Monty Bodkin

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 865

Monty Bodkin

15:52 PM, 21st October 2019
About A day ago

Big corporate L&G invest £750m into affordable housing

They will need a hell of a lot more than 3,500 homes 'in the pipeline' if they are going to house this lot;

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/21/uk-population-expected-to-pass-70-million-by-2031

Attacking private landlords with nothing to replace them was callously stupid.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

9:52 AM, 19th October 2019
About 4 days ago

Licensing needs to go back to the drawing board

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/selective-licensing-blamed-nottingham-reaching-3435063

Nottingham has seen the highest percentage rise in rent compared to anywhere else in the country - with a controversial licensing scheme being blamed for the hike.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

16:28 PM, 18th October 2019
About 4 days ago

Landlords selling up in frustration - Rightmove

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 18/10/2019 - 11:00
"When the tax bills next year hit the doormats in 20 months time dawn will break & the s**t will really hit the fan."

I doubt it, it's a self-assessment. If landlords were unaware of it this year, there won't be a moment of revelation once it is fully implemented.

HMRC struggle to cope with those purposely evading tax on a large scale, they're not going to suddenly spring into action for the tens of thousands of ignorant amateurs underpaying by a few hundred quid.

It will take years, if not decades for S.24 to fully filter through.

I console myself with the thought of consistent, gradual, compounded rent increases for the foreseeable future.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

21:36 PM, 2nd October 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Gas boilers to be banned from new builds by 2025

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 02/10/2019 - 20:33
"Water turbines powered by owls ? I bet their little feet get tired .....ha ha ha."

Obviously, the owls would be provided with flippers, goggles and a snorkel.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

15:40 PM, 2nd October 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Gas boilers to be banned from new builds by 2025

Great stuff!
While they are blue sky thinking about owl powered water turbines, at least it diverts them from their clueless 'improving' of the private rented sector.... Read More