Demonisation and Persecution of Landlords by Shelter, Councils and Government Comes Home to Roost

Demonisation and Persecution of Landlords by Shelter, Councils and Government Comes Home to Roost

14:02 PM, 6th June 2022, About 2 years ago 4

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Following on from the latest article, click here, and Propertymark’s survey of its members indicates the supply of property listed by agencies has halved since 2019

This is, as we have said on many occasions, the inevitable result of the onslaught against private landlords orchestrated by Shelter the homeless charity that doesn’t home the homeless but instead exists to denigrate landlords and pay themselves fat salaries.

Councils who are orchestrating a land-grab by taking massive sums off landlords or ineffective licensing schemes and making a revenue stream out of civil penalty fines against decent landlords rather than the rogue landlords the legislation was intended to apply to.

Government with Section 24 income tax making owning rental properties somewhere between unprofitable and loss-making for a significant majority of existing landlords and of course the threat of the withdrawal of Section 21 possession with no confidence that any form or replacement will be provided.

No wonder landlords are getting out while they can.

One of our favourite sayings is ‘be careful what you wish for’.

Well, Shelter, Councils and Government, you are now reaping the results of your policies.

Maybe we will finally see Shelter and Councils building housing to replace the private landlord properties they have forced out of the market?

Probably not, but we are fascinated to see where they all intend to put the thousands of tenants who will be unable to find a home to rent.

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Monty Bodkin

9:53 AM, 7th June 2022, About 2 years ago

Coming home to roost indeed.
70 rental enquiries in less than a week at £200 pcm more than the previous tenant.
Some sadly desperate enquirers but unfortunately any less than perfect applicants don't get a look in.


13:05 PM, 7th June 2022, About 2 years ago

Ahh, what they have tried hasn't worked.
What the must need is more of it, that wil solve the problem.

I doubt they will learn much, the intention to help tenants is more important than the outcome.
They can pay themselves on the back for trying.

Kalit Sengupta

23:48 PM, 7th June 2022, About 2 years ago

I charge below the market rate to tenants out of guilt because I am better off than my tenants but only after a life time of living modestly. The extra income and assets are intended for a younger and very hard working and loyal wife. I am not looking to get seriously rich and give away a quarter of my net income every month to impecunious relatives. I follow all regulations, have never deducted from tenant’s deposits though there’s usually some damage left behind, make repairs quickly even when a tenant has blocked the toilet with sanitary items. But I feel very insecure because of the constant threats from officialdom and the guarantee of not being able to evict tenants defaulting on rents without losing the equivalent of anything upto ten month’s rent by the time I have been to court. Now the government is proposing to handover my property to a tenant by abolishing Section 21, a property bought from saving income over the past 40 years. I am planning to sell up my entire portfolio and hope councillors and Shelter employees house the homeless that will swell in number as a result of me being hounded out of the buy-to-let market. And the politician who will have a big say in my effective ejection has a wife whose annual dividend income is £ 18 million.

Freda Blogs

12:18 PM, 8th June 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Kalit Sengupta at 07/06/2022 - 23:48
Wow Kalit, that is a very powerful and moving comment which captures so many issues.

I suspect you speak for very many of us on this forum.

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