David Price

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 14th May 2015

Trading Status
Company

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1989

Number of rental properties owned
41+

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 910

David Price

20:42 PM, 13th June 2019
About 4 days ago

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Clarification for Amelia, Shelter is the anti landlord charity which houses no one and will not provide a rent guarantee for any benefit claimants but still insists that they are little angles. If you need further clarification ask Larry Sweeney of the National Landlords Alliance.... Read More

David Price

20:37 PM, 13th June 2019
About 4 days ago

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Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 13/06/2019 - 19:38
Amelia, there is no need for clarification if you avoid benefit tenants, and that is what landlords are now doing. The government with the aid of Shelter (remember the charity which houses no one) has taken away all the tools a landlord could possibly use to collect rent or enforce social behaviour; so avoid benefit tenants like the plague and only take working families.
It is not the job of the PRS to house social tenants or the homeless as I used to do until the government made it impossibly difficult by introducing mindless, unnecessary bureaucracy and cut housing benefit further than the bone. Fortunately there are plenty of working families needing accommodation.... Read More

David Price

8:47 AM, 13th June 2019
About 5 days ago

New form 6A - Date format confusion?

This sort of confusion is why I always use the international date (time) format as defined in ISO 8601, YYYY-MM-DD. This avoids all confusion particularly as I have to interact with the Philippines, a country which uses the American format. I have had tremendous argument with banks who refuse to accept cheques with this date format but eventually even they had to capitulate.
Use the ISO 8601 format at the start of every filename and all your files are automatically presented in chronological order.... Read More

David Price

8:29 AM, 13th June 2019
About 5 days ago

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Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 13/06/2019 - 05:36
Never ASSUME, it makes and ASS of U and ME. You could not be more wrong about my location and the size of the families I house.... Read More

David Price

10:12 AM, 12th June 2019
About 6 days ago

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Whilst I agree with the spirit of your post I have to disagree about "DSS" tenants, but only those whose sole income is from benefits.
". . . It is only a small minority of “DSS” tenants who default on their rent, cause anti-social behaviour, damage the property, refuse to leave when they are given notice to, etc"
In my experience it is the vast majority of "DSS" tenants who commit one or more of the behaviours you describe. In 30 years of letting and well over 1000 tenancies I have only had two tenants give proper notice to quit, never had a tenant leave a property in a clean condition and had many properties trashed to the extent that only the outer walls are left standing. Tenants whose sole income is from benefits are generally troublesome, the sleep all day and annoy neighbours with their music at night, they care little for the property as they know they can move on to a nice clean home ready to trash. They spend their life making sure they are one step ahead of the bailiffs. Despite all the hype from Shelter "DSS" tenants whose sole income is from benefits are a very much higher risk than working tenants, hence the reluctance of Shelter to act as guarantor for such individuals.... Read More