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Government’s so-called protection is damaging decent tenants’ prospects

How the Government’s so-called protection for renters is damaging decent tenants’ prospects and leading to empty properties.
Enquiry 1: Hi, I’m John and i work as a sales assistant in Bristol, I would probably want the tenancy to start with…

Telegraph requesting landlord feedback on Budget corporation tax increases

Hello incorporated landlords!
I have had a request from a journalist at the Telegraph, Melissa Lawford, to find portfolio landlords (with profits of over £50k a year) who will be affected by the corporation tax rises in the Budget.
The post Telegraph r…

Update on Pilar – Squatting and private property rights undermined in Spain

Some of you may remember the letter I published, written by Spanish property-owner, Pilar Damian, who had her home squatted. Well, I can now update you on what happened next.
Pilar used eviction specialists, led by Dani Esteve and got possession of her…

Getting to the nitty-gritty of tackling Britain’s rent arrears crisis?

Last week I spent an hour listening to a podcast by the Resolution Foundation. It can be found here Resolving rents: Tackling Britain’s rent arrears crisis
After listening to it I tried to comment underneath the podcast
The post Getting to the nitty-gr…

Private landlords on tenterhooks bracing for yet another attack?

Private landlords are on tenterhooks once more prior to the Budget, bracing ourselves for yet another attack. The rumour is that we are to be slammed with a massive increase in Capital Gains Tax. I have explained why this is so wrong on many levels and…

How house prices are affected with tenants in situ?

On Facebook this week, a tenant said that her private landlord wanted to sell the house she is renting. Someone else then said had the tenant asked if their landlord would be willing to sell to another landlord so that the tenant could remain in situ.

No Respite for Landlords

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance was a shock to landlords when we heard about it this week. It is a truly atrocious bit of legislation, heaping even more worry and misery on landlords and also likely to have a very damaging effect on …

Spain has abandoned any pretence of respecting private property rights

Recently I have been getting to know some landlords in Spain. I think it’s good for us to network with others – to support each other if nothing else.
The Spanish landlords have been explaining to me quite how bad it is for them now.
The po…

Landlord case study required for The Telegraph

Dear Property118 readers, I received the follow request for assistance today from a Daily Telegraph journalist.
I’m writing an article today looking at the mounting problems landlords face in the time of coronavirus – ie, rent losses, the six mon…

Let’s create more first-time buyers by making private tenants homeless!

The recent policy announced by Boris Johnson that he will turn ‘generation rent’ into ‘generation buy’ by under-writing mortgage deposits for first-time buyers (FTBs) is outrageous and a non-starter for reasons I have outlined today on conservativehome…

We are now in a completely different operating environment

In the past, if someone was in a reasonable job, I was willing to risk taking them on without a guarantor. In fact, it seemed rude to ask a professional in their 30s or 40s for one. The worst thing that could happen would be me losing about 6 months re…

JUSTICE FOR LANDLORDS!

The sustained attack on private landlords has intensified during the Covid-19 epidemic and is now off the scale in terms of the injustice being perpetuated against landlords.
Some of the key injustices are identified below. These merit a decisive respo…

Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods

When Robert Jenrick made his shock announcement on the 21st of August of a new 6-month notice period in England (copying ‘socialist’ Wales) he further abrogated the state’s responsibility. How could it be right that private citizens are now made to hou…

Government forcing landlords to house non-paying tenants for lengthy periods

When Robert Jenrick made his shock announcement on the 21st of August of a new 6-month notice period in England (copying ‘socialist’ Wales) he further abrogated the state’s responsibility. How could it be right that private citizens are now made to hou…

Tiny government concessions including domestic violence cases

The Government announced a tiny concession amongst its horrendous anti-landlord policies on Friday, when it stated that in cases of domestic violence, the landlord only has to give 2 weeks’ notice and in cases of anti-social and/or 6 months’ arrears
Th…

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