colette

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Saturday 1st June 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 13

colette

13:29 PM, 9th October 2019
About a month ago

Bristol City Council - The lights are on but no one's home!

Interesting - you should ask them to confirm that they or their outsourced providers (social housing landlords or care agencies and sometimes private landlords) do all the same within their community living houses. Some councils have not yet realised that community living comes under their HMO rules. To clarify community living consists of 2 or more adults, with learning difficulties, sharing a house, having a tenancy for their room and sharing areas, ie kitchen, loos, lounge, halls. They may or may not have 24hr support who also live in (either employed by the council directly or via an agency) who have their own bedroom. They should also have all the safety requirements, gas cert, elec, energy, fire blankets etc etc etc. Surprisingly one council has recently realised none of these types of houses have any of the above and are in urgent discussions with the landlords because the council have a duty of care to the vulnerable clients they placed there.... Read More

colette

15:14 PM, 3rd October 2019
About a month ago

Shelter’s response to ONS homeless death figures

Having worked many years in this sector referring to homeless deaths gives the public the impression they died simply because they were homeless. I never found this to be the case in the hundreds I dealt with and the groups I was involved with. Most die because of substance or alcohol abuse and would have died regardless of whether they had a roof over theirr head or not. Those with mental health issues and not addictions were in a similar situation.... Read More

colette

20:24 PM, 24th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Flipping - Legal but is it moral?

Reply to the comment left by JJ at 23/09/2019 - 10:12
JJ, so if I sell my main residence and give the dosh to my only child (I fully understand gifting under IHt) and then move into another property (I have never lived in) which I have rented out to tenants for several years and make that my main residence and then at a future point sell it then there is no cgt to pay or at least, based on what you say, there is a £40k uplift? Also how long would I have to stay in it as my main residence before selling it... Read More

colette

11:34 AM, 4th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Labour want to tell you when and how much to sell for

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 02/09/2019 - 09:53
according to the daily mail he bought his ex council house and it is now worth £700k. they spoke to neighbours in the street which is extremely well looked after and only one house was rented out. they also photographed the surrounding area and spoke to various people from all backgrounds and all responses seem to indicate he was speaking a load of bul*o*ks and none of them were very pleased at how he described the area. Clearly making false statements to try and support a very left wing view has backfired in h is case.... Read More

colette

11:30 AM, 4th September 2019
About 2 months ago

Labour plans would cause a Mass sell-off

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 04/09/2019 - 10:37
As far as I have read he bought his ex council house now worth around £700k in a nice cul de sac in London in which only one house is rented out and the road according to the neighbours is well kept. There was a full story and pics in the daily mail and also pics and interviews in the surrounding area. His neighbours were not happy he described their road as disgusting etc in relation to bad landlords. Typical comment from someone who knows nothing about the rental market and is so left wing he cannot see the wood for the trees.... Read More