Angela Rayner in explosive showdown over Renters’ Reform Bill

Angela Rayner in explosive showdown over Renters’ Reform Bill

10:50 AM, 24th October 2023, About 9 months ago 9

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Labour has slammed Tory backbenchers for the delay of the Renters’ Reform Bill’s second reading.

The Bill received its second reading yesterday evening where Shadow Housing Secretary Angela Rayner criticised the government for “betraying renters” with a “grubby deal” to avoid confrontation with Tory MPs opposed to the Bill.

Labour argued that the reforms could take years to complete.

Grubby private deal

Ms Rayner told the debate: “Conservative members threatened this weekend to choose their self-interest over the national interest and oppose or delay this legislation.

“They do not want to see these changes enacted. The Department snuck out the suggestion that Section 21 changes are dependent on the court improvements which would take years to complete.

“We discover from a leak this is a core part of a grubby private deal that the Secretary of State has struck behind closed doors with his own backbenchers.”

She added: “The government that broke our justice system now uses their own failure as an excuse to break their own promises just how long will it take?”

Michael Gove, the Housing Secretary, defended the Bill in the Commons, saying it would protect vulnerable renters from ‘unscrupulous landlords’ who use Section 21 as a weapon.

He said: “Conservatives exist to protect the vulnerable in society, to make sure markets work, and to save the taxpayer money.”

Most landlords want to do the right thing

However, later in the debate, Ms Rayner U-turned on her previous comments about landlords and acknowledged that most “want to do the right thing”.

One Labour MP told the House about the financial costs of evictions.

The Labour MP said: “There is a financial cost to councils. Bristol City council will be paying an exorbitant amount to put people in emergency and temporary accommodation which they shouldn’t have to do.

“Does Ms Rayner agree that the government should make sure renters don’t have to go through the pain of eviction, but there’s also financial self-interest on their part to resolve this issue?”

Ms Rayner agreed and added: “Most private landlords want to do the right thing and private landlords are a good part of our housing system.

“Therefore private landlords should welcome us doing our best to make sure their names are upheld and we do have a situation where landlords in this country are not stained by the tiny minority that don’t do the right thing.”

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Ray Lancaster

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14:15 PM, 24th October 2023, About 9 months ago

So Angela Rayner wants to upset the majority of landlords, to try and eradicate the minority of landlords who will cary on regardless and lose far more of the 98 % of decent landlords due them selling up?🤔

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14:35 PM, 24th October 2023, About 9 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Ray Lancaster at 24/10/2023 - 14:15
Can't bear to watch her as watching Gove is hard enough. The closing speech from the shadow housing minister did not bode well for us LLs.

They want RRO for so called non-decent homes'

Expect that in their manifesto next year.

GlanACC

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16:54 PM, 24th October 2023, About 9 months ago

Expect EPC C to re-emerge WHEN Labour get in, still selling up (12 sold 6 left)

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17:07 PM, 24th October 2023, About 9 months ago

Never had to evict a good tenant. Why would & then wind up with a vacant flat & no rent ?
Ditching Section 21 is trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist !

Fed Up Landlord

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6:10 AM, 25th October 2023, About 9 months ago

Just going through the financial pain of having two empty whilst awaiting sale. Two lots of mortgage, service charge, full council tax totalling £1200 a month. But worth it to be rid before this bovver booted marxist gets her feet under the table.

GlanACC

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8:55 AM, 25th October 2023, About 9 months ago

Actually sold one of mine to the 'buy anything anywhere in any state' boys. I couldn't get an EICR certificate as the property needed and expensive rewire and re-plaster (cost around £15k - kitchen needed to be removed etc) . Sold at a discount of 25% and got my money in 7 days - no searches required (which are now taking 3 months) etc. In the end adding it all up I didn't have too bad a deal

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17:53 PM, 6th November 2023, About 9 months ago

Reply to the comment left by GlanACC at 25/10/2023 - 08:55
Could you please say who you use?
Looking at internet - there is about 100 different companies like that.
They all sound crooks to me, but who knows?

Pobinr

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18:02 PM, 6th November 2023, About 9 months ago

Legal net migration last year = 606k = 5000 new homes needed/week !
80% of migrants seek out rental property when they arrive = 4000 additional rental properties needed/week.
= Unprecedented extra demand.
Meantime there's a govn't war on landlords so many are quitting
And Labour won't reduce net migration
Lab or Con = Crisis looming
Expect ever more urban sprawl & ever more traffic congestion due to too many people

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18:24 PM, 6th November 2023, About 9 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 06/11/2023 - 17:53
The 'buy it anywhere in any condition' company I sold to was UK National Properties LTD 0800 0122302.

In fact, I found out that they held on to the house for a few months and resold it through a property auction (but needless to say they had to get the searches through first), I think they made about £7k profit.- didn't bother me as I was rid of it and I made a good profit as well.

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