Peter Fredericks

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Peter Fredericks

12:11 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

Knotweed affecting value of property

This appeared to work when I tried it a number of years ago:
spray down with industrial strength Roundup mixed with Diesel about 5:1.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

12:04 PM, 24th January 2020
About 2 months ago

Evicted but when should we enforce £20,000 debt?

I suggest you try this:
Identify her PERSONAL bank account, the one from which she probably paid you rental or anything else. Your bank should be able to help you if you do not know this, as it can trace sort codes and account numbers for payments you receive. You or your agent may have her bank details from the tenancy application form anyway.
Apply to the County Court for a Third Party debt Order and get the Order served when you think she might have money in the account ; easier for salaried people as they have a set pay day. You might also be able to "freeze" the balance in the Company bank account if you can show that as a third party it has assets that belong to her. Timing is all sometimes with the TPDOs.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

11:26 AM, 14th January 2020
About 3 months ago

Landlords Victory in Liverpool

Well done! Similar scams alleging "low demand" on a blunderbuss approach also need to be challenged, for example Salford City Council. These appalling self-serving Council jobsworths really need to be challenged, but it takes time, money and a concerted unified effort to resist them. These people are the enemies of any sort of enterprise. They will try and pick off individual landlords one by one with their coercive tactics and an approach lacking any sort of robust evidence. The so called "elected" members making these policies are not really democratically legitimate as they are not voted in on a one-person-one-equal-vote electoral system, just first-past-the-post.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

13:26 PM, 13th October 2019
About 6 months 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 The Courts admin is way out of date and falling apart at the seams.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 6 months 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