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.



Comments

by Old Mrs Landlord

14:12 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by The Forever Tenant at 10/11/2019 - 12:00
The spending pattern you describe for what you describe as the lower class is not one I recognise in our tenants. Without exception the contents of their homes are newer, bigger, better than anything in ours; not to mention frequency of holidays and eating out.

by Dennis Leverett

14:38 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by The Forever Tenant at 10/11/2019 - 12:00
I understand now, Billions of pounds are lent to the Government every year by whoever on the understanding that they will lose money on them in real terms. Wish I could find a lender like that. Bit naïve I think. As for the "lower classes", horrible expression, supporting the local economy that's another misconception which is why many local small business's are closing down, our village once had a shop, post office, butcher and a baker and the pub has changed hands many times in the last couple of years. I have a business which only trades on line now because of business's like Amazon, if you can't beat them join them or die. I've accepted that and still make a profit for less work and overheads.

by Kulasmiley

14:48 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by KH at 05/11/2019 - 16:00
The 70’s were 50 years ago. Labour did NOT cause the crash of 2004/5 (I think that was the year). I am torn as I have voted Conservative in the past, but in spite of my portfolio I will either vote Labour to protect the NHS from future increased privatisation or Plaid Cymru to keep us in Europe. I have seen too many homeless on our streets, some just newly divorced and thrown on the scrapheap. Labour will look after the vulnerable and we will have to pay more tax. Or we sell. And I am selling. This landlording lark has become a nightmare and no party will ever look after us. This is our time to get out.

by Denise G

15:42 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Well said Kulasmiley - I've read this whole thread ... and been horrified but lots of it. I think it's time to start thinking about others and worrying less about our own bank balances.
If that's being left wing or a socialist then that must be what I am
And when did that become wrong?
It seems to me that being a socialist means my parents taught me to share.
It means I understand there is suffering in the world and I want to do what I can to help change that.
It means I support the NHS.
It means I think a good education is a good thing that should be available to everyone regardless of their income, that I care about the sick and the vulnerable, the disabled and those less well off than me and believe they should all be taken care of as and when necessary and it means that I want to see an end to homelessness.
When did it become wrong to believe those things?
And to be honest I think anyone who believes all or most of that must be a socialist too

by Kulasmiley

15:48 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Denise G at 10/11/2019 - 15:42
Denise, thanks for your comment as I was feeling left out on this forum. I can totally understand other landlords reasons for keeping hold of these assets, and I have thought about my own. But the truth is for me personally I will survive going forward where I don’t have to beg to eat or think about having a roof over my head. There are literally 1000’s if homeless people out there and that is not the fault of landlords. Each one of have to think how deeply we care for our NHS. We didn’t from day one become a Brexiteer or a self serving society. I have come full circle and am comfortable with losing 80% of my wealth if I could help 50 homeless people. The problem we have is the government’s have always failed in housing and they have always blamed landlords.

by Kathy Evans

17:12 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Kulasmiley at 10/11/2019 - 15:48
If I could sell, I would, but I can't afford to as I have no money to pay off the mortgages as prices in our area are so much lower now than they used to be. I don't even earn the national average wage, but I'd be considered well-off by Labour as I actually work. My clothes come from charity shops, I've never had a foreign holiday and I don't have a huge TV on my wall (unlike many of my tenants). I can't get decent treatment from the NHS as they are rubbish with chronic illness (though good if you have an accident or heart attack or stroke) - having said that, audiology is good). It's impossible to book a GP appt in advance, so really, I don't much care about the NHS any more. My taxes have gone to help other people for the last 40+ years, but nothing has got any better and the unemployed just stay that way as they are often better off than in a low paid job (but what employer can afford to pay more?). I pay load of council tax for next to nothing of value to me. So basically, I've given up caring about others now and it's time to look after myself - no one else will.

by Denise G

17:41 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Kathy Evans at 10/11/2019 - 17:12
I am sorry - I think it's really sad that 10 years of Tory/Lib Dem austerity have brought us to this, when we live in what is widely reported as being the 6th richest country in the world

by Dennis Leverett

18:36 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Kulasmiley at 10/11/2019 - 15:48
Very plausible, when you do give away 80% of your wealth let me know and I'll be the first to shake your hand.

by Denise G

19:51 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dennis Leverett at 10/11/2019 - 18:36
what a sadly cynical response

by Dennis Leverett

20:21 PM, 10th November 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Denise G at 10/11/2019 - 19:51Neither sad or cynical, I've been around long enough to know there's those that do and those that talk about it. If it happens then I have the greatest respect for him/her but until then a meaningless comment such as is yours and all the promises of various politicians. Answer me one question honestly, how are Labour going to pay back all these billions of borrowing because they haven't told us yet.


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