as part of today s society issues. you may find that others know of it but are keeping quiet and you may find that in future somebody may well complain via a legal route that then puts you in the spotlight to answer.these views are only expressed as if it happened to me to try and keep ahead of the curve.... Read More

Graham Durkin

17:39 PM, 19th May 2016
About 3 years ago

COURT OF APPEAL UPDATE - West Brom Tracker

Yes got mine this morning ,bang on the 6 month point again, for me nothing has changed but to them business has clearly improved or are they just playing the game according to their interpretation.... Read More

Graham Durkin

18:39 PM, 29th April 2016
About 3 years ago

COURT OF APPEAL UPDATE - West Brom Tracker

Reply to the comment left by "Jon Pipllman" at "29/04/2016 - 18:06":

John, Many lenders over the years have predicted where rates would be due to overall economic picture and as a rule they have always made money ,had the 2008 financial worldwide crash not taken place or they new it was going to happen they of course would have bailed out of these type of loans at the outset. The initial offer of a 25 year B.B.R.loan plus margin is perfectly normal but due to the crash it is clearly unsustainable and now the MORTGAGEES should be reaping the rewards. Had it stayed pre 2008 then the WEST BROM would be creaming around 7%-7.5% of me and their decision making skills would have proved right. Now where did I put that CRYSTAL BALL, I might need it again .... Read More

Graham Durkin

12:46 PM, 30th January 2016
About 3 years ago

Buy with cash or mortgage my first BTL property?

Jen, Give me a call ,i want to sell our 5 x flats ,... Read More

Graham Durkin

23:34 PM, 12th December 2015
About 3 years ago

Using the rent to keep up with the Jones’s

Reply to the comment left by "Landlord Stung" at "12/12/2015 - 22:41":

Hi, I am really sorry that having taken all the precautions you still get stung,I personally could n,t let it drop with the amount that was owed and i would be looking for restitution initially via the court system and then sending up to the High Court for the sheriffs ,what is there to lose .may be you can eventually go and make them bankrupt. Maybe i,m just being vindictive but they clearly have no consideration for what they have put you and your family through so why not return the sentiment . good luck with your next tenant .p s. next time just double the deposit for starters... Read More