EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

by Mark Alexander

9:45 AM, 24th June 2016
About 2 years ago

EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

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EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

EU Referendum - Landlords Reactions

UPDATED ARTICLE

At 22:30 on 22nd June 2016 we launched an EU Referendum Poll to see which way Landlords would be voting. The Poll confirmed that Landlords reading Property118 would be voting Brexit and as we now know, that is what happened. Interestingly, prior to the result being known, a greater percentage of landlords who took part in the Poll advised they would vote Brexit than the Nation did generally. Our Poll result just before midnight on the 23rd was 59% in favour of Brexit. We have left the Poll open to see if this changes.

Judging by social media generally it is likely that quite a few of our members will want to comment on why they voted the way they did and to debate what the outcome will mean to property investment in the UK. The debate rages in the comments section below.

If you haven’t already done so you can still cast complete our Poll. We added a name and email field so that we can send you an email with the final results of our poll when when we eventually decide to close it. Your information will remain confidential.

We are particularly keen to understand what landlords believe the impact will be on the UK property market.



Comments

james briscoe

1:34 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

I'm shocked to see most landlords here want to leave the EU! Have any of these people actually done their OWN research? Anyone taken a look at the EC Treaty to verify what the campaigns are saying? I would have thought landlords were the kind of people who were used to going to the primary source...maybe that's why they end up having so many issues! From a practical point of view, do these landlords really want to reduce the supply of tenants in the UK & reduce investment (potentially the value) of their portfolio?

Paul Shears

6:30 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

Totally ignore all UK media.
Check out Stefan Molyneux lectures on Brexit on YouTube.
Then check out Paul Joseph Watson on the same subject on You Tube.
Also just stop and think of the utter incompatibility of different cultures imposing their will on each other through devolution of the little power that each culture as still further.
Then think about the far greater incompatibility of inferior cultures imposing their values on superior cultures without any hope of assimilation due to the sheer numbers involved and the time scales involved.
I'm off to vote at the age of 62 for only the third time in my life.

Konstantin Matveev

6:57 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Shears" at "23/06/2016 - 06:30":

Up until just 2 years ago, UK has to have point based programme for "Highly skilled Migrants" as well as easier routes for bright students to remain in the country. It all have been cancelled just because of too many EU migrants coming anyway.

One would think that people coming to UK as "highly skilled migrants" or students would be more desirable tenants than low paid workers coming from EU.

That's my research for you:)

Anthony Endsor

7:06 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

I've just recently been granted a possession order on a property after 9 months of unpaid rent from... errrr...... an EU immigrant.
This may go some way to easing the shock of people wanting to leave :0

Lyndon Whitehouse

8:15 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

In the words of BILL CLINTON - 'it's the economy STUPID'!!!!

I think it's widely accepted that we will enter a recession on BREXIT and the economy will shrink, but for how long?????
I'm not going to vote for a recession!
Despite all the rhetoric about taking back control - I do not feel governed by anyone other than our own government. All other EU legislation is made with us a part to it, we're at the table and should remain at the table!
This thing isn't perfect by a long straw, however, going forward there are many challenges that our kids and grand kids will have to face. One being migration! I can hear the shouts 'OPEN BOARDERS - FREE MOVEMENT'. Well I get it that people don't like the fact that 500 million people from the EU can access the jobs market here, but why do they want to come?
We are the best country in the world, English speaking, safe, with a booming economy. We have achieved this status from within the EU. Such is the growth in jobs that migrants are needed to sustain growth, man the NHS and other care industries.
If we think migration is a problem now, wait till global warming really bites and migration is being driven by lack of food and water. This is where my thoughts go to the next generations. To deal with what is coming, I am of the opinion that we are better placed In than OUT!

I'll finish on this - who knows the most about the EU and it's faults and advantages? The men, who whatever you think of them, have achieved the highest office and have sat at the table! David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major. I'm not cynical, far from it and again I say, regardless of what you think of these men, they have been there and done it! I do not believe that these people would want to sell us down the river.. They all say better IN that OUT
I'm off to vote REMAIN now for a safer more prosporous future!

