Smithy

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 20th July 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 51

Smithy

12:15 PM, 13th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

POLL - What is the ROOT CAUSE of increasing homelessness, lack of supply of quality rental properties and rising rents in the UK?

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 13/05/2022 - 10:54
I agree about the SDLT. I recently offered £222,000 for an absolute wreck of a house.

My solicitor quoted £8,625.00 for the Stamp Duty alone. That money could have gone towards making a decent home for someone to rent. There would have been so much work to do that I can't imagine that the proverbial FTB would have had the resources to take it on.... Read More

Smithy

16:46 PM, 11th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Shelter’s newest attack on letting agents is appalling and childish

Shelter always seem to want someone else to do something. Whether it's the Government, Local Authorities, the Courts, Social Housing Providers or Private Landlords. Do they actually do anything themselves?... Read More

Smithy

15:11 PM, 7th April 2022, About 2 months ago

Does our tenant have to pay CGT after 10 years?

Would this also apply to Social Tenants? There must be many who meet this threshold.
I have never heard of any being charged a tax.

I have one long-term tenant - lady in her 80's - she struggles on benefits - so asking her to pay any extra would surely be counter intuitive... Read More

Smithy

9:39 AM, 6th April 2022, About 2 months ago

They want me to photograph tenant?

Contact his local Councillor. They are on the 'inside' of the Council and have direct access to the senior people in the appropriate department.
In my experience they are generally very helpful.... Read More

Smithy

17:43 PM, 15th March 2022, About 2 months ago

Scrapping the 3% SDLT surcharge would increase PRS supply by 900,000 over 10 years

If the Chancellor removed or reduced the 3% SDLT Surcharge, there would be an outcry about all us wealthy landlords paying less tax.... Read More