DALE ROBERTS

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 154

DALE ROBERTS

16:44 PM, 13th May 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Nationwide Foundation £1.2 m 'Fair Housing Futures' project hosted by Shelter

The unmitigated bias in the above report, and emotive trolling to continue coating tenants as victims, is shameless - it is a tragedy that Shelter insist on this viewpoint to the detriment of the tenants they proclaim to "help".
Good tenants are happily, and happy to be, housed in the private sector and statistics prove this. The reason for the shortage in social housing is a number blame. And that blame can be attributed to organisations like Shelter who insist that non paying tenants be given sympathy as opposed to the landlord forced to bear the brunt of this entitled and overly legislated attitude. If the tenant cannot afford the rent no amount of landlord bashing is going to make the landlord carry on providing a home.
There is a decided if not deliberate dismissal in acknowledging that landlords have mandatory costs to service. Unlike a non paying tenant who can rack up thousands of pounds in unpaid rental, damages and utilities, a landlord would lose his property to the mortgage lender if he attempted to emulate like behavior. It's a fundamental fact.
The roof over your head is NOT free.
Shelter would be better employed educating tenants in this basic tenet.
It would save them, and the UK working population, from the growing social housing demand that is clearly of Shelter's own making.
Don't expect me as a landlord to support this.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

14:24 PM, 6th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 01/05/2019 - 11:33
In London there is a glut of stock available - so much so that opportunistic buyers are offering unrealistically low and assuming that they will get a bargain. Many are. Properties languish for months empty and I known this because I am one of those landlords caught up in the twin market collapse of landlord exodus and Brexit uncertainty. I finally received an offer, after 6 months of advertising my unit for sale, only for the buyer to "gazunder" her offer just before instructing the conveyance solicitor and mortgage lender to proceed with the sale. I've declined to be so coerced or manipulated but it does mean I start the whole weary process again.
News articles indicate that there has been a serious upswing in both "gazumping" and "gazundering".
Anybody out there interested in looking at an upmarket apartment overlooking the Thames with a seller willing to negotiate :)... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

21:15 PM, 5th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Draconian legislation

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 16/04/2019 - 11:05
And here is another tenant registry company.
http://tenantregistry.co.uk/... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

11:14 AM, 14th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Number of empty homes is actually increasing!

Reply to the comment left by bob young at 14/03/2019 - 08:51
A Labour government is far more frightening!
It appears that as the huge demand for social housing increases and government attempts to appease the proletariat - who are overwhelmingly classed as "generation rent" and let's be frank it is a choice not an excuse by "generation rent" to remain mortgage free - by consistently meddling in the PRS the shortage of housing will continue. Add to this the unethical and distasteful tenant mentality created by the government, Councils, Shelter and CAB, especially with regards to gatekeeping and non accountability for rent arrears and damages, and it becomes quite apparent that the UK has birthed a "homeless" disaster of their own making. The government's attempts to make the PRS responsible for this has backfired. And rightly so.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

14:13 PM, 13th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Number of empty homes is actually increasing!

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 13/03/2019 - 11:11Here is my reason for leaving my BTL unit empty since April 2018.
The serial tenant cheat who gained access to my unit took 8 months to evict and she almost destroyed my unit during her tenancy. It took me months to empty it, clean it and renovate it. I was so traumatised by the difficulty of evicting a non paying tenant from my property, hindered and undermined by UK legislation, that I decided I would prefer to sell up rather than continue as a landlord and subject myself to housing another parasite at my cost ever again. The ongoing saga of Brexit and it's effect on London property, not to mention the cladding issue on new builds, meant it took 6 long months to achieve an acceptable offer, and has resulted in me accepting GBP30 000 less on my property. Contracts have not yet been exchanged so the sale may still fall through.
My unit has stood empty for a year. The losses are substantial but I will never permit a tenant into any of my properties again.
UK landlord/tenant legislation has ensured my determined departure from the BTL market.... Read More