Alan bus

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Saturday 27th December 2014

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Alan bus

17:32 PM, 4th March 2019
About 2 years ago

Here we go again - PRS Right to Buy!

My first property was purchased under the right to buy and I received a large discount. My first property cost me 17k it is now worth £220k so therefore I am entitled to 17k plus a bit extra??... Read More

Alan bus

21:38 PM, 19th April 2017
About 4 years ago

General Election 8th June - Who on earth do landlords vote for?

Who would I vote for?......None of the above but, for the Country has to be the Cons. All crooks imho. Is there not anyone here who wishes to stand. Might take a little time to get to the top but from acorns......... Read More

Alan bus

14:02 PM, 4th January 2017
About 4 years ago

Council want proof front door complies with FD30S fire regs?

Reply to the comment left by "Ian Narbeth" at "04/01/2017 - 13:01":

Hi Ian, I have no problem complying with the law. As I read the law (Regulatory Reform (fire safety) order 2005) it only needed to be a FD30S door IF I were to replace the original door as fitted per building regs then and not building regs now. I do fully intend to replace it now that I have been made aware of the new regs. As for "responsible landlords should get educated" I agree to a point. Do all landlords know all the rules and regs? I doubt it. Sometimes we have to learn as we go along. This and my other properties comply in so far as I know with due regards to the law, gas, epc, smoke alarms, contracts, etc. I read this forum and others. I speak with the Council if I am not sure, however as stated, in this case I was not sure IF I needed to change the door IF it was an original one as fitted by the Council under building regs when first fitted. I have properties that the council use to house those in need and wonder why this "request" has come out of the blue. I have been letting this flat since 2003 and this is the first time the Council has had cause to write to me concerning fire risk assessment. I have successfully defended myself in court against the Council when they have tried to obtain money from me when they spend money on the "block" but are not payable by myself. So my Question was really on a point of law. Thank you for your reply and also to all those that took the time to help me.... Read More

Alan bus

10:08 AM, 27th December 2014
About 6 years ago

Avoiding CGT on selling part of my residence

I purchased a flat from council under the right to buy scheme. cost £17.5k yes £17.5k lived there for 4 years then purchased my own house. I rented the flat out from 2003 until present day. Is CGT calculated on the value of the flat when I purchased it OR the amount I paid for it. Flat is now worth 185k.... Read More

Alan bus

23:00 PM, 15th August 2012
About 9 years ago

Question regarding Local Authority Homeless policy

My partner let her son rent her house he has 3 children. the council pays his rent. She served a s21 as she now wants her property back, Council told him to stay in house until court orders him to leave, also they said that the papers she has used are "old" papers so the s21 is invalid.
Q. I thought that the council was not allowed to pay rent if its your own family in your own house?
If that is correct has the council broken the law?... Read More