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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 9

SimonP SimonP

12:00 PM, 11th March 2019
About 3 months ago

Labour want German style indefinite tenancies

Is John HealeyHealey really his name?... Read More

SimonP SimonP

12:57 PM, 1st March 2019
About 4 months ago

High Court rules "Right to Rent" breaches human rights!

Very interesting. So does that mean employers no longer have to ensure that prospective employees are legally allowed to work in this country before offering them a job?... Read More

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16:31 PM, 31st March 2018
About A year ago

Jeremy Hunt purchases BTL in name of Ltd co.

There's no story here. Don't see what all the fuss is about.... Read More

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6:23 AM, 21st August 2017
About 2 years ago

Reader's letter to IDS "Once I got started I just couldn't stop"

I stopped reading and started skimming after the first hour. My eyes were getting tired and my brain hurt.

Sorry, Heather, but if this is a real letter it needed to be much much shorter. All the detailed stuff needs to come from professional organisations, it would have far more effect.

Can't imagine IDS doing any different, even assuming it got past his secretary.... Read More

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6:10 AM, 21st August 2017
About 2 years ago

Reader's letter to IDS "Once I got started I just couldn't stop"

Quote: "Councils like Durham prosecuted a landlord because she omitted to get a reference for a tenant."

That is extremely vague. How many councils exactly? How many landlords (are they all female as it says 'she')? Is it the same tenant across all the "councils like Durham" as tenant is stated as being singular?

The rest of the letter is so detailed that this section rather stood out like a sore thumb.

Can we have a specific case number, please. According to Durham County Council's own website (, "Most landlords will require you to provide references before agreeing to let you rent their property. ".

If it is a legal requirement, that would be reading 'All landlords are required to obtain references . . .'.

With regard to the mortgage interest relief restriction, only higher-rate taxpayers will be affected by all this nonsense. anyway. That being said, I totally agree that the relief should be given in the same way that business expenses are allowed against business income.... Read More