Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Its time to buy

Dave Wells Properties - Bigger Than The Wilsons [i Think]

Recommended Posts

http://davewells.net/pdf/daily_echo_oct_19.pdf

Dave Wells thought I d give a mention

GRANDAD and property

dealer Dave Wells says

he’s more at home

walking his poodles

than living up to his “gangsterâ€

reputation.

But Bournemouth’s biggest

landlord is the first to admit it’s

a reputation he earned and is

glad of.

With more than 1,730 tenants

in Dorset he says it pays to be

feared. But he insists he’s never

roughed anyone up or arranged

for anyone to do it for him.

He added: “If you thump somebody

once that’s it, the second

time there’s no fear. If you’re

threatening to thump someone

or they just think you’re going

to thump them the fear remains

– not that I’ve ever even threatened.â€

Dave spent much of the 1980s

in and out of court for a string of

offences and alleged offences

and spent around three years in

prison for crimes ranging from

driving while disqualified to

conspiring to pervert the course

of justice.

Aged 16 he spent three months

in a detention centre, a period

he described as “the darkest in

my lifeâ€.

He added: “Years ago we all

wanted to be gangsters, particularly

if we were in the motor

trade or the property game.

“I wasn’t a particularly nice

person I suppose. I had a reputation

to uphold; it’s considered

you have to count your fingers

after shaking hands with a car

dealer. You get more respect if

you have that reputation – I

liked that.

“Now I see myself as Jack The

Lad. I quite like animals.

Everybody expects me to have a

rotweiler but I have two standard

poodles – Basil and Perry,

which I take for a walk each

morning. Everybody loves a

poodle.â€

Dave, 56, left his Winton school

aged 14 and worked for a

removals company. His father

was a butcher and they grew up

not having to worry unduly

about money. In his spare time

Dave bought and sold cars. He

said: “In them days a roadworthy

car was a car that went –

there was no such things as

MOT certificates or roadside

checks.â€

By the late 1960s he was a second-

hand car dealer, travelling

to auctions and employing four

men. Aged 19 he bought a garage

in Windham Road and rented

the three properties that came

with it out to staff.

He later bought two properties

in Poole – which had been

threatened with a closing order

by the council because they

were so dilapidated – from his

grandmother for £1,000. He got

an £8,000 government grant to

do just one up, and spent £5,000

installing an inside bathroom,

toilet and new kitchen – making

a tidy £3,000 profit for himself.

“I thought ‘I like the idea of

this’. I went from there to

Bournemouth and kept buying

and buying. I bought so much

that in 1985 I packed in the

cars,†he added.

But that period was interspersed

with court visits and

spells in prison. He was charged

with endangering life with a

shotgun over an incident at a

Bournemouth nightclub, in

which he got a jack from the

boot of his car, and held it to the

window after bouncers threw

him out. He said: “I can’t be

seen to be shown up.

“Somebody shouted ‘he’s got a

gun’ and people started falling

over each other to get away

from the window.

“In court they all claimed it

was a gun but 20 witnesses

couldn’t agree on the type – it

was actually just a car jack. I

don’t know if I wanted them to

think it was a gun, I was drunk

when it happened.â€

He admits: “It was a bit

naughty.†A jury at Winchester

Crown Court later found him

not guilty.

In 1974 he was jailed for three

years for conspiring to pervert

the course of justice, attempting

to suborn perjury and dishonestly

handling 13 dozen pairs of

tights, a Chopper bicycle and

two radios, stolen from

Debenhams.

In 1980 he was jailed for 18

months after being found guilty

of 17 offences involving stolen

MOT certificates.

He added: “It was inevitable I

was going to get caught – I look

on my years in prison as a lot of

people look on their National

Service.

“But now I regret the time that

I was locked up as time wasted

when I could have been working.â€

Dave, whose company Dave

Wells Properties houses 1,738

tenants ranging from the unemployed

to pensioners, council

workers, police, doctors and

even prison officers, says his

days of crime are far behind

him. He gets to work at 7.30am

each morning and works till

gone 6pm. He also sits on various

local housing forums.

But he admits: “The gangster

image is useful sometimes.

When people are reminded who

their landlord is they tend to

pay the rent on time.â€

Dave has two sons – Steve, 31,

who stands to take over the family

business and Shane, 35, who

works for Bowlplex. He has one

grandchild and a second on the

way and is married to Stella,

who stuck by him despite his

spells in jail.

