EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

by Mark Alexander

9:45 AM, 24th June 2016
About 5 years ago

EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

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EU Referendum – Landlords Reactions

EU Referendum - Landlords Reactions


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.

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Peter Fredericks

10:13 AM, 3rd July 2016
About 5 years ago

This has been the only fair election in recent living memory where there was equality of voting...not some antiquated first-past-the post stitch-up where 37% of the Vote achieved 51% of the seats at Westminster and worse still in Scotland where one party obtained 50% of the vote and 93% of the seats, all of course further disguised by mass tactical voting. Proper democracy starts and ends at the ballot box. We don't have a proper version of that for Westminster and hence in part the contempt that so many of us have for the established political class, but we do have a fair voting system for the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies. So shame on the established political class in the Labour and Tory parties for trying to reverse the result of the only fair election we've had for aeons. Shame also on those Remainers who lack the good grace and democratic credentials to accept the outcome.

I voted Brexit because on the four issues I looked at - sovereignty, democracy, immigration and last but not least the economy - the arguments all pointed to Brexit. Yes we have some very deep-rooted problems with a proper lack of democracy at Westminster, but even our system is better than that in the EU. Even on the economy the longer-term argument runs in favour of Brexit because the Euro will ultimately destroy the EU. The Euro is a politically-driven project that defies economic sense as a country's currency and exchange rate needs to reflect that country's economy, hence the default position by the Euro-loons that even even greater integration is required. I suggest the bleeding heart Remainers on yesterday's demo in London look at some further facts starting with the youth unemployment in the Eurozone .. do they want up to 55% youth unemployment?


11:02 AM, 4th July 2016
About 5 years ago

Just sent the following email to my local MP, Andrew Murrison:


I guess it’s quite a busy time for you at the moment.

As a fellow “Vote Leave” supporter; I am appalled at the negativity of the MPs who were “Remain” supporters especially over what kind of deal the UK will get from the EU over trade. The latest being Phillip Hammond this morning. Although official negotiations haven’t started these people are setting the scene for the UK to get a poor deal from the EU. These people seem to be determined to prove themselves right about the doom & gloom situation that the UK would find itself in if it were to exit the EU, even if it means dragging the country down.

Please, please, please do what you can to make sure that these people do not hold significant positions of power in the new Government nor be involved in any way, shape or form with the EU negotiations (I appreciate for party unity and stability of the Government, that some positions will have to go to former remainers).

Gary Dully

8:38 AM, 7th July 2016
About 5 years ago

Philip Hammond requires a severe kicking in the career department.
He has decided that the UK is in such a poor position that the only bargaining chip we have is to hold the foreign nationals in the country as a bargaining chip.

Well more fool him.

On the assumption that he is being interviewed for the job he would fail.

He should be replaced with a Brexiteer, in fact all the cabinet should be replaced if they all voted against the people that have pinned their futures on a better life out of the EU.

How the hell do you expect to do the things necessary, if you voted against this political earthquake?

It simply makes you a creepy hypocrite and I include Theresa May in that camp.

If she makes it into number 10, she will mess it up, because she won't have the authority or willpower to do what's necessary to our negotiation team if they waver from the path.

She will wilt at the first PMQ's as Yvette Cooper or any other lady orator accuse her of being a nasty bitch against the poor, that never believed in Brexit in the first place and is a pale imitation of Thatcher.

The money markets want a ferocious nut job to lead the country, not a vicars daughter who likes big hats.

The Tory party is more than a bit "hit and miss", when it comes to choosing a suitable leader and it won't take long to unravel.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

7:48 AM, 11th July 2016
About 5 years ago

I just cannot believe GO still dares to show his face:

David Lovegrove

20:13 PM, 11th July 2016
About 5 years ago

In today's news 1,000 barristers state that the vote was merely advisory .
Will our new prime minister agree with this statement or go with the people's wishes.
Having a remainer in charge does not give me the confidence that she will alter anything without being forced.


22:51 PM, 11th July 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "07/07/2016 - 08:38":

Yes 'but' the opposition looks a lot worse for L/Ls!

terry sullivan

11:39 AM, 13th July 2016
About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Anthony Endsor" at "23/06/2016 - 07:06":

i had same--and this one was pocketing the housing benefit--i tried for compensation but he managed to suffer a whiplash injury and had to go on benefits--i believe he was also scamming tax credits--it is apparently a huge racket!

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