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

Jerry stone

17:56 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 12/11/2022 - 16:54
New build properties and as I said before they will look to buy in large blocks.

Jessie Jones

18:30 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 07/11/2022 - 11:18
Judith, if we all serve eviction notices at the same time, then the courts would grind that process to a halt as they can barely cope with the volume of work they have now, which I think is less than 1% of all tenancies. All it would serve to do is to prevent those landlords who had genuinely problem tenants from having access to the Courts.
And the backlash against landlords would be far greater than the hatred towards the Just Stop Oil activists.
Also it would cost landlords a heap pf money, both in legal fees and lost rent. Far more sensible if we all charged rent at full market value. That goes a long way towards solving the problem for landlords. Full market rent would stand up to scrutiny because the increase in mortgage rates, Section 24, Selective Licensing, MEES, HHSRS EICR et al clearly explain the need for higher rents. And the dire shortage of accommodation, being exacerbated by the immigrant crisis means that properties even at the absolute top of their rental value will not be vacant for very long.
If Landlords are to take action, we should do it in a way that protects our finances, not destroys them. Besides, at least a proportion of tenants would prefer to pay a higher rent than become homeless.

Gromit

19:34 PM, 12th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 12/11/2022 - 17:32
It says Lloyds buying 50,000 over next decade and building 10,000. Ergo 40,000 must be existing!

Lena Pace

18:49 PM, 13th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Some form of striking back needs to happen quickly. I'm surprised the various landlords associations around UK and the national haven't galvanised some sort of coordinated action.

Rennie

22:58 PM, 13th November 2022, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 07/11/2022 - 11:18
This might just work!

Contended Ted

21:33 PM, 5th December 2022, About A day ago

Reply to the comment left by Judith Wordsworth at 07/11/2022 - 11:18Have you thought how much anger would be directed towards landlords? Most tenants are decent, hardworking and honest. Doing this to people at this time would be more heartless and cruel than anything a tenant has ever done to me.

NewYorkie

17:59 PM, 6th December 2022, About 7 hours ago

Landlords are vilified in any case. This is our equivalent of withdrawing our labour. It seems it's the only way of getting any attention these days.

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