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ElPapasito

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  2. Hmmm, Grenfell happened in 2016. How reckless do you have to be to buy a cladded flat in 2017 anywhere in the UK, without asking the simple question. Just from the personal fire risk point of view who would buy a cladded flat after Grenfell without specific assurance from the surveyor on the materials screwed to your external walls.
  3. Yes and no. Up to the point that the danger of flammable cladding was made known and found to be a risk in any particular building, a bailout is warranted. Once the cladding risk is known - as it should now be for all properties in the UK it becomes a personal choice if you take ownership of that risk. A bailout is not a bad thing. The repair work is just part of a jobs guarantee - useful jobs in construction that stimulate the economy, generate half their cost in tax take back to government providing a better safer environment.
  4. I'm so glad the imminent failure of Brexit negotiations has suddenly pushed back through to the top of the headlines. That is the property boomlet snuffed out right there. It was Brexit that put the housing market into cold storage throughout most of 2019. It thawed immediately on BJ's election but didn't really get racing away until Covid-19 derailed the fun and forced a suspension of play. Release of lockdown let the pent up demand come through on steroids - except in London where mass reassessment of life choices by SE commuters reinforced by the extraordinary collapse in Central London
  5. Spoke to very knowledgeable and trustworthy EA friend. The 6 months before Boris' election were the worst blocked market ever. No supply, no buyers, no sales. The Brexit argument killed the real estate market. The three months after the election were manic as all the pent up demand on both sides came out. Strange to say a harrowing national political decision that has no direct relationship to this market totally influenced it, presumably because buying and selling houses is such an emotional thing. And everybody's emotions were on edge due to Brexit. Lock down killed it off again a
  6. Yes simple. You push button at reception to make your monthly UBI claim, out pops the figure which then proceeds to tick down 10p per second. The stop button on the count down is on the 10th floor and there is no lift.
  7. Much as I regret it, the plebs will tug a forelock to their masters and give the Tories a 40 seat majority.
  8. I would buy now with a looooong fix if I thought IRs were on the rise soon from a record low. Maybe EAs are feeding that line to people.
  9. Surely an inheritance is just additional income at the point of receipt by the benficiary. Tax the income received. Simples! Ok so the inheritance assets will get put into Trusts but the benefit can't easily be realised without creating a taxable benefit.
  10. No the EU isn't circumscribing the UK's ability to make constitutional reform internally at all. It dramatically impacts our statute law and governmental policy choices in many areas but not our constitutional structure (within the bounds of commonly accepted democratic principles). It didn't even intervene when we did the Scottish referendum.
  11. Sorry to be boring but houses are not being built because house builders are better off restricting supply in a 'slow' market to prevent pressure downward on prices. Solution: move most of the government's tax requirement onto land, according to planning status and NOT on whether the land is occupied, built on or vacant. That means all the 'value' locked up in land becomes a liability not an asset to an under-utilizing owner, and they will have to properly use it, rent it or sell it. No more land banking. Suddenly we will see all land zoned for housing being built on and sold / re
  12. NO it is only responsible for ALL the BAD STUFF everywhere.
  13. Surely the real question is what the hell is a smallish European governmental agency renting for £25M per year in Canary Wharf? They could get an office block for 1/10th that in any major other city in the UK. That alone is enough to reassure me leaving the EU is a good move.
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