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From: Michael Foley 13 May 2020 19:24 PM

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Mark I don't agree your kids are not competing with BTL landlords it seems to me they are all on help to buy with no SDLT, this scheme is not available for buy to let LL's so how would they be in competition ?. Where did you get the idea it was easy for the Parents. I lived in rented accommodation for 9 Years in various Towns around the UK, when my take home pay was £25.00 per week and a reasonable house was £4.5k. I had some savings & applied for Mortgage but got turned down it was probably the biggest favor they could have done for me. I seen a plot in Brentford Gazette bought i,t got a Bank loan & Built my own House by my own hand with only hand tools no electric on site & cordless still to be invented incidentally which I still have so you think we had it soft. We didn't have Bank of Mam & Dad rearing us until we were 25, we were reared at 15, no iphones, credit cards, sky media or google, for me no family support possible & Dad RIP. The abolition of s21 will cause the biggest Recession ever known for sure without any Corona, why do you think that I have a duty to House your family go get their own. I thing your are a benefit LL that the Regulations don't apply to, just one fire door & yale lock on front door so it can open from inside. Regulations should apply to everyone or no one and same goes for SD. The Best way to stimulate the economy is to scrap all the Regulations made this last 10 years, imagine 4 pages Certificate for simple emergency light costing more than the unit (morans) and tell all those lame duck organisations to go & find a job even if they are capable ? and stop living off Private Landlords Backs.

From: Michael Foley 03 May 2020 13:25 PM

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Or Course David is right the cost & loss of revenue is endless, the idea of raising taxes won't work, we are already taxed to the eye balls, that's why so many have thrown-in the towel even before Corona with unfair one sided tax rules and the more they load it on the more goes out of business. there was already too many milking the system because the system is designed for them, and too much sympathy for them who contribute very little or nothing the Council loves them as many same culture as themselves, everyone wants to be on the Council getting subsidized living, well the game is up. I don't let rooms but the property as a whole yet I am lumbered with Licencing Schemes which is very expensive to obtain & comply with not alone the extra encumbrances it places in me but don't apply to people who are related whatever on earth that't got to do with anything, the rules are to suit the same culture as the claimants, their friends and relation occupy many of the Civic Centers & Gov' Dept' so likely they are making the rules for themselves. I seen PM on TV saying no more than one household should be together at this sad time. However, this cannot be because of Licensing Schemes that created 2,3,4 or several Households with-in one House so no hope of one house keeping separate (excluding self contained flats) perhaps we need a new definition of a household for this sub-standard over crowned 1960's bedsit type accommodation. Also I hear so much on TV about Family's cooked up in high rise Flats with no outside garden space. Why then are you Building tens of thousands of the Stupid things all subsidized from out taxes & over priced by £50 to £100k depending on the size with dubious schemes to rope in the young generation for 35 years in some cases just to make huge profit for big Contractors & Institutions. At the same time hit us who supply proper Houses & gardens, with super taxes of several kinds and enormous Stamp Duty Land Tax, while they are exempt for now but god help them later on, come on now play the game we are not children or oblivious to what you are doing to us. I don't believe there is any shortage of Housing just hype and everyone runs with the baton.

From: Michael Foley 13 April 2020 17:49 PM

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All those anti-private LL organisations plus media hype for ever bashing Private LL's haven't a clue about business or don't have to just keep knocking us, if they are so good I put it to them why don't they buy the property and subsidize their Tenants to live in their property to see how they get on. I keep hearing about Mortgaged LL's but the fact is Mortgaged or not you can't house people for free.I now have 6 properties out of small portfolio occupied by people some who won't and majority unable to pay, either way the income has dried up because of circumstances & Government mad intervention. I believe only Benefit Claimants can afford housing in this situation. I would like Nick to get a dose of reality always knocking us and talking about campaigns to destroy us more. Supposing someone gave me a property for free I could not rent it for free obviously, I am not Social Services & with all the Regulatory requirements costing fortunes even a License fee in Harrow is £1310 for the Application plus the additional works that is likely to be required is substantial, the day to day running costs, Boilers nightmares those days, white goods (just replaced WM this Sunday morning £329), furnishings, penalties,Insurances, maintenance issues, in some properties I pay Council Tax, etc etc, OK all this Plus all my own labour is on the line for free or get someone-in who are hugely expensive, (try it sometime). Now Nick dearest have another little think, Best Wishes and more draconian taxes coming next week.

