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Wed Apr 29

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 15:09

Re: FAQ

No there isn't a FAQ. If you can't find any responses after a search, ask away :)

Wed Apr 22

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Brokers and Share Dealing board. 18:38

Re: Does FCSC cover influence your account size?

If your running multiple broker accounts it may help to segregate them by function as much as value. So you could hold investments of one type in one account (e.g non CGT able, or foreign).

You can use an online portfolio to mirror the [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 18:23

Re: Rental demand for 1 or 2 bed flat in Manchester

The obvious way would be to watch ads and see how quickly they vanish.

You could set up an alert so your notified when the page changes.

Wed Apr 15

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 19:17

Re: Small Scale Commercial Property Investment

There are commercial property agents and some is sold via auction. No direct experience I'm afraid.

Tue Apr 14

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Holiday Ideas & Advice board. 12:30

Re: So called hols with the olds

http://www.ailette.fr/virtual-tour/arrival

Not sure about access and I barely remember it. But it meets some of the criteria.

Mon Apr 13

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 20:01

Re: Buildings insurance for a company let

No experience but a broker with lots of B2L business might know of a policy.

Sun Apr 12

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 18:15

Re: Invading Golf Balls

The problem with a notice is that it only works by changing behaviour and I'd suggest that most of these golfballs are unintentionally hit into your garden. That said fencing is not the only approach, changing the layout of the practice ground might [more]

Thu Apr 9

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Building & DIY Fools board. 16:04

Re: Central Heating cleaning

It would also be a chance to fit trv's (if applicable).

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 15:18

Re: Receiving notice...verbally

I think that you could agree to accept a verbal notice to quit; basically you'd be agreeing to something different from the AST. Without your agreement, it wouldn't have effect.

Based on that you could write saying you accepted the notice [more]

Mon Apr 6

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 17:58

Re: Receiving notice...verbally

Does your tenancy agreement say that notices have to be in writing?

Wed Apr 1

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BarrenFluffit posted to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 10:07

Changing brokers and cgt

Say one has a shareholding with £25k of unrealised gains in an non isa dealing account. You wish to switch brokers but continue with the shareholding.

Would the matching rules permit you to sell in one broker and buy the same shares in [more]

Tue Mar 31

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Financial Software board. 14:14

Re: HYP Top Up Quick Q.

Usually its possible to save such a url as a browser favourite so its easy to refer to subsequently.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 10:31

Re: Manchester & London takes fright

Talking to a bloke that worked on N sea rigs for an oil major at a gig this weekend. He said the consensus was that the current low prices were more weather than climate and in a years time it would all be different. Also that technology was changing [more]

Mon Mar 30

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Investment Trusts & Unit Trusts board. 18:46

Re: Monks goes Alpha

So Monks kind of becomes a feeder fund for BG's Alpha strategy.

Personally I don't think 100 shares is enough with a global remit. I wouldn't commit on a number per se but with 195 countries its not particularly diversified. Presumably [more]

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 18:27

Re: Sell or rent out?

If your housing needs are uncertain then the best asset to have is cash. Retaining a house is a bet that it will be in a suitable size and location at the point you need it again.

Wed Mar 25

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Brokers and Share Dealing board. 12:55

Re: HL isa fraud scam

Its also possible to keep the encrypted keepass database somewhere like a Dropbox folder. You can share a dropbox folder between different devices so the database is both backed up and available.

If you change a password / add an entry etc [more]

Tue Mar 24

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Financial Software board. 12:27

Re: Scrape not scraping

Outside of your script does the URL your using work? Is it in the same layout?

Yahoo sometimes change stuff and the csv links can work differently;

Fri Mar 20

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Property Investing - Practical board. 17:28

Re: Should I buy to let?

Looking at the current market, is there a demand for properties of this size and do the rents represent a reasonable yield.

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 12:00

Re: CGT question

likewise bed and ISA.

Otherwise its a spreadsheet with a balance of available allowance figure updated after each transaction. Work out the gain per share and thus how many you need to sell (while leaving some margin for price movements). [more]

Thu Mar 19

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BarrenFluffit replied to the Taxes - Practical Issues board. 23:33

Re: CGT on BTL that used to be my PPR

Use pension contributions to increase the amount payable at lower rates?

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