Simon Dowse

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Simon Dowse

17:43 PM, 8th August 2015, About 7 years ago

Why you need to contact your MP

Reply to the comment left by "Ros ." at "08/08/2015 - 16:54":

Yes I have! However he is actually a very good MP and I think he works hard for his constituents - so I hope he will use his influence, even if he doesn't have a vote!... Read More

Simon Dowse

15:21 PM, 8th August 2015, About 7 years ago

Why you need to contact your MP

1. Name of MP contacted via email/letter: John Bercow
2. Constituency of the MP: Buckingham
3. Date(s) letters/emails sent: 8/8/15
4. Whether you have spoken to the MP face-to-face and/or made an appointment to see him/her in their surgery: No - full time day job precludes this.... Read More

Simon Dowse

21:34 PM, 6th December 2012, About 10 years ago

Landlord Accreditation - what's the point?

I think a distinction between DIY landlords and landlords
who use agents to manage their properties is needed. I fall into the latter
group and really wouldn’t want to have to become an “accredited landlord” as I
will gain little from it – this is what I pay my agents for.

I appreciate that it is still a good thing for me to have
some knowledge of the system but having a full time job doesn’t give me the
time to spend becoming accredited or doing on-going CPD. I can learn what I
need from the internet or from my agents very easily as and when required.

Another point that occurs to me is that of portability – i.e.
will my “accreditation” be accepted by every LA in the country – or will I need
a different accreditation for each LA area in which I own a house?

The problem with accreditation and/or licensing is that the “problem
landlords” are the ones who are most likely not to sign up – so it just becomes
a burden on the “decent landlords” and has little effect on the criminals.... Read More

Simon Dowse

18:38 PM, 1st November 2012, About 10 years ago

Tenants requesting compensation - ADVICE REQUEST

Hi Pauline

There was an article on here about this recently... here is a link to it..

Hope that helps

Simon... Read More