From: Michael Foley 29 March 2020 17:38 PM

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From: Michael Foley 18 March 2020 20:06 PM

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I believe the money for HS2 would certainly be far better spent on Flood defences, why not ask the huge numbers or people who's lives are affected & their Homes ruined again & again. When I go on Train or Tube,(if I can get on there). I see the droves of people going in opposite directions, the same goes for road traffic it makes no sense, job match / job swap has to have huge potential to stop all this unnecessary travel, waste of resources, traffic pollution, environment as they talk about saving the Planet. 100 billion £'s saved by not doing HS2 (probably more than that no Government project knows how to keep to Budget anymore) would put a stop to so many areas getting flooded saving Lives, Homes, Farm Land, crops, environment, Life Stock and farm land. I think flood defences can usually be quiet easy to do but don't ask highly educated Digital Academics they'll put the mockers on it. I worked on the banks of the Thames many years ago and they were hydraulic driving heavy duty steel interlocking piles, seemed very simple, water tight & effective with very little noise, methods and equipment will have improve since so just do it. Regarding building on flood areas it shouldn't happen but when it does Planners can cause many problems, like making a Developer work to a datum much too low, in some cases a couple of more rows of blocks below DPC would be sufficient to raise it up and possibly escape the flood entering the property. Apart from all this but alas too late stop American style Farming removing too many ditches, hedge rows that used to restrict the rain water run off and peregrinate gradually.

From: Michael Foley 23 February 2020 09:23 AM

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I don't understand it either the 2 biggest factors, Assured Short Hold Tenancies & S,21 that will be on your mind when deciding whether you should buy or continue being a Landlord, obviously all those new lame duck organisations don't know why those 2 measures were introduced. LL's are now encouraged to educate ourselves in order to deal with the stupid unnecessary bureaucracy that has been imposed on us. We are encouraged to do Courses and I have done a few to no avail didn't learn anything at all unfortunately just bullsugar. They don't understand we are all about supplying quality Affordable Housing. Their courses are all about administration, paperwork, computers to deal with stuff they invented not actual housing. The most recent Course I was on was Taxation of every kind a full day Course but came away from that non the wiser. I was more surprised by the 2 biggest things that were left out, s.21 & AST , apart from that they went through a load of scenarios of every kind until evening time it had gone around full Circle and we were back to where we started nothing gained as far as I could see what ever you done. Regarding putting your property in a Company it could work for some you would only pay 19% tax on your income but caught for capital gains tax on way-in probably but then all your acids have to go-in to the Company, so everything belongs to the Company but you will get hit big time if you want money out of the Company it all seems pointless unless you have large borrowings then you are not affected by S,24 & get the loan interest tax relief. They didn't say what tax changes are in the pipe line already for this April either, say if you previously owned a Property that you lived in for a number of years prior to renting it out, currently you get allowed relief for the years you lived in it, also you were allowed £40k because it was once your residence plus also your wife / partner got allowed £40k if they were named on the Deeds, then you got 1.5 years relief after you left the property, (now getting cutback to 9 months) you also had up to a year to pay the capital gain tax now it has to be paid with-in 30 days of completion etc, etc, so are they giving us anything positive at all to work with ? but the Course didn't tell me any of this. Regarding the above its how I see and understand it whether its right or wrong is another matter just a lay persons point of view, you will have to take your own independent advice.

