Jennifer

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 26th November 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Jennifer

13:25 PM, 29th November 2019, About 2 years ago

My campaign against Labour's housing policies

Reply to the comment left by paul robinson at 27/11/2019 - 11:22
I agree that supply is a real issue. We need more homes for rent and for sale. Along with rooting out of bad landords, greater choice will also improve standards.
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Jennifer

13:24 PM, 29th November 2019, About 2 years ago

My campaign against Labour's housing policies

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 27/11/2019 - 12:13
Dear Rosalind - thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated. But please don't worry about the trolls. They are best ignored. Let's focus on getting our message out!
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Jennifer

13:20 PM, 29th November 2019, About 2 years ago

My campaign against Labour's housing policies

Reply to the comment left by Laura Delow at 27/11/2019 - 12:24
Hi Laura
Independent economists - including the IFS - have widely agreed that the spending committments in Labour's manifesto cannot be met by the taxes they have outlined and that in addition to more borrowing, higher tax revenue would be necessary.
But where will it come from? I think it's legitimate to look at the kind of things the Labour Party and Labour leadership have talked about in the past to get a sense of what they'd do.
Homes tax, garden tax, mansion tax, essentially taxes on property are all things which have been discussed and advocated by Labour.
It's also worth, looking at the taxes they have announced (such as the second home tax) to see where there tax policy might lead.
lastly, property is easy to tax. You can't hide it. You can't move it. With investment drying up and a significant amount of capital flight, don't be surprised if property is in the firing line for significant taxation under a Corbyn-led government.... Read More

Jennifer

13:11 PM, 29th November 2019, About 2 years ago

My campaign against Labour's housing policies

Reply to the comment left by Hardworking Landlord at 27/11/2019 - 11:53
Hello there
I am a homeowner and accidental landlord (one property). In a professional capacity I have worked with various housing clients over the years (mostly, but not execlusively, housing associations).
On a personal level I am concerned by the direction of housing policy. For me, the issue is supply. We need more of it. That will lead to more affordable homes both to rent and buy, as well as improve standards.
I find Labour's housing policies really worrying. Rent caps, for a start, are economically illiterate and counter productive.
While not in the manifesto, Labour has spoken exstensively about forcing landlords to sell to tenants at state-set prices. If they get in, there is a reasonable chance they would bring this in. For me, this is confiscation and a fundamental attack on private property.
I think it's important to take a stand against these egregious policies and defent our right to rent, buy and own!... Read More