Paul Shears

8:32 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

We have totally screwed up our own social structure and trying to delay the inevitable pain that we need to go through to will only make it worse later. I (May) have a great deal to lose personally by voting out but it's the responsible thing to do.
With regard to blind faith in our leaders because they have been at the table, well why is it that the "democratic" discussions held by these people are in private. Why not stream these discussions in real time on the web?
Check out Yanis Varoufakis on you Tube who has been sitting at these "high tables".
Having been well and truly stabled in the back by his own "leader" he is touring the west trying to educate people as to what really goes on in these institutions.

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

8:41 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 [RESURGENCE] the new movie: is released today!
It was 20 years ago that first film was released. We were THEN happy with our business & trading relationship within Europe not knowing what was to come?
Is it some sort of message that the new film is released today?
You know what to vote and the STAY's serial hysteria has convinced many people to do a Moody Blues `GO NOW'.

Paul Hickson

8:55 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

I believe there really is strength in numbers whether in trade, jobs, security and borders that a vote to leave can never achieve. 'Leaving' really would be risking everything especially as there is no credible economic or political plan if we do so. None! Our union of European countries has helped keep the peace and balance of power in a continent long damaged by conflict and tyranny - I want to keep it that way and I know my father (WW2) and my grandfather (WW1) would want that too. I believe it is better for Britain to be inside the EU, leading, reforming and making the rules, rather than being outside and powerlessly having to submit to them.

I don't want to put the unity of our country at risk by pushing Scotland towards the exit door. And I'm concerned about the consequences for northern and southern Ireland too. The EU is a rational response to globalisation whilst the campaign to leave represents the worst aspects of a 'Little Englander" mentality. That's not for me!

I honestly believe the case for 'leaving' is a smokescreen of fantasies, wishful thinking and half truths. Despite some of the valid criticisms we have of the EU, I believe the case for remaining is still positive and compelling. I'm not going to give up on Europe by voting to deliberately damage Britain's economy and blight our future for at least the next decade.

RebeccaH

9:11 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

Over the last week I have felt, for the first time, that support to remain was the stronger as some of the real economic facts have finally started to come out. The migrant 'issue' that has been central to discussion for so long is a blip compared to what we stand to loose if we leave. As a 'migrant' myself for 20 years (from UK to the Netherlands - currently the 2nd biggest investor in the UK), I have only ever seen the benefits of the UK being in the EU, - something that perhaps is easier to see from the outside looking in.

Denise G

9:27 AM, 23rd June 2016
About 2 years ago

Based on what I KNOW as opposed to what I've been TOLD other people THINK MIGHT happen either way I am still undecided. However the latest thing I read (and I have read LOTS) has (I think) decided me to vote to REMAIN ( altho I will walk to the polling station with my other half who, I'm pretty sure, still plans to vote LEAVE so therefore of course we will simply be cancelling each other's votes out).
So what did I read?

How you can vote ‘Undecided’

If you’re undecided you’re not alone. Many people know the issues are complex, and the outcome is genuinely un-knowable. Therefore it’s hard to decide.

You may be attracted by the ‘leave’ campaign’s appeal to our sense of strength and independence as a nation. You may also be attracted by the ‘remain’ campaign’s desire to sustain our economy through existing international alliances. Perhaps your longer perspective on history allows you to see both sides in a way that younger people cannot.

Here’s the simple argument, which few seem to be making, that gave me the fullest confidence how to vote on Thursday.

And there followed a pictogram (I can't see how to post that) which detailed how if we vote OUT we're out and that's it until every single other member agrees we can change our mind, wheareas if we vote REMAIN there will still be other opportunities along the way to change our mind and want leave at any time in the future when it can be simply be decided by an act of parliament

So OUT, it seems to me, is a once-in-a-lif time decision with no going back for those who are fully confident about their choice, know the risks and believe they are worth taking, but REMAIN makes sense for those of us who are undecided.

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