Gary Bray

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 7

Gary Bray

12:34 PM, 24th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Do mortgage product fees fall under Section 24?

Mark (and you) are correct here.
Think about it. If your accountant was right, lenders would just offer mortgage deals with insanely high fees and zero interest.... Read More

Gary Bray

9:07 AM, 27th July 2019
About A year ago

Tenants are not evicted for no reason

I suspect that the RLA got the answers that they wanted because they asked the people whom would give them the answers that they wanted - landlords/professional landlords. If you could somehow widen the survey to include amateur/casual landlords who briefly find themselves with a property which is surplus to requirements so decide to rent it out for a short period they would get much more accurate figures.... Read More

Gary Bray

15:11 PM, 28th September 2018
About 2 years ago

Rental cost and increases at record levels

"Four in ten tenants saw their rents rise in August"

I suspect that someone has misread or misinterpreted the data here. They're saying that 40% of tenant received rent rises in August alone!

Further down in the article the numbers showing falling rental demand and a higher supply of property for rent certainly aligns with what I'm seeing. S24 never did stem the supply as so many predicted.... Read More

Gary Bray

8:30 AM, 16th May 2018
About 2 years ago

Static shocks - Council require full inspection!

I'm not sure if this is a question or what? Although there's no legal requirement to do so, if one hasn't been carried out on the property recently surely that would be a wise thing to do?... Read More

Gary Bray

9:24 AM, 7th December 2016
About 4 years ago

Replacement Double Glazing - who should pay and when?

Hi April,

I've never heard of management companies replacing windows in people's flats. You first paragraph states 'the Management Company have accepted responsibility for maintaining the windows and doors' but later on you state 'the Directors accept responsibility for the costs of replacement windows'.

I suspect the former to be true and that you will probably end up doing what the many other leaseholders have done and getting them replaced yourself.

Gary.... Read More