Darren Bell

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 6th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 72

Darren Bell

12:50 PM, 9th May 2016
About 5 years ago

Darren Bell

11:00 AM, 26th April 2016
About 5 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

Just had the local conservative rep knock on my door. I'm afraid he just received both barrels and a marching order.
Parting question from the rep. Who will you be voting for? My answer Not you pal.... Read More

Darren Bell

11:19 AM, 20th March 2016
About 5 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

We are regrettably letting go our best tenants to dispose of a house which has the highest maintenance overhead, we are keeping another simply because under Clause 24 the figures work better.
However for us that is not the end of buy to let, simply a start to a restructure.... Read More

Darren Bell

8:27 AM, 14th March 2016
About 5 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

Haven't read it, but HMOs have always had bad press despite the fact that most are really well run. But as always its only the rare exceptions that make news.
Personally I don't have the stomack for HMOs they are very hard work.... Read More

Darren Bell

8:55 AM, 8th March 2016
About 5 years ago

Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

Reply to the comment left by "Jon Pipllman" at "08/03/2016 - 08:45":

I've just returned from Australia, expecting (If you listen to the hype) a mass sale of BTL's, house prices crashing down all around us and the world coming to an end.

Oh well, glad I bet the other way.

If anything, prices are still going up, not just for rentals but also owner occupied properties, landlords are still increasing their portfolios, although I guess as a company rather than as an individual. No difference in reality.

Whilst in Australia I took a look at the market, there is a rental market there which is actively supported by the government. The only change they are looking to make is the removal of negative gearing, which seemed like a dumb thing anyhow. Why would you go into business to make a loss. The market isn't as buoyant as the UK however there are still long term capital gains to be made and if developing or refurbishing a profit to be made on the rent when buying below market value. So even in a country with a lower population therefore less pressure on housing BTL works.... Read More