Monty Bodkin

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 939

Monty Bodkin

15:37 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 7 days ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Ken Smith at 02/04/2020 - 10:50
No sorry I don't fully recall, I've maybe made a thousand posts since then and Ken Smith isn't a very memorable name!

As you ask, I've been slowly exiting the market for the last five years (and will probably continue for the rest of my life). So any contretemps must have been about you panic selling the lot all at once. Which wouldn't make sense to me then or now.

If I'd taken your advice, it would have meant accepting a lower price and being taxed on it to the hilt. Added to which, I'd probably have invested the proceeds in equities (mine are down 25%) and in my business (currently in suspension).

What did you invest all your sale proceeds in?
-If you claim it was in gold and bog rolls, I won't believe you!

As it stands, my properties are worth about the same, I've refurbished and sold a couple for top price minimising tax, rents have increased, mortgages are down, reserve fund up, near nil voids and all tenants currently paying.

You might have shot your gloat bolt!

Come back in 4 months, I expect house prices to be down and around 15% of my tenants to be in arrears. Don't leave it too late though as this time next year, I reckon it will be back to business as usual.
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Monty Bodkin

20:31 PM, 1st April 2020
About A week ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 01/04/2020 - 20:06"IF THIS IS WHAT SHELTER WANTS"
Perhaps
(but the cracking salaries might help a bit)... Read More

Monty Bodkin

19:34 PM, 1st April 2020
About A week ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Jireh Homes at 01/04/2020 - 19:05Just to make it very clear (although I'm sure Marie fully knows);
Like the vast majority, we are not lodger landlords here and our tenants are not lodgers.
But it is good landlords and ultimately their tenants who pay for this multi million pound industry.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

18:46 PM, 1st April 2020
About A week ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 18:31
The lady doth protest too much, methinks... Read More

Monty Bodkin

16:16 PM, 1st April 2020
About A week ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Marie at 01/04/2020 - 12:44
The reason I know this is because I know the parties involved.

You join this forum a few months ago, tell landlords how they should be running their businesses and then just happen to know the parties involved in a fundraising ad about bad landlords.

That is quite some coincidence!... Read More