David Griffith

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 9th July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 18

David Griffith

12:55 PM, 23rd June 2021, About 4 months ago

Had to pay solicitor to prove I don't own the Council's land!

Ian,
Thanks for pointing out the error in the link I posted - I should have checked it first.
Professionals may be have extra features available to them but I have used it often to see the deeds and maps detailing the property boundaries..... Read More

David Griffith

12:20 PM, 23rd June 2021, About 4 months ago

Had to pay solicitor to prove I don't own the Council's land!

The land registry records are available to anyone online:-
https://onlinelandregistry.org.uk/

They charge, from memory, £3 for each record.... Read More

David Griffith

17:56 PM, 23rd March 2017, About 5 years ago

On the other side – Benefit Capped tenants and affected landlords

I too saw the programme but am struggling to have any sympathy with the first example - Karen the mother of five kids in Lewisham who is refusing to pay her full rent and in danger of loosing a council property.

£23k pa = £442 pw. If she paid her rent of £112 she would still have £330 pw to live on. That does not seem unreasonable to me or am I missing something?... Read More

David Griffith

13:42 PM, 28th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Where do I go from here - It was going so well

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "28/10/2016 - 13:28":

"I don’t believe in looking for tax loopholes, simply utilising positive legislation to optimal effect."

Call it what you like but what happens if the "positive legislation" changes?

The picture of you on the boat would make a great election poster for a party looking to gain support by hammering BTL.... Read More

David Griffith

13:21 PM, 28th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Where do I go from here - It was going so well

"Planning can only assume constants. “What ifs” such as changes to company tax are subjective." This comment and your strategy of high gearing is a recipe for disaster.

What if property prices fall 40% and the base rate rises rise to 10% or the government decide they will lose few votes by taxing BTL even more? It might not seem likely now but then neither did section 24.

Most new taxes are introduced in stages, as the treasury realises there are ways of avoiding a tax the loopholes are closed.... Read More