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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7


11:09 AM, 16th September 2021, About a month ago

Shelter claim 45% of private renters are victims of illegal actions

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 14/09/2021 - 10:42
It is to provide lucrative employment to a section of the population. Rather than sow discord amongst the PRS, Shelter would do better to promote harmony. Their website does indeed provide tenants with a complete toolkit to behave obnoxiously if they so choose, but never allow the owner of the place they live in any voice to publicise their concerns.... Read More


14:03 PM, 14th May 2021, About 6 months ago

Portfolio Landlords: Now is the time to sell your properties for the best price

Articles abound suggesting asset prices aren’t about to fall and in fact say, property prices have been on the rise & will remain so for a while to come. No doubt prices are temporarily hardening due to the impending end of SDLT discount and will maybe then soften for a while, but I’m staying put until the post pandemic economy levels out. Then we’ll see.... Read More


18:45 PM, 9th February 2021, About 9 months ago

Private landlords on tenterhooks bracing for yet another attack?

Were CGT rates to rocket, the result would likely as not be a stagnation in property sales, thus people hanging on rather than baling out. At my time of life, I'd want to bale out of 2 of my 3 BTLs but not if my tax bill (which would be a stinger under current CGT now) doubles... Might as well hang on.... Read More


13:09 PM, 21st January 2021, About 9 months ago

DPS - Refund during lockdown?

That's pretty much exactly my experience back in June 20 with Romanian tenants. Just vanished with only an SMS informing me they've gone. Flat still full of their personal possessions. The letting agent I use advised me not to clear out their stuff or enter the property without the tenant's permission! Got contra advice from the NRLA helpline, so went in and did what was needed to be done. Apart from the rubbish they left, large unpaid bills were run up too, in a number of names.
Long story a little shorter, I claimed the full deposit back from MyDeposits as I held it. No nonsense, just stated why 100% was being claimed back and that was that.
Simple advice: don't use DPS, hold the deposit yourself and don't always believe what letting agents tell you. Oh, and be careful of Romanian tenants.... Read More


9:44 AM, 26th September 2020, About A year ago


The way it's shaping up, and has been for a while, leads me to plan to leave the PRS. The govts. next step is to hike CGT, which further aims to punish the private landlord.
I wish I could understand the basis of govts. wanting to ruin private landlords... but apart from idealogical bias, I just can't.
Anyways, over the next 3/5 years, there'll be 3 fewer properties to rent. Good luck to the public sector in filling that gap.... Read More