How to conduct the full valuation process?

May 15, 2015 by whktcmsmith No Comments »

It was suggested that TPAS try to get details of all of the local groups which exist, and then try to bring these together, possibly at a 1 day conference (on a week day!)Another possibility is that the day could offer opportunities for smaller sub groups looking at issues such as involving youth etc. The final request was for the cost of such an event to be kept to a minimum, as many landlords appear to be a little sensitive about paying for staff to attend conferences.

Delegates felt the most useful parts of the workshop were the information given on grants, basic facts about what could be funded and the amount of money available. Delegates also felt the contact information given was useful. There was a general feeling that the workshop leaders had knowledge of the subject and the subject matter was broken down well.

The group found the workshop to be extremely informative. Delegates felt the subject was explained in detail and the information was relevant to them and up-to-date. Some delegates felt that, because there was a small number of attendees it enabled people to participate more, whereas others felt that valuation process larger number of attendees would have given rise to a better discussion. Generally, the speaker delivered the presentation well and each option was broken down and very well explained. Ministers are committed to keeping social rents at well below what reputable private landlords would charge for comparable properties. In contrast to the previous system, where social tenants in the same area can have very different rents depending on their landlord, rent restructuring will lead to similar homes in the same area having very similar rents.

Rent restructuring aims to link rents closely to simple measures of size, location and condition, broadly reflecting what tenants value in properties. The government will continue to emphasise the different responsibilities of different parties – for instance, landlords’ obligations to tenants, central government’s responsibilities for overall policy and funding, tenants’ role in getting involved in participation. The policy has been developed over a long period. Nick Raynsford was the prime mover and has been supported by his successors as housing ministers, Charlie Falconer and Jeff Rooke.


Selling Bulgarian Property – what’s It Worth? What homeowners ought to apprehend and Ignore Before Reselling

March 7, 2015 by whktcmsmith No Comments »

Both the A75 and the A77 are in need of improvement and, indeed, there are moves afoot to achieve this. Investment in the local infrastructure would certainly help attract more businesses into Stranraer which, in turn, would help stimulate the local property market.Another stimulant would be the availability of attractive retirement-type properties in the town.

At present, Stranraer’s more affluent elderly citizens tend to reside in the aforementioned large three and four bedroom detached bungalows whereas they would perhaps be tempted to move into well-furnished high specification retirement flats more suitable to their requirements if such properties were more readily available.It highlights key issues that any administrator should consider before attempting to trade, what is affecting valuations of Bulgarian property and where the current investment is.

Such a development would certainly free up the top tier of Stranraer’s property market and that, in turn, would have a beneficial impact throughout the market as a whole. One of the major issues facing Scotland in the new millennium is land reform, says DM Hall’s country department.

The proposals include the community right to buy, and landowners in certain areas will have to let the authorities know if they plan to sell their land, says Gordon King, head of the country department. This would allow local community groups the right to buy at a price fixed by other people. Public rights of access could be extended not just to areas of open or hill ground but to inland waters for recreation and passage. Many of them are justified and overdue, but you wonder if some of the more far-reaching suggestions would be quite as welcome in Scotland’s towns and cities.

Their tolerance has been stretched to the limit by relentless battering of their image, traditional status and lifestyle. Nowadays farmers are harangued endlessly on subjects ranging from the evils of BSE to concerns about animal welfare, the destruction of habitats and pollution.

But there seems to be a growing desire among politicians and the public to manage the countryside from afar. It isn’t surprising that the average age of farmers is in the high 50s and many of their children are already en route to Eastern Europe, the Americas or New Zealand. Gordon King says that the problem is that the public at large tends to think of the farmer landowner as a relic of the past.


Steps for preparing tax depreciation schedule report

February 21, 2015 by whktcmsmith No Comments »

The Countryside Alliance, arguing for their traditional way of life, may have a point, but this has tended to polarise the debate around the single issue of hunting. The voters, at least in the cities, see only the fox hunting issue, a cause which many are unwilling to support. In a world where the consumer expects, and the consumer (particularly the voting consumer) gets, it isn’t any longer enough to think that you’re going to win the hearts and minds purely on reasoned argument.

It wouldn’t be too much to hope that farmer landowners could come to be seen as custodians of rural business which provides wholesome food – organic if the customer demands it and is prepared to pay – and as managers of the environment for public recreation. If the rural community thought of the public as customers instead of the enemy, they might – just like in France – gradually win the support of the voters.

The top tier of Glasgow’s housing market has widened noticeably over recent years, with many modern executive style villas situated in desirable locations now enjoying a broad appeal amongst prospective buyers willing and able to pay the high prices they can command. Whereas demand for homes located within Greater Glasgow with an asking price in excess of £400,000 would have been limited to a very select marketplace only a few years ago, they are affordable to far more people today.

That change is probably a consequence of several factors: there are more high salary earners in Scotland today than ever before; couples are waiting longer before deciding to have children, which allows them sufficient time to accumulate cash reserves and, of course, in today’s market low interest rates encourage borrowing large sums of money to fund house purchases. It is to move closer to cash based speaking to cost purposes, by moving the discovering towards the year that the expense is truly made, instead of doling out the depreciation on an optional schedule.

Whilst the differential between offers over and final sales price can be just as marked at the top tier of the market as it is for mid market properties, the buyer and seller behaviour differs in that, rather than properties typically going to a closing date, where prospective buyers are required to submit ‘blind bids’, direct negotiations between prospective buyers and sellers is more likely to occur, a consequence of the fact that there are relatively fewer prospective buyers competing at the top tier and, therefore, such negotiations are made more manageable.