Jon D

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Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 22

Jon D

20:41 PM, 22nd July 2019
About 5 months ago

Johnson considers Stamp Duty switch from buyer to seller

The PPR relief on a main residence is very generous, let's face it. Millions of people have made six figure sums tax free on their home. It would be practical to charge SDLT on the sale to at least contribute something in tax from this windfall. It's not like it's 20% CGT is it? 1-3% so stop complaining.

The tax due should be minus the (lower) SDLT paid on purchase.

And it's a free market so let's see the seller add on the SDLT and close the deal. Perhaps.

Any barrier to buyers in any market only kills sales. And SDLT is a barrier.... Read More

Jon D

21:43 PM, 11th March 2019
About 9 months ago

Objections to Notice of Estimates for major works

Thanks. The more expensive option almost wipes out the reserve fund, leaving nothing for contingencies. Are there grounds to block it due to this risk.
The agent is also taking half of their fees at the tender stage. If it doesn't go ahead, may we recover these fees? I see it as no different to a builder giving us a plan, not building the structure but taking substantial fees. Bizarre.... Read More

Jon D

17:58 PM, 19th January 2019
About 11 months ago

VAT on Service Charges?

Small estate management companies will be operating under the VAT threshold and hence no VAT due on service charges. Freeholders who invoice leaseholders directly are also not VAT applicable.

Larger management companies who are VAT registered have to apply VAT... somewhere. As the service charge demand is not directly from the landlord, there is VAT applicable on at least a portion of it. That was my understanding. Still no wiser.... Read More

Jon D

18:56 PM, 16th July 2018
About A year ago

Tenant claiming for associated costs from water leak visits?

Reply to the comment left by H B at 15/07/2018 - 17:13
Just 3 visits in total. Gave notice by email, phoned etc, but not absolutely necessary within the agreement.... Read More

Jon D

19:17 PM, 14th July 2018
About A year ago

Tenant claiming for associated costs from water leak visits?

The agreement says no notice required for urgent repairs, else 24h. In each case if a plumber n/a same day he arrived next day, but clearly I had to inspect same day to find out what was going on.

Police told him to change the locks without even speaking to me - the owner. This was on the basis of prior entry without his presence - false, never happened.

Anyway, in the spirit of How to Win Friends and Influence People, once I allowed him to vent and feel important I think we've reached a new understanding.... Read More