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Dylan

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  1. According to the BBC, MSE generated £16m of revenue in the last 12 months; I can't imagine his overheads are more than about 10% of that at most.. 5 years of revenue + a few million for goodwill is probably on the high side for a website but it's not often one of this size changes hands. Money Supermarket must think it's worth it.
  2. Sorry, just seen the date - the video is from April 2010
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8653238.stm The best evidence yet that supply and demand had almost nothing to do with the rise in prices.
  4. http://zxcode.com/2011/05/the-mill-apartments-ballisodare/ "t is like a scene from ’28 days later’ inside. Windows are smashed, partition walls are kicked in, the large dark empty car park has had all of its wiring and cables stripped. There are screws all over the floor from all of the doors and fittings that have been removed. Copper water tanks have been long ripped out of each apartment."
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    We're Going To Drive The Rents Down

    I'd be curious to know what % of renters in Ashford claim HB. A cap of 30% market rate when you are the market could be very painful...
  6. I recall reading that Blair has quite a complicated system of companies that his earnings are channelled through. It could be that buying a house for cash through one of these vehicles has tax advantages.
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    Does Anyone Else Have A Good Landlord ?

    I've been in the same place for the last 5 years. In that time I haven't seen or spoken to my landlord, everything is done through the letting agent. We seem to have an unwritten agreement: they leave me alone and I do likewise unless there is a problem. I haven't signed a new contract since the original 12 months expired and the rent is still the same. Quarterly inspections have been once every 2 years and every time I have had a problem - washing machine and boiler have both broken down - it's been resolved within a few days. Had a couple of issues a few months ago when someone young and keen joined the LA and tried to get me to sign a renewal (2 month notice period - get lost) and raise the rent ("if you do then I'll move out"; it didn't change), but since then all has been quiet.
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    Landlord Referencing Service

    Sounds like a genius, scam business model to me. Pretend to set up a referencing service, seed forums with news of the 'service' then charge worried/outraged tenants £10 to tell them that they aren't listed.
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    Job Desparation In The Usa

    He doesn't do it every day though, just once each way every week. Makes it the equivalent of commuting from Birmingham to London daily. Not nice, but I'm sure people do it.
  10. The correct response to any 'We will...' statement by Brown and Labour is 'Why didn't you do it in the last 12 years?'
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    Hung Parliament

    The Betfair odds on the next election are: ~69% Conservative majority ~24% hung Parliament ~6% Labour majority Go fill your boots if you think a hung parliament is looking likely.
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    Google Targets Online Property Market

    Rightmove's shares are down 10% today.
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    Britannia Lowers Ltv

    It's a 50% increase in the deposit required. If you're struggling to save for a deposit that's quite a big deal.
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    Question Time 08.10.09

    And another one! Have these muppets not read about redundancies, pay freezes and reduced hours in the private sector?
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    Is It Possible To Live In A Hotel For 5-6months

    After 28 days you should get reduced rate VAT at hotels, which will make it even cheaper.
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