Many points of view

Many points of view

Many points of view

First published in Letters by

I would like to remind Bob Towner that The Press is an excellent medium for readers to write in and to give their opinions on what ever subject they wish to comment on.

I note in the Press on March 5 he accuses Mathew Laverack of having a rant regarding private renting. I do not consider Mr Laverack’s remarks as ranting; they are his considered opinion which he is fully entailed to give.

I think Mr Laverack’s remarks regarding renting have merit; they are not a travesty of the truth as quoted by Mr Towner. I would think that if Mr Towner were a landlord he would have a entirely different point of view.

I wonder if he was a landlord and had his property trashed how he would feel. I know of people that have had serious damage to their property by their tenants and for all landlords this is a possibility.

They are unable to vet the type of people they are letting to so they have to build in a figure in the rent to cover problems that can arise. Motor insurance would be a lot less if we didn’t have a “minority” of wrong-doers I just hope that James Alexander’s thoughtful contribution [Mr Towner’s phraseology] will be fruitful. I don’t think there are a lot of thoughtful contributions made by City of York Council on any other aspects that they are involved in.

Ray Theakston, Greenshaw Drive, York.

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10:56am Tue 11 Mar 14

emen says...

Wouldn't malicious damage to a property be covered by landlord insurance?
Wouldn't malicious damage to a property be covered by landlord insurance? emen
  • Score: 9

11:59am Tue 11 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

emen wrote:
Wouldn't malicious damage to a property be covered by landlord insurance?
Yes but its like if someone seriously smashes up your car. You are covered on insurance but you then pay more for your insurance so it does cost.

Ive seen damage running into tens of thousands of pounds left behind by bad tenants.
[quote][p][bold]emen[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't malicious damage to a property be covered by landlord insurance?[/p][/quote]Yes but its like if someone seriously smashes up your car. You are covered on insurance but you then pay more for your insurance so it does cost. Ive seen damage running into tens of thousands of pounds left behind by bad tenants. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 8

4:58pm Tue 11 Mar 14

bravo whisky says...

Ray Theakston says the Press is a excellent medium to write about any subject, wrong, the Press is certainly biased on certain subjects, for instance if one had the temerity to reveal the amount of immigrants being ushered into York by this Council , it would not be included for publication.
Ray Theakston says the Press is a excellent medium to write about any subject, wrong, the Press is certainly biased on certain subjects, for instance if one had the temerity to reveal the amount of immigrants being ushered into York by this Council , it would not be included for publication. bravo whisky
  • Score: -17

6:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Jonthan says...

bravo whisky wrote:
Ray Theakston says the Press is a excellent medium to write about any subject, wrong, the Press is certainly biased on certain subjects, for instance if one had the temerity to reveal the amount of immigrants being ushered into York by this Council , it would not be included for publication.
Go on Bravo! have the termerity

If you have any facts, statistics or links to back up what you are saying, please share them. All you have to do is post them here.

Failure to do so will lead to the conclusion that you are talking out of your asre.
[quote][p][bold]bravo whisky[/bold] wrote: Ray Theakston says the Press is a excellent medium to write about any subject, wrong, the Press is certainly biased on certain subjects, for instance if one had the temerity to reveal the amount of immigrants being ushered into York by this Council , it would not be included for publication.[/p][/quote]Go on Bravo! have the termerity If you have any facts, statistics or links to back up what you are saying, please share them. All you have to do is post them here. Failure to do so will lead to the conclusion that you are talking out of your asre. Jonthan
  • Score: 5

10:20pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bravo whisky says...

You have obviously not been a letter writer to the Press, Jonthan, just a nondescript commenting on people who actually put their name to their effort.
You have obviously not been a letter writer to the Press, Jonthan, just a nondescript commenting on people who actually put their name to their effort. bravo whisky
  • Score: -6

3:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dr Robert says...

It is becoming increasingly obvious that Jonthan is not up to speed on global, national or even local affairs. All his comments have the same theme, i.e. either criticising other peoples comments and persistently asking them to explain and verify what they mean. I would imagine Jonthan is a labour voter, so maybe it is time for him to find out what his labour idiots are up to as far as immigration into York is concerned.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that Jonthan is not up to speed on global, national or even local affairs. All his comments have the same theme, i.e. either criticising other peoples comments and persistently asking them to explain and verify what they mean. I would imagine Jonthan is a labour voter, so maybe it is time for him to find out what his labour idiots are up to as far as immigration into York is concerned. Dr Robert
  • Score: -24

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