Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 285

Old Mrs Landlord

23:01 PM, 20th October 2018
About 13 hours ago

Patrick Collinson has got it wrong yet again!

I suggest this article should be forwarded to the Guardian for comment. The incompetence of its Money Editor and Personal Finance Editor should be brought to their attention. As Ros says, rents are regional. In our area they have been consistently rising for over a year (mind you, they certainly had some catching up to do). Rents on our two-bed houses will be rising substantially in the new year but the flats are already at the maximum tenants can pay.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

0:01 AM, 20th October 2018
About A day ago

Generation Rent tries to hoodwink policymakers

Reply to the comment left by Mark Shine at 19/10/2018 - 19:36The surprising flexibility of what you call occupier dynamics (great phrase) was brought home to me in 2008 when with the financial crash the rental demand changed radically almost overnight in the town where we let properties. By number of bedrooms, the following pattern emerged:
0. Young couples about to leave the parental home and set up home together put their plans on hold;
1. All the one-bedroom flats let to single occupiers fell vacant as tenants either returned to live with parents, teamed up with a friend and rented a two-bed, became lodgers or moved into the newly-created HMOs ;
2. Couples living in two-bed properties moved to cheaper one-beds or welcomed an adult child into the spare bedroom to help pay the rent;
3 and over. Some owners who lost their jobs took in lodgers, others - owners and renters, remained trapped crammed into houses too small for their growing families.
The housing market has proved itself extremely adaptable but every year another cohort of young people fly the nest, every year another 250,000 or so immigrants arrive and despite amazing flexibility and increasing newbuild the housing cannot stretch forever to accommodate them. Price rises are inevitable regardless of the balance between owners and renters. Time will prove Dan Wilson Craw wrong but meanwhile he is saying what a lot of people want to hear and politicians will do all they can to placate tenants and woo their votes because there are more tenants than landlords.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

17:26 PM, 19th October 2018
About 2 days ago

Homelessness Reduction - Four Simple Ideas

None of these suggestions will be taken up - they are far too sensible and involve a degree of personal accountability on the part of tenants.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

13:48 PM, 19th October 2018
About 2 days ago

Generation Rent tries to hoodwink policymakers

Thanks for another great piece of analytical work AL. There is one true statement he makes, however, and I am glad to hear it at last acknowedged that rents have not kept pace with inflation for many a year, with the possible exception of the London area for part of the period W-C's paper covers. This is a most welcome recognition of the fact that Shelter and Generation Rent have not been truthful in their constant media feeds complaining about "soaring", "rocketing", "extortionate" and "obscene" rents over the past decade or so.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

22:25 PM, 17th October 2018
About 4 days ago

Proposal to make BTL a time limited offer - Feedback request

1-4 N/A .
The only two properties we might consider selling show little or no capital gain over 12 and 13 years respectively, so real terms loss, but viable as rentals at current interest and taxation rates. Neither has tenants who would buy: one couple on long term benefits with no chance of ever buying; other separated man who hopes to be reconciled with wife.... Read More