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Tuesday 31st January 2017


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Kais Malique

16:50 PM, 27th March 2018
About 2 years ago

New SDLT Rules Can Help Smaller Landlords

Hi Mark. I just wanted to confirm I can now add my wife onto my existing Buy-To-Let via declaration of trust without having to pay any Stamp Duty as long as the mortgage consideration doesnt exceeds £125,000?... Read More

Kais Malique

14:13 PM, 2nd July 2017
About 3 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

The Council seems to change their story which is now frustrating I plan to fight this and I will be taking legal advice. I am beginning to think the Council don't know what they are doing or even have proper procedure or guidelines.

The Enforcement Officer and her Manager seem to give different stories to why it is HMO when I challenge them.

Now the Council is now saying the House was HMO for the past 2 years when the previous Letting Agent whom I sacked in May was managing the House. I decided to keep hold of one tenant and her young daughter as they had no deposit for a flat and she had other personal issues and I decided to help.

She approached me to take the house and her mother would also move in with her and a family friend. This is when I gave them a new Tenancy Agreement. The Council was referring to this particular tenant to have stayed for two years.

I did inspect the house when the Letting Agent was managing the House but there was never any suspicion of subletting going on. I served section 21 notice to the agent as he failed to manage the house properly.

This whole experience has not been pleasant especially the behaviour of Newham Council but it leads me to think we as Landlords have no one strong voice to take on the Council and the Council know this hence their appalling behaviour.

Newham Council is trying to Renew their Licencing Scheme for the next 5 years and I hope the Government imposes restrictions on them as they have done for other Councils.... Read More

Kais Malique

11:57 AM, 28th June 2017
About 3 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

Can anyone recommend a good Lawyer?... Read More

Kais Malique

11:31 AM, 28th June 2017
About 3 years ago

Accused of HMO by Newham - Help

Hi Neil,

Its confusing. On the link provided Its says 2 or more but it also says HMO is 3 or more unrelated individuals.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Documents/Housing/PropertyLicensingGuideLandlordsAndManagingAgents.pdf... Read More

Kais Malique

21:43 PM, 26th April 2017
About 3 years ago

Is there Stamp duty to consider if I use a Declaration of Trust?

My wife is a NIL taxpayer and I wanted to split the rental Income 50:50 between me and my wife.... Read More