From: Michael Foley 21 February 2020 15:53 PM

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From: Michael Foley 18 February 2020 10:03 AM

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This article is very true by ARLA, this is what I have been at pains to point out for over a year. The Government say they want to have stable long term Tenancies but have introduced policy's to do the exact opposite, are they really in charge of us ?. However there is far more to it than that. We know s.21 is going, s.24 gone, Deposit debacle by Shelter in 2007, How to Rent nonsense by Shelter changed 9 times in just 5 years (might even be another one I don't know, check before serving or application invalid) Right to Rent by Government, De-regulation Act by Shelter 2015, we know there is loads more and we are weighted down with paper work our labor is free, can we not even have minimum wage for all this unnecessary work imposed on us. I don't see anyone else working for nothing. Thousands of Landlords are and have exited the market, thousands more have switched to Airbnb, hence 80'000 rooms on short term platform in London alone so are not available for normal renting to regular renters, all those thousands of LL's combined are not available to offer normal regular lettings not alone longer Terms Tenancies. The point the Articles keeps missing is the outrageous HMO schemes costing me thousands of £'s pa. This don't apply to related people, what ever on earth that's got to do with anything I don't know it seems those people are making the rules to suit themselves and their friends. This is also again like the rules for Short Term Lets virtually nothing applies and get double the income as us, incidentally I don't let rooms but have several HMO's that I never wanted which are imposed on me by Government & Local Authorities, that make no contribution to the schemes whatsoever. LL. pays for all including licensing fees, any extra visit Council makes charged @ £83 per hour, huge amount of compliance work imposed with those HM0's that don't apply to related persons or short term lets, then so many regular Certifications of Electric, Gas, Emergency Lighting, fire alarm systems etc. I could go on all day about the damage they have done to us but have so much to do and I am not paid like Council staff to sit there and who have no responsibility.

From: Michael Foley 31 January 2020 12:36 PM

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From: Michael Foley 22 January 2020 18:41 PM

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I have no doubt about what drove up House prices & cost of Housing. The Bank of England bringing down base rates too low, the base rate used to be around 5% + lenders charge probably 3% on top. They kept lowering the base rate below which was never the case to my knowledge, abolishing Savers over night then they were left sittings with their in the Bank earning nothing so they had to do something. They bought property that they didn't necessarily want or need all bidding against each other driving priced through the roof. As well as that the Woolwich Building Society started giving out buy to let mortgages playing off one property against another until some individuals had dozens of properties & nothing fully paid off, totally Tax efficient, we never had this nonsense before this as I always had Commercial loans. Then the Gov' / Local Authorities got stuck into us with Licensing Schemes coupled with requirements costing many thousands of £'s per property, now add s24, How to Rent, Right to Rent, Super SDLT, increased c/gains, Deposits messing, De-Regulation Act, many more so no need to go on, are you still wondering why letting got expensive, the people that caused it are still shouting and have no in put but are beneficiaries. The Rogue LL syndrome is a bad joke we all know who they are, They are exempt from Licensing because they are letting to related people we know the culture and who they are and probably related to the Tenants themselves or cousins brother uncles mother by the 31 button hole, what has related got to do with anything it nonsense, we are supposed to be all equal before the law ?, The people in the Civic Centers & Government departments making one sided rules.

