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  • Buy-to-Let

    Bashing BTL Landlords - City AM

    I think the way to really get momentum behind this petition may be to take a lead from Paul Barratt. I remember reading a post of his that he was sending out rent increase notices and explaining these were because of the new tax being introduced. If at the same time we send a link to the petition and a few of these tenants contact their local HB, CAB, Shelter etc. we could see quite a swell of opinion working with us instead of against us.
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    Good idea Paul Arnold and Paul Barrett,

    Everything that we all do helps - and we all need to trust that the Petition has a 'life of its own' with others that we may not have heard about making huge efforts too... I happen to know there are many very clever and determined people discussing this and taking action on other forums daily.

    None of us should feel what little we may do is not worthwhile - you never know if the next person you tell ends up a strong disciple who becomes responsible for another newspaper article that gathers yet more momentum and so on...

    I've struggled just like the next person against the urge to be lazy or apathetic but over the years have found the only true path lies in fighting that, and never giving up...

    This Petition gives each of us an opportunity to try ourselves out and act, however privately or in small ways, to prove to ourselves that we can do it, we are the type to try, the type to fight for our rights, the type to make a difference, the type to be winners!! (Or alternatively, that we are flabby, couldn't care less, head in the sand, can't be bothered, defeatist.. good for nothings!) Which do YOU want to be?

    Angela Smile
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    Author of The Complete Guide to Property Strategies and The Complete Guide to Property Investing Success
    Learn more at http://www.completepropertysuccess.co.uk

    I also post property updates on my Facebook Page

    "It is the small decisions you and I make every day that shape our destiny" Anthony Robbins

    Hi Angela,

    I go back to our conversation of last month when you disputed my comment that the campaign was running our of steam. Having not looked for a while, I've just glanced the latest figures and it is worse than even I projected, I would be interested as to where you think the outstanding 66% of signatures are going to come from now......or if you still maintain that the goal now is realistically achievable?

    Regards,


    Tim
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    The govt have already said that they are not doing anything about the petition. Lets stop banging the petition drum and start writing to our MPs.
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    The above is a general comment and is not intended as legal or professional advice; you should not take any action in reliance thereon without obtaining advice specifically tailored to your circumstances from your own solicitor or other professional advisor(s).
    (01-10-2015 04:54 PM)fanio Wrote:  The govt have already said that they are not doing anything about the petition. Lets stop banging the petition drum and start writing to our MPs.

    What about a YouTube site where LL can upload videos of how they will be responding to these stupid budget tax impositions?
    Most of us have smart phones
    We can then email our tenants as to what will be happening with the YouTube site link
    YouTube videos will be taken notice of
    It facilitates media exposure far more than any amount of writing to dopey MP's!!!
    We can all do selfie videos!
    The media love video content
    That is how we will obtain proper media exposure
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    Excellent idea Paul,

    Thats the most logical next move, once we accept the petition is now a dead in the water, it was though worth a try.....your suggestion though might even be our last and only option left.

    Even if everyone that signed had successfully encouraged a friend/tenant or colleague to sign, we would still only be hovering around the 65,000 mark.

    I remember Ross Perot tried something similar back in 96'' and that met with similarly poor response from the electorate.
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    Hi Tim,

    I'm not really in the business of being right all the time; or rigid in my thinking...

    The point I was trying to get across in my last post was that I believe a fighting spirit and a positive outlook are important qualities to success.

    Things may not always play out exactly as we hoped or foresaw but our spirit can still go on. I am reminded of a saying: When water meets with even the largest boulder in its path, it does not stop but goes around it. When I was trying to find the saying online, I came across this: Be like water to solve your problems (managing adversity quotes). I love what it says we can learn from water, such as:

    "When you are rigid, it is easy to crack under great pressure and strain. In a contest of strength, the victory goes to that which is strongest. Rarely can you triumph over your problems through sheer force alone. So whenever you face a problem, remember to be like water. Accept the situation you are in and do what you must to survive. Be formless, yielding and adaptable."


    I like Paul's idea about creating Youtube videos to voice our objections to the tax changes. Good idea!

    Angela
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    Author of The Complete Guide to Property Strategies and The Complete Guide to Property Investing Success
    Learn more at http://www.completepropertysuccess.co.uk

    I also post property updates on my Facebook Page

    "It is the small decisions you and I make every day that shape our destiny" Anthony Robbins