Lee Humby

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 8th February 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 19

Lee Humby

11:11 AM, 9th March 2017
About 3 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

Reply to the comment left by "Rachel Hodge" at "09/03/2017 - 09:50":

Re-posting from another thread....

Just reported on London BBC news (apparently, it’s come as a shock to them!) – “it’s easier to rent a flat in London if you have a pet than if you’re on housing benefit”. Out of 11000 homes to rent in online listings in London, all but a few hundred are not available to people on housing benefit. An unnamed campaign group has claimed this is discriminatory on the part of landlords. Even if mortgage lenders were to allow rental to tenants on housing benefit (which in my experience, very few do), how exactly has the government encouraged landlords to house these disadvantaged people!?... Read More

Lee Humby

9:16 AM, 9th March 2017
About 3 years ago

Spring Budget 2017 - Landlords Reactions

Just reported on London BBC news (apparently, it's come as a shock to them!) - "it's easier to rent a flat in London if you have a pet than if you're on housing benefit". Out of 11000 homes to rent in online listings in London, all but a few hundred are not available to people on housing benefit. An unnamed campaign group has claimed this is discriminatory on the part of landlords. Even if mortgage lenders were to allow rental to tenants on housing benefit (which in my experience, very few do), how exactly has the government encouraged landlords to house these disadvantaged people!?... Read More

Lee Humby

8:44 AM, 9th March 2017
About 3 years ago

Spring Budget 2017 - Landlords Reactions

Reply to the comment left by "Gareth Wilson" at "09/03/2017 - 08:12":

If any more government apparatchiks say that they are "levelling the playing field" I think i will go stark staring bonkers! You'd think they had more important issues at hand than to ferret around trying to destroy anything that looks remotely like it's working well. Self-employed people take more risks and are the lifeblood of the economy. Great! - say the government - let's choke them off!... Read More

Lee Humby

18:14 PM, 26th November 2016
About 3 years ago

Disproportionate presence of Conservative Party donors and supporters

An extract from a Guardian newspaper article titled "Our housing associations can build more homes – if the government will let us"

"By redirecting some of the money from products such as shared ownership and starter homes towards building homes for rent the government can show that it has adapted to the prevailing economic uncertainty and is taking the decisive action needed to secure the economy and advance its stated ambition of building a million homes during this parliament.

Those key themes – of flexibility and stability in the face of a period of change – will be the focus of our annual conference in Birmingham this September. As 3,000 professionals from across the world of housing gather to hear from speakers such as Robert Peston, the new housing minister Gavin Barwell and Princess Anne, we will seek to react to the challenges and opportunities posed by Brexit and push for a response that supports the sector and the economy during this time."

David Orr
Chief executive of the National Housing Federation
Tuesday 16 August 2016 14.15 BST

Now why would Robert Peston be speaking at the National Housing Federation's Annual Conference? Might this explain it...?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1076687/Revealed-BBC-mans-intriguing-web-friendships-scoop-shocked-banking-world.html

In the 7th paragraph down:.."...Another of Peston’s old friends from the FT is John Kingman.."

And then there's this..

https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/23-comment-1-2/

"With the date of the Autumn Statement set for 23 November, the industry is speculating about what is in store for the housing and mortgage market. Robert Peston recently suggested the Government wanted to announce “something big” in the area, although what that may be is still up for debate.

Prime Minister Theresa May has alluded to the provision of more help for first-time buyers. However, her new housing minister, Gavin Barwell, used his first major speech in the role to stress the importance of the private rental sector. "

Hmmm, perhaps we should be asking some questions of Mr Peston?... Read More