From: Michael Foley 20 December 2019 22:41 PM

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No David you are not the only one, I am the other one who don't take deposits anymore or do Inventories which I had always don't for 30 years until the they made Deposits a liability for LL's in July 2007. There is no stopping them in particular this last 13 years, more & more anti-landlord regulations all paid for by LL's to destroy himself. Now we have RLA agreeing with many parts of the Political Parties Manifestos to the determent of LL's, like lifetime Deposits it's a non starter for me, just give us back the traditional Deposits that we used to have & never mind your transferring nonsense. They all forget it's our property they are talking about not theirs, yet all those lame duck origination's set themselves up above us want to make all the rules & laws about how everything should be while they have no input only bullsugar all making a living off our backs. Then they want to tell us to have open ended Tenancies, hello are you feeling ok this is sitting tenants again like 1960's its not on, then Council wants us to have their permission to be able to sell vacant possession, although they say it's ok if you want it for a Family member or live there yourself. I say none of their business whether we want to sell not sell or keep its not their property, when we bought we didn't need their advice or get any of their funding so why then should we require their permission to sell. I know the Section 21 was abused by Tenants to get Council to house them, many acted up in different ways to achieve this but you blame the LL for all, it would be interesting to see the figures on how many Tenants turned up in Court to oppose the eviction ? not many they are not stupid they are hardly going to challenge something they want. It's Government Policy is wrong why should have a legal responsibility its a right nanny State tell them to take responsibility for themselves. The other thing dedicated Courts backed by RLA which is misguided, we want nothing to do with Courts we had enough of that with S.21 where by LL couldn't end a Tenancy without going to Court but Tenant could walk away at anytime, just like the new proposals tenants can stay or go anytime but LL can be stuck with them for lifetime if tenant chooses, what ever happened to the scales of justice it well lopsided. Dedicated Courts probably a kin to 1st / upper Tribunals, I seen first hand how that works but probably not allowed to say so I wont. Although I might be allowed to say this procedure was the cheap inexpensive way to resolve problems / £500.00 under section 12 but when lawyers get at it you might find yourself dealing with section 13 and unlimited costs.

From: Michael Foley 30 November 2019 21:02 PM

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What a load of rubbish, it's the end of the uncertainty alright, it's now certain that they have destroyed us, collapsed the traditional housing market and replaced it with I Large Institutions, building thousands of flats clearly not required, removal of Section 21 was the last straw and completed the certainty that we can no longer be viable and forced out. This was all deliberate vandalism by regulation to achieve their aim this last 10 / 15 years, we all know what happened no need for anyone to tell us that, then they try to tell us its about Brexit although it is a factor it a drop in the Ocean compared all the other restrictions, costs and work load they have imposed on us. I know Brexit has caused many east Europeans to go back whom we'll miss as they are a good culture and know how to live properly. However, its our loss but it's the rogue regulators that destroyed us as I was a LL for 25 years before the east Europeans came. Now that they have removed S 21, S 24, lumbered us with expensive licensing schemes all funded by us so no cost for them whatsoever regardless of what they do, complain about high rents that they caused totally & blame us, but only if we don't let to people who milk the system / family's as I never had a family approach me saying they were paying for themselves and don't some local Authorities have a box for them to tick if they don't want LL to know they are on benefit (with holding information we can't do that). Now that they have destroyed us they turn around and tell us everything is going to be great / Certainty, they really take us for a bunch of clowns.

From: Michael Foley 27 November 2019 17:56 PM

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Well it's now clear section 21 is all but gone, all main political Parties have now spoken each one in their turn have pledged to destroy private Sector Housing more than the other, even to the extent of £100k fines, they should be ashamed of themselves, it's a national disgrace for them to campaign on a General Election on this bases. The Private Rented Sector the second biggest provider of Housing in the Country for decades, housing millions of people at no cost to the Government, it's not our fault if Gov' has a policy to house everyone regardless whether Benefit Claimant or false Claimant by the million, sure usually a woman with children & supposedly no partner but they will be there for free costing billions of £'s, so every one wants to be on the Council to get subsidized housing because they are not stupid the system is there to be abused, there are now so many no one will challenge them least of all my MP who has been elected 5 / 6 times each time with a bigger majority on the each of benefit claimants, he was also supporting get rid of S.21. The Tenant is the cause of getting rid of S.21 it was their sure track way of getting housed but all Political parties blame the LL it's a disgrace. Of course we have Shelter CEO given air time on BBC saying how bad we are for decades & who is paid £126k pa but don't supply any housing isn't that a bit rich. There a load more organisations incl' university of York all banging the drum about how bad we are, amazingly none of the groups supply any housing isn't the best footballer always in the Stand. Why does all those anti-landlord people want to drive a wedge between LL & Tenant just to damage both parties which is what they have done. On another issue if LL can get rent guarantee insurance then you don't need it they are unlikely to stand in front of you when the chips are down. So might as well scrap the Election no one to vote for again.

