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97 year old woman with Alzheimers being persecuted by Director!

97 year old woman with Alzheimers being persecuted by Director!

28/08/2016

My mother is 97, has Alzheimers and a pacemaker. She lives in a mansion block, is a freeholder and probably the longest resident in the building. The owner of the flat upstairs is a director of the freeholders association. His nephew has bought the flat. He has also bought the space outside the flat and… Read more


Insurance included in flat service charge – will it cover letting?

Insurance included in flat service charge – will it cover letting?

28/08/2016

I am very near to completion on an investment flat that I intend to rent out. The service charge includes the building insurance, however I want to know if this insurance will cover letting the place? I have been asking my solicitor this question for weeks now and frustratingly am still yet to get any… Read more


BTL landlords are benefits sucking people farming leaches

BTL landlords are benefits sucking people farming leaches

28/08/2016

This is another one of those antagonistic headlines to get you hot under the collar and to motivate you into action. It’s nothing you can’t read every day in the comments section of the National media though is it? And can you really blame the journalists for publishing their sensationalist, attention grabbing, anti-landlord headlines to sell… Read more


Sometimes I Despair

Sometimes I Despair

26/08/2016

If everybody who benefited from our campaign against The West Brom was do donate just 10% of the £27,500,000 we recovered for them Property118 Action Group would have a fighting find today of over £2.75 million. If each person who read my article last night had committed £10 a month we would be building a fighting fund at a rate of… Read more


How Can I Evict Council Tenants Through a Sublet?

How Can I Evict Council Tenants Through a Sublet?

26/08/2016

I am asking on behalf of my mother, who owns a three-bedroom house. The property was leased to an estate agents that offer guaranteed rent whether the property has tenants or not. My mother signed a contract for two years, so she was due to receive the property back in May 2016. As such, she… Read more


Which university offers the best buy to let investment?

Which university offers the best buy to let investment?

26/08/2016

The average house price across the top 100 universities in the UK equates to £319,963, according to a new poll. Leeds University achieved the best balance of UCAS entry level and property prices for those considering a buy to let investment. Leeds University has an average entry requirement of 436.5 UCAS points and an average… Read more


Really worried and looking to sell ASAP

Really worried and looking to sell ASAP

26/08/2016

After reading all the doom and gloom on the new tax rules and now the underhand tactics regarding CGT, I’m pretty much done and looking to sell up. I’m really worried that I will go bankrupt and take my family with me. It just isn’t sustainable under these new rules. I have two properties both… Read more


Welcome news on human rights and proportionality for private landlords

Welcome news on human rights and proportionality for private landlords

26/08/2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that an occupier of a private residence cannot invoke Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as a defence when the private landlord seeks possession. Article 8 Article 8 http://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Convention_ENG.pdf covers the right to respect for private and family life and states the following: Everyone has the… Read more


Capital gains on BTL to be taxed as income

Capital gains on BTL to be taxed as income

25/08/2016

If you thought clause 24 of the 2015 finance bill was underhanded, wait until you get a load of this!  The government have slipped some additional clauses into the finance bill 2016 “Sections 75-78: taxation of profits from trading and investing in UK Land” which make profits made on the sale of buy-to-let property become taxable income, at… Read more


Sanity check required!

Sanity check required!

25/08/2016

Myself and my wife are established BTL landlords with a high value portfolio of six properties in London. The net result taxwise is that we both now have incomes of just above the higher rate limit of £43K and no other income. The purpose of the portfolio is purely is to provide a long term… Read more


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