Alison King

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 205

Alison King

10:49 AM, 12th August 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Room by room - Please help me

Whereabouts is the property? Maybe someone here has student properties in the same town and can help.
From what you've said I think you should consider seeking the assistance of a local agent at least for the first year. Be completely upfront with them about your intentions and concerns to ensure you and the agent form the best arrangement for your requirements, including exit strategy.... Read More

Alison King

8:51 AM, 10th July 2019
About a month ago

Cash rich and nowhere to live

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 10/07/2019 - 08:42
I'd rather rent to someone hardworking than someone on benefits any day, and it would be hypocritical of me to complain about EU citizens working here when I am about to go off to work in France and Italy .... Read More

Alison King

12:10 PM, 21st May 2019
About 3 months ago

1st time UK buyer and stamp duty?

If he's previously owned a property overseas he's not a first time buyer so he should pay 2% on any portion of the price above £125,000. More if over £250,000. He should not pay the 3% second home charge as others have rightly said... Read More

Alison King

18:24 PM, 12th April 2019
About 4 months ago

Steer clear of any investment in ex-office blocks

Thanks for explaining that Ian. I thought Fergus meant "don't do a commercial to resi conversion and then rent it to the council", which I would think was a good way to partner with the council over the housing crisis.... Read More

Alison King

9:36 AM, 2nd April 2019
About 5 months ago

Am I in HMO territory?

I agree with the interpretation but it makes a mockery of the idea that people in rented accommodation can have a lodger. Something the government has been trying to encourage with the rent a room scheme.... Read More