Some One

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Some One

23:06 PM, 8th September 2015, About 6 years ago

A Level Playing Field Between Homeowners and Landlords

So the Petitions Committee met today:

" Reverse the planned tax relief restriction on ‘individual’ landlords

The Committee noted that the issue of the petition was in the Finance Bill which was currently being debated in the House of Commons.

The Committee agreed that it would write to petitioners to explain how they could send their views to the Public Bill Committee if they wished to, and how they could follow debates on the Finance Bill in the House of Commons. "

Now, hopefully it can stop being a distraction and people can concentrate on real lobbying.... Read More

Some One

12:01 PM, 8th September 2015, About 6 years ago

A Level Playing Field Between Homeowners and Landlords

On average the petition is adding about 1,000 people per day, limping along at that sort of rate shows that this is not an issue that has captured the public imagination. Compare it to the asylum petition that has been running half as long and has over 400,000 people (or the anti-asylum one that has garnered over 100,000 in a few weeks). Since it didn't achieve the groundswell in the first couple of weeks, I think it now does more harm than good.

As before, all these petitions do is ask for a parliamentary debate, which is happening anyway as part of the Finance Bill. Talking/writing to people (including relevant ministers and their shadows) who will be part of that debate is far more worthwhile than a meaningless box ticking exercise.

(As a landlord this may cost about £5,000 per year, as a tenant I should do better as my landlord is incorporated.)... Read More

Some One

15:15 PM, 7th September 2015, About 6 years ago

A Level Playing Field Between Homeowners and Landlords

I haven't signed the petition, as unfortunately I think it's pointless for the following two reasons:

1) Are there any examples of such petitions having an impact?

2) As I understand the rules of the parliament petition scheme, if the 100k threshold is reached a subject is considered for discussion. I would expect the conclusion to their consideration of holding a debate to be that as this is part of the Finance Bill it is already being exposed to parliamentary debate as the Bill passes through parliament, and therefore no extra action is required.

The lobbying of MPs (particularly in marginals), local authority landlord liaison people, etc, is likely to have more impact.... Read More

Some One

14:32 PM, 27th February 2015, About 7 years ago

Tigrent Learning - would you recommend this training?

£18,000? For that money you can do a 2 year distance learning MSc in Real Estate with the College of Estate Management and still have enough money left to buy 20,000 bricks from Wickes... Read More

Some One

19:00 PM, 26th June 2014, About 7 years ago

The NISA way to invest into buy to let

I can appreciate there are probably tax benefits for non-doms by registering in the Channel Islands, but for the rest of us, wouldn't a London version be more sensible?... Read More