Jon Sear

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 11th September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 18

Jon Sear

10:20 AM, 22nd April 2021, About 2 months ago

Buy to Let in Scotland for south of the border newbie?

I'm from England but I have 12 of 13 properties in Scotland. I don't have experience of HMOs though. Apart from the extra work of having to stay on top of two sets of legislation I'd say it's fine. I haven't experienced Scotland as being any more "anti-landlord" - if anything the recent legislation has taken away some of the reasons people had for being anti-landlord.... Read More

Jon Sear

14:45 PM, 20th November 2020, About 7 months ago

DIY Housing Association?

Reply to the comment left by J CHAPMAN at 20/11/2020 - 13:54
I'm sure it does, but if the amount of profit is broadly in line with the amount of work being done it could be paid as a managers salary.... Read More

Jon Sear

11:00 AM, 20th November 2020, About 7 months ago

DIY Housing Association?

I thought Housing Associations were more regulated than the private sector. I had a look a few months back and quickly decided I would need a much bigger operation for it to be viable. The guidance is here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/685417/Guidance_-_Registration_for_new_entrants_Jan_2018.pdf What unnecessary regulations would we be seeking to avoid by registering as a Housing Association? Some sort of umbrella HA for private landlords who wish to act as social housing providers is an interesting idea, but I can't imagine it would be straightforward to set up?... Read More

Jon Sear

10:39 AM, 14th September 2020, About 9 months ago

Electric safety certificate/CCU/fuse board

I've got a few like this which have been marked as C3 by two different electricians... Read More

Jon Sear

10:12 AM, 5th March 2019, About 2 years ago

‘No DSS’ adverts in the private rented sector

We should definitely be looking at this on a case by case basis. Four of my tenants get UC or HB, all of them are up to date with their rent, and on average they stay longer than the non-DSS tenants do.... Read More