Janet Carnochan

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 22nd July 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 42

Janet Carnochan

11:56 AM, 29th May 2020
About 2 months ago

Should I let to family through my limited company?

About 10 years ago I asked a solicitor the same question and I was told legally the answer is no, you cannot rent a house to a family member and then get paid housing benefit, even if they would otherwise be entitled to HB.... Read More

Janet Carnochan

9:28 AM, 18th March 2020
About 5 months ago

He's absolutely crackers!

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 18/03/2020 - 09:17
Just had a friend repost this idiot's post on fb. Please lobby free rent for all tenants as all homeowners are getting a mortgage holiday. Don't normally comment on fb but had to explain in this instance, that the landlord was still going to have to pay the mortgage and that this would cause repossessions which would make tenants homeless. More landlords would exit the system which would push up rents further. Doesn't help the landlord or the tenant. Also if landlord weathers the storm then they won't be paying out on maintenance or upgrades, which in turn doesn't help local businesses. If people are struggling then give them the money to pay their landlord, who in turn pays the mortgage lender, who also maintains the property and buys supplies locally and uses local tradesmen. It could save thousands of local businesses from going bust. Instead Corbyn wants a bunch of homeless tenants. The pay the tenant option would cost less in the long run.... Read More

Janet Carnochan

8:20 AM, 21st November 2019
About 9 months ago

88% of Scottish landlords hope to stay in PRS

TBH I think we are all sitting on the fence and because property prices are lower then we can afford to do so. I have not signalled to anyone that I am looking to leave the industry as that is my only form of income and is my pension, However if tax changes and licencing were to make me worse off then I would exit the industry. Just the other day I looked at purchase price of all my properties and added rate of inflation, just incase Labour get their way, and taking that figure then all my properties are actually worth less than the figures they came out at. So I believe others are like me, they want to stay in the industry but are waiting to see what happens. That is very different to being happy and committed.... Read More

Janet Carnochan

11:00 AM, 2nd October 2019
About 10 months ago

Shelter’s response to ONS homeless death figures

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 01/10/2019 - 16:32
I totally agree with you Neil on both counts. Yes, what is Shelter doing about it, however I also don't think that it is an simple as just building more social housing. Many suffer from drug problems and mental health issues. All those issues need to be looked at to find a solution. I have watched some documentaries about homelessness in the countryside ( and cities will be no different ) and many who have been interviewed have been offered accommodation but can't deal with people, noise or every day life. Yes the figures are shocking and nobody should have to live on the streets, but it is a bigger problem than just building more houses. Glad to see that Polly did not find a way to blame PRS as we are not experienced enough to deal with this issue. However they should be supporting the PRS as by making it attractive as possible as that may free up homes in the social sector, however that would have to be backed up with the correct support.... Read More

Janet Carnochan

11:18 AM, 26th September 2019
About 10 months ago

Should I sell or risk tenants buying at undervalue price?

Maybe Joey you should think about what your long term plan is for yourself if nothing changed? Personally I would like to pass on my houses to the next generation and I am only in my 40's. They are my pension plan. For that reason I will stick it out, not vote labour and hope the policies never come in, as at this moment in time they are only speculation. Again I also do not think that it is lawful what Labour is intending doing and would expect to see some legal challenge over it. After all this is most people's private pension pot that they are looking to raid. However if I was older and was intending selling anyway within the next few years then I would probably not take the gamble and just sell up now.... Read More