Claire Smith

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 20th July 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 54

Claire Smith

10:54 AM, 26th March 2019
About 7 months ago

£46 million to help people off the streets

How much of the money will be spent on the 760 new jobs when there are some excellent charities already doing this sort of work? Surely it would make more economic sense to fund the charities? Obviously I'm not talking about Shelter! Street Support Network (as just one example) do an excellent job working with several charities to help not just with finding a bed but also with dealing with all the underlying problems of the homeless. This would be a far better way to spend the money.... Read More

Claire Smith

10:08 AM, 25th March 2019
About 7 months ago

Fergus Wilson's response to BBC Panorama

Reply to the comment left by Dennis Leverett at 24/03/2019 - 22:37
I also received the request to sign this petition. I have (politely!) explained why I feel unable to do so. Can I encourage other landlords to join us in explaining why tenants in receipt of benefits are less and less likely to be able to find homes in the PRS. I will point out that we have, in the past, had a tenant on benefits. We do not advertise 'no DSS' but do credit checks on every applicant and consider each application carefully.... Read More

Claire Smith

13:38 PM, 26th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Email to Prime Minister et al

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 26/02/2019 - 13:11
And to help their friends with large rental companies.... Read More

Claire Smith

13:02 PM, 26th February 2019
About 8 months ago

Email to Prime Minister et al

I agree with Old Mrs Landlord that landlords should get mortgage relief. Owners of other businesses are able to offset their finance costs, so why shouldn't landlords? If I have a shop selling food, I can deduct my costs. Instead I am providing another necessity but also with finance costs for my business. Why should this put me into higher rate tax on my turnover instead of my profit?... Read More

Claire Smith

15:24 PM, 6th December 2018
About 11 months ago

Student Council tax exemption - Proof required?

Reply to the comment left by Alan Bromley at 06/12/2018 - 15:15
Students often need reminding several times to provide their I.D. numbers, but as we have a clause in the contract making any council tax their responsibility, they have provided it in the end. We were told by Hull council that for a house with 4 students we had to pay the council tax when one student gave up his course. After a few attempts to claim he had changed courses, he did finally reimburse us for the CT.... Read More