Anthony Richard

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Thursday 3rd July 2014


Trading Status
Sole Owner

Providing essential rental accommodation since

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118

Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

Anthony Richard

19:46 PM, 31st January 2019
About 2 months ago

Section24 and SDLT hitting tenants - RLA

Not particularly relevant to this thread BUT can we all stop referring to ourselves as ‘Landlords’. Few of us own great swathes of land and I don’t personally know any housing provider who is a Lord. The very word Landlord is loaded with notions of privilidge, Title and wealth and sends out the wrong message. We are ‘Private Housing Providers’, ordinary hard working folk who have chosen to make a living providing good places for folk to live in.

The word LANDLORD is just too easy and convienant for many to find ‘offensive’ and is one primary root of why we are so roundly unpopular.
It maybe just a small word but it has very negative connotations. It is also outdated, inaccurate.... Read More

Anthony Richard

15:53 PM, 21st January 2019
About 2 months ago

UNFIT - Fitness For Human Habitation Act 2018

The potential of this ‘glorious nonsense’ is how it will be applied in practice. Expect the usual over zealous use by unscrupulous bandit solicitors lining their pockets. Many a landlord providing good property will doubtless fall foul of this despite his/her best efforts.
It’s just another I’ll considered piece of legislation wide open to indefensible abuse.
One good day, the bandits of the legal profession will need to account for the disproportionate damage they are causing. Another good day will be when Gov wake up to the fact that they are destroying private housing providers at a time they are most needed.... Read More

Anthony Richard

15:15 PM, 21st January 2019
About 2 months ago

Direct payment of Universal Credit to landlords - Online system being developed

Amber Rudd’s very wise reversal on UC is way too little way too late. Colossal damage has been done to landlords confidence in respect of housing tenants dependant on the benefits system.
The whole system is corrupted, exploited, and structured to legalise theft from landlords.
Unless and until Gov understand that I provide a good housing service at the best rates I can, and I expect to be paid fairly for it and consistently with no if, buts, or cons, I will never accept any tenant on benefits again. Would rather sell up and leave.... Read More

Anthony Richard

17:28 PM, 13th December 2018
About 3 months ago

And the landlord vote goes to - Please vote again

None of the current mob of politicians deserve a vote. However, as Mark has already mentioned Corbyn is a real and present danger. So I too will be casting my non resident vote for the Con’s, but only in the hope of keeping Corbyn out.... Read More

Anthony Richard

18:15 PM, 12th November 2018
About 4 months ago

The Alliance is Launched

Previous comment by John Dance is the way forward.
Targeted, Robust, incisive, well reasoned comment is what is needed whilst also pointing up the value and contribution of the PRS to UK plc. This needs well briefed, media savvy, and professionally presentable people. How the cause is presented really matters, forget judicial reviews, and endless costly interventions, spend the money getting the best media people , and most agile and analytical minds advocating for us.
I’m paid up... Read More