Peter Fredericks

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th November 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 30

Peter Fredericks

10:01 AM, 12th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act barrier to renting with pets

Having seen Eddie Hughes' reply to my MP on a separate matter, I think EH would struggle to discern one part of his anatomy from another.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

13:11 PM, 7th September 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act barrier to renting with pets

Pets must NOT be foisted upon landlords. In leasehold properties there are usually covenants in the head lease prohibiting any pets. The bigger scandal here though is a constitutional one...Lord Bourne's Tenant Fees Act being originated in the house of lords, an institution of virtually no democratic legitimacy, insisting that one group of business people must undertake significant amounts of work or pay agents to do the same for no remuneration. It is grossly discriminatory and a denial of what should be a constitutional right to be remunerated for work done. It is no excuse that these fees can be absorbed in higher rentals as for much of the country further north there has been little prospect of loading rentals in this way. The TFA is just a disgrace..... as is the institution that enacted it.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

8:47 AM, 21st September 2020, About A year ago

DWP Pensions Minister has not got a clue how Universal Credit works

I agree Bill but the problem is that it is our failed and utterly inadequate established political class and the equally inadequate laughing-stock Whitehall civil service who "designed" and "implemented" these flawed systems in the first instance. At almost every level of activity we are let down by these smug hapless and complacent amateurs in Whitehall. Going to the local MP might make some impression but they are pretty well powerless to do anything that goes against the governmental grain. We live in a failing and fading country with little proper representation and where things that were previously unconscionable are becoming the norm. Just look at the Tenant Fees Act, originated in the House of Lords of all places, requiring landlords to undertake and/or pay agents to perform vast amounts of work for which they cannot be paid/reimbursed, massively discriminatory but not unlawful under a so-called Equality Act that is shot through with holes and our so-called constitution.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

13:36 PM, 31st July 2020, About A year ago

Are courts going to turn vehemently anti-landlord?

The County Courts are in melt down and COVID has only made matters even worse. I received an Order this week, made by the Judge on 14 July 2020, issued by the Court Office 2nd class on 24 July 2020 and received on 30 July 2020. Depending on when the 14 day clock started ticking (ostensibly 14 July 2020) for a response to the Court, I received the Order after the deadline for a reply. Today I have just raised a formal complaint with another Court. They required submissions by 11 June 2020 and have still not issued an order in a pressing matter over 7 weeks later.
I reflect o the fact that access to justice is restricted anyway by the astronomical Court fees implemented by Mr Chris "failing" Grayling, the most inept Minister I can remember.

By the way if you're thinking of complaining, my experience pre-COVID was that the complaints system itself did not work, with emails lost and deadlines missed!... Read More

Peter Fredericks

12:57 PM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Refund deposit after tenant fee ban transition period ends 1st June?

I believe it my be the case that a contractual (as opposed to a statutory monthly) periodic tenancy continuing after the fixed period is NOT caught by the Tenant Fees Act, even when the periodic phase of the tenancy commences after 1 June 2020. Is that true?... Read More