From: Michael Foley 25 November 2019 22:05 PM

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Phil, there are several other reasons in my book not just section 24, might I add Section 21, Article 4, Fee bans, Deposits debacle / replaced by a system worse than no deposits if that were ever possible which means I don't have Deposits for years that's how much I hate it, removal of wear & tear which was there as long as letting itself, Right to Rent registration & checking Tenants which seems to be impossible if outside EU, How to Rent information pack by Shelter not fit for purpose & should be scrapped as they have changed it 9 times since introduced in just 5 years and if you didn't serve the latest one you are barred from using S.21 I have had to print dozens of those & trow away because they immediately became obsolete, De-Reguraction Act to allow Tenant to damage your property, Licensing Schemes hugely expensive and time consuming & I had to re-license some for the third time, only applies to some LL's if you don't house mammy, daddy, grand pa, sons , daughters, cousins, nephews, aunts, steps, maids, etc, that's fine and that culture usually on Benefit and control every Civic Center in the Capital but mustn't say that so I digress. So far more than Section 24 has driven us to the wall + building thousands of Flat clearly not required hitting the tax payer. I see there are supposed to be 12'000 on waiting list in one London Borough & 20'000 in another so they are all living some where now / mostly with private LL's, if you re-house all those persons who's going to be living in the property the just vacated ?

From: Michael Foley 06 November 2019 09:59 AM

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UK's second tallest build to rent 44 storey in Salford City, Manchester, so nothing learned from 44 storey Grenfell disaster just build twice as high and after all they said about 1960's tower blocks at least they were solid concrete frame & masonry walls. The modern one might be concrete frame as well but other wise stuffed with Celotex / Kingspan type foam insulation instead of masonry walls in the main, if they find any problem with this insulation in the future half the country will have to be pulled down. I remember all too well about the asbestos they had me putting everywhere whether on roofs, soffits, pipe lagging, around boilers or me screwing blue asbestos to back of care homes, they would have been safer with the fire. So 349 Flats in Salford with only 79 parking spaces, no parking for 270 Flats but if I was 2 Flats I would be required to have 2 parking spaces. Who will be renting those Flats or if in part for Social Housing it should be a problem with 5'000'000 people on Benefit I suppose they won't need parking they will not be going anywhere, the Supermarkets can deliver the food as they do now to high rise and leave outside their Flat door. The problem will come when they realize they have forced too many tax payers out and businesses to close d with the burden of taxation, then who's going to fund them all not the big Corporations for sure. Perhaps Shelter can have another De-Regulation Act like they did in 2015 to reverse all those anti-private Landlord Regulations.

From: Michael Foley 25 October 2019 22:43 PM

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From: Michael Foley 30 September 2019 12:01 PM

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Hi David. Sorry that you are aggrieved as a Renter but when you rent a property on assured short tenancy that's what it is. I wouldn't let on any other basic if you want to have a property for ever i am afraid that you'll have to buy, you will soon find the lender has plenty of Terms & if you breach they can get you out very quickly indeed, they don't need Section 21. I always thought it very unfair that owners don't have the same rights as lenders & why not its our money at stake. Before section 21 was introduced in 1988 it was virtually impossible to get somewhere to rent. I remember there was only a handful of Residential Letting Agents in London, not like now at least a dozen in every Borough on the back of S.21, do you want to go back there again ?, I know about being relative wealthy, I know about being poor, I know about being in poverty I have lived it all. I know about being a Tenant as I was a renter for 9 years living in rented rooms in various Towns around the UK at a time when there was no bathrooms only public baths, no hot water & only outside toilet, no central heating, its a far cry from today when every.thing is their right. I don't expect you to know that at the time you were probably too busy making a horse out of the dog. My Goodness today if the Tenants hot water is not working the LL would get prosecuted. There are so many pressure groups campaigning / knocking us none of whom supply any housing now I think that's Big of them, it might include a London Radio Station / Guardian / 38 degrees / Shelter / Citizens Advice & a raft of others. I never wronged a Tenant or ever kept any part of their Deposit so anyone who wants to lecture me feel free. I can't understand why other people think they have a right to take my property. Why not keep it simple please buy your own & not subsidized by our taxes, I wish you well my friend.

