Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer

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22:10 PM, 17th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer

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Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary – now available on iPlayer

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Fergus Wilson was on BBC1 Panorama Monday 18th March at 8:30pm. The program is titled “Britain’s Most Controversial Landlord.”

Get this programme and hold on to your hats as knowing Fergus it is likely to be a Roller Coaster of a ride!

BBC documentary judging the PRS based on the circumstances and personality of one man.

Fergus Wilson’s Comment:

“The BBC is known as the Biased Broadcasting Corporation for very good reason!

Every time Richard Bilton is on a housing programme it is the same old gramophone record of the poor parents with Children with nowhere to go!

It is a subject close to his heart! However, he does the TV audience no good at all by talking up precious time showing tenants forced out and avoiding dealing with the Causation of the Problem!

No time was spent dealing with the prime issue of why are landlords leaving BTL in their hoards due to the punitive tax regimes being introduced for landlords by HMG.

I am slightly different as I am retiring due to old age but for those younger landlords exiting BTL it is because the Government has made it so unattractive.

I ran through the reasons why the Private Sector is no longer investing but it was cut out in favour of Richard Bilton’s same old song!

HMG needs to address just why the PSL is no longer investing.

It is time for Richard Bilton to be thrown on the scrapheap. He is out of time and out of touch!”

 



Comments

Chris Daniel

12:28 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 15/03/2019 - 11:04
I agree, this will not end well for Landlords - not because of Fergus, - but because the BBC will twist it.

Munro

12:29 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Yeah absolutely agree Richard. But not your figure of 90 properties, sorry. As how else was Mr Wilson quoted as being in the UK Top 500 Rich list?!?

But there's a case for not setting oneself up for a fall. I might be totally wrong, misreading what's out there regarding assault convictions and so forth.
Just not a good Ambassador much as Stephen P stated.
Myself, I don't really give a monkeys.

Munro

12:37 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 15/03/2019 - 12:28
So why do we, landlords or in this case Mr Wilson, who is clearly and already Public Enemy No 1 given them the BBC or such like credence and opportunity?

Adam Withford

12:50 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Munro at 15/03/2019 - 12:33
The modern media anti-landlord rhetoric started in about 2011/12 so far as I can tell. Tell me, if I see the side of a council rubbish truck with ROGUE LANDLORD in large bold written across the side of it, what does that do for public image? Even if it is doing a 'common good'. Nothing in media is unscripted or spontaneous, they just want it to appear that way or their magic would lose it's appeal and attention. Having work around the media industry, this is a given.

Munro

12:58 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Adam Withford at 15/03/2019 - 12:50Very sorry Adam, I am an Expat who has nt set foot in the UK in several years. so I apologise as I can't comment with any accuracy on what you ve said here. But I do feel that you and all other UK citizens not only PRS landlords are being let down by a shambolical useless, inept and divided Government and a frighteningly Marxist Opposition Party as an alternative.
It is my long established and much felt belief (y)our country is doomed.

Adam Withford

13:22 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Munro at 15/03/2019 - 12:58
Part of my reasoning here is that pre 2007/8 regarding housing, the media was focussed on construction companies not building enough and forcing up demand by sitting on land-banks. The sub-prime market 'catastrophy' then gave a great scape-goat of the PRS, and so the attack changed focus.

It was soon after that the construction industry realised that private property was so much better as a rent return than office buildings, they could get into the game themselves and also appoint their own managements.

By selling 25%-50% share of the flats, they could return their investment and make infinite profit above on rent. The gov loves it because it 'legitimises' the rental sector. But to get public opinion right, they need to run a narrative against the PRS so it can squeeze them out so there is no competition. Hence why becoming a ltd Co is the 'escape', because then you are just as any other Ltd Co, and the gov wouldn't dare pushing the taxes onto the building/construction industry that the PRS have had to suffer.

The local govs love it because it brings in huge amounts of CT revenue with the land going vertical rather than horizontal, and I am sure the £450k 1 bed flats which is the starting price in much of London aren't going to be Band A. It also appeases their "low cost" housing initiative with the 25% shares as a £100k flat in London seems a steal doesn't it?

Where did the people who were moved out of London with their £40k gift(hearsay) for their flat and a relocation to Folkstone or Hastings get the money from? The local council coffers? Or the construction companies? WIN for gov, WIN for construction industry, WIN for media and public sentiment, lose for PRS and the general populace.

Call it conspiracy if you like, but it's an obvious path they have tread.

Munro

13:30 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Adam Withford at 15/03/2019 - 13:22
Adam and how does any of this apply to the original post regarding Fergus Wilson? Sorry I am lost, also sat out by the yacht club with a few too many Bacardi's watching the sunset.

Adam Withford

14:07 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Munro at 15/03/2019 - 13:30
LOL! The whole point about the Fergus Wilson show is that it is a good anti PRS publicity stunt. They can 'report' the problem, make the 'public' feel threatened and then give the solution i.e., more government intervention. The gov gets paid by the corporates, the corporates get their businesses approved and the people get shafted.

Munro

14:14 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Adam Withford at 15/03/2019 - 14:07
So let me try to get this straight.... You re saying Fergus is knowingly participating in an anti PRS debate. Lol it just gets better.

Nothing to do with the business rationale of what he wishes to do with his assets versus what they (whoever "they" maybe) wish to prevent him from doing. Pass me another b**g...Ha ha ha.

Adam Withford

14:32 PM, 15th March 2019
About 2 months ago

Do you really think his virtues aren't being used against him? Do you think he as a person who is gong to easily win the hearts of the general populace?

No, he is a puppet and is unaware of the damage that he will do. And possibly too self serving to see it anyway.

I note from your last two posts, that having enough money and distance can make you complacently comfortable. It's almost stereotypical behaviour, but you punched first.

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