Peter Fredericks

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 18th November 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 20

Peter Fredericks

10:56 AM, 1st April 2019
About 4 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 4 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 6 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

Peter Fredericks

13:25 PM, 7th January 2019
About 6 months ago

Is the ICO fit for purpose?

Salford City Council are a major culprit in repeatedly failing to answer Subject Access Requests under the former/pre-GDPR Data Protection Act requirements and ignoring the ICO.
They also ask for ludicrous things that breach civil rights to privacy with their landlord l.icensing scheme. Underlying all this though is the UK's antiquated laughing stock constitutional arrangements... no written constitution setting out our rights as citizens, no proper one person one equal vote electoral system so we can vote out these dismal establishment politicians and so on.... Read More

Peter Fredericks

11:03 AM, 11th December 2018
About 7 months ago

Taking rent from tenant overlap?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 10/12/2018 - 10:33
Hi Mike i dont think you can take double rent. However if the tenant breached a forfeiture clause, for example by failing to give notice properly or breaching a covenant not to redecorate, then you might recover the deposit by way of forfeiture. But be careful as your tenancy agreement needs to cover that off.

Regards Peter... Read More