Henry Pryor dismisses landlord concerns over Section 24 as “complete pants”

by Property118.com News Team

9:34 AM, 5th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Henry Pryor dismisses landlord concerns over Section 24 as “complete pants”

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Henry Pryor dismisses landlord concerns over Section 24 as “complete pants”

Henry Pryor, according to his own website, is the “The BBC’s favourite property expert.” His Bio says “for the past nine years I have worked as a ‘buying agent‘, sourcing homes and other assets for the rich and famous and for the plain hard working.”

However, in a Twitter spat with the RLA, Pryor claimed that their concerns over millions of families facing rent increases over Section 24 mortgage interest relief reductions are scaremongering and “complete pants.”

Pryor was attacking the Axe The Tenant Tax awareness week as complete nonsense and unnecessarily unsettling for a lot of tenants.

His argument is that the Section 24 tax changes are only target at landlords and not tenants and that it will only affect a minority. He says it is disingenuous to say the tax will affect tenants, but quite how you increase the costs for a supplier without expecting an eventual increase in price or decrease in supply for the consumer I am not quite sure. It is economics 101.

However, Pryor as an expert commentator is clearly in touch with the housing crisis and the plight of the average person on the street as he now says “Currently I divide my time between providing market comment and analysis for the media whilst working for some of the nicest private clients looking for new homes.

I am fortunate to live in the country surrounded by great friends who help us produce our own pork and cure our own bacon in a pale imitation of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.”

If you would like to research some real facts on the effects of Section 24 please see below:

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Gary Dully

1:49 AM, 6th April 2017
About 4 years ago

He is just a blithering idiot.

The next tax bill from this new tax year will prove him and the government wrong.


Will show you just how bad it will be.

If you want to put the same calculator in any Wordpress site, send me a PM for a link to the plugin file on my Dropbox account.

Dr Rosalind Beck

7:49 AM, 6th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "06/04/2017 - 01:49":

I'd like to see you and him go head to head, Gary. You'd annihilate him.

Gary Dully

14:25 PM, 6th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "06/04/2017 - 07:49":

Thanks Ros,

Just send him this link

And ask him if he would like to put his and his organisations money where his mouth, is, (Arse hole), and pay our new tax bills?

If not, tell him that's okay, our tenants are going to have to instead!

Tell The Numpty to Read This

Monty Bodkin

18:02 PM, 6th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Just done my rental income for the tax year just ended (2016/17).

14% rent increase on the previous year as a direct result of my reaction to the tenant tax.

And I'm largely unaffected by the changes.

Admittedly, it's been a good year with near zero voids.

If Henry wants to come round and verify, I'm happy to oblige.

Chris @ Possession Friend

11:31 AM, 7th April 2017
About 4 years ago

So this guy Pryoir really seems to care about people struggling to find homes and will until that time be Tenants ( NOT )
What an arogant arsehole.

Jamie M

14:36 PM, 7th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Deny this b#mh@le the attention he is seeking

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