James Noble

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 6th July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 38

James Noble

10:08 AM, 23rd January 2020
About 2 days ago

Cats and dogs policy shortsighted

Just say 'no'. We have a rule at my own home - no dogs allowed. If it's good enough for me, it's good enough for my tenants. My (true) defence is that I suffer from asthma, exacerbated by contact with dogs. I would therefore be unable to give active support to tenants who wished to keep pets. Incidentally, have you ever visited a house with a dog that doesn't smell? (the house, that is, and probably the dog as well! And for dog, read cats and dogs.) James... Read More

James Noble

19:23 PM, 22nd January 2020
About 2 days ago

Assistance dog increase?

In reply to Leah - Of course most Landlords would be happy to accept a genuine working dog. Even I would , as much as I dislike them in general. But this attitude opens the door for anyone to claim they need a dog for ... whatever reason. Most will be genuine, and obvious. But we all know that all tenants do not always tell the truth. James... Read More

James Noble

9:41 AM, 21st January 2020
About 4 days ago

Assistance dog increase?

It's a con. We're getting to the stage that unless you have some sort of 'disability' then you're not 'normal'. Everyone wants a label. As for having a dog for support - rubbish. They need to learn to live without such a crutch - for their own benefit. If they really believe this, they are going to find the outside world difficult to cope with. Will they ever be able to go abroad? (I bet your tenant will!) Concerts, cinema, shopping in certain shops, etc. etc. You'll be doing them a favour saying no to pets! Harsh? Yes. If you are worried about saying 'no', ask for a doctor's note at the very least.
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James Noble

9:14 AM, 18th January 2020
About 7 days ago

Jenrick overhauls tenancy agreement to help end pet bans

Reply to the comment left by Gillian Schifreen at 18/01/2020 - 09:08
Hi Gillian, Are there not enough unwanted dogs in the UK for you to adopt without having to bring more in from abroad? I assume you live or have a holiday home in Portugal. Sorry, I am not convinced about dogs in my flats, certainly not after the experiences I've had with them. James... Read More

James Noble

18:01 PM, 11th January 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Jenrick overhauls tenancy agreement to help end pet bans

My local weekly paper (Malvern Gazette) has published a long letter from Dogs Trust endorsing the possible move by the Government to force landlords to accept pets. I quote, 'For over a decade , Dogs Trust has been working with landlords, letting agencies and the property industry on this issue.' Really? They want the changes to be put into practice 'to make it fully effective and mutually beneficial for all parties involved.' Beneficial for Dogs Trust, that is. I can't see how it would ever benefit landords! Dogs Trust is to dogs what Shelter is to the homeless. Dogs Trust calls itself a welfare charity while in fact it is big business, intent only on increasing the large number of dogs (over 9 million) in the UK, for its own benefit. Have other 118 members noticed similar letters from Dogs Trust in their local papers? I shall respond to their letter putting the views of many landlords. James... Read More