Generation Rent have produced a video telling tenants “How to Fight a Rent Hike in 10 Steps”

by Readers Question

9:50 AM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Generation Rent have produced a video telling tenants “How to Fight a Rent Hike in 10 Steps”

Make Text Bigger
Generation Rent have produced a video telling tenants “How to Fight a Rent Hike in 10 Steps”

It is evident that Generation Rent has no comprehension of the impact on tenants of Section 24, and seem to think that we’re going to pocket the rent increases. gen rent

http://www.generationrent.org/how_to_fight_a_rent_hike_in_10_steps

This is further evidenced by Betsy Dillner, director of Generation Rent, who in the article below says “that landlords who propose to put up rents are motivated by greed. Landlords who are putting up rents are just excited that they can blame something other than their own greed.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/investing/buy-to-let/list-of-rogue-landlords-could-help-tenants-vet-their-next-home/

Has Property118/ARLA/RLA/NLA or anyone else, tried to educate Generation Rent, Shelter, Renters Rising et al?

Heather



Comments

Neil Patterson

9:55 AM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Oh we certainly have Heather:

Generation Rent – Ditsy Dillner, Queen of Self-Contradiction

Generation Rent – Ditsy Dillner, Queen of Self-Contradiction

05/11/2016

We have given Betsy Dillner, the Director of Generation Rent the nickname “Ditsy Dillner” on account of how often she contradicts herself. In ‘How to change the housing crisis: build relationships’ Betsy Dillner says: “the PRS has more than doubled in the last 10 years, to 11 million households across the UK.” She claims “We as… Read more

Neil Patterson

9:57 AM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Also just do an Article Search in the box on the left and type in "Shelter" as we have stacks of articles 🙂

Whiteskifreak Surrey

12:32 PM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

I have read the link - never seen anything so idiotic.

In the meantime there is an interesting article in Property Wire:
http://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/tax-change-result-uk-landlords-putting-rents-20-30/

Anne Nixon

12:51 PM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

I have often thought that probably the general public think the rent a landlord receives goes directly into his pocket without considering the overheads of mortgage, voids, service charge, the various compliance inspections, agents fees etc etc.

That is the only explanation I can see for the general perception of 'greedy landlords taking advantage of poor tenants' because clearly as we know, most landlords make only a modest income from letting properties once the above are deducted.

Jan Martin

13:45 PM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Anne Nixon" at "20/02/2017 - 12:51":

I really think that it doesnt enter peoples heads unless they are doing the job themselves.I have had shops in the past and I know that my assistants thought what went in the till was all mine despite the fact that I didnt go on fancy holidays the same as they did. The customers saw long queues but wouldnt want to work my hours thats for sure .Many just open their mouths without thinking .Empty vessels.
We are all different heads.We are on different levels of understanding. Many people couldnt cope with the stress of being self employed its 24/7 .

Paul Temple

14:05 PM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Thank you, Generation Rent! Doing our work for us.

Any landlord looking to increase their rent should look over the article and, item by item, discount each one in a positive fashion that supports the rent increase. After that the tenant will have no logical arguments to push back with!

Cautious Landlord

15:03 PM, 20th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Generation Rent - not a clue. It's demand and supply stupid !

Here's a checklist for landlords on how to increase rent to pay for the disgusting tax grab from a so called Tory government :

Issue a properly prepared, correctly timed rent increase form, with covering letter explaining the necessity of the rise.

Diarise to remind tenant that in x days new rent applies.

Tenant pays - diarise 11 months for annual review.

Tenant doesn't pay - ask them to serve 1 month's notice or issue Section 21 notice with 2 month's notice.

Then when vacant put on market with even higher rent than you were proposing to existing tenant. Simples.

Did this last year to great effect - 11% across the portfolio, no drop outs.

Muppets in government, Shelter, Generation Rent etc have just ended hurting the people they blather on about wanting to look after. Before this fiasco we were happy carrying seriously below market level rents benefitting the tenants as we were too busy buying and refurbing - not any more. Every penny counts and not a first time buyer in sight !

KATHY MILLER

8:20 AM, 21st February 2017
About 2 years ago

No they have not got a clue and either dont understand the effects of Section24 or are mad .
I note they quote the 1 in 3 landlords with a mortgage so 33% of tenants could find themselves without a home if they follow this!

Lisa Notner

12:36 PM, 21st February 2017
About 2 years ago

just read this 10 point guide. Point 10 states that inflation is at zero!!! really. And there was me thinking it was at 1.8.
This kind of misinformation doesn't hep anyone.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

13:32 PM, 21st February 2017
About 2 years ago

That is official inflation, but I read articles when it was stated it has already gone over 2%.
Just to add to that - a snippet from my mobile phone company email, received today:
"We’re getting in touch to let you know we’re adjusting the price of your tariff to keep in line with the current 2.6% Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation, as mentioned in your terms"
2.6 % ! Generation Rent does not seem to be even close to the top of things...

1 2

Leave Comments

Please Log-In OR Become a member to reply to comments or subscribe to new comment notifications.

Forgotten your password?

OR

BECOME A MEMBER

HS2 accelerating Birmingham's potential into its grand future

The Landlords Union

Become a Member, it's FREE

Our mission is to facilitate the sharing of best practice amongst UK landlords, tenants and letting agents

Learn More