Jim S

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 5th May 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 118

Jim S

10:38 AM, 31st July 2021, About 2 months ago

300% Council tax premium on empty property?

I am paying 200% council tax on a property but I have asked the City Council for a reduction or rather extension of the 24 month rule period before you go into the 200% bracket based on the fact that during periods of Coronavirus lockdown I was legally NOT ALLOWED to access my property with builders to carry out building works that would then allow me to have the property available for letting and so reduce my Council tax bill. ie all periods of lockdown should be deducted off the 24 month period. The City Council refused to cooperate and allow this extension, wrote to my MP who quite simply "just did not care" went through a full formal complaints procedure with the City Council which was fully rejected. I went to the valuation tribunal who have tried to throw it out by replying with wrong interpreted information of which I have now corrected them, I now await their final review comment and after that I shall take them to court. Nothing to do with the money which is negligible but I will not be bullied by the City Council. Useless MP whom I will publicly disgrace on social media when I win my case. NRLA were sympathetic but would not add there name to the case and would not take up my suggestion to write an article about this case in their magazine. The NRLA have absolutely no stomach for a fight at all and are actually frightened of the Government and local councils. Either that or they are in bed with them.... Read More

Jim S

9:17 AM, 24th July 2021, About 2 months ago

How To Rent guide updated 21/07/2021

Reply to the comment left by MARY PRICE at 22/07/2021 - 12:42
I wouldn't entirely trust what the NRLA advice line says, they are a useful guide on their advice but they never put anything in writing to you for confirmation and they quite often get there advice wrong. Has the wording on the new HTR booklet changed in ANY way? if so then that becomes the new version even if they haven't changed the publication date. Please remember that the Government want you to make mistakes on your paperwork so that any possible eviction can be thrown out of court and so alleviate the homeless problem. That's why they won't be consistent with issue dates and that's why they put issue dates at the bottom of the 2nd page instead of at the back of the document or on the front page where people can clearly see it.... Read More

Jim S

13:26 PM, 9th January 2021, About 8 months ago

Council tax and mortgage interest on empty property for over 15 months?

Stockport City Council charge 100% ctax if empty for the first two years and then 200% ctax. I have a formal complaint going through with them right now as I feel that it unfair that they charge me 200% ctax because I could not do building work during the first lockdown. I have asked them to extend the two year period at 100% ctax by the same time we were in lockdown (3 months) as I was not legally allowed to do any building works to my property to be able to have it become habitable and so not have to pay 200% ctax.
In my opinion this is the Stockport City Council profiteering from the pandemic. I have written to my MP Navendu Mishra who has been absolutely useless. He did write back once but completely missed all of the main thrust of my complaint so his reply was useless and since then he just does not respond to any of my emails. A totally useless and weak politician who should be seizing this opportunity to help his constituents. Lets see how the formal complaint pans out.
Is there a process for complaining about your MP? I can't even visit him in person due to the Coronavirus. I asked the NRLA to write an article about this case in their magazine but no interest shown. Why are the NRLA so afraid to call out the Government?... Read More

Jim S

13:53 PM, 12th December 2020, About 9 months ago

How to Rent guide updated by MHCLG

Reply to the comment left by David Price at 12/12/2020 - 12:03
118 should put smiley icons on this forum to tick as you have just given me my Saturday morning laugh with your last sentence "All your tenants think they have paid more than their rental statement shows"... Read More

Jim S

10:53 AM, 12th December 2020, About 9 months ago

How to Rent guide updated by MHCLG

Reply to the comment left by David at 10/12/2020 - 17:35
Hi David,
Why do you get a WET signature ie ink? surely an email off them to say that they are happy to be contacted via email is satisfactory.... Read More