James Fraser

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 2nd September 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 223

James Fraser

20:49 PM, 2nd September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Labour want to tell you when and how much to sell for

Reply to the comment left by Mark Smith (Barrister-At-Law) at 02/09/2019 - 20:38
‘Except in the public interest’ and ‘conditions provided for by law’ are the get-out clauses to be wary of, I feel.... Read More

James Fraser

19:45 PM, 2nd September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Labour want to tell you when and how much to sell for

He says his street is blighted by 1/3 houses badly-maintained by RTB (implication: landlords) but his neighbours tell a different story:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7419549/John-McDonnells-neighbours-deny-claim-street-badly-maintained-overcrowded-homes.html... Read More

James Fraser

14:05 PM, 3rd July 2019
About 3 months 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 months 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 3 months 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