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Michael Foley
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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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From: Michael Foley 16 September 2019 16:50 PM

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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.

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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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