DALE ROBERTS

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 165

DALE ROBERTS

13:51 PM, 31st October 2019
About 2 weeks ago

'Stay Put' policy still not changed

Reply to the comment left by Lindsay Keith at 31/10/2019 - 13:08
Both units were bought off plan and are in the same development. The builders are mega UK developers listed on your UK stock exchange. The guarantee was provided alongside every other legal document that pertained to the sale and a large UK conveyance firm acted for us. As an aside, the leasehold has also become an issue that banks and buyers are using as an argument to either not re-mortgage or grant mortgages on or abort the sale. I have found the UK a very difficult country to own property in. Odd in a country that purports to support home ownership but thwarts that ideal consistently and constantly. The sales process itself is a cumbersome and complex matter. This needs addressing as a matter of urgency but the UK seems more intent on focussing on the PRS. As a South African I am flummoxed by this perversity.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

9:43 AM, 31st October 2019
About 2 weeks ago

'Stay Put' policy still not changed

This was a building owned and operated by the local Council who instructed the refurbishment of the building for the social residents under their care. Not only does the report expose that the cladding was illegal, it also exposes that the refurbishments did not comply with building regulations.
And yet there does not seem to be any intent to hold the local Council responsible for their delinquency. Had this been a private development I'm of the opinion that the local Council and the UK government would have been punitive in seeking accountability. I do not wish in any to detract from the horror of this disaster but the hypocrisy is inexcusable.
The development I bought into 10 years ago is also cladded. HOWEVER, the cladding was legal, the building was regularly inspected by the NHBC during construction and they issued a guarantee on the building valid for 10 years.
But I have become involved in this scandal by lieu of such cladding which now makes my properties questionable. Banks will not grant mortgages nor re-mortgage and buyers are loathe to subject themselves to any hint of danger. Hundreds of developments across London are suffering because a local Council tried to cut costs and avoid due diligence.
As a private landlord I can be fined up to GBP30 000 for a petty and unintended oversight.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

12:48 PM, 8th October 2019
About a month ago

Government theft of another's possessions is plain wrong

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 11/09/2019 - 13:40Government's agenda is crystal clear. The climbing social housing pandemic is a political time-bomb. If government can deflect this problem away from themselves and create the delusion that it is PRS driven they escape blame. Legislation is being enacted to make the PRS responsible for the shortage. We finance the fiasco by force. It appears we will be beaten into submission by even harsher legislation as successive governments seek votes to remain in power.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

8:30 AM, 20th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Only one paycheque away

Despicable inflammatory rhetoric as usual from Polly and I quote "an endless cycle of paying grossly expensive private rents". And yet another article on this forum states that private landlords make an average of GBP2 000 per annum.
Does Polly really believe that people paying mortgages don't have the same concerns?
She flaunts her antipathy towards the PRS with unconcealed
purpose to justify the desultory role Shelter actually provide in housing anyone.
Polly needs to stop pushing the "victim" mentality.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

10:47 AM, 24th August 2019
About 3 months ago

The Alliance position on Section 21

My apologies Ian for the "rand" reference. I am South African so occasionally default. All stats stated are in GBP. But as the ZAR is over ZAR18.00 to the pound you can imagine how huge my losses are in my currency! Add my compounded two year eviction period and my subsequent no rental due to my adamantine refusal to house another tenant and you may begin to appreciate why I am exiting the PRS in the UK.
MoodyMolls kindly replied to your further request for substantiating my referral to the PRS's collective losses. This amount is referred to on many news sites.... Read More