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

NewYorkie

21:33 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Stone at 09/11/2022 - 19:46
Much as we will feel bad about selling up, we must not feel guilty. We have been forced into this position, and the implications won't hit home until families are literally on the streets. Unlike illegal migrants, there will be no 4* hotels for them.

Leana Price

21:36 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 07/11/2022 - 11:18
Agree

Just A Queen

22:59 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Clive Goodman at 09/11/2022 - 18:21
Somone needs to organise this. I would most definitely be there

DP

23:08 PM, 9th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Clive Goodman at 09/11/2022 - 18:21
writing to our MPs is a start and if enough people do this it might start the ball rolling across the country. It might be worth asking them what strategy government have in place to cope with loads of people being asked to leave their accommodation because landlords are having to sell up A direct result of government policies and legislation and why they are refusing to look at the issues in a more helpful and productive way that allows landlords to continue and tenants to stay in situ. Policies are one thing but reality is quite another. We need people who recognise this and are prepared to listen and act to ease this worsening situation. Its not helping any one as things stand.

NewYorkie

0:00 AM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

The problem is, there is no appetite within Parliament to be seen as 'helping' landlords. Yes, the reality is clear to us, and I know it's clear to social housing bosses who have nothing left to offer. I do actually think even Shelter knows what's happening, but can't be seen to be even handed. I think MPs believe there's enough happening with things like 'build to rent', and social housing, with everyone else wanting to own their own home. We are simply an inconvenience. The big elephant in the room is immigration. The country is on the brink, with housing and services stretched to breaking point.

54PreA

0:52 AM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Agreed Paul, am sick to death of being massacred by govt..on top of all this stress of interest rate rises affecting (more than doubling) 6 mortgages, s24, more regs etc, any minute now waiting to hear if our council is renewing the Licencing Scheme which they're bound to..more thousands I'll have to give away for nothing(why charge us again after they've passed my properties before and are all in good order, ..council criminals!) Just what we need as cost of living affects us mere mortals too. I've never increased rents until recently and felt crap having to do it as my people have been with me for years.
Yes we've had a few good years of lower interest rates but that only just about made it all bearable to stick with keeping the houses but now we're likely to be hammered with a cgt increase so even offloading will be gut wrenching after years of 24-7, ball-ache... The final straw.

Bernard Harvey

6:58 AM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Tenants probably aren't aware of the governments action's towards landlords that can cause them to lose their homes,

DP

7:29 AM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Just watching a lady from Shelter talking about the growing risk of homelessness for over 65's. She was advocating unfreezing housing benefits. I was a bit encouraged as I was expecting her to say freeze rents. Is the message is beginning to get across ?

Chris Holloway

15:24 PM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 07/11/2022 - 11:18
I'm a landlord too and I share your frustrations, however I'm not convinced that this is the best move. Apart from potentially destroying any good relationships with tenants I fear the government will just apply an immediate ban on the sections and cripple us further, as well as give them an even bigger target to stick to our backs.

I think the petition is a good suggestion as it goes down the 'correct channels' and we can hopefully have a starting point for some positive action. I'm open to all suggestions so keeping my eye on here

Michelle - Association of Professional Property Investors

16:48 PM, 10th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul,

I'm Michelle Montgomery, Director of Marketing and Events for Association of Professional Property Investors. We are a growing collective of ethical UK landlords and investors.

We have numerous objectives for having created the association, not the least of which is to create a collective voice, and to amplify the voices of ethical landlords who ensure their tenants are treated fairly.

We would love to connect with you and any others to see how we can work together to this end. You can find more info about us in my bio.

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