What does a Hung Parliament mean for Landlords?

What does a Hung Parliament mean for Landlords?

6:47 AM, 9th June 2017, About 5 years ago 145

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It is official the 2017 General election will be a Hung Parliament.

What Does this mean for Landlords?

With the two major parties both being Anti-Landlord could this be a Good thing?

Will any new minority Conservative or Coalition Government find it difficult to implement further new Anti-Landlord agendas?

What would potentially a Softer Brexit mean and possibly retaining some form of Freedom of movement?

We wait to see in the coming hours days and months, but what do readers think?

Property118 Poll Got It Right – AGAIN!

Below are the final results from our election Poll.

I believe this clearly demonstrates that landlords who read Property118 are representative of the whole of society, which is very different to the way media try to pigeon hole us.

Below are the actual election results



Comments

by Cautious Landlord

12:24 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "19/06/2017 - 11:52":

In Luk's defence I don't think he was agreeing with the anti-Semitic element - at least I hope not although I am forever shocked how it seems ok for leftie's like Corbyn to be anti-Semitic. I think he was agreeing with the point about benefit recipients being displaced. I'd agree with that post war when the welfare state was set up as a safety net but not now as it is a lifestyle choice for which middle class strivers (majority of landlords) pay for I think it is quite right that they should have less choice as to where they live. I'd like a flat in an expensive part of London so when I go to see my mates I don't have to endure the train journey back home to the country but i'm not rich enough for that luxury. That's life. We're not all equal and never will be. Don't want to be. Leftie money tree fantasists deal with it ! Sitting at home all day, watching day time TV on a very big TV, vaping away before starting on the cider - why should that person live in a highly desirable area when they make no contribution compared with a hard working city worker making all the sacrifices, taking risks and MAKING A CONTRIBUTION. Doesn't apply to the genuinely ill, disabled, between jobs etc of course but with 1.5 m to choose from tough luck if they have to move somewhere else -beggars can't be choosers.

by Appalled Landlord

13:07 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Cautious Landlord" at "19/06/2017 - 12:24":

I did not claim that Luk agreed with anti-Semitism - my point had nothing at all to do with religion. While criticising a reduction in benefits by a UK government, Toynbee evoked a policy of mass murder by the Nazi government, and Luk wrote that she was right. I explained why I disagree.

by Luk Udav

13:20 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Cautious Landlord" at "19/06/2017 - 12:24":

CL: thanks, I wasn't. If one refers to ‎Endlösung der Judenfrage then it's clear what one is talking about. I was referring to the "cleansing" of the poor as policy of certain London councils, Westminster under the ex-Dame being one example.
The victims of Grenfell, having seen what's been happening, in my view rightly feared that they would be decanted out, never to be able to return. One can debate whether they were right in so feeling, and whether one has a right to stay in an area where one cannot afford to live. But I personally would be fed up to be moved from where I've lived the last 30+ years just so that land bankers can sit on empty properties within sight on where I was living. That's tantamount to Loadsamoney taunting and people get angry.

One thing is certain, Grenfell will turn out to provide yet another means by which to attack landlords. Just think what positives there would have been if even a couple of landbankers had opened up a few flats for a limited period like some footballers did in Manchester. But no, opportunity missed.

by Dr Rosalind Beck

13:24 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

I would like to see the evidence of 'landbankers' in this area. I read that in fact this is very rare. But to question this, doesn't fit the narrative of the left.

by Appalled Landlord

14:57 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Cautious Landlord" at "19/06/2017 - 12:24":

It is typical of the Londoncentric media that Toynbee viewed the nation-wide reduction of benefits as a plot to force people with little or no income to move out of London. She apparently believed that they should continue to live in one of he most expensive cities in the world, whatever the cost to the state.

I wondered if she had been worried about finding a cleaner. Then I found she had written “Who will do the cleaning, caring and catering in expensive places once low earners are cleared away?”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/oct/25/benefits-cut-rents-up-housing-time-bomb

The answer is obvious - cleaners, carers and caterers who are paid more by the consumers and less by the state. I don't think she is very bright.

by Lindsey

15:00 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "19/06/2017 - 13:24":

That's a very interesting point, Ros. I've seen all the scandalised media reports on this - but you're correct, what I have not seen are any statistics.

by Lindsey

15:04 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "19/06/2017 - 14:57":

I worked that last point out a while ago. Rarely read anything she writes any more, nasty vitriolic creature.

I do wonder how it became non-PC to state that the majority of people cannot afford to live in London - I couldn't get inside the M25. The answer, to me, is incentives to create more jobs outside of the capital and reduce the great disparity in living costs. There are other cities (not that politicians and journalists ever seem to grasp this vital fact).

by Annie Landlord

16:15 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "16/06/2017 - 15:35":

K&C council has a Buy to Leave working group because it realised some time ago that so many new properties were never offered for rent and this was seriously affecting the housing market, and making it progressively more difficult for them to source housing at reasonable rent. Not seen minutes of any meetings, but the working group has Labour and Tory councillor representation

by Old Mrs Landlord

16:23 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Agree with your comments, Appalled. So London-centric. And 70% rent increases in the past decade? We have flats where the rent hasn't increased at all in that time! You are right, if the wages of cleaners etc. are too low for them to live in London, their employers will have to pay them more. Quite illogical how people are so keen to criticise private landlords for housing tenants on taxpayer-funded housing benefit but not a word about all the hotels, journalists and politicians who employ workers only able to do the job because of all the taxpayer-funded benefits they receive.

by Mike D

16:27 PM, 19th June 2017, About 5 years ago

He's a very dangerous man Corbyn, lets hope he never gets to PM and only trashes his own party, the innocence of people voting for him on the back of £100bn of freebies is a sad reflection of society that they would see it brought to its knees as a country for a short term gain.
I wasn't happy with the Torys on S24, but i would vote Tory again to definitely keep him out.

Here he shows his true colours with his communistic ways; dangerous

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/18/jeremy-corbyn-calls-supporters-occupy-empty-homes-help-victims/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb


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