David

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Tuesday 24th April 2018


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 52

David

11:33 AM, 4th June 2021, About 6 months ago

I have offered to pay my tenants deposits!

I agree with what you are saying except: I couldn't guarantee a landlord today who would retain a tenant, exactly for the reasons you are stating.
I have also been told by a previous tenant that she used "help to buy" on a £250k property, paid a mere £15k deposit and 50% of the mortgage will be paid by the taxpayer for the next 6 years and for this amazing deal she is still complaining.
I don't think this is about the government "getting back" at bad landlords, they really don't give a toss about anyone but themselves, it's about removing private landlords from the sector, collecting CGT sooner rather than later and mistakenly thinking by hammering landlords this will get them the renters vote.
2022 all landlords will be completing quarterly tax returns in line with businesses and the self employed yet many are not getting the advantages of mortgage tax relief.
I have written many letters to my MP but all i get are empty words about how landlords are appreciated by government and how during the "pandemic" landlord's have been supported by furlough being paid to tenants.... Read More

David

12:04 PM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Joint statement - NRLA, Shelter, ARLA, Big Issue, Nationwide, StepChange

Will this government listen even if they see the statement. Isn't their agenda to force the PRS to sell up. This will make LLs even more selective if the Chancellor has confirmed that housing benefit will not be linked to the cost of renting in future years.... Read More

David

10:00 AM, 30th October 2020, About A year ago

Government’s approach is almost certainly unlawful

Considering the usual lack of any believable reassurance or concrete action from my MP on this and every other matter I have raised with her concerning the attack on landlords a legal challenge should be made .However if this is deemed illegal I am sure the government will implement other measures to ensure tenants can not be evicted.... Read More

David

11:42 AM, 7th October 2020, About A year ago

Government consultation to increase minimum EPC rating to band C for PRS

Just a joke. So the only option is external insulation equals claddings equals Grenfell or internal insulation and damp rot. Of course you should not fill cavity walls I have even been told that by a CW contractor. or you risk damp. All the Victorian property botch ups with lime mortar replaced with Portland etc .But you must apply every few years if you live in a conservation area. This government is really jerking our chain, but don't forget its to save the planet !... Read More

David

10:10 AM, 7th October 2020, About A year ago

Boris is wrong about renting not being a home of your own

The fact lost on Johnson and Co is that its not their home, they are simply renting someone elses property. If they stayed at a hotel do you think the owner would allow them to make changes to the property .Seems just like any other Communist countries Johnson want to take private property and hand it to the proletariat to do exactly what they want with it. In many cases renters don't even ask permission they make changes .... Read More