Stephen Reynolds

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 23rd May 2014

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 12

Stephen Reynolds

12:22 PM, 17th December 2018
About 2 years ago

HMO - Camden Council sending letters to the mortgage provider?

Hackney have just had to delay their scheme which was due to come into force on the 2nd of December until February. Poor communication and confusion (quelle surprise) as to what constitutes a HMO. Also mandatory licensing of certain areas of the borough and not all. I really hope I get a visit as I will be dragging them off to my neighbours house. They have been living with cardboard taped over broken windows for the previous 2 winters. Their landlord is ........Hackney Council.... Read More

Stephen Reynolds

11:16 AM, 20th August 2018
About 2 years ago

Are Eastern Europeans Leaving The UK?

Can't say I really blame them. They are here to make money and if that changes why stay away from your family and friends. The uncertainty around Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound has changed the equation massively. One of the most annoying parts of the whole Brexit debacle is hearing people say "Oh they can just apply for a visa' Having had a large amount of contact with the home office over the last few years, I can assure anyone that dealing with them is one of the most frustrating processes I have ever encountered. They are the most incompetent a holes on the planet. Many of you have had to deal with selective licencing, imagine the same buffons having a say over where you can live, work and plan an economic future for your family. They cannot efficiently deal with the visa applications they have now. How on earth they are expected to process millions of applications before Brexit is inconceivable. Many of the Eastern European countries economies are picking up. One of the guys who works for me is building a home in Poland. 4 and 5 month lead times on trades and then half of the blokes are Romanian. I have had to increase pay rates substantially over the last 2 years to retain good workers.... Read More

Stephen Reynolds

16:24 PM, 10th October 2015
About 5 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

This discussion prompted me to look at my local authorities (London Hackney) cil policies. 190 quid for the la another 35 per square metre for London mayor. The scheme I am looking at is 400 sq so almost 100k contribution. So its definitely going to be a self build project that we will be living in..... Read More

Stephen Reynolds

18:32 PM, 7th October 2015
About 5 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

You would be surprised about a basement. Speak to one of the specialist basement companies they are doing then all over London now. Outside of the south east the cost can be about the uplift in value but anywhere in London the cost to value ratio can be as good as 100%. They can't really refuse as there are no real grounds. Seriously consider moving in to house yourself. As a self builder it will be VAT free. CIL free and most importantly no CGT if you keep it as your main home.... Read More

Stephen Reynolds

16:55 PM, 7th October 2015
About 5 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

If the site is small you should consider putting in a basement. Depending on the area you live in it could add significant value to the property whilst making it more desirable to house your family.... Read More