From: Michael Foley 24 September 2019 14:38 PM

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I was at a large Auction yesterday 270 lots, Hard Rock Hotel or was it between a rock & a hard Place. Landlords trying to get out and taking a big hit some selling at guide price or below where as a few years ago I knew I had to add 25 to 30% to guide price as a yard stick to get a realistic value, haven't bought in recent years due to adverse regulations although have bought at Auctions as far back as 1972/73. It is very clear to me the Government don't want us and have gone out of their way to destroy, they want us replaced by Institutions many of whom we as tax payers are subsidizing for sure. I wrote to my M.P. last year saying those policy's were going to collapse the market but fell on deaf ears and referred me to English Housing Survey take that with a pinch of salt. OK anyone still in doubt how much the Government wants us out I refer you to all the adverse changes in recent years not least the one coming on 12th of October 2019, namely Section 21 abolition, notwithstanding current Consultation where the decision is made prior to Consultation it must be Democracy in full swing, but we can belly ache all we want until 12th-10-19, then it goes. So I might reflect on the damage, work load, costs, penalties,restriction they have imposed on us ? HMO's only for one half of community, Section 24, Section 21, Article 4, Deposit scandal, Tax hikes, Stamp Duty, "How to Rent" as if they didn't know how to Rent with their i Phones, Taking away our 10% Wear & Tear allowance which was their as long as letting it self, "Right to rent"immigration checks Customs job, Deregulation Act by Shelter to cover the tenant for any damage they might do & avoid Eviction, Claw back rules to get Rent back that was paid to you while some benefit false claimant lived in your property, Confiscation Orders, Banning Orders , incidentally we pay for all, All, All, do you still thing that Gov' loves us ?

From: Michael Foley 20 September 2019 10:06 AM

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Single Moms are single for a reason the Government and the Law don't want them to be married or have a partner. Which is why they are single Moms , stay married & get nothing or split up everything is free, Housing, Schools, Clothing Uniforms queuing down Wembley, High Street, Vouchers filling the shopping trolley, Children Allowance, push chairs, discounted Council Tax, etc. They all wants to be on the Council , this is the root cause of Council problems not being able to cope, but they are all too cowardly to tell the truth or change system whether housing or Benefit because now there are too many of them. They would rather blame the Landlord when its not his fault, that's a lot more acceptable also blame Section 21 which is not the cause just a Symptom and getting rid of it don't solve anything just a means of Local Authority transferring the problem to us avoiding their responsibility instead of dealing with the problem. Supposing the law said everyone should have a partner to qualify housing & benefit then they would all have a partner, they are not stupid if its free they will all have it and quite happy so long as they don't have to do anything. I know the Culture well its a bit like National Health Service if its free you'll never have enough. There was a lady on TV this morning discussing her livelihood and rearing her children & how difficult it is, she was never asked about the Father of the kids or if he made any contributions but now she is pregnant again by another Man. Stop blaming the LL who has provided quality affordable accommodation to Private rented Sector for decades at no cost to the tax payer, if Government wants to waste taxes its a matter for them.

From: Michael Foley 15 September 2019 19:06 PM

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As I have said before many times it was caused by George Osborne tax hikes, stamp Duty in general plus 3% surcharge on buy to let when announced in his Autumn Statement in 2015 but not being introduced until 2016, so there was a big rush on to buy or sell before the changes, it was also a great time for getting rid of rubbish Properties. However, it was introduced from memory in April 2016 then comes Referendum on 23rd June 2016 just 2 months after so anyone with property whether portfolio, couple of properties, their family members or anyone connected to property which are millions voted against the Government as a protest vote and not a vote to come out of EU. Subsequently the Government got the shock of their lives when the vote went against them, although it was marginal only 2% difference another 2% it would be 50% each. This forced Premier Cameron who was doing a good job by comparison to what happened since, to resign who was in favor of staying-in as I think Mrs May was as Boris was but turned his coat 2 days prior so he can't be trusted. Anyhow I am amazed no one has picked up on this with all the uproar going on, so certainly George Osborne caused Brexit. How can any one person be allowed to bring this Country to its knees, just born into the riches of Wall Paper Family in Cheshire so what does he know about life and only born in 1971, he has been and gone leaving a disastrous legacy for us all. Why is any of this not ever mentioned then went touring the Globe getting paid hundreds of thousands £'s for telling them the dirty trick he had done on Property owners.

