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Jacob Rees-Mogg recognises damage done by the Treasury

Jacob Rees-Mogg recognises damage done by the Treasury

23/02/2017

It is now clear that the Treasury, under George Osborne’s stewardship, made some catastrophically bad decisions with the twin aims of courting popular opinion by appearing to go for the ‘nobs’ and also of raising money towards his manic deficit reduction quest. As part of this he imposed a large extra burden of stamp duty… Read more


Meet The Housing Minister – Tell Him What You Think

Meet The Housing Minister – Tell Him What You Think

16/02/2017

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell is about to go on a tour of the UK to discuss Housing from 20th February to 6th March. Is there a message you would like to give him? As you know, the Government has published a housing White Paper, ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market’, setting out our strategy to build… Read more


Gavin Barwell confirms longer tenancies will not apply to BTL

Gavin Barwell confirms longer tenancies will not apply to BTL

10/02/2017

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has cleared up confusion caused by the recent Housing White Paper, which called for ‘family friendly’ three year guaranteed tenancies to be offered to tenants in an effort to increase stability and security for those families that want it. Barwell told Inside Housing that government calls for longer tenancies will be… Read more


Lobby your MP Saturday James Gray tells the RLA

Lobby your MP Saturday James Gray tells the RLA

10/02/2017

Tory Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire James Gray has urged landlords in an interview with the RLA to lobby their constituency MPs against Section 24 mortgage interest relief changes on a Saturday. Apparently Saturday is traditionally the day most MPs hold their constituency surgeries meeting with the public to discuss their concerns and issues…. Read more


Newsnight’s biased anti-landlord coverage!

Newsnight’s biased anti-landlord coverage!

08/02/2017

To whom it may concern. I watched your programme last night and must point out firstly an error that was made. In the introduction to the film shown, Emily Maitlis stated: “in this next film we meet three individuals, each kicked out of their private lodging when things got tough…” In addition to the unprofessional… Read more


Crisis Campaign ‘Home No Less Will Do’ – You help landlords and we will help you!

Crisis Campaign ‘Home No Less Will Do’ – You help landlords and we will help you!

06/02/2017

The housing charity, Crisis, has recently launched a campaign called ‘Home No Less Will Do.’ I have often written to Crisis since the campaign was launched against Section 24 of the Finance (no.2) Act 2015. Unhappily, I have never received an answer before now. They want our help now though. Specifically, they want private landlords… Read more


Shadow Spokesman for Housing supports a tax that is increasing homelessness

Shadow Spokesman for Housing supports a tax that is increasing homelessness

02/02/2017

Lord Beecham has been the Shadow Spokesman for Communities and Local Government (CLG) since October 2010, and for Justice since September 2012, and for Housing since September 2015.  Quite a workload, in addition to being a Councillor in Newcastle-upon-Tyne since May 1967, and consultant to Beecham Peacock Solicitors in that city. He is anti-BTL. He… Read more


The real reason why landlords are now going to be forced to evict tenants

The real reason why landlords are now going to be forced to evict tenants

30/01/2017

In an article for the Northamptonshire Telegraph Councillor James Burton was reported as below: “The problem is one that has affected councils across the country, and Cllr James Burton (Con, All Saints) says it is not one members are taking lightly. He said: “Homelessness is happening throughout the country, not just in Kettering. It is a… Read more


Has the National Audit Office surrendered its independence to become the mouthpiece of the government?

Has the National Audit Office surrendered its independence to become the mouthpiece of the government?

20/01/2017

The National Audit Office issued a report on housing in England on 19 January 2017.  Its head was quoted in the press release: “The need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply, and housebuilding needs to increase across the country.  The government has responded to this by putting in… Read more


Extreme Left academic and advisor to Labour shocks Landlord into response

Extreme Left academic and advisor to Labour shocks Landlord into response

10/01/2017

Professor Danny Dorling is well known for his extreme left wing views on the housing market and pushing his politics at every opportunity within the circles of power and academia. The Professor was recently on the Jeremy Vine show espousing extremely anti-landlord rhetoric. After the show Dorling was engaged in conversation and didn’t just decline… Read more


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