Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 482

Old Mrs Landlord

17:46 PM, 18th September 2019
About 12 hours ago

Lib Dems vote for Section 21 ban

Reply to the comment left by JJ at 18/09/2019 - 14:44Well, I certainly don't see them but I am no apologist for the LDs or an expert on their policies. Since you have taken this thread so far off topic I would also like to respond to a couple of other points you make. EC subsidies had very little to do with the demise of coppicing, which was killed by market forces, aka 'progress'. The simple fact is that by the time subsidies were introduced most of the products of coppicing had already been superseded by manufactured materials such as metal and plastics. I still coppice hazel for my bean poles and pea sticks each year but we do not use traditional wooden hurdles with our sheep because metal ones are lighter, far more durable and interlock more easily and securely. If you still heat your home with open fires which you light with brushwood faggots you are in a very small minority! British woodlands were cleared many centuries ago and incrementally, over a period of centuries as the population grew, and in any case, they did not drive the world's weather system via the wind belts as tropical rain forests do. The Amazon forests are being felled and burned at a disastrous rate which has severe implications for the whole planet so I do not think you can fairly compare the two and imply that the fact that Britain is no longer covered in ancient woodland disqualifies us from deploring what is happening in Brazil.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:28 PM, 18th September 2019
About 16 hours ago

Lib Dems vote for Section 21 ban

Reply to the comment left by JJ at 18/09/2019 - 12:14
I think you're expecting rather too much of the Lib Dems at this time, JJ. They have embraced many new members (defectors from all sides) who have nothing in common except the aim of overturning the Referendum result so cannot afford to focus on other policies or the party risks fragmentation. They are united around Vince Cable's rallying call of "B*llocks to Brexit" and are depending on that to get them into power and have promised to implement it on their first day in government. Beside that, all other matters pale into insignificance for them and beyond that, all we know is that their policy stance is vaguely 'green' and vaguely pro-tenant. If we hear anything at Conference approaching the detail you are looking for I shall be very surprised.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

10:20 AM, 17th September 2019
About 2 days ago

Esther McVey speech on supply and demand side housing policy

Most noticeable is the fact that, apart from Rent to Buy, which as I understand it is not legal for private landlords to offer, the speech is entirely focused on ownership with no mention at all of the many thousands of people who have no desire to, or will never be in a position to, buy their homes. It would be too much to hope that this means they plan to stop meddling in the private rental market but perhaps they think enabling so many more to buy will reduce demand for rental homes to the extent that our sector will shrink to a point where supply exceeds demand and tenants are able to cherrypick, meaning any surviving landlords will have to dance to their tune.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

10:05 AM, 14th September 2019
About 5 days ago

Average Buy to Let makes a return of just £2k a year pre-tax

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 14/09/2019 - 08:25
Indeed. I only wish ours had gone up £5000+ a year. On the flats, the service charges are now at least 60% up on ten years ago while rents have barely increased at all, and capital appreciation is nearer 2.9% over that period, not 2.9% p.a.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

13:17 PM, 13th September 2019
About 6 days ago

Office of Tax Simplification - Landlords Survey

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 13/09/2019 - 13:10
Having checked back I can see that you did not say that you were paying tax in advance, only that you were not paying tax in arrears. On that we must agree to differ because I believe I have demonstrated that landlords are indeed paying tax in arrears.... Read More