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 2 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.


by user_ 7167

11:28 AM, 7th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Obfuscated Data

by Dennis Leverett

11:44 AM, 7th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 07/11/2019 - 10:51
I realise that but he had to do it because of lefty union action mainly aimed at bringing down the Tory Government. As I said previously the incoming Labour Government gave the Mineworkers a 70 % pay increase bribe over 2 years but it didn't help the Labour in 1979 though.

by Rob Thomas

14:20 PM, 7th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dylan Morris at 06/11/2019 - 07:10
I've done what you asked and gone to the Brexit Party summary of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration and compared it to the text in the ACTUAL DOCUMENTS and it is the biggest distortion of the truth I could imagine.

Just to take one example, the Bexit Party says: "the Political Declaration states any future free trade agreement with the EU must ensure ‘a level playing field’ (PD, paragraph 17, 77) and ‘deep regulatory and customs cooperation’ (para 21). This means sticking to EU rules."

Yet Chapter 18 of the EU Canada FTA that Farage is constantly telling us is his preferred model of agreement states: "the EU and Canada agree not to intervene in or potentially distort the level playing field for private companies."
Chapter 21 of the EU Canada FTA is even entitled Regulatory Cooperation.

All trade agreements involve provision for ensuring that there is a form of level playing field and cooperation to prevent unfair competition.

There are many other distortions in the Brexit Party summary of the WA and PD and most of it is a rant about the transition period, which is when we'll be negotiating a free trade agreement. What's Farage's alternative? Leaving without a deal? Well even he's now backing away from that with his offer to renegotiate a new deal with the EU. Don't believe Farage's lies.

by Arnie Newington

8:18 AM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

It depresses me that so many landlords are going to vote Conservative.

Osbourne and Cameron had an emergency budget straight after the election to introduce section 24 tax. This measure was not in the Conservative manifesto and was a massive betrayal of landlords.

Since then May and Hammond did not revoke this unfair tax and there is nothing to suggest that Javid and Johnson will revoke it either.

In my opinion landlords should only vote for a party that promises to revoke section 24 or abstain.

by Dennis Leverett

9:51 AM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Arnie Newington at 09/11/2019 - 08:18And who would that be? The poll is pretty much how its gonna end up I reckon. Not good for anybody.

by Anthony Endsor

10:04 AM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Arnie Newington at 09/11/2019 - 08:18
As far as I know, such a party doesn't exist, but if you want to launch one I'm sure there will be plenty of support for it here.

by Rob Thomas

13:58 PM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Arnie Newington at 09/11/2019 - 08:18
If the thought of people voting Conservative depresses you, how do you feel about people voting for a party that wants to expropriate private property at below market value?

There are only two viable candidates for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn. If you abstain or vote for another party you increase the chances of a Corbyn government. And if you think landlords are treated badly now I can't wait to see how you'll feel under a Labour government.

by Dr Rosalind Beck

16:08 PM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Thomas at 09/11/2019 - 13:58

by Dr Rosalind Beck

16:24 PM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Also, as I write I can see that 18% of landlords intend to vote Lib Dem.

I don't know if their manifesto is out yet - but I can guarantee that judging by recent ones it will be vehemently anti-landlord - but it has also said it will introduce a 'wealth tax..

This will hit hard those people who are asset-rich but could have very low incomes - especially the elderly. It will also hit landlords hard, because as is obvious, a wealth tax is not based on ability to pay.

Layla Moran said today that the purpose of the wealth tax will be to create a fund so that people who have recently decided to have children can have 'free' childcare. As this childcare will be paid for by taxpayers, many of whom will have paid a fortune themselves in childcare costs already, many people will be in effect paying twice (while others don't pay at all).

This is similar to the 'free' tuition proposed by Corbyn. With that idea as well, some people would in effect be paying twice.

Overall, a wealth tax would hit millions of people who could not afford to pay it. It would be yet another 'confiscatory' tax. How would an elderly person living on a state pension, but in a house worth a few hundred thousand pounds, pay it? Would they have to take out loans, with their home as collateral until they have nothing left?

Answers on a postcard.

by Mohammed Asghar

16:30 PM, 9th November 2019, About 2 years ago

I'm a landlord and I’ll be voting for Labour because they are the only party that have a vision for this country that addresses far more important issues than the selfish, narrow-minded concerns of landlords and their property portfolios. Labour is the only party serious about the things that matter such as investment in housing, public transport and the economy, with concrete proposals to deal with the existential threat of climate change, while ensuring that the stupid and loathsome Donald Trump doesn’t get his tiny, orange hands on the NHS.
After 9 years of Tory austerity, malice, incompetence and chaos - no thanks in large part to the idiocy of Brexit - the wheels have come off the Tory clown car and it’s time for them to go. They offer no new ideas and have proven themselves incapable of governing the country, but then what else would you expect when they are led by a despicable, lying clown like Boris Johnson and have a government filled with malevolent and incompetent half-wits like William Rees-Mogg, James Cleverly, Andrea Leadsom, Liz Truss and Esther McVey. In particular, the very thought of someone like the ludicrous and entitled Rees-Mogg being anywhere in power fills me with dread. Thanks to out-of-touch fools like him and the equally repellent Nigel Farage, Brexit has turned this country into a global laughing stock. No more. On December 12, I will be voting for Labour as will millions of others and we can welcome a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell that will undo the years of damage brought about by the Tories and give this country a better and more prosperous future as opposed to the long-term decline that the Tories and their hard Brexit will bring about for the UK.

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