Jay James

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 20th October 2014


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 368

Jay James

19:34 PM, 1st August 2019
About 3 weeks ago

Tax break to help the housing crisis is making things worse

"There are around 19 million empty bedrooms in owner-occupied properties in England alone."
Add in the spare bedrooms in the non-owner occupied residences and we have far more accommodation than needed to house those without a home. Imagine the amount of natural resources that can be saved and payment of builder's profits that can be avoided. Brilliant.... Read More

Jay James

15:01 PM, 20th July 2019
About a month ago

Johnson considers Stamp Duty switch from buyer to seller

Reply to the comment left by Hamish McBloggs at 20/07/2019 - 14:08"When executor of my father's will, I got a bill for IHT that I had to cover by increasing my mortgage before I was granted probate and allowed to sell his property ... in case I did a runner. Very stressful."
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Perhaps any solicitors on this page can comment on the 'I had to' portion, as it sounds questionable to me.... Read More

Jay James

14:39 PM, 18th July 2019
About a month ago

Get into the real world

"The biggest cause of homelessness is the use of the Section 21 Notice. Well of course it is! Landlords want their house back to sell, retire and so on."
I think Fergus Wilson said this tongue-in-cheek.... Read More

Jay James

14:14 PM, 18th July 2019
About a month ago

Real rents v LHA rents - info request

Reply to the comment left by David Lovegrove at 15/07/2019 - 20:27
It may be worth looking in to what service charges your tenant's main benefit will pay for. I say this because Luminus (now Chorus) have very abrubtly increased their service charges to both lease holders and tenants. Some of their leaseholders are getting service charges paid by their main benefit, such as JSA(IB). Ditto for their tenants.... Read More

Jay James

17:10 PM, 15th July 2019
About a month ago

Johnson considers Stamp Duty switch from buyer to seller

Like almost all most taxes I think SDLT should be abolished. Imagine the administrative costs it would save the public purse.... Read More