Old Mrs Landlord

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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RICS Surveyors concerned about Landlords leaving the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 16/09/2017 - 16:46
Sorry Whiteskifreak, That was directed at the journalist not you! Despite all the media coverage I think there is still little understanding in the wider public domain of the true nature of S.24, never mind the wider consequences. When I tell people about it they either glaze over, totally uninterested, or are uncomprehending and think I must have misunderstood the changes. Anyone who merely listened to George Osborne's budget speech introducing this measure would have no idea it was a complete overturning of the existing taxation regime applicable to only this one section of the public, viz landlords with mortages. This is why it can be presented in the press as a justified step towards ensuring landlords' "tax breaks" are reduced and as Osborne said "levelling the playing field".... Read More

Is Government approach to housing short sighted?

Sorry, my comment was in response to Gary Nock's final paragraph, I must have clicked on wrong 'leave a reply'.... Read More

RICS Surveyors concerned about Landlords leaving the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 15/09/2017 - 19:19
London, as we all know, is the only place in the universe! Yes. this is an article in a London paper, but it is supposed to be about the Lib. Dems. conference discussion on housing UK wide. Broaden your horizons folks because.believe it or not, the world does not end at the M25..... Read More

Is Government approach to housing short sighted?

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 16/09/2017 - 10:07
I agree with your final paragraph: the government is exploiting the housing crisis for its own financial and electoral ends and their actions are spectacularly backfiring on them. They have managed to marginalise the poor and penalise the young, the two groups who most need affordable housing while alienating the landlords who, treated fairly, could provide it. It's a gift to the Corbynistas who have not been slow to exploit it.... Read More

Homelessness - A thing of the past?

In addition to Ros's objection above, which is an all-too-common experience with tenants on benefits, the problem in North Somerset is that the rental element of UC does not cover market rents in the area or the rents which are necessary to refinance properties with the new conditions applying from the end of this month. We have only one property with tenants on benefits (a married couple) and their rent has not increased since 2008 when it matched the LHA for their property. They now tell us that the rental element they receive no longer covers their rent and, of course, allowances are frozen until 2020. Is it any wonder benefit recipients find it difficult to find accommodation in the PRS? Landlords are effectively subsidizing them.... Read More