Fiona Stacey

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 11th February 2017


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Fiona Stacey

17:14 PM, 7th September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

NLA/RLA Merger - Stand and fight with us

I just completed the NLA quarterly questionnaire, which I do regularly in the hope of some action being taken. There were lots of questions on obtaining mortgages and energy efficiency but not enough on the existential battle landlords are facing.
I don't believe that it's a question of choosing between NRLA and Larry's organisation. They seem to me to have completely different agendas and there is definitely a gap in the market for a more assertive (not aggressive) pro-Landlord voice to be heard.
I think the right balance in tone is probably now being struck by the Alliance so probably only a matter of time before more members join. There is a need for something more than what the NRLA are doing. Anyone who is not happy with the direction of the Alliance could always offer some constructive suggestions as to what they want it to do. A low number of members does not necessarily mean that it can't get some coverage in the media.... Read More

Fiona Stacey

23:50 PM, 2nd September 2019
About 3 weeks ago

NLA/RLA Merger - Stand and fight with us

Fair point - we all dislike Shelter intensely but I just want the Alliance to reach as many possible members as they can. I was only commenting on the best way to word it to draw people in.... Read More

Fiona Stacey

16:07 PM, 31st August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

NLA/RLA Merger - Stand and fight with us

This is a very well written article. So much so that I am now inspired to join and will do so. Previously I felt the tone would not be taken seriously but this sounds far more professional. I'm still not overly keen on using phrases like "Bin Shelter" and "hate agenda" but I now feel this is close enough to get me over the line in joining.
I hope that the new NRLA takes note because I think you are now doing their job for them!
Thank you for doing this work for us.... Read More

Fiona Stacey

19:30 PM, 16th January 2018
About 2 years ago

Breaking Ties with the UK for CGT purposes

Hi Mark
I'm not the Spain person. Mine is the top article which starts ''following a brain haemorrhage''. The only two countries involved are the UK and Barbados.
It's just a question about how the 5 year rule works in practice.
Hope you are enjoying Malta!... Read More

Fiona Stacey

18:57 PM, 16th January 2018
About 2 years ago

Breaking Ties with the UK for CGT purposes

Reply to the comment left by Carol T at 01/06/2017 - 12:54
Hi Mark
Just a quick update from me. Thanks so much for replying to my question back in May 17 - you may want to re-read my post from then before going any further. I'm delighted to say we did move to Barbados in August 17 and I have much improved health. Although health is the main reason for being here, saving some CGT would be a very welcome bonus. I believe that I am very clearly non-resident since August 17 and HMRC have accepted my new location.
As mentioned I have 5 rental properties in my sole name and would like to be free to return to the UK, health permitting, after 5 or 6 years if possible. I have a question about the 5 year rule.
In order to minimise the time I have to be abroad, can I sell them at any time during the 5 complete tax years (which start on 6/4/18), or do I have to sell them all during the first complete tax year (18/19) and then be away for the remainder of the 5 tax years? In other words, is it 5 years after I sell the final property or just 5 years in total?
My ideal would be to sell one property a year because putting 5 on the market this April would be a bit overwhelming and risky. But perhaps if I do decide to sell one a year, I would not be able to become UK resident again for 10 tax years?... Read More