In the wake of Panorama

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9:25 AM, 16th April 2019
About 5 months ago

In the wake of Panorama

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In the wake of Panorama

Following the Panorama BBC TV Programme of 18th March 2019 the situation is that 60% of the tenants of Grice Close have now moved out. Who needs a Section 21 if you have Panorama! It does the job for you!

One tenant said that they know nothing of what is going on! That is true, but in this specific instance, because nothing was going on! They moved out at 2.30pm Monday.

These tenants were terrorised by journalists who should hold their head in shame! If a Journalist knocks on the door and says something horrible has happened, how do you feel, then the answer will be I am upset! An answer to a rather loaded question.

The initial approach was made on, or about, 25th November, 2018 and the whole point was that the entirety of the tenancies would be protected. On Friday 5th April, 2019 I met with our preferred buyer, a Housing Association, and this morning I met with a second preference, a Bank.

If a Private Landlord sells with the tenants in situation then there is a change of Landlord to notify to the tenant. However, if the properties are held in a company then on retirement the shares are sold to another shareholder, but the Landlord remains unchanged. i.e The Company remains the Landlord and there is nothing to notify to the tenant.

Any large landlord will be used to Mortgage Lenders selling the loan to other Mortgage Lenders. It is the way of the world!

For an individual tenant they would be unaware of the sale of the mortgage? Indeed why should they be aware? If you are a Mortgage Borrower then the Mortgage Book of that Lender can be sold, in whole or part, to another lender who may or may not be a British Bank. If a tenant of a Company then you the tenant run the risk of the shares of that company moving out of British hands, but is it much of a concern, I doubt it.

Fergus Wilson



Comments

Arnie Newington

10:04 AM, 16th April 2019
About 5 months ago

I thought the BBC Panorama programme was a disgrace. Those of us with knowledge of Shelters current campaign saw it presented ad nauseum with Fergus being the bogey man.

As a result S21 is to be banned and nobody has the intelligence to realise that those whose tenancy is going to end would get no more protection under the new system.

terry sullivan

10:17 AM, 17th April 2019
About 5 months ago

avoid the bbc--cancel your licence sub.

Tim Rogers

20:30 PM, 17th April 2019
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 17/04/2019 - 10:17
Unfortunately,all the time your equipment is able to show the BBC signals you are require to have a license, that includes computers. It doesn't matter if you never watch the BBC.

Luke P

20:48 PM, 17th April 2019
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Tim Rogers at 17/04/2019 - 20:30
That is simply not true.

Marlena Topple

8:53 AM, 20th April 2019
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Tim Rogers at 17/04/2019 - 20:30
That is not correct. We cancelled our license a year ago as a protest. We cannot watch broadcast tv at all but can watch all catch up channels apart from the BBC catch up channels. We watch only Netflix, Prime and the occasional catch up programme and find the offer very acceptable.

Badger

10:19 AM, 21st April 2019
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 17/04/2019 - 20:48
It is to all intents and purposes unless you want to be pursued to your grave by the TV licencing people who will refuse to accept that you do not watch BBC material.

(I have a licence myself, but I consider it disgraceful the way those that don't are hounded.)

terry sullivan

10:22 AM, 21st April 2019
About 5 months ago

not true badger

Badger

10:26 AM, 21st April 2019
About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 21/04/2019 - 10:22
In what sense is it not true?

I have looked into this quite intensively (including reviewing the TV licensing internal guidance on harassing, sorry, "reminding" people) in the wake of some difficulties that my son has been experiencing and this and his personal experiences with them would strongly suggest that I am not mistaken.

terry sullivan

10:28 AM, 21st April 2019
About 5 months ago

you are mistaken--try you tube

bbc agents have no powers

Badger

10:31 AM, 21st April 2019
About 5 months ago

I have watched many YouTube videos on the subject.

They may have no power but they sure imply strongly to the contrary and will even get the police involved ("to prevent a breach of the peace") in order to illegally enter a property.

I guess we will just have to agree to differ.

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