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 Change.org 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.

Paul



Comments

LIZZIE61

21:38 PM, 8th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

More than happy to sign petition!

Paul

23:54 PM, 8th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

I would support any measure to bring this to the attention of the government. Equally I would have not issue forwarding something to my tenants to allow them to support it too. Because the bottom line is, the properties will be sold if this becomes unviable. They will loose their houses, not through me being greedy, but the legislation not making it viable.

Jerry stone

9:44 AM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike Clarke at 08/11/2022 - 20:03
I quite agree. I have lots of lovely tenants who have been with me over 15 years and I am actually thinking of selling up. What happens to them then?

Sharon Devlin

11:46 AM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

So after being a Landlord for 45 years I had to start giving my tenants notice to leave many had been with me for 30 years, I gave them 6 months notice ...... its a sad time but no longer a sustainable option for me to try and keep rents low and continue to keep up.with all the demands place upon us by government ...... the lives of ten family's have been disrupted and torn apart, the loss of housing provided gone, I still have more to give notice to some are one parent families others are older and ill, they have done nothing to deserve what is happening to them but I am making myself ill trying to cope, so unfortunately there will be more sorrow in the coming 3 months. God help all of them!!

DP

12:46 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Sharon Devlin at 09/11/2022 - 11:46
So, why is his necessary when most of us are more than happy to carry on. If we do want to retire at some point, make a more structured hand over to another landlord who is looking to invest and carry on keeping the tenants. Instead of this its going to be a crash all round for both landlords and tenants. Its sickening especially at this time as if thee were not enough to be contending with !! If government have a plan to avoid this its about time we heard it !

NewYorkie

16:19 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Sharon Devlin at 09/11/2022 - 11:46An awful situation to find yourself in, but I fully understand how this can seriously affect your health.

For 16 months I felt helpless, hopeless, and stressed, while my tenant simply took the pi$$ and caused mayhem and criminal behaviour, seriously affecting other residents. At the same time, I had covid really badly, and was forced to give up work.

The act of selling that property was a weight off my shoulders. I really couldn't have given a damn if I made much of a profit. I still feel the same way about my remaining property, which will see a single mum and excellent tenant lose her home after 4 years.

If you believe these idiots, you'd think landlords are a different life form.

Frank Jennings

16:33 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Bristol Landlord at 07/11/2022 - 20:41
I did speak to NLA at a property exhibition at the London Excel. I asked them why they are not being more active in fighting for Landlords rights. I got the distinct impression that they were inept and impotent in dealing with the govenment and the issues like section 24 etc. They just wrung their hands and asked me what I think they should do? I was not impressed.
They seemed more like a consolation and agony aunt organisation. They said they had great sympathy for landlords but there was not much they could do. Apathy seems to be their MO on all things PRS related.
Basically if you're a PRS LL you are on your own. The only people that are on your side are your mortgage adviser, and your accountant, if you are lucky. All the rest, such as the council, the law courts and the govenment are all against LL's and wish to remove them from society.
It's not a conspiracy, it's their long term policy!
I also spoke to a councillor who was very vocal and expressed his utter contempt for LL's, and I dont think he was the exception.
I think it will take a long time before the pendulum will swing back again, to some sensible position, maybe 25 years or more.

Clive Goodman

18:21 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

I’ve long sat in silence and watched my portfolio of properties being raided by this Government.
Who on Earth pays Tax on un earned income ? ( Mortgage interest ) which is a legitimate cost based on a loan to buy a property like any other business expense !! In the UK. we just sit back and allow these MP s to bring in these Laws that in any other business are allowed.
Let’s start changing this and protest and lobby as we are just sitting ducks!
Doing nothing should not be an option ….

Bernard Harvey

18:29 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Yes enough is enough, I have sent my MP an email saying so, I urge all landlords to do the same

Jerry stone

19:46 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike Clarke at 08/11/2022 - 20:03
I quite agree. I have lots of lovely tenants who have been with me over 15 years and I am actually thinking of selling up. What happens to them then?

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