As a Landlord in the General Election I intend to vote for:

As a Landlord in the General Election I intend to vote for:

14:07 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago 113

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With an impending General Election and none of the established political parties vying for the Landlord vote, will it be a case of holding your nose and supporting the least worst option?

As a snap shot for the PRS please be our guest in completing our polls below for who you would consider now and who you voted for in the last election.

If you would like to, please also let us know in the comments section below your reason for intending to cast that vote, and why you have changed your mind from 2017 if indeed you have.


Neil Patterson

14:11 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

Regardless of any views on Brexit, I regard Corbyn as an existential threat to the law of property and a market economy, so the Conservatives will have to once again get my least worst non-protest vote to keep him out.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

14:17 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

I abstained in 2017 and believed that as an ex-pat I didn't have a vote anyway. I now know this to be incorrect.

Whilst I despise Section 23 restrictions on finance cost relief, selective and additional licensing and the 3% additional Stamp Duty rate (all introduced under a Conservative Government), the other parties all seem to want to destroy the Private rented sector to a far greater extent.

I do worry that a vote for the Brexit Party or any other so called "tactical voting" and/or protest voting could play into the hands of a Marxist, Totalitarian, Trotsky, Bolshevik-Leninist state under the rule of Conbynov's Labour.

I also despise theft of property of any kind (including tax) but the Labour proposals of forcing property owners to sell below market value are many steps well beyond that.

Mike D

14:36 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

John MacDonald said,
Property is Theft, and I'm going to smash capitalism!
'Labour will always be spend on emotion, regret in the accounts'
I've lost faith in a Tory as a business Party with section 24 and increased legislation badly thought through.
But what's the alternative....there isn't. It's clear that if you live in a Tory seat they can win, vote Tory.
If you live in. Labour seat, you can only vote Brexit as a Tory vote is a wasted vote, and many Labour leavers will vote Brexit.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

14:41 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mike D at 04/11/2019 - 14:36
The problem with that, from my perspective, is that I don’t think the Brexit party are strong enough to take many, if any seats at all.

If you previously voted Labour but despise Corbyn and you live in a key marginal I think you should vote Conservative as well.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

14:42 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

PS - unlike other Polls, ours have yet to fail to predict the winner


14:45 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

If you are a landlord who intends to vote Labour, I do hope you will follow your own moral compass, regardless of the election results, by offering to sell your properties at say 35% discount below market value to your tenants.

The Forever Tenant

15:04 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

I did wonder when a topic like this would appear. Its something close to my heart as my father was a candidate for MP back in the 80's. He was in a very safe seat for the opposition party so he knew he was going to lose. Weird going into something thinking that.

Honestly for landlords, I don't think that there is any party that would be best for you. I suspect that any party with a majority is going to have to make sweeping changes out of necessity.

There are some things that I have observed though. take from them what you will.

Using language such as above "Marxist, Totalitarian, Trotsky, Bolshevik-Leninist state" has the opposite effect to what you think it does. It has no effect on the people that are going to Vote Labour anyway and for those on the fence, using word like that makes you come over as alarmist and ridiculous. You are also attacking Corbyn, not Labour's policies which inevitably is what matters in the long run.

The conservatives have already damaged the PRS over the last 9 years and there's nothing really to suggest that they wouldn't do it again. My concern is that if the Conservatives get a majority, we could have a hard brexit with the expected economic downturn that comes with it. That won't affect the more well off people, but it will hurt the less well off. The ones currently paying rent that may suddenly not be able to afford it. There could be scenarios where tens of thousands of people would be unable to afford rent, causing further financial difficulty for landlords and all the mess that causes.

The Lib Dems don't seem to know what they want and are going for the populist vote. I think their loyalties will lie with whoever gets them into power. Though some of their policies can be at times more left wing than Labour.

The Brexit party is a single issue party and I honestly think that they don't expect to get into power and wouldn't know what to do with it if they did. It really feels like Farage is in this for the Grift. I don't think that he expected the Brexit referendum to go the way it did either, as he could have milked that gravy train for life. So if you are voting Brexit, what exactly are you voting for?

My prediction, we will end up with another hung parliament or small Labour majority. Labour are behind in the polls but with Purdah being activated in a couple of days time I suspect they will catch up. The general public tend to agree with what Labour are offering, hence them catching up in the 6 weeks before the 2017 election.

Finally, I haven't voted in the poll as I don't want to skew the results, but it will be interesting to find out.

Anthony Endsor

20:46 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

I voted Conservative in 2017, and have done in every General Election since 2001. This time however, I am switching to the Brexit Party for several reasons.
Firstly, we live in a 'safe' Labour constituency, and Conservative are not getting in round here. If there is to be any chance at all of getting Andrew Gwynne out, the Brexit Party will have to be strong, very strong. Being a 61% leave constituency may help.
Secondly, I don't support Boris Johnson's deal on Brexit as I don't think it delivers what he says it does.
Thirdly, I am clinging on to any scant hope we may have of saving section 21, though I think that may be fading now. All 3 main parties are supporting its abolition, and just because it's happening, doesn't mean we have to embrace it.
I think the best scenario we can hope for is a Conservative and Brexit Party coalition. If Conservative get a majority, they will march on with their policies. At least if the Brexit Party are also in government, there is always hope we could put the brakes on at least for a time.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

21:38 PM, 4th November 2019, About 3 years ago

In 2017 I voted an independent candidate, only as a protest against Tories who carried on war on landlords.
In December I will be voting Conservative. I really think there is no other option, although I hate Brexit and I think it will damage the country terribly - including Landlords. "BoJo the Landlords Friend" has not so far materialised (despite high hopes of some on this forum). But they seem to be lesser evil. That is the only reason. Prospect of Commie C and Red McDonnell does not bear to think about.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

8:25 AM, 5th November 2019, About 3 years ago

BoJo is already loosing his lead, simply because Commie Corbynov offers another referendum...

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