Sean Graveney

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 25th April 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 64

Sean Graveney

11:26 AM, 21st March 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Emotive and meaningless words 'no fault' referring to s.21 notices

I completely agree that it is needlessly emotive and totally incorrect to label all Section 21 notices as ‘no fault’ but isn’t it just as disingenuous to state that ‘no fault’ is rarely if ever the case? A landlord taking a possession to live in or sell the property would be ‘no fault’ wouldn’t it?... Read More

Sean Graveney

12:48 PM, 16th February 2019
About 2 months ago

The Tenants Fees Bill received Royal Assent

Doesn’t it just it mean that default cleaning fees will be banned. So the contract can’t say that ‘you will be charged x amount for cleaning up fleas when you leave’, but at the end of the tenancy you can say ‘there are fleas here, I’m taking x amount of your deposit to clean them up’?... Read More

Sean Graveney

22:56 PM, 12th February 2019
About 2 months ago

SDLT income take down

Reply to the comment left by Bruce Patterson at 12/02/2019 - 11:28I don’t think all fiscal disicions are designed to have a net positive effect on tax take. Sometimes taxation is used as a deterrent. To discourage one type of economic activity or encourage another, or both. In this case, the surcharge would be to discourage second home ownership and if that was the aim then it appears to be working. Therefore judging it a failure due to reduced tax take would be erroneous. I don’t see anything controversial about that.... Read More

Sean Graveney

11:06 AM, 11th February 2019
About 2 months ago

Stamp Duty receipts fall - Laffer Curve?

Mentioned this another thread, but wouldn’t branding this a failed measure due to reduced tax take be making some assumptions about why SDLT was increased.

Not all taxes are increased due to the desire to raise more tax. Surely many taxes are used as a deterrent too, so a reduced tax take due to a reduction in the activity being taxed would indicate a success.

Why was SDLT increased, and in particular the additional 3% levy? What other effects has it produced beyond lower tax take?... Read More

Sean Graveney

16:18 PM, 5th February 2019
About 2 months ago

SDLT income take down

Not all tax increases are designed to increase tax take though. What were the stated aims of the SDLT increase as it may well be that a reduction in tax take indicates a successful measure.... Read More