Enough is Enough!

by Steve Hards

13:51 PM, 30th August 2016
About 5 years ago

Enough is Enough!

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Enough is Enough!

I’ve had ENOUGH of lazy journalists who blame private landlords for the housing crisis.Had enough

I’ve had ENOUGH of MPs who pay lip service to concern for tenants.

I’ve had ENOUGH of charities who demonise landlords.

I’ve had ENOUGH of government ministers and their civil servants who pursue ill thought out policies.

I’ve had ENOUGH of tenants who believe they should have the right to live rent-free.

I’ve had ENOUGH of a judicial system that moves so slowly that it compounds the misery of law-abiding landlords.

I’ve had ENOUGH of councils with half-baked selective licensing schemes that are little more than fundraising scams.

I’ve had ENOUGH of mortgage lenders that renege on contracts.

I’ve had ENOUGH of agents who work in their interests, not their clients.

I’ve had ENOUGH of landlord associations that pussyfoot around the issues.

AND I’ve had ENOUGH of landlords who bury their heads in the sand believing that, somehow, these issues won’t affect them.

If YOU have had enough of these things too, don’t just complain about them – do as I just did and join the Property118 Action Group and start fighting back!

Steve

Comments

Dr Rosalind Beck

8:55 AM, 2nd September 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "02/09/2016 - 08:47":

Thanks, Mark. Yes, it worked for me and then it didn't. I must have done something to it.

Chris @ Possession Friend

18:22 PM, 3rd September 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck ." at "31/08/2016 - 09:40":

They have massive offices in Old street and employ Trainers delivering courses and obviously have a considerable turn-over.
Question I suppose would be, is their " charitable " concerns about homelessness material or ancilliary ( lets use HMRC words ? ) to their financial operation ?

Yvonne B.

1:42 AM, 7th September 2016
About 5 years ago

I have definitely had ENOUGH!

Do you know the 'CHARITIES' that house the homeless in hostels get Housing Benefit - at a much HIGHER RATE than you would ever believe?

I get less than £50 a week for shared accommodation rate & under 35 year olds -
The 'CHARITIES' in my area charge the government upto £400 per week for shared accommodation!
I do have proof - it is normal practice and been going on for years.

I think we should all register as CHARITIES because we are much more charitable and we cost the government much less, we also provide permanent housing. The CHARITIES only get the funding for a limited time, usually around 4 months - then they throw out that person and put in another homeless person to continue to get the money - I DON'T CALL THAT CHARITY - IT'S CRIMINAL.

Dr Rosalind Beck

8:17 AM, 7th September 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Yvonne B." at "07/09/2016 - 01:42":

This is a very interesting point Yvonne. What double standards we face all the time. We have charities who provide no housing slagging us off for providing housing and always assuming our housing is crap when it can be brilliant and then these other charities providing much more expensive accommodation and no-one slags them off. Their staff all receive a wage (apart from volunteers), so they 'live off' the people needing the accommodation the same as we do. Indeed, chief executives and other senior staff can be really raking it in. With Section 24 their situation will remain unchanged and they will all still receive their salaries; in some circumstances though, private landlords will be expected to provide this housing and be regulated to make sure all the boxes are ticked, and even if they are losing money, be expected to pay tax on non-existent profit. It's a joke.

Yvonne B.

9:43 AM, 7th September 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck ." at "07/09/2016 - 08:17":

The charities always say they provide a service and help find them housing, but that is exactly what we do but without the funding.
Only yesterday I managed to finalise all the paperwork for a Syrian refugee family who I provided a beautiful part furnished house 3 months ago. I have applied for their housing benefit, child benefit, tax credits, schools, free school meals, etc etc - as well as getting them settled in the house and supplying the remaining furniture they needed. I had received 3 days notice they were coming, if they had gone to the council they would still be in B&B and accessing lots of services at a much higher cost. I have translators working for me so no need to keep contacting language line.
If I can do it as a small letting agent & landlord then why can't the council or the big charities - I suppose it's because I care about people - it's not just about the money - and I don't make my money or my job viable by keeping them homeless.
The last thing the councils and charities want is to NOT have a homeless problem as they both get lots of government funding the more homeless they have. If private rental property is reduced by clause 24 - the councils will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of more funding for dealing with the inevitable extra homeless. Councils and charities should focus on serving the people they are supposed to be serving and not be PROFIT focused to the detriment of those unfortunate people who find themselves homeless.
If clause 24 & landlord bashing is not revoked we will be left with no option but to register as a charity and provide homeless hostels or B&B - this is not what people want, nobody wants a temporary home, but if providing permanent rental property is considered to be so undesirable by the government then we will all have to go with the flow as there will certainly be a massive rise in homelessness as people are unable to secure housing.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

12:17 PM, 29th September 2016
About 5 years ago

Just found that out in today's City am:
http://www.cityam.com/250363/bank-england-announces-latest-details-landlord-crackdown?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=160929_CMU

Seems that PRS LLs are now worse that ISIS members.

We have had enough and planning exit strategy accordingly...

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