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  1. Agreed. They're was no distinction. We just wanted to leave the EU. With a deal would have been nice but I don't know anybody for whom leaving was conditional on getting a deal.
  2. I'm in IT and it feels as though I'm the odd one out at work in that I am not thinking about buying or already have a buy to let. It's totally nuts.
  3. Totally. He will *need* to price very aggressively to shift them all quickly or cash flow will be their undoing. Paying the mortgage on 900 homes (or whatever they are claiming to have) is not at all cheap! Given that they're all in the same geographical area, this sounds like it could be especially tricky... And that assumes all tenants obligingly leave after two months *and* continue to pay rent until then. Ouch.
  4. This is going to be a firesale. If they want to escape voids (extremely painful if you have so many) they're going to have to price very competitively indeed. I have a feeling they're going to have severe cashflow problems in the near future...
  5. Interesting. I reported one of these raffles a while back. It too had a similarly easy question but they replied telling me that there was no problem, due to the presence of the question. I wonder if they've been given some "clarification" of the rules to enforce.
  6. Sorry, Axe The Tenant Tax (ostensibly fighting for tenants' interests; actually a group of landlords trying to save their own sorry, overleveraged asses). Many of the landlords from Parasite118 frequently comment on the ATTT posts.
  7. It's at times like this I'm really glad I don't have a portfolio of crappy BTLs to worry about (not to mention a large amount of mortgage debt). I think this is the year that S24 is really going to bite hard! And on the ATTT facebook page, the penny seems to be finally starting to drop that landlords selling up in large numbers is exactly what the government were trying to achieve all along... Wait till they also realise that tenants can indeed afford to buy, but only if the price comes down a lot first... In fact their selling up *depends* on tenants being able to afford to buy. Merry Christmas ?
  8. Won't S24 cripple him? I actually think they must now be sailing pretty close to the wind. And S24 ramps up again in April. I think this is why they're being so irrational. It is last chance salloon stuff.
  9. As I recall the judge said that the fine would be designed to have an impact / to hurt.
  10. Personally, I think he would end up bailing out homeowners who have borrowed recklessly; at the expense of everybody else. I just don't feel that he had the stomach to see people losing their homes, no matter how stupid and irresponsibible they have been. Privatise the gains and nationalise the losses. However, I think it may not come to that as I feel the Tories will ditch Theresa May if her universally hated deal does not go through parliament next week. If she remains in charge of the Tories I don't care who gets in as long as it's not her. She has been thoroughly incompetent right from the start (calling the election, refusing to take part in the TV debates, Brexit negotiations etc). Most of all I feel thoroughly depressed at the choices on offer. Both Labour and the Tories are totally awful. Either one would clean up at an election if they had half-decent leaders. Other parties are an irrelevance, as usual. I do wonder whether we'll see a new party emerge from the ashes of all of this.
  11. Personally I'm not convinced that it will be that easy for the government, now the cat is out of the bag. From what I've read it sounded like it had transformed into a wider protest about the cost of living.
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