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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 32

Barbara Gwyer

11:51 AM, 24th May 2021, About 5 months ago

Should I convert lounge and add 3rd bedroom?

Personally I would think very long and hard. Canary Wharf and the City are like ghost towns at the moment with so many people working from home. This is making 3-bed flats on an AST very difficult to rent - tenants might not mind being on top of each other in cramped accommodation when they're going out to work but not when they're there 24/7. Plus you say only one tenant will have ready access to the balcony making the property even less appealing to sharers. On the other hand, if you go the room by room route, again you're going to face the limited outside space issue and by the time you've paid for the utilities bills will you really be making that much more money?... Read More

Barbara Gwyer

12:31 PM, 13th February 2021, About 8 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