Carol

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 12th November 2018


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Carol

16:45 PM, 8th March 2021
About a month ago

Government's so-called protection is damaging decent tenants' prospects

I am selling up too as and when properties become vacant. Not worth the risk. Being a landlord is hard work without all the stress of wondering what the government will hit us next with. 25+ tenants will be looking for a new home.... Read More

Carol

10:30 AM, 2nd March 2021
About a month ago

Sentiment in the private rented sector is largely positive despite challenges

I am in the process of putting yet another property up for sale. The risks and stresses of letting out property are now too high. Costs are rising and profit squeezed. This last year I have faced non payment of rent, a tenant turning a flat into a drugs den, illegal sub-letting, physical and verbal abuse, etc. All the NRLA can advise is issue a section 21 - for now 6 months. Articles like this just add fuel to the government and councils that they can continue to take away the rights of landlords and strip them of their assets and that the landlords are OK with that. Why would I risk my lifetime savings on assets that I no longer can protect?... Read More

Carol

9:36 AM, 6th February 2021
About 2 months ago

NRLA wants Holiday Lets to be hammered the same way as BTL?

It's obvious that the government want to kill the rental market but where are people going to live? Not all can afford to buy, have the credit rating to buy or even want to buy.... Read More

Carol

16:24 PM, 5th February 2021
About 2 months ago

NRLA wants Holiday Lets to be hammered the same way as BTL?

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 05/02/2021 - 14:36
Then it looks like the only option is to get out of property as soon as possible before the government either takes it away or gives it to the tenants for free.... Read More

Carol

14:20 PM, 5th February 2021
About 2 months ago

NRLA wants Holiday Lets to be hammered the same way as BTL?

Most associations are formed to give a united front and speak up on behalf of its members. As a current member of the NRLA , i have never been consulted before any press release. The NRLA does not appear to be on the side of landlords or voice the concerns that many landlords have?

I own properties both in my own name for many years and more recently as a limited company. I run both entities in the same professional way. I have looked at incorporation but it has a lot of downsides, especially since we plan now to sell as soon as possible. BTL properties are a long term plan for professional landlords and it is not easy to mobilize as an asset, yet the government change the rules on us on a whim to gain votes.

Perhaps it is time to ditch the NRLA and form an association that truly stands up for its members... Read More