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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26


14:53 PM, 3rd March 2021
About 3 days ago

Budget 2021 - Landlord Reactions

Was anything said about IR35 does anybody know?
Thanks.... Read More


19:37 PM, 24th November 2020
About 3 months ago

Spain has abandoned any pretence of respecting private property rights

Living in Andalucia as I do in an inland village I can confirm the validity of this.
Town Halls don't like rough sleepers so actively inform them of empty properties particularly if they are owned by foreigners.
Dutch couple in our village had a property for air nb rental and when he was back in Holland squatters entered despite having a steel door and took him 8 months to get back.
A British couple have a holiday home and they came over and a father and daughter were sleeping the house!
Fear UK moving in the same direction as set out in the OP as helps to get people off the streets.... Read More


14:02 PM, 21st July 2020
About 8 months ago

Fast track to add 2 more storeys

Got a lot of worries about these changes as opens the doors to some monstrosities being foisted upon people as even where strict planning laws have been in place some truly dreadful buildings have been constructed.
This light touch approach has echoes of what happening in Financial Services twenty years ago and we all know what happened in 2008.... Read More


13:37 PM, 1st June 2020
About 9 months ago

Tenant paid for repair herself at extortionate price?

An awful lots depends upon the relationship you have with the tenant.
If relatively new to you it might be a genuine mistake on her part not realising what should be done.
To build a longterm relationship might be best to take the hit but explain what process she should follow.
The idea above of reducing the rent payable until paid off is a good one and one I have used with a tenant who some years did the same thing. She has now been with me over ten years so good dialogue can have huge longterm benefits.
Whatever, good luck.... Read More


10:45 AM, 23rd May 2020
About 10 months ago

Councils are persuading even experienced landlords to self-incriminate

Very scary article but worth us all taking not and being in our guard as little doubt Councils see our sector as a 'cash cow'.
The regulations under control of the pandemic give me real cause for concern as, for the first time in most of our lives, the Government have control over what we can and can't do.
I can see lots of parts of the emergency legislation never being repealed giving National and local Government massive additional powers which is consistant with all right wing (& left wing) thought processes.
In the coming years Local Government is going have even less cash from central funds so will see all sorts of devious means to extract cash.
They are starting to make Manager companies of apartment complexes look open and honest.... Read More