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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 30

Barbara Gwyer

12:09 PM, 10th October 2018
About 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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

Barbara Gwyer

12:39 PM, 19th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Fair or unfair landlord treatment - We're OUT!

The one and only time I have ever been taken to arbitration was over a 5-day old washing machine that the tenants had trashed through complete stupidity. The tenants knew that I would be charging them for the vandalised washing machine before I went ahead and bought it, but at the end of the tenancy they contested it. I lost because although MyDeposits arbitrator agreed according to the AST I had a right to charge them, I had no paper trail offering them the option of purchasing the replacement washing machine themselves before I bought the replacement.... Read More