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    From discussion on this forum I get the...

    From discussion on this forum I get the impression that most landlords (here, at least) do not have rent protection insurance, and the consensus is that it is not worth having.
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    An estate agent (from rightmove 27/7/15):

    An estate agent (from rightmove 27/7/15):
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    22/07/2015:

    22/07/2015:
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    We have had this discussion before...

    We have had this discussion before and IMHO your point is no more valid now than it was then.



    Indeed. Take the management component out of any business and you are left with an investment...
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    This is just another example of the principle of...

    This is just another example of the principle of tax being charged on profit being undermined. e.g.

    1. CGT is a tax on inflation, since it is charged on nominal price increase without any attempt...
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    That was my thinking as well. When I bought some...

    That was my thinking as well. When I bought some beds not so long ago, the cheapest option was a divan but I went for wooden slatted bed instead. This was due to agent advising that divans can be...
  7. So.... ...you've been in bed since June?

    So.... ...you've been in bed since June?
  8. Me too. Chrome. This site only. Seems to me...

    Me too. Chrome. This site only.

    Seems to me that it happens while the page is loading.
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    Considerably lower today than in 2009?? Those...

    Considerably lower today than in 2009??

    Those figures seem... ...surprising. What's the source?
  10. Check with your council, but I can report that it...

    Check with your council, but I can report that it was possible in my case. I applied for an HMO license last autumn and still haven't got it. Council had a backlog and it was about six months...
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    Another factor is that some investors will aim to...

    Another factor is that some investors will aim to make a capital gain on the specific property rather than relying on appreciation in the market as a whole (e.g. by buying cheap at auction and/or...
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    There was a discussion on this subject here not...

    There was a discussion on this subject here not long ago.

    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?64813-Letting-agents-adding-commission-to-work-they-arrange-with-a-contractor

    My...
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    At the edges. Carefully.

    At the edges. Carefully.
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    WTF is that? Sounds exotic. Maybe illegal.

    WTF is that?

    Sounds exotic. Maybe illegal.
  15. HMO Daddy is one example. ...

    HMO Daddy is one example. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/10990419/Buy-to-let-creating-bedsits-for-20pc-returns-is-just-a-response-to-the-market.html



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    Fittingly enough it can stand for Poverty...

    Fittingly enough it can stand for Poverty Reduction Strategy, which may also describe many landlords' endeavours.
  17. http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/archive/index...

    http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/archive/index.php/t-56593.html
  18. For the record that was a typo / slip of the...

    For the record that was a typo / slip of the brain. It was a couple of months ago at the start of the financial year that the change in rules took effect.
  19. Don't know - not necessarily. I am sure that...

    Don't know - not necessarily. I am sure that there is no shortage of companies which specialise in investing money in the UK for foreign clients.

    However, I know from experience that your typical...
  20. Spend it on c*caine and h**kers. ...

    Spend it on c*caine and h**kers.




    Personally I would be inclined to keep the money in the UK (or at least some other country) since it provides diversification. Also, in the UK, OP can still...
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    It is very common to respect someone's wishes...

    It is very common to respect someone's wishes after they have died, and act accordingly. I am fairly sure that is what I would do in the circumstances described.
  22. Yes, but that isn't sustainable and doesn't lead...

    Yes, but that isn't sustainable and doesn't lead to real growth in the economy. Sustained economic growth requires an indefinite exponential increase in the production of goods and provision of...
  23. Thread: Minimising CGT

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    Ah, I see. Valid question (although might not...

    Ah, I see. Valid question (although might not much the same question relating to income tax be more pertinent at this point?)

    I don't think that a family counts as a single lodger for the...
  24. Thread: Minimising CGT

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    One presumes the lesser-known alternative meaning...

    One presumes the lesser-known alternative meaning applies here, whereby CGT stands for "Income Tax".
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    To respond to the original point:



    Personally, I have put more money into property than the stock market - although the stock market would be the more attractive choice for me in theory,...
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