Rob Thomas

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 23rd August 2017

Trading Status
Company

Providing essential rental accommodation since
1989

Number of rental properties owned
6 - 10

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 74

Rob Thomas

10:13 AM, 16th July 2019
About 3 days ago

Johnson considers Stamp Duty switch from buyer to seller

As most of us homeowners have done well out of the housing market through many years of rising prices, I don't think this proposal is a bad idea.

Many buyers, especially first time buyers have limited amounts of cash so stamp duty restricts the value of properties they can afford. If they paid no stamp duty but the seller raised the price a little to compensate for the cost of stamp duty at least the buyer might be able to borrow most of the extra money on their mortgage rather than having to fund it in cash. So this measure could help to improve liquidity in the housing market.... Read More

Rob Thomas

14:53 PM, 7th June 2019
About a month ago

Land for the Many but Rentals for the Few

I have looked at the IPPR report and it is one of the most one sided documents you could imagine. If the recommendations listed were enacted it would be the end of the private rented market as we know it. Just to give one example it recommends that "Local authorities should purchase private rented
properties to address local housing need" - as if private rented property doesn't address housing need. Of course, we all know how well local authorities run their housing stock.

It is frankly absurd that a mortgage lender with a buy-to-let offering would sponsor this. I suggest we should ask landlords to boycott Nationwide Building Society (The Mortgage Works).... Read More

Rob Thomas

10:29 AM, 25th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 20/03/2019 - 15:03
The programme did not suggest the £30K legal expenses were for fighting the council. It said it was for trying to recoup the £1,200 from the tenants. FW is going after the tenants for this money (he didn't dispute this) - if it had been spent fighting the council he wouldn't be able to go after the tenants to get it back.

As I said before, keep supporting these kinds of actions and just wait and see the amount of new regulation we have to face, because programmes like this can be very influential as MPs will see them and feel action must be taken. If Rackman was alive today would you be defending him?... Read More

Rob Thomas

13:41 PM, 20th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 20/03/2019 - 13:19
I don't disagree with you there!... Read More

Rob Thomas

12:49 PM, 20th March 2019
About 4 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by AJ at 20/03/2019 - 12:43
The BBC doesn't want to discuss the real issues. They just want pantomime villains because they make good television. It's surprising so many landlords here seem to want to side with the pantomime villains.... Read More