Mr Barua

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 7th January 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 17

Mr Barua

7:39 AM, 15th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Rubber Roofing system - Lender & Insurer views?

Thank you all for your advice and suggestions, and sharing your experience.... Read More

Mr Barua

18:43 PM, 1st December 2018
About 2 years ago

We need to wake up and smell the coffee!

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 01/12/2018 - 13:44
Interesting!

Dear all,

Besides the facts in the article, including that "B&Q’s Tradepoint scheme (new terms)... were unfavourable for most landlords", for any landlord association to partner or promote B&Q now would potentially be 'conflict of interest' - please correct me if I am wrong? B&Q supports an organisation that proactively disseminates anti-landlord rhetoric, so it will be a conflict-of-interest for a landlord's organisation to partner with B&Q. If there is merit in this argument, then we should pro-actively seek the attention of various landlord groups and association on this point (I've done that with the association I am registered with).... Read More

Mr Barua

18:06 PM, 24th November 2018
About 2 years ago

We need to wake up and smell the coffee!

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 24/11/2018 - 16:03
Hi Annie, I agree that "the cards we had via NLA/RLA, which saved us quite a lot of money on some items, are now worthless." What I do not understand is how promoting such organisations (like TradePoint Cards) to landlords by those who are expected to represent landlords (like RLA, don't know about NLA) in exchange for membership fees is fair?

I asked that question to the Chairman (alan.ward@rla.org.uk) and editor (sally.walmsley@rla.org.uk) - I am still waiting for a response. Maybe it is only me who is writing to RLA hence they are not fussed.... Read More

Mr Barua

13:09 PM, 24th November 2018
About 2 years ago

We need to wake up and smell the coffee!

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 24/11/2018 - 12:31
I have done it, and I would encourage others to do that too.... Read More

Mr Barua

12:04 PM, 24th November 2018
About 2 years ago

We need to wake up and smell the coffee!

Hi All!
RLA promotes TradePoint (B&Q's trade arm) to its members. Recently TradePoint changed its preferential terms policy and I am not sure if their terms are beneficial to smaller landlords like me. Now to see TradePoint supporting an organisation whose fundraising campaigns rely on vilifying landlord and generalising all landlord is very disappointing.
But it also concerns me to see RLA is promoting and advertising TradePoint membership to its landlord members, for example, in the adverts of the recent issue of RPI magazine (published by RLA). I have written again to the Chairman (alan.ward@rla.org.uk) and editor (sally.walmsley@rla.org.uk) expressing my concerns. I highlighted while RLA raises and publishes concerns about Shelter, it promotes organisations that support Shelter.
Perhaps we should consider contacting organisations like RLA too (who are expected to represent landlords) to express our concerns as landlords.... Read More