Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com
Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove. Continue reading →
But what I really DO NOT understand is how John Healey’s poisonous gaze now appears focused on ALL property owners. Why else would he have said, earlier this week, that repossession of 46,000 homes in the past year might be the best thing for their former owners?
Really, Mr. Healey? Please explain to me and to the 46,000 families in the UK how being thrown out on the street after years of struggling to pay a mortgage, then having their properties carelessly offloaded at fire-sale prices by lenders who care only about recovering their own equity, and finally finding themselves either with Continue reading →
It doesn’t matter if the legislation has any real purpose other than closet tax-raising and job creation. It doesn’t even matter whether you do your job well or badly, as nobody will ever read your findings. You’ll get paid anyway. So will your employer.
And the goverment will earn through corporation tax, VAT, PAYE and NI contributions. So an EPC costing £60 plus VAT will earn the government up to £33 in tax revenues.
As I have said before, I get EPCs done for all my properties when I am advertising for new tenants. Nobody has ever asked to see one, and when Continue reading →