DALE ROBERTS

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 8th December 2015

Trading Status
Joint

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 209

DALE ROBERTS

8:33 AM, 26th November 2020
About A week ago

The housing sector is a bellwether of confidence in our wider economy

So, billions of pounds will be given to developers in order to "keep up the building pace" and building regulations tightened in order to avoid the cladding scandal that presently effects 3000 new builds. Thousands of existing home owners are unable to sell property or buy property because the UK government has failed to place the responsibility of replacing the cladding squarely where it belongs. Themselves. New builds built to industry standard and approved according to historical regulations have become worthless. Instead huge build numbers are bandied about in a manipulative manner to con the public that the government cares about the home you buy into. And I certainly challenge the statistic on the remedial cladding replacement being achieved. The private sector has once again been woefully ignored. Properties that should be part of the vital buy and sell market languish unwanted and unsaleable. Shame on Mr Jenrick for ignoring this and ignoring the plight of the very owners who face mounting debts, not of their making, to make their homes safe at their own cost.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

12:10 PM, 10th November 2020
About 3 weeks ago

New normal has hit London rental market - Hometrack

Reply to the comment left by M&SFAN at 10/11/2020 - 10:36As a non UK BTL investor in London for the last 10 years I can testify to the contrary. In my experience London units are an almost saturated market. Competition is high and this has resulted in falling rentals and falling sales prices. My units have often been vacant between tenants and in order to compete with the 5 or 6 other vacant units in the same development, and ignoring all those in close proximity, a landlord has to provide more to attract tenants. Add to this the cladding fiasco, the Brexit fiasco, the inevitable economic Covid impact and the continuing and incessant anti-landlord legislation and you may appreciate why I consider property the least profitable asset I own. I completed on one unit last year much to my relief but am held hostage by the above on the second. It now stands empty and will remain so until sold which could take at least two years. Considering this is how long it could take to evict a non-paying tenant I'm quite happy to avoid the inevitable tenant damages and costs and stress by paying my mortgage myself whilst enjoying the freedom of an empty unit.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

9:18 AM, 7th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Any conveyancer accepting electronic signatures?

I am also a South African BTL investor. The property we completed on last year only required an original signature on the final sales agreement. Our solicitor emailed us the document which we printed, hand signed and then couriered to London via an overnight service. The exercise took 2 days.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

14:25 PM, 28th October 2020
About a month ago

We are now in a completely different operating environment

Absolutely agree!
Especially considering that rent guarantee cannot be "guaranteed" at the moment.
But the earnest puff of righteousness from a young and eager newbie agent did make me giggle.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

14:23 PM, 28th October 2020
About a month ago

We are now in a completely different operating environment

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 28/10/2020 - 14:18
Absolutely agree!
Especially considering that rent guarantee cannot be "guaranteed" at the moment.
But the earnest puff of righteousness from a young and eager newbie agent did make me giggle.... Read More