Mark Alexander

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Mark Alexander

2 days ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 24/05/2018 - 17:37
Hi Robert

As you have referenced Property118 I can only assume your comment is directed at me or Neil Patterson. Property118 Limited is fully GDPR compliant and properly registered with ICO. It has to be for the tax consultation work we do as well as the running of the forums and other business related activities.

I am not the original poster, but my personal circumstances as a landlord are broadly similar to theirs. Naturally, I sought professional advice on GDPR for all of my business interests some time ago and I am entirely confident they are all fully compliant.

For smaller landlords like Pam, I take great comfort in the comments of Ian Narbeth, who is a London based Solicitor I have high regard for. ... Read More

Mark Alexander

2 days ago
I don't think I need to be concerned about GDPR

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 24/05/2018 - 13:01
I disagree.

Providing the letting agent is compliant I think this is all that’s required in these particular circumstances, which are rather unusual but certainly not unique.

Why do you think the original poster is not compliant?... Read More

Mark Alexander

3 days ago
Which Billboard Design Do You Prefer?

Thank you all for the feedback to date, it is very much appreciated. Hopefully we will get a lot more.

I do like the idea of having two billboard styles as per Jamie Fraser's suggestions. The first one certainly works well in pedestrian areas and particularly well when printed off and used a a flyer or in show windows, notice boards etc.

Our reasons for having a new design is that motorists passing by have very little time to take in what the billboards say, unless of course they are stuck in traffic. On that basis, a clean and fresh design is important.

The point about using the new version on Social Media is a good one. Please remember to share this article.... Read More

Mark Alexander

4 days ago
New SDLT Rules Can Help Smaller Landlords

Reply to the comment left by Landlord77 at 22/05/2018 - 23:13
Property118 cannot deal with this for you as a stand-alone arrangement.

My suggestions are as follows:-

1) formally complain to your solicitor in writing for holding up the deal and tell them if it’s not sorted within X days you will escalate your complaint to their regulators
2) Contact the HMRC Stamp Duty Office directly. I think they made be able to accept payment from you directly
3) Contact your accountants to see if they can help
4) Contact Mark Smith at Cotswold Barristers next week when he returns from holiday. He can sort this for you but that would be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut and wouldnt be cheap. My best guess is is £400 to £800 as this would be two to four hours work for him by the time he has understood your case and dealt with compulsory new client money laundering checks etc. the actual filing of the SDLT forms is something he could do online for you in about 15 minutes but he is compelled to do all the other due diligence to understand your case first.... Read More