He’s made his millions and

owns one of the Eddie Mitchell’s

Seven Developments stylish

houses in Sandbanks. He said:

“Eddie is a neighbour of mine,

we go to work at the same time

in the morning – he goes to mix

with the wealthy in Sandbanks

and I go to Boscombe!â€

Dave Wells Properties is currently

building more than 70

flats in the Bournemouth conurbation.

Poodle-owning

property

dealer Dave

Wells tells the

Echo’s Jenna

Weekes why

he’s glad of

his gangster

reputation...

‘It pays to be

feared’

OUT WALKING: Dave Wells with his poodle Basil near his Sandbanks home

‘EVERYBODY LOVES A POODLE’: Dave Wells with Basil

Picture: Richard Crease radDA638

rad4DCE1

Heres his website http://davewells.net

Play by the rules = get shafted. Be mean = riches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Cletus VanDamme
So he is the Landlord of nearly 2000 property's, terrific. I want to emigrate.

Learn your plurals and, you never know, some country might take you ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in Westbourne and know this man's reputation only too well --top prices and low grade properties for the money --

ah yes the hardened ex con knows how to make his tenants pay ----

But the law of karma is escaped by no one --in this life or the next .....................................................................................................................................

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I live in Westbourne and know this man's reputation only too well --top prices and low grade properties for the money --

ah yes the hardened ex con knows how to make his tenants pay ----

But the law of karma is escaped by no one --in this life or the next .....................................................................................................................................

I would take it off him and give it to the tennants. What would I give him for it. Nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I would take it off him and give it to the tennants. What would I give him for it. Nothing.

How can one man hold 1730 people in fear ?

We are nothing but sheep .

Itsafact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How can one man hold 1730 people in fear ?

We are nothing but sheep .

Itsafact.

Pussy cat mentality of UK gov I am afraid. What they do when they see this sort of thing is to go and consult the law. No law brocken, nothing can be done. What about the law of its not right, its not fair etc etc. Such laws originate from places UK gov does not recognise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have to give Mr Wells some respect. I see his vans nearly every day in bournemouth, busy sorting out his properties.

Hes done very well, you d have to admit that.He wouldnt have ever got to where he is by following the "system" of working for some faceless multinational company - slogging it out on minimum wage and paying lots of taxes and NI.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You have to give Mr Wells some respect. I see his vans nearly every day in bournemouth, busy sorting out his properties.

Hes done very well, you d have to admit that.He wouldnt have ever got to where he is by following the "system" of working for some faceless multinational company - slogging it out on minimum wage and paying lots of taxes and NI.

You want to live in a country full of people like him, be my guest. I have been in country's where such local behavior would make people take up arms untill they were gone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You want to live in a country full of people like him, be my guest. I have been in country's where such local behavior would make people take up arms untill they were gone.

lol. which country ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You have to give Mr Wells some respect. I see his vans nearly every day in bournemouth, busy sorting out his properties.

Hes done very well, you d have to admit that.He wouldnt have ever got to where he is by following the "system" of working for some faceless multinational company - slogging it out on minimum wage and paying lots of taxes and NI.

respect him, is a joke right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lol. which country ?

The mentality exists in parts of South America, parts of Argentina etc. In discussions with Asians it also exists in large parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Bart of Darkness
Hes done very well, you d have to admit that.He wouldnt have ever got to where he is by following the "system" of working for some faceless multinational company

In the 1930s you could have said exactly the same thing about Adolf Hitler.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I m just going to expand on it. I m going to point out that we no longer live in a world where people work for 25 years for the same company, get a good pension, are able to buy a house have 4 kids and live without big debts.

In order to get ahead we now have to work smarter for ourselves against a competing global workforce. I m not saying we all have to start BTL empires to be sucessful - but it pays to get off the treadmill for a second.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I m just going to expand on it. I m going to point out that we no longer live in a world where people work for 25 years for the same company, get a good pension, are able to buy a house have 4 kids and live without big debts.

In order to get ahead we now have to work smarter for ourselves against a competing global workforce. I m not saying we all have to start BTL empires to be sucessful - but it pays to get off the treadmill for a second.

Make your position clear, do you respect this man for his quality's of greed, selfishness, love of money and disrespect of people or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Make your position clear, do you respect this man for his quality's of greed, selfishness, love of money and disrespect of people or not.

I dont respect any of the above of course - i respect he made his fortune through his own initiatives and not by following the crowd.

He has turned a corner by starting up a shelter for the homeless on his other pdf files on his site.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 349 The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.