Dennis Stephenson

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

Dennis Stephenson

14:46 PM, 5th November 2019
About 3 months ago

As a Landlord in the General Election I intend to vote for:

I voted Brexit last time but this time will be voting Conservative. York voted to remain but our Conservative MP is for leaving and has more or less voted that way. I don't see the Brexit candidate winning. Like many of you I don't see a real alternative to voting Conservative as the Brexit party are for a no deal exit, Labour is toxic while Corbyn is leader and seems to yoy-yo about in his opinions. The Lib Dems seem to be saying that they know better and will cancel the referendum result if they are able to. We voted Lib Dem in the council elections because we know the candidates and they have got things done locally but Jo Swinson doesn't come across to me as anything but a forceful know-it-all. On PRS policies I don't think any of the parties are worth voting for but what's the alternative?... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

14:24 PM, 2nd October 2019
About 4 months ago

Gas boilers to be banned from new builds by 2025

As you say, new unproven technology with air source heat pumps. Also no case law or insurance provenance yet to cover the problems that may arise. Similar for solar panels really. Our dwelling is a four bed dormer house not suitable for solar panels and probably not suitable for ashp's either. We have a gas combi boiler but due to outbuildings little scope for where to put the ashp. Apparently in winter you may need to have the heating on all the time and as the radiator temperatures will be lower it will take longer to heat the house up from cold. According to the energy saving trust website this system is more suitable for underfloor or warm air systems. So, a case of replacing something tried and true for something less suitable, unproven and probably inferior for the traditional brick home. Say do light bulbs ring a bell?... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

8:21 AM, 19th July 2019
About 6 months ago

Couldn't make it up - Unless you work for the Guardian!

Wow, where to start with this article? From his very first statement - "Britain has enough housing ...." there are half-truths and falsities. His logic just doesn't stand up anywhere and he contradicts himself wholesale - "As there is a shortage of accessible housing ....". I just can't take the article seriously so don't get me started, but then it is the Gaurdian!... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

15:34 PM, 21st May 2019
About 8 months ago

1st time UK buyer and stamp duty?

Assuming that he has actually sold his house in Canada then the answer to the first box is 1. So whether the first ( now sold ) house was bought in Canada or the UK is immaterial. Also the new house is a replacement for his main resident so under both conditions he should not pay the 3%. If the sale of the Canadian house is still going through then he should pay but be able to claim it back after the sale. Simples.... Read More

Dennis Stephenson

16:30 PM, 20th May 2019
About 8 months ago

Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?

Surely any candidate for the rental property can be refused without giving any reason for doing so? Just say that another candidate was more suitable and you shouldn't have to prove it as the applications are subject to Data Protection rules and once the property is let the applications can be destroyed as no longer suitable for their purpose. The UC candidate thus is considered but found unsuitable for that property. Surely simples?

BTW an excellent summary of the reasons against.... Read More