Kevin Biggins

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 26th May 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Kevin Biggins

1:54 AM, 14th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Is Shelter a narcissistic organisation?

This makes perfect sense and I now understand what I've been suffering from.... Read More

Kevin Biggins

22:20 PM, 4th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Here we go again - PRS Right to Buy!

It seems that if you become successful and save and invest in something necessary like a house then someone comes along and changes the rules saying we will take that off you as you are doing better than others. Ideology at its worst as it does nothing to encourage people to do well as it will be taken away.
A similar policy has been tried before overseas most notably in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe to redistribute white owned farms to black farmers. It started with a system of willing sellers and willing buyers but then descended into forced evictions, a collapsed farming system and national economic disaster. Zimbabwe was the breadbasket of Africa and is now a failed state with famine. This affected the whole of Africa as they bought the food they produced. Why do we see mass migration from failed states to Europe and the West?
I use to vote for the Greens on environmental issues but then they started becoming, as Monty Python would say, the "Very Silly Party" with policies like these.... Read More

Kevin Biggins

11:10 AM, 3rd January 2019
About 2 years ago

Guardian accuses Landlords of 'ripping off' Councils

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 03/01/2019 - 10:28
Thank you for the encouragement but on the contrary I'm not giving up. I feel sorry for my tenants who will have to bear the brunt of these increases.... Read More

Kevin Biggins

9:32 AM, 3rd January 2019
About 2 years ago

Guardian accuses Landlords of 'ripping off' Councils

Could it be that the costs of licensing and other legislation is being passed on in rents?
Could it be that councils enforcing room size restrictions thus removing lower cost rooms from occupation is lowering supply of these rooms leading to higher demand?
Could it be that the increased costs of the recent tax changes imposed on good landlords is having to be passed on in rent increases?
I know the answer is yes to these three questions because these changes have been forced on good landlords as well as bad ones by various governments chasing votes by making policies they believe will help. Unfortunately they don't understand the law of unintended consequences. The three questions above are the three consequences.
I remember all of the landlord bodies pointed out these effects when successive governments announced these policies.
A government with true integrity would look at the results and put their hands up and say this is not working, let's go back to what worked in the past. It would be an honest action but I doubt they have the courage.
Meanwhile; "Keep calm and rent on!"... Read More

Kevin Biggins

0:58 AM, 3rd November 2018
About 2 years ago

The 22 Year Old Who Purchased A Block Of 24 Flats

Good work Alistair! I'll be showing this to inspire the guys who regularly ask my advice on buying property. Truly inspiring.... Read More