Mandy Thomson

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 13th November 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 1124

Mandy Thomson

18:52 PM, 6th April 2020
About 3 months ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Alistair Cooper at 03/04/2020 - 09:29
Sorry, Alistair - only just seen your response. You might find this post by Bill Irvine and my response to it helpful https://www.propertytribes.com/are-landlords-entitled-to-claim-lhauc-t-127646211-lastpost-user-438521.html... Read More

Mandy Thomson

7:18 AM, 3rd April 2020
About 3 months ago

Government have created chaos in the PRS

Reply to the comment left by Freda Blogs at 02/04/2020 - 11:03
You're correct about the self employed tax allowances not being available to landlords as to claim you'd have to paying tax as self employed, not a private property investor.
However, and I believe @Dr_Rosalind_Beck, @Sherrelle_Colman and @Bill_Irvine might have some insight here, I've been advised in the past that if a landlord's total income is low enough, they can apply for means tested benefit themselves, and the equity in their rental property should be disregarded as a business asset, or is that wrong? I can produce some case law to support this on request.... Read More

Mandy Thomson

10:33 AM, 12th December 2019
About 7 months ago

Labour Manifesto - Attack on the PRS

The Conservative party's anti landlord policies are not great, to say the least, but there is a bigger picture here.

Does anyone here seriously think Labour offers landlords - and the economy as a whole - a better option than the Tories? No, of course they don't.

So OK, you might say, I'm going to vote Lib Dem, Green, Brexit, any other small party, or even not vote at all - if you do that, you're simply allowing Corbyn more of a majority. The third largest party, the Liberal Democrats, manifesto is the most favourable to landlords of the three largest parties. However, even the Lib Dems themselves publicly admit they are not going to win the election, so their next goal is to stop the Conservatives winning seats - in other words, their aim is now to help Labour into power.

A Labour government would be disastrous for the economy, and it's only in a strong economy that business (including the PRS), the NHS, education, state pensions, public services - in short, everything important, can thrive.... Read More

Mandy Thomson

9:24 AM, 9th May 2019
About A year ago

S21 ban: Should straightforward possession cases be decided out of court?

Reply to the comment left by Michael Barnes at 08/05/2019 - 14:38
Interesting point as it's mainly Labour local authorities who impose selective licensing schemes then call for the use of s.21 in such cases and not s.8 when there are 2 ASB grounds - one mandatory and one discretionary. Clearly tacit admission by the left wing that s.21 is needed under the current system (or they're not averse to its use when it suits them...).... Read More

Mandy Thomson

10:20 AM, 8th May 2019
About A year ago

S21 ban: Should straightforward possession cases be decided out of court?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 08/05/2019 - 10:09
Thanks, Ian. I was meaning it as a workaround to the withdrawal of s.21 where the tenancy would otherwise be open ended but the landlord wants to ensure the tenancy will only last a specified time (such as a student let).

Similar to the old practice of issuing a s.21, expiring on the last day of the fixed term, at the start of the tenancy.... Read More