Budget 2015 Campaign

Has the National Audit Office surrendered its independence to become the mouthpiece of the government?

Has the National Audit Office surrendered its independence to become the mouthpiece of the government?

20/01/2017

The National Audit Office issued a report on housing in England on 19 January 2017.  Its head was quoted in the press release: “The need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply, and housebuilding needs to increase across the country.  The government has responded to this by putting in… Read more


Extreme Left academic and advisor to Labour shocks Landlord into response

Extreme Left academic and advisor to Labour shocks Landlord into response

10/01/2017

Professor Danny Dorling is well known for his extreme left wing views on the housing market and pushing his politics at every opportunity within the circles of power and academia. The Professor was recently on the Jeremy Vine show espousing extremely anti-landlord rhetoric. After the show Dorling was engaged in conversation and didn’t just decline… Read more


The Treasury needs to listen to the economists! Scrap Section 24 now!

The Treasury needs to listen to the economists! Scrap Section 24 now!

14/12/2016

Ever since the Government announced that landlords would no longer be allowed to offset the finance costs of their businesses, prominent economists have opposed this. Immediately following the Summer Budget of 2015, Professor Philip Booth from the Institute of Economic Affairs, as well as Paul Johnson from the Institute of Fiscal Studies were invited to… Read more


Government sponsored moves to Spain?

Government sponsored moves to Spain?

12/12/2016

300,000 new homes are needed each year in the UK apparently. On the other hand in Spain there are 388,000 properties that have never sold and are lying empty. It seems to me that people could be incentivised to go and live there instead of the UK. No idea how the plan would work, but… Read more


Warning to Government that families may be made homeless by Section24

Warning to Government that families may be made homeless by Section24

08/12/2016

Former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Dame Kate Barker, has warned the Treasury Select Committee that families could lose their homes as a result of extra tax burdens on landlords through Section24 reduction of mortgage interest tax relief. Dame Kate said that these changes will affect the housing stock and that… Read more


RICS recommendations for the Private Rented Sector

RICS recommendations for the Private Rented Sector

08/12/2016

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have produced a Rented Sector Policy Paper for England. To see the full report Click Here The Introduction starts: “Since the 1990s, the UK has undergone significant demographic change: people are settling down later and living longer, incomes of younger households generally haven’t risen in real terms since… Read more


Corporate Landlords Corrupting Government?

Corporate Landlords Corrupting Government?

25/11/2016

You may recall that in December 2015 Property118 researchers exposed the source document behind George Osborne’s tax grab on private landlords –LINK  The young man who wrote the report, which was presented by the Inter Generational Foundation, was David Kingman. We will refer to him as Kingman Jnr. We now know that Inter Generational Foundation is sponsored… Read more


Section 24 – A new type of reply from the Treasury

Section 24 – A new type of reply from the Treasury

24/11/2016

A few days ago, a fellow landlord brought to my attention a new type of reply from the Treasury, which Property118 users can download Here. In response to this strengthened Treasury reaction, I typed the following for himself to reply back with and to fuel the responses of other landlords, should they themselves receive replies… Read more


Rent review letter post Autumn Statement

Rent review letter post Autumn Statement

23/11/2016

Below is a rent increase letter that will be sent by a Property118 campaign member now that there has been no reversal of Section 24 in the Autumn Statement. Rent Review : Since you moved in to XXX I have not reviewed the rent and it has remained at £525 for several years. As you… Read more


Problems with co-tenant and landlord

Problems with co-tenant and landlord

21/11/2016

My case is complicated. On April 4th signed a group lease with 5 people ( including myself ) that was going from May 1st 2016 to May 1st 2017 Later on the April 19th one of our co-tenants sexually assaulted my girlfriend while he was on drugs. We called the Police on the night of the event… Read more


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