From: Michael Foley 12 September 2019 17:46 PM

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From: Michael Foley 14 August 2019 09:39 AM

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I think Neil is right the regulations has impacted on Private Renting sector unfairly and he mentioned 3, Wear & Tear, Stamp Duty 3% surcharge and section 24. We cannot loose sight of all the other things they did to damage us and drive costs through the roof. "How to Rent" guide by Shelter adding costs, more free LL's labour and changed 9 times in just 5 years, scrapping booklets, reprinting again & again, dozens of booklets for me alone. Deposits taken away in 2007 & replaced with a dysfunctional Scheme which means I don't have Deposits anymore for years costing me Thousands of £ and damaging my property, the scheme now only exists to protect the Deposit itself & nothing protecting the property. Section 21 undermined by several excuses a by product of De-Regulation Act by Shelter to prevent LL using S.21, and gunning for for whats left of it. Criminalisation of LL's previous a civil matter. Licensing Schemes expensive whether Mandatory, Selective or Additional, I had them all that don't apply to Family's in the private rented sector usually on benefit as I never had a family to me who were paying for themselves & it wouldn't apply to Council Tenants anyway. General Data Protection Regulations. "Right to Rent" / IC0 making us liable for immigration checks adding costs & time, I know we are the only ones that do everything for free. Fee ban which is wrong if someone provides a service they are entitled to make a charge, of course they didn't have to use the service, so they have put the livelihood of thousands of young people at risk who are just starting off in employment. More huge costs coming Digital Accounts which I am not capable of doing as well as thousands of others so we have to pay others to do it but for me to build a House is no barrier. Plenty more but i'll just add Neil's 3 to the list, Section 24 investment interest relief removal, Our 10% wear & Tear allowance that was there as long as letting it self, Stamp Duty Land Tax 3% surge on second properties. Help to buy Disaster helping many people that need help and making existing Property unsalable especially existing Flats you don't need me to tell you why. Are you still wondering what happened to Private Sector Housing ???.

From: Michael Foley 31 July 2019 10:49 AM

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From: Michael Foley 25 July 2019 10:31 AM

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Abi, if I may call you that, has got it right with regards to what Government is up to, in short its what I have been saying for a long time, they want us out because they need our Tenants for the thousands of subsidized Flats they are building clearly not required. It doesn't matter to them how long we have been LL's or how much tax we pay or the quality affordable accommodation we have provided for years. They get their big Salaries and Holidays anyhow of course they don't have to earn it or they would starve. its so much corruption now that the prosecutor / Council is also a Beneficiary undermining the rule of law, how can anyone have any confidence in the justice system with this rubbish taking a big financial slice of what purports to be a penalty / So called incentivisation Scheme its another name for fraud. Every LL pleads guilty whether guilty or not but they have the option to plead guilty if they want to have their fine doubled but naturally they don't like that option. After every Court outcome every council leader claps themselves on the back as if there was ever going to be any other outcome, saying let it be lesson to all other LL's not to dare stand up for themselves or we'll cripple you. Section 21 consultation farce it only going through the pretend motions, they are minded to do it anyhow ( or the remnant) or whats left of it. I now have conformation from my MP that he supports getting rid of S,21 if elected, he says he wants to strengthen the security Tenure for Tenants, apparently he doesn't know the balance of power is already strongly in the Tenants favour as only they or the Courts can end Assured Short Hold Tenancy and they will always be backed by Local Authority / Shelter / Citizens Advice, notwithstanding the fact that S21 has been so depleted already coupled with all the anti-private LL add ons debacles incl' deregulation Act, How to rent + another dozen to stop you using it. etc' its a stitch up plain & simple. Saint Paul used to do a lot of writing to the Corinthians but I think our Paul would give him a good run for his money, no offence.

