Laura Delow

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Wednesday 16th April 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 282

Laura Delow

17:17 PM, 27th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Covid-19 support for the self-employed

Problem is if earning over £50,000 in previous tax year or the last 3 years average exceeds this, there's no support for these S/E landlords yet their incomes are/will be down which is not reflected in previous y/e accounts.
Also unless I've misunderstood the announcement, if a LL also has self employed earned income which doesn't represent at least 50% of the overall income incl rental income, they won't get support for loss of their earned income either.
Directors taking Dividends will also get no UC support if have savings of £16K or greater.... Read More

Laura Delow

8:18 AM, 25th March 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Coronavirus Bill - Tenancy notices extended to 3 months

My understanding is this change won't affect eviction proceedings already underway.... Read More

Laura Delow

14:13 PM, 17th March 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Call for package of measures from government and lenders

I feel they should reverse S24 & scrap Selective Licencing (& possibly Additional Licencing) to help Landlords to help Tenants, and scrap the abolition of S21 so Landlords feel more secure working with tenants who get in to arrears.
Sadly though they probably can't afford to scrap / reverse S24 as the extra revenue this has created is much needed to help swell their coronavirus budget.... Read More

Laura Delow

10:33 AM, 7th March 2020
About a month ago

Cinema extension adjoining flat?

This won't be an answer you want to hear but here goes my understanding:-
When a planning application is submitted to the local planning authority, they are obliged to publish the application in the newspaper and perhaps elsewhere.
The public has a few weeks to comment on the application
A decision is made on the application, usually within eight weeks of it being submitted
If you have only just heard about the development and they've already granted permission, you have no right to appeal against it as only the applicant can appeal post decision i.e. there is no third party right of appeal for other people who disagree with the local council’s decision.
What you need to do is check they followed the right procedure and properly publicised the planning application.
Legal challenges cannot take into account whether the decision was right or not in planning terms, only whether regulations and conventions about making decisions were properly followed. However challenging a planning decision in the courts is a difficult and costly process, and should not be undertaken without specialist legal advice.... Read More

Laura Delow

14:22 PM, 17th February 2020
About 2 months ago

Will rent increase trigger UC application?

Reply to the comment left by Bill irvine at 17/02/2020 - 11:15
Good advice Bill which I shall also bear in mind to advise my HB tenants.... Read More