brian gibson

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 10

brian gibson

10:39 AM, 18th November 2019
About 3 months ago

Nottingham Licensing increased to a whopping £890!

Our tenants can't afford £74 per month extra on their rent and we can't afford £267.000 per year if that was applied to all our properties ! luckily we have no properties in Nottingham and never will now but thats not to say other local authorities won't follow suit if we don't bring this to everyones attention now... Read More

brian gibson

12:24 PM, 15th July 2019
About 7 months ago

Letting agency fee increase?

Letting agents have taken a massive hit so most are increasing their fees and reducing staff which I'm sure will impact on the private landlords reputaion ! the letting agent we use Daniel Craig Residential in the north east is redusing overheads by moving off the high street and keeping fees the same.
The governments plans to help the tenants is going to backfire again by more unhappy and probably less safe tenants if safety checks are left to the untrained landlord, more empty shops and less jobs ! know doubt it will be the landlords fault again !... Read More

brian gibson

12:45 PM, 14th August 2017
About 3 years ago

Sale and Rent Back Court Case Wreaks Havoc

There vendor must vacate for at least 6 months to avoid the sale and rent back rule according to a main stream lender!( I know this as just tried to remortgae a SARB house and was told the tennant would have to physically move out for six months )

An update on SARBs 17 companies registered to do it backin the day and to day I beleive there are only which have a licence but are not activaly trading! I can only assume because of the rules and regulations make it not worth the effort... Read More

brian gibson

13:02 PM, 27th February 2017
About 3 years ago

My correspondence showing complete Ministerial lack of understanding!

Totally agree with all the above hoever, after confronting Mr Barlow in person last thurdsay at the "fix the boken housing market " at the Sage Gateshead with selectively invited attendees from social housing sector, develpoers and developerment officers I can't see him or the government backing down.
They are having just the same battle with the social landlords who are facing crippling consequences of rent caps on supported living and Universal Credit to be introdused soon accross the board which they are advising the government will be a desasterous!
If they won't listen to them with millions of tenants what chance do we have !! I'm not saying we should stop challanging them though far from it just saying Hope for the best prepare for the worst
Just a note on leval playing field noncense, no one ever mentions the governments " new " help to buy scheme, 5% deposit from tenant, 20% interest free loan for 5 years from ( not sure who) but goverment backed I'm sure which by the way if you sell in year 6 and there's not the equity to pay it off you don't have to repay it the 20%, that saves the first time buyers being trapped in negative equety as previous "new" help to buy schemes did I suppose !!
How do we apply for our help to buy BTLs schemes ? level playing field my .................. Read More

brian gibson

16:10 PM, 16th February 2017
About 3 years ago

Meet The Housing Minister - Tell Him What You Think

Mark, for anyone wishing to attend the Gateshead venue the link below is how I did it , I got this direct from the event organisers however , there is only a few places left so they will have to be quick Read More