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12:45 PM, 20th January 2022, About 2 days ago

Letting in Wales - The pain of going through such a load of red tape?

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 20/01/2022 - 10:22
" While I still don't think that all this legislation has made any real difference to getting rid of bad landlords"

Regulation of any sort affects the compliant most harshly; as financial services self-regulation was coming in (LAUTRO, IMRO, Finbra) was just getting going I said that the regulators would only be happy when no one bought anything (and certainly not geenerally with advice) but they would do so compliantly, the extent of under insurance is increasing,... Read More


13:45 PM, 19th January 2022, About 3 days ago

Do I pay eccentric tenant's Gas Bill?

Does the tenant actually communicate with you, their declining behaviour suggests there might be a more deeply seated problem than a gas bill.... Read More


11:00 AM, 21st December 2021, About a month ago

A national system of rent controls is a key aim of consultation

"The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft ‘A New Deal for Tenants’ to propose a rented sector strategy looking to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland."

Which might be expanded by

"ALL the political, economic and social problems whose solution is determining the present and future of the Russian Revolution, and consequently, international Communism, are from now on summed up in the USSR’s economic Five Year Plan. The Plan should allow the Soviet Union, so it seems, to “catch up with and overtake the capitalist countries” in the sphere of production, and to provide for its citizens a well-being unknown elsewhere. “Catch up and overtake” is the formula repeated every day and on every page of every Soviet newspaper and is echoed in all the speeches, reports and official statements, the obsession with which must keep the workers in Russia in constant suspense.

Boris Souvarine The Five Year Plan

This article originally appeared in the Bulletin Communiste, no 31, February 1930.

"“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana which of course is why we are not allowed to learn the past, just a santised version of it.... Read More


14:19 PM, 18th December 2021, About a month ago

DPS Statutory Declaration to rub salt into the wound?

That seems like a good reason to use an insured scheme.... Read More


13:47 PM, 11th December 2021, About a month ago

Ground rent reform - a sledgehammer to crack the wrong nut

Reply to the comment left by BernieWales at 07/12/2021 - 11:24
David Cameron's stepfather being one of them, Homeground, the last time I looked.... Read More