Dr Rosalind Beck

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 29th September 2016


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Dr Rosalind Beck

13:28 PM, 8th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

If you own a second or holiday home Wales is coming for you

In cases where the landlord tries to gain possession of the property, but the various UK governments are preventing them through long notices, closure of courts and long waiting lists etc., then perhaps if the tenants are still in situ at the given date - despite the landlords' best efforts - and the EPC isn't at C, the governments can fine themselves £30,000 per property as it will be their fault that properties are occupied when they shouldn't be. They can also congratulate themselves on huge B& B bills, as landlords evict en masse.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

14:08 PM, 7th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

If you own a second or holiday home Wales is coming for you

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 07/07/2021 - 13:56
Hi Luke
The way I read it - it's confusing - is that a D will be necessary earlier in Scotland.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

13:48 PM, 7th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

If you own a second or holiday home Wales is coming for you

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 07/07/2021 - 12:53
Hi Luke
I've not seen that anywhere. As far as I know, the leap is straight from E to C.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

9:41 AM, 7th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

If you own a second or holiday home Wales is coming for you

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 06/07/2021 - 21:10
Absolutely, Luke. They are scapegoating one group of people as though that will magically create affordable housing. The Welsh Government is making a complete shower of their other reforms - having open-ended tenancies whereby tenants can leave when they want with a month's notice, but landlords are stuck with tenants for long periods was already a terrible move. Their current 6-month notice periods in the PRS are also ruinous. This attacking of second-home owners is also just the destructive politics of envy, as you say. They're hiding behind one report, as though that provides gravitas to their stupidity.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

9:50 AM, 24th June 2021, About a month ago

Lower income Housing supply not sustainable as landlords leave the market

Dr Julie Rugg has a good track record in producing balanced reports on the private rented sector, which unusually in the field are not implicitly or explicitly anti-landlord. I've only read the synopsis, so don't know if she has also covered the disincentive of Section 24 and how this needs to be repealed, but it is good that she has raised the issue of hugely disproportionate and unjust fines, which can be levied on decent landlords who rent out a safe and affordable house, but didn't know they needed a certain piece of paper - or even have the paper (eg a gas safety certificate) but can't prove they handed over a copy to a tenant by a certain date. This kind of thing is farcical and contrary to natural justice.

As for the Nationwide Foundation, although it is good it has funded this work, Nationwide must stop funding Shelter, which as we know, has a virulent anti-landlord attitude in all that it does. I also consider it rather arrogant that the Foundation believes it can transform the private rented sector. I think the millions of private landlords would be best-placed to advise on this - and certainly not Nationwide in conjunction with Shelter, with its hugely destructive approach.... Read More