Daily Briefings – Landlord questions needed!

by Readers Question

13:49 PM, 11th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Daily Briefings – Landlord questions needed!

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Daily Briefings – Landlord questions needed!

Let’s get cracking and all submit a question (as a member of the public) for the Government to answer at their daily briefing. I’ve not seen one from a landlord yet, so lets flood the system with them!

Its not like we have nothing to ask is it???

https://www.gov.uk/ask

Submit a question for the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference. If your question is chosen, a cabinet minister will answer it during the live broadcast.

You must be 18 or over to submit a question.

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What you need to know

An independent polling organisation chooses the questions at 10am each day. Ministers will not see the questions before the press conference. The government is not involved in choosing questions.

If your question is chosen

The Cabinet Office will contact you by 3pm on the day of the press conference.

You can either:

  • record a video of yourself asking your question to be shown during the live broadcast
  • have your question read out by the minister

If your question is not chosen

If the Cabinet Office does not contact you within 3 days, your question will not be used in the press conference. However, the Cabinet Office might contact you to ask for your permission to use your question elsewhere.

You can submit your question again at any time.

Many thanks

Reluctant Landlord



Comments

Gromit

16:45 PM, 12th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Will the Government pay compensation to Landlords have been prevented by the Governments eviction ban from evicting Tenants for reasons not due to Covid-19? If not, why not?

Turhan Mustafa

17:53 PM, 12th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Does the government not recognize the valuable role landlords play, in providing essential housing while there remains a supply shortage. And if so why is this not conveyed more widely to the general public in the media, on a regular basis to signal its importance ....

Luke P

18:37 PM, 12th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Turhan Mustafa at 12/06/2020 - 17:53
Too easy…”The Govt. *does* recognise…we do not control the media. Next question, please…!”

TheBiggerPicture

21:28 PM, 12th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 12/06/2020 - 16:45
Excellent question Gromit.
The minimum amount of words and the core of the problem.

The issue is, its a recorded video format. Which allows weaselling out of the question with no accountability for the answer.

Should it be more of a statement dressed up as a question?

Something like....
"Landlords have worked hard and saved for their homes, and are required to do many expensive tasks to meet standards and make their tenants safe. What help is there for people managing property and related costs given many tenants can not or will not pay?"

In any case the question will be vetted before hand. So not sure this is the best way to get our point across.
We are simply unrepresented.

Gromit

9:41 AM, 13th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by at 12/06/2020 - 21:28
Can but try.
But if the selection of questions is truly done by an independent body, then if they've thousands of Landlord questions we stand a better chance of one getting posed then if it is just 1 solitary Landlord so I urge everyone reading this to put a question forward using their own form of words.

Grumpy Old Git

9:33 AM, 14th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

I have submitted the following and will resubmit every weekday for the duration: "Will the Government pay compensation to hard-working private landlords who have been prevented by the eviction ban from evicting rogue tenants for reasons not due to Covid-19 such as refusal to pay rent or anti-social behaviour? If not, why not?"
If they get thousands of similar questions, we have a better chance of being heard.
I wonder if Rosalind Beck would alert her media contacts to a campaign such as this?

WP

10:11 AM, 16th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

here is the one I have been posting every three days. Ever hopefull it will get asked!

Is it only right and fair that the Civil Courts should be prioritising and giving concise judgement on civil cases submitted BEFORE March 23rd where is clear that Covid-19 has had no impact on the reasoning for submission, even if the resulting action cannot be carried out until the end of August at the earliest?

David Price

10:17 AM, 16th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by WP at 16/06/2020 - 10:11
You have made the mistake of applying logical reasoning to a situation which the government does not wish to understand.


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