The La-La Land of the Letting Agent

I must comment on the way managing the rental of a property can sometimes have a certain, what, unreality about it? A tenant had to be evicted from a property this week; this was a sad end to a troublesome experience, where a lady with a large family of kids, living without her husband who… Continue reading The La-La Land of the Letting Agent

How Renting in Leicester differs from London – a different world

A highly unusual point of view expressed about the lettings game from a letting agent in London: Marc von Grundherr, lettings director of Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings, said: “George Osborne has done more for the rental market than any other Chancellor in history”. His reasoning is that with the average purchase price of a… Continue reading How Renting in Leicester differs from London – a different world

Question: how does increasing tax on landlords help tenants? (Answer: it doesn’t)

Honestly, some very odd comments on the ways the tax changes will impact on landlords: here’s a prize from the Office for Budget Responsibility, the body that monitors Treasury activities and ensures feasibility of tax policy in economic terms: “It is expected that 1 in 5 individual landlords will receive less relief as a result… Continue reading Question: how does increasing tax on landlords help tenants? (Answer: it doesn’t)