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

Edwin Cowper

11:50 AM, 12th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

S24 is a lost battle. Don't waste time on it. Find important areas where we can win.

We're about to have cgt increases. Trouble is landlords are not a popular cause. Don't argue anything from the landlords' point of view. Take it from how it affects tenants.

I once did that about the legal aid system on Channel 4, Took it from the clients points of view not lawyers.

Look how many people are NOT rising up to support the barristers striking

Jerry stone

12:22 PM, 12th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Edwin Cowper at 12/11/2022 - 11:50
I am surprised that you think it’s lost.
I don’t

Gromit

12:35 PM, 12th November 2022, About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Stone at 07/11/2022 - 19:38
"....at the moment".

I can't remember a time when they weren't inept!!

Gromit

15:24 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by DP at 09/11/2022 - 23:08
The Government wants to get rid of small Landlords (to make way for the big corporates aka Tory Party donors). Tenants being made homeless are just collateral damage (they weren't Tory voters anyway, in all probability).

Gromit

15:34 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Holloway at 10/11/2022 - 15:24
Threatening to make lots of people homeless is not good PR, and you can bet the Government and its lapdogs (Shelter, et al.) will use this against us (they'll bring up dozens of vulnerable people/people with mental illness, the elderly, etc.) to demonstrate how cold hearted Landlords are. It could be a monumental error, and shoot ourselves in the foot.

A better solution would be for all Landlords with empty properties to withdrawing them from being avaiallbe for rent, concurrently, for say 1 month.

Jerry stone

15:43 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 12/11/2022 - 15:24
I am not sure that is the case now as the cooperates are not interested.
They know that it’s a hard way of making money.

Gromit

15:56 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Stone at 12/11/2022 - 15:43Several large corporates have recently re-stated their PRS aims - e.g. Lloyds Bank, Legal & General.
Lloyds Bank in particular are in prime position to rent out properties that they repossess, as higher interest rates and resulting higher repayments cause home owners (and BLT Landlords) to default. So no conflict of interest there then!!

Jerry stone

16:21 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 12/11/2022 - 15:56
They are looking at the build to rent sector.
A very different proposal.
Legal and General are looking at 300 flats.

It’s the same as housing associations they only want large volumes of u it’s in the same area otherwise it doesn’t work for them for management and maintenance.

Gromit

16:54 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Jerry Stone at 12/11/2022 - 16:21I saw an article which said Lloyds were going to buy existing residential properties (rather than building)
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/19/lloyds-plans-big-move-into-uk-rental-market-with-50000-homes

NewYorkie

17:32 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 12/11/2022 - 16:54
It says Lloyds will buy new properties built to rent. They don't want the hassle of older properties, benefit tenants, EPCs, etc... This does support the growing involvement of large corporates in the PRS, and will help to ultimately push the smaller landlords out of the sector, and leave the larger incorporated landlords with the lower end of the rental spectrum.

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