Arnie Newington

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 41

Arnie Newington

7:32 AM, 13th October 2018
About a month ago

Irish "caring" Budget re-introduces 100% mortgage interest tax relief

Section 24 was introduced in Ireland and led to rent increases.

Banning letting agent fees was introduced in Scotland and led to rent increases.

Why are the government wasting time and effort introducing policies that have failed elsewhere.

The PRS was the only part of the housing sector that worked well for tenants and now it is becoming unaffordable due to terrible policy decisions.... Read More

Arnie Newington

9:13 AM, 25th August 2018
About 3 months ago

'Housing Charity' Shelter - Clearly a Double Misnomer

A lie will be half way round the world before the truth gets its trousers on - Winston Churchill

Shelter have no interest in helping solve the housing crisis they are a Machiavellian organisation that has worked out that the worse that they can make the housing crisis then the more money they get to alleviate the situation.... Read More

Arnie Newington

8:57 AM, 25th August 2018
About 3 months ago

Discrimination in the rental sector

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 22/08/2018 - 09:05
The most interesting part of the Shelter report was the comments below ripping it apart.

Perhaps if Shelter responded to these comments it might show why they believe that S24 will not increase homelessness when it undoubtedly will.... Read More

Arnie Newington

8:42 AM, 25th August 2018
About 3 months ago

Arnie Newington

9:23 AM, 8th July 2018
About 4 months ago

The Fightback - Tories have been woeful

It’s a no from me I’m afraid.

Tenants are our customers and it’s not there fault that policy makers are now taking a very left wing view of the private rental sector.

Housing policy just now is paranoid and there is a lack of data available to repel the many attacks on our industry so it has become a political football.

May and Hammond are trying to ape Blair and Brown and position the Tories just to the right of Labour but she doesn’t have the charisma or the conviction to pull it off.

What really annoyed me about S24 was that it wasn’t in the Tory manifesto then after the tories won (no doubt with the support of many landlords votes) they held an emergency budget and announced the introduction of S24.

If the aim of the tories is to stop first time buyers competing with landlords this should have been done with a policy that did not effect existing landlords.

If the aim of the policy was to get landlords to sell up then they have to consider that in order to do that then the landlord will need to remove the tenant which is hugely unfair on the tenant.

In short it is hard to think of a worse policy for both landlords and tenants.... Read More