What does a Hung Parliament mean for Landlords?

What does a Hung Parliament mean for Landlords?

6:47 AM, 9th June 2017, About 6 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

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Dr Rosalind Beck

15:35 PM, 16th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "16/06/2017 - 15:20":

Corbyn's blatant courting of the media and making sure he gets photographed hugging people (I'd shake him off quick-smart if he tried to lay his hands on me) is a transparent attempt to cash in politically on other people's terrible suffering. And then the BBC and Sky and some papers span a story that people were mad May didn't do the same. Why would they want politicians visiting them? How some people fall for this is beyond me. Always this idea that he 'cares' more. As you say, AL, he cares so much that he wants to take this opportunity to put forward a communist policy of stealing people's private property off them. I do believe something should be done about people buying up houses and leaving them empty - for example, the Government could have hit them with a punitive new tax regime, rather than landlords who make the optimum use of housing - but how would his idea work? You put tenants into luxury properties - do you charge them rent? What level of rent? What happens if they wreck the luxury houses? The whole idea is ridiculous and confused and like you say, reminiscent of 1917 Russia. Or, to use another comparison, I believe the last time property was requisitioned was in the Second World War. The Grenfell Tower fire is a terrible event but it is not a world war.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

15:43 PM, 16th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "16/06/2017 - 15:20":

I have always considered them as Marxists / Stalinists...

BTW - a good summary who is who in the new Government as far as PRS is concerned.
Gauke's promotion is puzzling. Probably dangerous as well.

An Accountant at the helm seems good, he might actually grasp the danger of S24. Only the time will tell if he will...

Annie Landlord

22:07 PM, 16th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "16/06/2017 - 03:15":

Hi Gary,
you're either deliberately missing my key points or simply wishing hear the sound of your own voice. I'm not going to restate all the points as they were clear in my first response. Legalisation is proven to reduce the use of drugs and reduce significantly the power of the dealers. I'm happy to agree to disagree with you as you're becoming a bit hysterical. I will leave it at that - no further responses

Mandy Thomson

8:11 AM, 17th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Whiteskifreak Surrey" at "16/06/2017 - 15:43":

That Jeremy Corbyn is a Marxist is almost beyond question. However, he and the Labour party deny that he's a Stalinist, but he's happy to align himself with Stalinists, in much the same way that he has been accused of tolerating anti semitism in his party, while there's no denying he's anti zionist.

President Trump was carried to power in the US by his populist appeal; his supporters overlooked and soft peddled his racist and anti islamic agenda, as well as his record of abuse against women; all his voters cared about was the promised land. Hitler achieved power for similar reasons.

If the Conservative party and indeed the moderates within the Labour party do not do something, Corbyn is going to be our next prime minister. I agree entirely with Ros about how Corbyn's supporters have used the Grenfell disaster to score political points, and Theresa May failed to apply the lesson about her leadership style that she should have learned from the election. While there are clearly some very hard questions on Grenfell to be answered, it is inappropriate to point fingers and apportion blame until there has at least been a preliminary inquiry.

Appalled Landlord

13:40 PM, 17th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Guardian writer and TV pundit Polly Toynbee agrees with the communist approach:
“I know of at least one block of luxury flats in Kensington with the lights out permanently in most of them: the council should requisition the housing it needs, with plenty available.”


Apparently she got a scholarship to Oxford University although she only passed one A-level. But dropped out after eighteen months.

She stood as a Social Democratic Party candidate in 1983, but rejoined Labour when the SDP merged with the Liberals.

“Toynbee strongly supports state education, though she had two of her three children partly educated in the private sector.”

“In October 2010 Toynbee was criticised for an article in The Guardian in which she said the government's benefits changes would drive many poor people out of London and could be seen as a "final solution" for their situation.”

“She has stated that she believes Corbyn to be unelectable as Prime Minister. However, Toynbee has opposed a "social democratic breakaway" from Corbyn's party.”


It looks as though she has changed her mind about Corbyn’s electability, and wants to be seen as an acolyte.

She used to work for Andrew Marr at the Independent. I look forward to her next appearance on his show, or anywhere else, with interest.

Luk Udav

14:49 PM, 18th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "17/06/2017 - 13:40":

I woz dun! I got an open scholarship to Oxford in 1965 before A levels and was told I had to get two passes to be able to matriculate. I could have taken nearly a year off and done nothing (I did drop Chemistry the day I got the scholarship telegram though.) But my surname isn't as prestigious and St Anne's was really rather low brow in those days and needed a bit of class .

Looks like she was right in October 2010. (Where is ex-Dame Shirley Porter now?)

To answer the topic question: the hung parliament and the disaster at Grenfell means there isn't a hope in hell of S.24 being undone in the medium term.

Gary Dully

9:28 AM, 19th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Annie Landlord" at "16/06/2017 - 22:07":

Annie, everyone loves the sound of their own voice.
That's why we have the X Factor and Britains got talent.

Legalisation reduces the number of prosecutions, I will agree to, as there is no longer an offence being committed.

Let's transport ourselves into the lovely landlordy World of the Lib Dems legalised Cannabis.

So how many spliffs can you have before your unfit to drive a car, motorcycle, HGV or bus?

How about a Gas engineer having a quick one before he fixes your boiler?
Would you prefer a gas engineer who only smokes at the weekend or one that smokes 10 spliffs a day?

Let's all have a spliff with a County Court Judge just before we ask for repossession at court hearings on discretionary grounds.

Chill out girl, your rents coming at the end of the World baby.
It's cool to be high.
Don't be an Annie no mates.

Section 24 ain't going away baby, let's have a little puff on something just like Tim Farron says is so sooper fine.

I can smell his spaniel!

Gary Dully

9:32 AM, 19th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Appalled Landlord" at "17/06/2017 - 13:40":

Will Toynbee let Corbyns equivalent steal her vacant Italian holiday apartment or the one in Tuscany?

Now there's someone who likes the sound of her own voice.

Appalled Landlord

11:52 AM, 19th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Luk Udav" at "18/06/2017 - 14:49":

You are obviously a very clever person so it is surprising that you think Toynbee was right.
A solution is a solution - the word final is not required. As anyone of her/your generation knows, the phrase final solution was a euphemism for the holocaust.

“Some people interpreted this as a reference to the Nazis, which Toynbee said was not her intention.  A Press Complaints Commission report in the matter ruled the comments were "insensitive", but did not breach any rules as the organisation's remit does not cover matters of taste and offence.”

The victims of the final solution were murdered. She knew exactly what she was doing when she used the phrase, and she was not sanctioned for it.

Toynbee may look motherly on TV, but her articles are intended to whip up the emotions of the unthinking left.

I have no idea where Shirley Porter is now.

Appalled Landlord

12:14 PM, 19th June 2017, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "19/06/2017 - 09:32":

Hi Gary

Taking homes away from locals and forcing up their prices is all right as long as:
a)they are not in the UK,
b)you are a good Socialist, and
c)you are a practising hypocrite

However, I think that in view of the recent disasters in Italy she should not wait for her property there to be seized. It behoves her to practise what she preaches and hand it over to the authorities to house some of those who lost everything in the recent earthquakes.

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