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

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

9:50 AM, 20th February 2017, About 7 years ago 14

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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

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.”

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


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Luk Udav

14:16 PM, 21st February 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Lisa Notner" at "21/02/2017 - 12:36":

Inflation (CPI) WAS 0.0% in August 2015 which is when the article was written. CPI is of course more government fraud; RPI is a better measure of real inflation. If one is going to attack someone it's best to get your figures correct.

The article by Dan Wilson Craw seems eminently sensible if one is advising tenants, to whom it is presumably addressed. Likewise Cautious Landlord's posting above is excellent advice if you are a landlord. They are both all about negotiation in a zero sum game.

Landlords and tenants should be joining together to shout loud and clear that the dreadful S24 is actually taking money out of the "game" and making it a lose/lose for both tenant and landlord. They should not be slagging each other off. The government is adopting a classic divide and conquer strategy, getting the victims to fight each other rather than them.

[One might ask mobile phone companies why RPI is the measure they use, when CPI is clearly more relevant to them. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that RPI is almost always higher than CPI, could it?]

Fed Up Landlord

10:02 AM, 25th February 2017, About 7 years ago

What a load of codswallop. What planet is he on? The main answer to all of his points if they were addressed to me would be: "Please find enclosed a Section 13 Notice under the Housing Act 1988 increasing your rent.This is still below the average for your type of property in this area.This will increase on....(date). Should you not find this affordable or acceptable you can give one months notice expiring on a rent due date. As a responsible landlord I have to point out that this may render you subject to an higher rent and substantial moving costs when you move to a new property, which is beyond my control"

Yvonne Francis

11:50 AM, 25th February 2017, About 7 years ago

As interesting as this post is, this will all be sorted out by market forces, which makes anything said by Betsy Dillner irrelevant. I can't see anything wrong with tenants defending themselves as well as Landlords. What we as Landlord's really need to worry about is rent controls. I've been a Landlord for nearly forty years and seen what havoc rent controls cause. And don't say that won't happen again. Governments never learn. The can't solve this problem: they are the problem.

Michael Barnes

20:57 PM, 25th February 2017, About 7 years ago

I don't understand why we have an article that references articles published in the middle of last year and the middle of the year before.

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