TheBiggerPicture

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Sunday 2nd February 2020


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 54

TheBiggerPicture

12:37 PM, 14th June 2021, About 6 days ago

Covid delays - Should Landlord take the hit?

When I went to my MP, to complain about the things the government were doing to IR35 and Landlords.

My MP agreed with the IR35 issue, but said no landlords had contacted him about what the government were doing to them.

I fear, the answer to your question is YES.

Why would the MPs care about a constituency that doesn't have a voice with them, over other constituencies that do?

Its like the old joke

Two men dressed in pilots' uniforms walk up the aisle of the aircraft. Both are wearing dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way along the aisle with a cane.

Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit the door closes, and the engines start up. The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some kind of a sign that this is just a little practical joke. None is forthcoming.

The plane moves faster and faster down the runway, and the people sitting in the window seats realize they're headed straight for the water at the edge of the airport property. Just as it begins to look as though the plane will plow straight into the water, panicked screams fill the cabin.

At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their magazines and books, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands.

Meanwhile, in the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and
says, 'You know, Bob, one of these days, they're gonna scream too late and we're all gonna die' !!

Well the passengers (Landords) are not screaming.... Read More

TheBiggerPicture

14:31 PM, 7th June 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Council declares war on Landlords while stealing housing from them

Reply to the comment left by Mike at 07/06/2021 - 14:08
The perpetrators of this kind of policy always say, the landlords can't put rent up, if they would of the could of.
But some give their long term tenants a discount by not putting the rent up to market rates.

When the margin gets too thin, this discount and other generosity goes out the window.... Read More

TheBiggerPicture

12:44 PM, 7th June 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Council declares war on Landlords while stealing housing from them

Reply to the comment left by Carol at 07/06/2021 - 12:34
You have no rights, the Government has them.
They just give you some privileges they until they take away at a whim.... Read More

TheBiggerPicture

12:40 PM, 7th June 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Portfolio Landlord exploitation?

The whole concept of splitting 'buy to let' and residential mortgages is a similar unecesary set of bureaucracy.

The extra pain, waste of time and extra costs to economy, for what benefit?

Have moved into my rental property in the past, and had to get a new mortgage with all the expense that entails.
Have also rented out my residential property, and told I had to remortgage, as they would only allow 1year consent to let. Again expenses and time for what values.

I suspect most countries don't make this artificial distinction.... Read More

TheBiggerPicture

12:31 PM, 7th June 2021, About 2 weeks ago

Council declares war on Landlords while stealing housing from them

Thanks for bringing us this information.
It's sad to see this kind of policy becoming more prevalent at all levels of government, and not just against landlords.... Read More