DALE ROBERTS

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 8th December 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 231

DALE ROBERTS

10:47 AM, 18th March 2021
About 4 weeks ago

Shelter - Private renters are twice as likely to feel depressed

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 18/03/2021 - 09:29
AND enforcing the emotive blackmailing they have become supreme masters at in order to fill their overflowing coffers. Manipulative and disingenuous.
Apart from paying themselves obscene salaries I have no idea what they actually spend their money on.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

15:53 PM, 9th March 2021
About a month ago

Government's so-called protection is damaging decent tenants' prospects

Reply to the comment left by TheBiggerPicture at 08/03/2021 - 12:11
And that is why it remains empty. So that I retain control. And when I can sell it I will.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

13:42 PM, 7th March 2021
About a month ago

Government's so-called protection is damaging decent tenants' prospects

The fact that government interference adds to, if not directly causes homelessness, should be exposed and highlighted by more articles such as this.
I own/ed two BTL's in London. I've described my situation before.
The first one got sold after I finally managed to evict a serial rogue tenant who cost me over GBP13 000 in unpaid rental and a further R3000 in unpaid heating bills. A GBP500 000 unit was trashed. It took 6 months to evict her after she stopped paying rent. I refused to house another tenant and placed the unit on the market once it had been refurbished at a cost of GBP5 000. It took 18 months to sell as the cladding was an issue.
My second unit, which is a replica of the first, has been empty since June 2020. I refuse to tenant it under the present legislation but am unable to sell it, once again, because of the cladding issue. So I fund the mortgage, and utilities, and service charges, and ground tax and Council Tax under no illusions that the cladding issue will be resolved in the next two years.
I still prefer it empty as opposed to housing a tenant.
And that decision is based solely on the egregious and biased legislation that places me at such a disadvantage concerning my own property.
And bear in mind my units were rented out at GBP1 800 per month.
I'm prepared to forego that rental to safeguard myself and my property.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

16:26 PM, 4th March 2021
About a month ago

The Housing Crisis, Who's to blame - Studio Interview Thursday (today) 8pm

I constantly struggle with the "housing shortage" claim based on my own experience as a BTL investor in London. It may very well apply to social housing but it certainly doesn't apply to private London stock and this has been the status quo for a number of years. Not only is there a glut of apartment units on the market, both for rent and sale, but developers continue to add to that number every year. I have seen rentals drop, long void periods and scant interest from tenants where units languish on the market for months.
Obviously this situation has been exacerbated by the cladding fiasco but it doesn't address the problem.
A perusal of any property site will confirm my assessment.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

12:54 PM, 16th February 2021
About 2 months ago

Law Society comment on 6 week eviction ban extension

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 16/02/2021 - 12:09
Exactly. The treatment of landlords during, if not before Covid, can now justifiably be labelled as exploitation.... Read More