James Noble

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 6th July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 29

James Noble

19:07 PM, 13th November 2018
About 6 months ago

Cats Protection - Purrfect guidance for landlords and agents

I am very suspicious of any organisation that comes up with such statistics which support their very existence. Of course 94% of cat owning tenants will support the keeping of cats! Ask the audience of a rap concert if the music helps them in any way and you will get 100% positive comments. This would not be a good argument for introducing compulsory rap lessons into schools. Similarly with cats (and dogs - you get the same propaganda issued by The Dogs Trust.) Don't ask the tenants - ask the landlords. In my case it is a clear 'no pets' policy. When I go on holiday I specifically search out the 'no pets' hotels and B & Bs. It can actually be an advantage to have such a rule. James... Read More

James Noble

13:22 PM, 13th November 2018
About 6 months ago

Cats Protection - Purrfect guidance for landlords and agents

Two cats plus one small dog.... It's the thin end of the wedge. Who decides on how small a small dog can be? And if one small dog, why not two? What happens to the furniture while the cats are being trained? (Can you really train a cat?) A 'no pets' policy is not discriminatory; it is simply a way in which a landlord is able to help protect their valuable asset. (And in the case of dogs - help keep the neighbours happy as well.)... Read More

James Noble

9:11 AM, 21st February 2018
About A year ago

Who is on the hook for flood damage to tenants' possessions?

I have a flat at the top of a high rise flat. The roof had a leak, and was fixed, but the floor (and flat below) continued to feel wet. Eventually I discovered a (hidden) dripping washing machine connection. Had it continued and caused further, and serious damage, who would be to blame? The building had its own insurance. The tenant had contents insurance. Should I have a belt and braces cover as well?... Read More

James Noble

22:22 PM, 17th February 2018
About A year ago

Cuddly Corbyn wants to give tenants the right to keep pets

Richard, I think we have to agree to differ, otherwise we could be playing doggie tennis for weeks. ('Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet...' Kipling again.) I'm sure we are both convinced that the decision to allow pets, or not, must remain in the hands of individual landlords. Let's hope it stays that way.... Read More

James Noble

15:58 PM, 17th February 2018
About A year ago

Cuddly Corbyn wants to give tenants the right to keep pets

Richard, you are in good company. There are millions of other naïve and sentimental supporters of animal charities in this country, the executives of which will be cheering Corvyn to the rafters as they continue to line their deep pockets with your contributions. But please don't feel there is no good left in this world; can I recommend the Salvation Army? (whose CEO earns £15k). What a shame Corbyn, of all people doesn't see fit to support the poor and homeless in a more robust manner, rather than clouding the issue with 'pets for tenants.' 'Homes for the Homeless' should be the cry from the Labour Party.... Read More