From: Michael Foley 06 July 2019 17:41 PM

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Private LL's haven't got a hope we might as well give them the Property now, my MP advises me that he is fully committed to strengthening Tenants rights, does he not know that the balance of power is already heavily in the Tenants favor. He in in support of doing away with no fault evictions / (s21) of course there is always a fault otherwise we would not want to remove a Tenant but want to keep them forever like I have some 10 yrs +. Its a completely different scenario when they know they can't be removed, then they are sure to play up. HM0's are a bad joke costing me tens of thousands just because persons are not related, damaging property / over crowding etc but we must have control of the property but they having giving us no instrument to do this & worse still exclude us from our own Property, well done. HM0's introduced in 2006, taken our Deposits away in 2007, taken away our 10% wear & tear, "Right to Rent" increasing our work load, "How to Rent" by Shelter not needed how did we all manage all the decades before & legally inept / changed so many times in just 5 yrs ie, introduced 10-4-2014 / 11-6-14 / 25-9-14 / 1-10-15 / 1-2-16 / 17-1-18 / 26-6-18 / 9-7-18 / 31-5-19 just how many goes do they want at it, and if you didn't serve the latest one each time couldn't use s.21. are they are really in charge of us OMG. Private members Bill / Sarah Teather failed not a problem for them they got it in the back door with Deregulation Act, Article 4, s.24, 3% SDLT surcharge hike, 8% capital gains tax surcharge hike, unlimited fine / charges / penalties, confiscation orders, criminalization of LL's previous civil matter, fake help to buy schemes, we fund all totally in every respect, can't use s.21 if ? we didn't give them Gas certificate before signing Contract previously as long as we had one in place, any repair issues, haven't given them latest How to Rent guide, haven't given them prescribed information, haven't given them Energy Performance Certificate, haven't protected the Deposit, have taken more the one wk's holding deposit, have taken more than 5 Wk's Deposit, haven't given the copy of HM0 license or haven't got one if required, haven't done your ICO check etc, etc. What on earth has all this to do with Quality Affordable Housing. I have to thank them for helping us so much. Please go away.

From: Michael Foley 04 July 2019 14:16 PM

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From: Michael Foley 24 June 2019 10:21 AM

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There is no Houses Crises, no shortage of housing, they are just building thousands of flats clearly not required, look around you its mad. there are huge Council waiting lists and no surprise how big that is, many are on there not because they couldn't live without it but because its subsidized of free, they are not stupid when you have designed a system where everything is provided & there for the taking just push Husband to one side and they qualify. The Government must hate the family Unit to have gone to those lengths to destroy it, no wonder their children have issues & Society gone to the dogs, now packing them into high rise Flats which is what's happening not good for kids stuck in there playing weird games on their consul or watching crazy films getting fatter every day getting obese ending up with health problems, maybe getting fire brigade to take down the door to get them out. Flats without gardens waste of time for children, why not spent the money building proper houses with gardens like 1930 although big developers wouldn't as much money for old rope as repetition Concrete Frame that would be a shame. Then help to buy nonsense costing the Tax Payer £Billions to subsidized plus loss of Stamp duty & in many cases not required as they could have bought anyhow, have you seen the figures so many earning £80k pa others even over a £100k all on new build up to 600k in London probably all Flats, existing property don't qualify more nonsense looking after big developer. Regarding the Law on LL's or lodgers there is no such thing for sure, the Council is well above the law and do what ever they want and get a cut of the spoils, if you do everything right don't think that you are protected, have you not been following the cases after which they call it a successful outcome and give themselves a clap on the back as if there was ever going to be any other outcome.

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