James Fraser

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 2nd September 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 221

James Fraser

14:05 PM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The Alliance Housing Policy

Love this list. Love it. Oh for a government that would implement it!... Read More

James Fraser

18:28 PM, 28th June 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The scrapping of Section 21: landlord responses

I have two families who have been with me more than a decade. They pay rent ok but the houses are terribly kept, by far and away the worst in the portfolio and nothing like the condition I handed them over in. I would be happy to keep these two on but with the homes fitness requirements, licensing, and the end of S21, I cannot risk keeping them on and getting blamed for how they live. S21 was a safety net that gave THEM security. If it’s going, then so are they, as I can’t afford to be stuck with them indefinitely.... Read More

James Fraser

10:03 AM, 14th June 2019
About a month ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 13/06/2019 - 22:07
It’s variously 37, 38 or 39 properties and they don’t repair stuff apart from new baths/kitchens and carpets every 2-3 years. They’re in it to ‘make lots of money’ (yep, nice image of landlords, thanks), but are only clearing £30/month?? I suppose it depends how you account for that of course - a decent refurb can wipe you out for years - but it doesn’t SOUND hugely successful. Also, getting a court order against benefits IS extremely difficult as the tenant fills out their own statement of means and always, always shows no spare income, a fact one has to argue out with the judges with varying degrees of success.... Read More

James Fraser

11:12 AM, 13th June 2019
About a month ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Reply to the comment left by ameliahartman at 13/06/2019 - 01:49
So you haven’t even replaced a cupboard door in 22 years?? One can only imagine how outdated your properties must be! What about your carpets or decor or styles - the decent homes standard says a kitchen mustn’t be more than 20 years old and a bathroom 15! Mine get full and complete refurbs at great expense on a fairly regular basis, interesting to see that yours don’t.... Read More

James Fraser

18:43 PM, 19th December 2018
About 7 months ago

44% of landlords fear Right to Rent

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 19/12/2018 - 13:00
David Price:

Yes, how ironic that the industry keeps trying to professionalise itself in the face of constant criticism, only to be told by putative tenants that actually they don’t want us to stick by the rules at all!

There’s no pleasing some people...... Read More