Claire Oswald

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 12th August 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Claire Oswald

13:13 PM, 26th November 2015
About 4 years ago

Are most landlords under charging?

I tend not to increase rent for sitting tenants. My current tenants have only been in for around a year, but a previous tenant was there for 6 years with no increase.

Clause 24 could be a definite impetus to raise rent to cover extra tax, yes.... Read More

Claire Oswald

13:09 PM, 26th November 2015
About 4 years ago

Spending Review 2015 - 3% increase on Stamp Duty for BTL and second homes

Reply to the comment left by "James dengel" at "26/11/2015 - 09:16":

Thanks for your response. I still don't see the extra kick in the teeth for those landlords that could potentially pay tax at 40/50% - especially following the other kick in the teeth in the way of allowable finance costs. NOT a tax relief as they so like to call it.

If a house is purchased cash with the intention of letting it, where is the check on what the purchase is for - there is no lender so they won't be asking the question - will the sales contract need to change?... Read More

Claire Oswald

8:54 AM, 26th November 2015
About 4 years ago

Councils of Britain are you ready for Osborne's Housing Crisis?

Reply to the comment left by "CaZ " at "20/11/2015 - 21:31":

You mention that local authorities don't want to bite the hand that feeds, but I know that many authorities are looking at being 'self-funding' by 2020, as grants will diminish and authorities will need to produce their own income. Maybe as Clause 24 is properly kicking in then it may give them food for thought.... Read More

Claire Oswald

8:44 AM, 26th November 2015
About 4 years ago

Spending Review 2015 - 3% increase on Stamp Duty for BTL and second homes

I mentioned this to my other half last night and his response was "so we need to buy another property before April".

Ever the pragmatist.

What I don't understand is what the government is trying to achieve through this - are they trying to get private landlords to incorporate? If so, won't they get less tax off them that way? Or do they think the electorate hate private landlords that much?... Read More

Claire Oswald

22:26 PM, 25th November 2015
About 4 years ago

Spending Review 2015 - 3% increase on Stamp Duty for BTL and second homes

I really don't understand where they are going with this. I thought that Conservatives supported 'capitalism'? Jeez, I feel like Jeremy Corbyn is already in the hot seat.... Read More