Rachel Hodge

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 18th October 2015

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 148

Rachel Hodge

15:02 PM, 6th February 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to serious flaws in BTL article by The Economist

Reply to the comment left by Mike D at 05/02/2018 - 15:18
Excellent response by Dr. Ros, as usual, and I completely agree with your points, Mike D, regarding lazy journalism based on opinion, wooing popular (populist) thinking. Fake news!

As I've always said, LLs didn't create the housing crisis and subsequent increased demand in the PRS. Successive governments created the housing crisis through lack of new housing supply and social housing sell-off - driving up house prices and rental prices.

Why try to reduce the PRS supply when demand is growing?! Oh yes, because government and bipartisan policy now states that generating housing supply is important and they will implement strategies to encourage that. Meanwhile, they'll screw the market and restrict the supply being demanded (i.e. rental stock).

P*ss up in brewery in charge and ill-informed, lazy journalism.... Read More

Rachel Hodge

11:31 AM, 19th August 2017, About 5 years ago

Tenants face dwindling supply of housing

Reply to the comment left by Chris Unwin at 19/08/2017 - 07:52
It doesn't solve or improve the housing crisis though. And it has the greatest negative affect on the poorer members of society - those who can't afford to buy.... Read More

Rachel Hodge

12:00 PM, 23rd April 2017, About 5 years ago

General Election 8th June - Who on earth do landlords vote for?

I will be interested to hear what UKIP say, as they had a very attractive 40% income tax pledge in the last election which really tempted me (something like raising the threshold to £50K). If this was pledged again, this would help mitigate S24 effects.

I'm going to try to embed a tweet I've just sent to my MP.

@grantshapps I was sure of a Tory landslide until the tax threat. S24 rental tax + possible further tax rises means I'm now looking for a alternative.— Rachel Hodge (@Rache133) April 23, 2017

Would have preferred to copy his tweet and my reply, but technology has overwhelmed me. This is his tweet I was responding to:

Sunday papers stuffed full of opinion polls. What a resilient industry, given their abject failure to predict either last election or Brexit— Grant Shapps (@grantshapps) April 23, 2017

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Rachel Hodge

7:59 AM, 23rd April 2017, About 5 years ago

General Election 8th June - Who on earth do landlords vote for?

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "23/04/2017 - 03:18":

Gary, do you have details of what UKIP will do to support LLs?... Read More