Posts Tagged ‘Landlords’

The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

The slightly unusual dilemma of a Croydon landlord

12/11/2016

Re-published – first published on 21st October 2013 Dear Mark (and all Property118 readers) I think my wife might be having an affair with one of my tenants. The usual give away signs are all there, lots of “girlie nights out”, which she never used to do, and phone calls where the other person just… Read more

FOS rule West Brom Tracker Rate Hike is fair

FOS rule West Brom Tracker Rate Hike is fair

16/11/2014

The FOS (Financial Ombudsman Service) have done it again!  In the past the FOS have controversially agreed that rate hikes applied by Bank of Ireland, Skipton Building Society (Amber Homeloans) and also the Danske Bank (formerly National Irish Bank) were fair. Therefore, is it really that shocking that FOS would also rule in favour of West… Read more

The Social Housing crisis and Landlords

The Social Housing crisis and Landlords

23/04/2014

In May last year I did a TV programme called The One Show, where they filmed me serving a section 8 notice on a LHA tenants at 7am, they had kept the landlords rent of £4,000. This piece was about the launch of the trial version of ‘Universal Credit’, which I warned would be not… Read more

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

02/04/2014

I am in favour of new regulations which could help to save lives but I don’t understand why only the lives of tenants seem to matter in the eyes of the law. I don’t have gas at home but I do have electricity (yes even in mid Norfolk LOL) and I also have an electrical… Read more

East Midlands Property Owners Expo – Date for your Diary

East Midlands Property Owners Expo – Date for your Diary

19/03/2014

East Midlands Property Owners is a professional residential landlords association but also a not-for-profit organisation. Its members own somewhere in the region of 15,000 rented properties across the East Midlands region. Our purpose is simple. We want to provide landlords, letting agents and property investors with the advice, knowledge and tools they need to be… Read more

Message from Anthony Wilson of Ashley Wilson Solicitors LLP

Message from Anthony Wilson of Ashley Wilson Solicitors LLP

13/03/2014

My name is Tony Wilson. I have today committed £15,000.00 to the fund to enable Mark Alexander and Mark Smith carry on the superb work they are doing on behalf of buy to let landlords who are being (in my view) mistreated by the West Bromwich Mortgage Company. As a solicitor who has been in… Read more

London Housing Solutions Rips off Landlords and LHA

London Housing Solutions Rips off Landlords and LHA

10/03/2014

This report from Channel 4 investigates London Housing Solutions, a Rent to Rent company which is believed to have ripped off over 100 landlords for more than £400,000.  Advice from Property118 is that if you are contemplating renting your property to a Rent to Rent company then make sure you ask them to use a… Read more

Property118 Members vs West Bromwich Mortgage Company

Property118 Members vs West Bromwich Mortgage Company

03/03/2014

UPDATE – 31st March 2014 Since publishing this article our campaign has raised over £450,000 and legal action has now commenced. The official closing date for borrowers to be represented in this action was 28th March 2014. However, it may still be possible to be included in the representative action by paying additional fees to… Read more

Immigration Minister resigns for employing an illegal immigrant

Immigration Minister resigns for employing an illegal immigrant

10/02/2014

Mark Harper the Immigration Minister who took the Immigration Bill through Parliament in autumn 2013 has resigned for continuing to employ his cleaner when she no longer had a right to reside in the country. The Immigration Bill which was hotly debated on Property118 requires Landlords to carry out reasonable checks and take copies of… Read more

Do landlords have to pay class 2 National Insurance?

Do landlords have to pay class 2 National Insurance?

04/02/2014

We have three properties which we let out via a letting agent. My husband works full time and I have no other income. I am told that the tax man treats these properties as “investments”, (such as buying stocks and shares to quote them) rather than a business, thus limiting the type of expenses we… Read more

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