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Dyson Fury

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  1. That's interesting. I seem to remember, about 5 years ago, there was a chap who had a business plan, that he was raising money from investors for, for a website to link buyers and sellers of tenanted properties, which could be sold at a mutually agreed price, with the tenants in situ. It was called "portal 118", or something. What was his name?... Something like Alexander? I thought it sounded a reasonable idea, but it was suspended within a few months, because of changed market conditions, and the investors lost a packet.
  2. Not this one though: https://www.property118.com/member/?id=362 If he's banned, does that mean he can't log in and delete it? https://www.property118.com/ipprs-report-borrowed-time-pure-fantasy-cynical-publicity-stunt/comment-page-2/#comments
  3. No that's not him. Moodie, not Moody. His landlordtoday profile has been deleted this morning!
  4. 660 all-time profile views in total yesterday evening. Another 284 since then.
  5. Still campaigning: https://www.property118.com/i-am-helping-a-telegraph-journalist/
  6. Problems for renters? Some mistake there surely? Poor Mr Moodie. See how sympathetic he is towards tenants from his comments on this landlord forum: https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2020/3/lru-release-template-letter-for-struggling-renters-to-send-to-their-landlords https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/community/personal-profile/11735-jamie-moodie And who's this, further down the article? Yes, none other than...
  7. This is the key issue, which originally brought me to HPC some years ago. Check out the address on Google Street View. The road is not blocks of purpose-built student accommodation. But houses which were once fine family homes, now converted into HMO flophouses, with students crammed in like sardines. What were once stable city-centre communities of homeowners and tenants, families with children, young couples, elderly folk; replaced by students, living there for only one year, placing an impossible burden on street parking and local services; with local primary schools having no pupils f
  8. Rishi Sunak's sole declaration on the Parliamentary register of interests is one flat in London (registered June 2015, immediately he became an MP). You can't tell from the Register how long he has owned it, or whether he rents it out or uses it himself (not unreasonable for an MP whose constituency is is Yorkshire). But he does not have a BTL portfolio. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem/200210/sunak_rishi.htm
  9. The proposed 3% stamp duty surcharge on overseas buyers was the initiative of Rishi Sunak during his stint as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. https://www.mortgageintroducer.com/conservatives-pledge-3-stamp-duty-surcharge-for-overseas-buyers/ Now that he is Chancellor of the Exchequer, might he be minded to introduce some significant policies concerning BTL stamp duty and tax reliefs on mortgage interest? Possibly even in his first budget on March 11. It could be opportune to send him some concise, well-argued letters along these lines (I am sure he is already receiving long, ranty
  10. At the end of the Telegraph article, it points out something that I'd overlooked. The proposed 3% stamp duty surcharge on overseas buyers was the initiative of Rishi Sunak during his stint as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. https://www.mortgageintroducer.com/conservatives-pledge-3-stamp-duty-surcharge-for-overseas-buyers/ Now that he is Chancellor of the Exchequer, might he be minded to introduce some significant policies concerning BTL stamp duty and tax reliefs on mortgage interest? Possibly even in his first budget which is scheduled for March 11. It could be opportune to s
  11. Telegraph wishlist for Mr Sunak's first budget. Includes a whingeing landlord who owns 60 properties in Rotherhithe, south London, (not in a company structure of course), moaning about having to pay income tax on his rental income. The obvious implication being that full tax relief on mortgage interest should be restored for BTLers. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/fix-pensions-death-tax-stamp-duty-plea-new-chancellor/ I've made a start in the comments. Aux keyboards, citoyens!
  12. Found it! https://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?/topic/205642-btl-scum-regrouping-and-on-the-offensive-merged/&do=findComment&comment=1102950282
  13. What happened to that .gif of Busta giving the Vulcan salute? Anybody still got a copy?
  14. Spot of trouble for Fergus here: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/property-tycoons-house-burgled-207589/ He somehow seems to know the nationality of the burglar, so it's a bit surprising he doesn't know his identity? Maybe the burglar waved his passport in front of a CCTV camera?
  15. Article in today's BTLegraph about the "need" to reform Stamp Duty. Quite a good set of comments already, all help is welcome! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/news/boris-right-stamp-duty-system-needs-knocked-rebuilt-scratch/ NB article is behind paywall, but you can see all the comments without being a subscriber, and publish your own comments by creating a free user account . Last time I did this there was no need even to use a valid email address, as they did not use the basis security procedure of sending an email with a verification link....
  16. It too me a little while to work out that this is the property with the blue door, The floor plan claims two areas of "patio", either side of the front door. Just look at them in the picture!! Still, there is a lovely "terrace" on the first floor. Imagine relaxing there in the evening, with a drink and good book in the sunshine. Er. no (picture 5).
  17. Regardless of your housing situation, remember that living on the SE coast gives you and your children a quality of life immeasurably superior to those who live far inland and face a 2 hour drive just to see the sea. (Canterbury, since you ask)
  18. I've been studying mortgage rates recently. The 10 year fix rates are quite a bit higher than the 5 year, so that is worth looking at closely. Also whatever people think about HTB inflating house prices, on a new-build you are going to pay that inflated price whether you use HTB or not; so if you are eligible for HTB as a new-build FTB do investigate it; it's a free loan which makes you eligible for the lower interest rates available to those with 25% deposit. And if you can't pay back the HTB loan in 5 years then you only have to ay interest on it at 1.75% and your main lender will still re
  19. What "trouble" did Mandelson get into, exactly for this? There was never any comeback. He sailed on, ennobled into the House of Lords, drawing his enormous EU pension, and nowadays is able to lecture the plebs about how they made the wrong choice about Brexit.
  20. Another pro-BTL article in today's Telegraph, this time moaning about letting fees being charged to the landlord instead of the tenant. (Just 10% of the first month's rent, for all the letting agent's work in finding a tenant and saving the landlord from a rental void). https://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/buy-to-let-crackdown-gains-pace-landlords-stump-tenant-fees/ I've done my bit in the comments; other contributions welcome. The Telegraph Money section has a new editor - Lauren Davidson. She wrote some very good and well-informed articles as Personal Finance c
  21. That's a great spot - thanks for sharing. I often said (only partly in jest) that I was prepared to go to Stevenage to campaign against Fraser by making sure his electorate were fully informed about his landlording activities. Now, there's no need. Good.
  22. The Telegraph is promoting this report today. I've done my bit in the comments section.... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/landlords-could-face-100pc-tax-rate-buy-to-let-made-scapegoat/
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