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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 31

Barbara Gwyer

12:31 PM, 13th February 2021
About 3 months ago

Private landlords on tenterhooks bracing for yet another attack?

As a pensioner reliant on my rental income but currently in the process of divesting some of my portfolio I'm horrified that CGT might be replaced by taxation of profits though income tax. Seems to me that this government is only interested in big property developers, many of whom are also big Tory donors. Meanwhile, how many of those poor people stuck with massive bills for cladding issues were first time buyers who bought seriously overpriced new build flats under the Government's help to buy scheme? A lot of money has to be raised to help bail out this mess and as it doesn't look like it's falling on the developers, Rishi's easiest target it us private landlords isn't it?... Read More

Barbara Gwyer

12:09 PM, 10th October 2018
About 3 years ago

Straw Poll to combat further government attacks - Please help

Out of my portfolio of 10 properties,
1 30%
2 3
3 0
4 10 households... Read More

Barbara Gwyer

13:06 PM, 4th October 2018
About 3 years ago

Complaint straight to ARLA?

Of course all of this should have been sorted out by the landlord before the tenants moved in, but I do wonder how come these tenants didn't notice any of this and say anything when they inspected the property in the first place?... Read More

Barbara Gwyer

10:17 AM, 1st August 2018
About 3 years ago

Shared occupancy test for rent-a-room relief adds unnecessary complexity

Surely if the landlord is living in the property as their sole main residence that should be all the proof the Government requires? But of course nothing with this current Government can be so simple can it?... Read More

Barbara Gwyer

11:18 AM, 11th May 2018
About 3 years ago

10 More Section 24 Campaign Billboards To Be Erected Soon

I am as horrified as any landlord over Section 24 as I face the pending abyss of a tax liability more than I shall actually be earning, thanks to this tax. However, while supply and demand rules I still fail to see how individual landlords can raise their rents to cover these Government-imposed increased costs unless absolutely every landlord does the same. It might be different in other parts of the UK, but in south London rents have been falling of late with a surfeit of properties available and a dirth of tenants. There are far too many accidental landlords with one property around here who I anticipate will probably just bail their properties out. Having considered all my options, unless the tax is reversed I shall be selling most of my portfolio and reluctantly leaving the market.... Read More