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 Annie Landlord

18:26 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Lindsey " at "10/06/2017 - 19:42":

Lindsey, that the most honest and thoughtful summation I have seen to date. Thank you

by Annie Landlord

18:39 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "11/06/2017 - 18:43":

With respect Gary, you are an avowed Ukip supporter. You are never going to understand liberal democracy, but your rant is wrong on so many levels I don't know where to start:)
Taking just one point, I feel you are totally misunderstanding the ideas behind legalising cannabis. The idea is to decriminalise personal use, so people receive support for an addiction, (just like addictions to alcohol, cigarettes or prescription medication) rather than being prosecuted. Legalising also, and most importantly, cuts out dealers, which in turn reduces crime, violence, enforced prostitution and organised crime.

by Dr Rosalind Beck

18:46 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Annie Landlord" at "13/06/2017 - 18:39":

Hi Annie. I was under the impression that the Lib Dems were promoting the rent to own model in the PRS - which would effectively mean the confiscation of our properties after 30 years - and us having to pay off the mortgages in order to gift the houses to our tenants. Is that incorrect? (I'd be happy to see the evidence that this isn't what they meant)

by Annie Landlord

18:58 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "13/06/2017 - 18:46":

Good God no!
http://www.libdems.org.uk/f21_building_the_affordable_homes_we_need

The 30 year rent-to-own model was for new homes built by government/councils.

by Tobias Nightingale

19:00 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "13/06/2017 - 18:46":

Hi Ros,
Regarding the rent to own lib dem policy, it is indeed rather vague. However last week when I watched the young persons debate a lib dem (presumably) whom was talking housing mentioned this specificily and said it would be for housing association tenants.

Also worth pointing out Norman Lamb (Lib dem mp) is a landlord of 2 flats in flat take what you want from that.

by Annie Landlord

22:18 PM, 13th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Tobias Nightingale" at "13/06/2017 - 19:00":

"Also worth pointing out Norman Lamb (Lib dem mp) is a landlord of 2 flats in flat take what you want from that."

Yes that's true. I don't have actual figures but I would suspect that many MPs, from across the political spectrum, are landlords. One of Lamb's flats I know was bought as a safe haven for his son, who has serious mental health needs

by Mike D

8:31 AM, 14th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "14/06/2017 - 05:18":

From the article in the Guardian in Jan'16 from Mandy

The Conservative party has the highest number of landlord MPs at 128, meaning 39% of Tory MPs are landlords, compared with 26% of Scottish National party MPs and 22% from Labour.

Interesting even Osborne had a house he rented, obviously the Tax would have been built not to effect him i would guess!!

by Mike D

9:18 AM, 14th June 2017, About 5 years ago

Alok Sharma is the NEW MP for Reading West & Minister of State for Housing and Planning

http://www.aloksharma.co.uk/

He'll be the latest Target for Landlords, NLA etc

by Mike D

9:24 AM, 14th June 2017, About 5 years ago

New Thinking on Tenant Deposits

Deposit-free renting sounds good – or could tenants lose out?

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/10/deposit-free-renting-will-tenants-lose-out

I would support an Insurance based scheme, as long as it was greater than current deposit, as i don't think current deposit is enough to support Rent Arrears & Damage
There is a question that then says, people will just rely on the Insurance so claims go through the roof.
Thoughts?


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