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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 180


11:53 AM, 19th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Even Martin Lewis money saving champion of the UK is having a go at landlords!

I've unsubscribed from the MSE newsletter and indicated exactly why in the free text box!... Read More


10:50 AM, 26th December 2019
About 11 months ago

First Home Fund launched in Scotland

"A first-time buyer is defined as anyone who does not own, or has previously owned, a property in Scotland or anywhere else in the world."

How about ........A first-time buyer is defined as anyone who does not own, or has NOT previously owned, a property in Scotland or anywhere else in the world.

This reflects the low standard of recent UK legislation and how it is constantly churned out by people who obviously have questionable levels of ability in their jobs.
We know what they are saying but it clearly hasn't been written correctly and badly written law leads to loopholes, misinterpretation and disputes.... Read More


18:02 PM, 20th December 2019
About 11 months ago

Third of landlords looking to shrink portfolios

And add me to the list! My intention was to build my portfolio for many years to come but after purchasing what was to be my last property in 2014 Osborne came along with his pathetic idea of taxing many BTL landlords into bankruptcy.
Just last week I sold properties 5 and 6 of my portfolio and intend to continue doing so until I'm out of this stupid game.
How many more thousands of landlords are doing the same I wonder?... Read More


21:56 PM, 12th September 2019
About A year ago

Office of Tax Simplification - Landlords Survey

Reply to the comment left by Appalled Landlord at 12/09/2019 - 12:04
Thanks for sharing your responses. I have made similar replies with the addition of mention of the mistakes I have found in my Accountants end of year reports and the time I spend going through this once a year let alone goodness knows how many more times a year if HMRC do go down the route of regular accounting.... Read More


14:02 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 years ago

Baffling Council Demands?

I recently made a point concerning GDPR to the local County Council which is responsible for some of my properties. They actually misunderstood my point and responded with the below reply, which may answer your question Paul, although I must admit I haven't verified their comment with GDPR but it does make sense.

"Under the listed GDPR and article 34(1) and (4) of the GDPR (communication of personal date breach to the data subject), paragraph 2, schedule 2, do not apply to personal data processed for any of the following purposes:
Crime and taxation: general
(a)the prevention or detection of crime,
(b)the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or
(c)the assessment or collection of a tax or duty or an imposition of a similar nature
Therefore we are, as a billing authority, able to request information from you regarding your tenants."... Read More