Peter Fredericks

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th November 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 22

Peter Fredericks

13:26 PM, 13th October 2019
About 6 days ago

Courts failing to follow housing case rules

Sir Humphrey and his chums cannot even run the current courts system properly as things stand. The Courts admin is way out of date and falling apart at the seams. Thanks to "failing Grayling", this shambles also costs a small fortune anyway: in a proper democracy, there would be no question of pricing the citizens and their businesses out of the civil justice system. The delays in the Court process are now very extensive. It has just taken just over a year for me as at last week to sue a former tenant and receive judgment in my favour.
What hope have we got of these crass amateurs in Whitehall reforming the Courts service so that it actually works? Section 21 is an absolute disaster in the making for landlords and will give defaulting tenants, egged on as their "rights" by the likes of the CAB and Shelter, a field day at the landlord's expense. Tenants without a legal leg to stand on will continue to hold out and incur further rental losses for landlords.
Shame on the Tories as the (pretend) party of business for doing something so damaging to business ...yet again!... Read More

Peter Fredericks

14:07 PM, 9th October 2019
About A week ago

What if some of the obstacles to S21 claims are also applied to S8 claims?

The removal of Section 21 is a very idea indeed in principle. Whose property is it anyway?
If S21 goes, landlords will be faced with dealing with our laughing stock civil justice system. I have just been back to Court (one year to the day after issuing a county court claim) to obtain judgment against a seriously defaulting tenant confirmed as awarded in my favour, 3 months after receiving a so-called reserved judgment in my favour. That's two hearings, a costs submission and a further hearing of a groundless application from the tenant seeking to frustrate and delay the inevitable.

It's time to get out of the PRS altogether I think but that is more easily said than done in many places outside the south-east where prices are at or even below pre-crash levels. I would accept these Parliamentary decisions with greater equanimity, if MPs were themselves democratically legitimate in the first place but under the first-past-the-post system they just cannot be. But what really hits home is that there is no party of business on our side any more.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

10:56 AM, 1st April 2019
About 7 months ago

Abject Failure of the ICO is beyond belief

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 31/03/2019 - 22:20
Could you please share it with me as I have had a nightmare experience with Salford City Council?... Read More

Peter Fredericks

11:09 AM, 29th March 2019
About 7 months ago

Abject Failure of the ICO is beyond belief

I wholly agree. We are the plebs... not proper citizens with modern constitutional rights, just Crown subjects with no real civil rights. Because we can't plead a constitutional amendment as in a modern democracy, all we have is Judicial Review (which costs a fortune and the local authority will merely amend the scheme again) or we place reliance on a so-called Regulator like the ICO.
The ICO is a very poor regulator in my experience. I am actually now complaining to the ICO after months and months of waiting that the complaints system itself does not work! They have tried to help at one point but the Council will not play ball with two subject access requests (under the pre-GDPR regime) over a year late in being answered. The ICO will not prosecute them so my recourse is to sue..... as if!
The underlying problem with the ICO is that it is run by and for the self-serving benefit of the civil servants who work in it, by and large amateurs operating in a culture of complacency and failure and unlikely to last more than all of five minutes in a job elsewhere (except in local government of course!).
We need wholesale reform and empowerment of the people but the Westminster system is just too broken to deliver on that.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

11:42 AM, 8th January 2019
About 9 months ago

Is the ICO fit for purpose?

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 08/01/2019 - 07:34I wholly agree. I have been asked for ridiculous amounts of personal data from Salford City Council even to the extent of them asking for tax reference numbers and other confidential data that has nothing to do with the assessment of fitness for the purposes of granting a selective landlord licence. The Council also will not say what safeguards it has in place to protect personal data held electronically.
The ICO has in fact been ignored by the Council and the ICO has told me that my remedy is to sue the Council. I have emailed the Information Commissioner Liz Denham asking that the ICO prosecute the Council and await to hear further.
All this shows is that our constitutional checks and balances and tipped very heavily against the interests of the citizen (in fact in the UK we're not even citizens with proper rights as such but subjects of the Crown, another piece of prize medieval nonsense, but that's a different rant!).... Read More