Action not words needed from landlords

Action not words needed from landlords

10:33 AM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago 77

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Hello, So it has come to pass!  I have finally decided we must collectively and actively respond to the bludgeoning government policy against landlords where it hurts most – their voter base.

I will be starting a campaign which, if it reaches 10,000 signatures, will be debated in Parliament. This should be easy to reach as there over 400,000 PRS landlords who have not been represented well by many of our landlord associations.

We must speak up for ourselves!

It is because the pendulum of voices are weighted high for tenants that landlords voices are drowned out.

So, by having a call to arms, so to speak, and getting all landlords to spread the word about the petition – to repeal section 24 immediately – we can begin to reclaim our purpose back to provide a housing sector fit for both tenants and housing providers, as opposed to the insanity prevailing with a tenant’s blindsided view of the real world.

Keep an eye out for further details.



Just A Queen

19:34 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Stewart at 07/11/2022 - 18:31
That’s such a point Someone needs to arrange a peaceful March so our voices then may be heard

Just A Queen

19:35 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Stewart at 07/11/2022 - 18:31
That’s such a point. Our voices need to be heard

Just A Queen

19:35 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago


Jerry stone

19:38 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Just A Queen at 07/11/2022 - 19:34
Interesting idea. I’d turn up.
The Landlords Association certainly seems to be a bit inept at the moment.


20:30 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

I have always felt the NRLA are too soft on supporting the real issues facing landlords mainly tax and other forced expenses. This 118 website is a far better platform but it also heavily promotes the new 'Incorporate' route into which small landlords are either forced or excluded. If excluded (eg not enough property etc), we are forced to pay the extra tax burden which may well mean raising rents or selling up and therefore in return feeding the incorporated vultures waiting to gobble everything up!
I get the dog eat dog business but we are dealing with people! What can we do to return fairness to landlords? I myself almost never increase rents unless it is past 10 years, I give £500 to all new parents of babies born in my flats, and care more about my tenants and properties than just the profit! I know there are many more like me.
I will walk with you but it is the public who need to see we are not the enemy.

Bristol Landlord

20:41 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Stewart at 07/11/2022 - 18:31Could it be that NRLA are controlled opposition?
In other words fake representatives of Landlords just as Shelter are fake representatives of Tenants. Govt then controls both sides of the debate, basically it’s a classic psy-op to take control of the PRS.


22:49 PM, 7th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by John MacAlevey at 07/11/2022 - 15:31
I agree that something has/must be done other than just continually expressing our individual opinions/views on 118 or trying to find ways and means to survive what amounts to constant attacks on ours's and our tenant's livelihoods, they are linked. After the last announcement regarding the increase in CGT rates it feels like they wont stop until they have picked our bones clean. When I heard it announced I felt like it was the final straw. I felt drained like it was some kind of nightmare and how could I wake up ! I am almost 72 and made the decision 20 years ago to invest in property mostly because I had just a state pension to look forward to and property has always been my thing having renovated three houses, it made total sense. I had no intention of building up a large empire just something I could manage and appreciate and this is what I have done and have been a member of both the RLA and NLA before they amalgamated, There are risks in investing in property as we all know and this is something we manage but its now become impossible for people like me to know what to do. Whatever government plans are or how they perceive the PRS it is unacceptable to treat people who invested in property by way of income and pension provision, like this, and who now have no other means to provide for themselves but force them to watch their security being slowly but surely eroded like a ticking time bomb set by government. Not withstanding the economic climate we are now in and the requirement to raise money to pay off government borrowing it is unacceptable to continually raid Private Landlords in this way. It is tantamount to theft now. We have all paid our taxes over the years and there should be some consideration or protection put in place for those of us who are not property magnets but ordinary individuals who thought they had secured for themselves rather than rely on the state. I should be retired now and had been structuring an exit but with all this thats been going on for several years now since the advent of Sec 24 I feel that I cannot find a time or a way to do it without losing most of my investment and that is escalating by the day it seems. I have finance on my portfolio so it is essential to be able to plan an exit. I feel that this is no longer possible due to government interaction. . As said there are many considerations already aired on this site but it boils down, in my book to being utterly unacceptable and we need to do more and shout up louder.

Old Mrs Landlord

10:14 AM, 8th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 07/11/2022 - 12:39
I wondered how long it would be before someone pointed that out Monty. You saved me having to do it.

Mike Clarke

20:03 PM, 8th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Having been a landlord for over 40 years.
It is time for the Government to support Landlords and decent Tenants as opposed to supporting those tenants who deliberately abuse the system.
If the government continues to alienate and persecute the private rental sector, instead of giving support, there will be no properties left for decent people to live.

Leo Scott

20:06 PM, 8th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

It's about time all landlord make a stand against government its all about the poor we tenant they can destroy your house move in how ever they like don't pay rent .refuse to let you in to inspect your house 🏠 and it take a future to get them out and now there aloud pets .you should see the mess they can leave a house

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