Landlords Alliance – Emergency Euro Elections Statement

by Larry Sweeney

21:09 PM, 21st May 2019
About 4 months ago

Landlords Alliance – Emergency Euro Elections Statement

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Landlords Alliance – Emergency Euro Elections Statement

The Landlords Alliance was set up to represent and fight for private landlords. We never planned or envisaged getting into politics; yet events have forced us to confront reality.

May’s failed administration wants to scrap Section 21s, which will create potential lifetime tenancies and prevent landlords from having control over their own property. Until and unless major changes are made firstly to the Section 8 process and the grossly inadequate court system, we cannot support this step.

It has become clear that the Government is not in fact interested in reforming the private rented sector in any positive way, but is rather chasing cheap headlines by pretending they are helping tenants.

In summary this useless Tory government is anti-business, anti-landlord and couldn’t care less about tenants on benefits, despite what they say. As from now we advise our Alliance members not to accept DSS tenants just as Shelter will not provide them with bonds. It is just too risky.

As of now, we do not know what policies the Brexit Party will have for the economy in general and the PRS in particular, but the signs are good and we are ready to give the Brexit Party a chance. After Thursday’s European elections we intend to approach the Brexit Party to solicit their support for the sector.

We urge landlords, their families and friends to respond in the strongest terms to the latest assault on the sector, with May’s announcement of the scrapping of Section 21. We will not stand by as property rights are annihilated.

I have spoken today to a landlord who has eight tenants who agree with him and who are going to vote for the Brexit Party on Thursday. They understand that this is an attack on landlords and tenants. Let’s get the Brexit Party over the line on Thursday. Then we are on new ground, as victory should give them momentum to win or hold the balance of power in a General Election.

Until now landlords have had no choice and nowhere to go. Perhaps that’s why the Tories thought they could take us for granted. Well, we now have a viable alternative, so they have grossly miscalculated.

If we get out Thursday and work with our tenants, we can give this rotten Tory party a good hiding. Let’s finally show this pathetic government that their campaign against us has hit the buffers.

They have destroyed their core constituency of voters and any prospect of Conservatives getting the tenant vote will dissolve when they are unable to find accommodation. We must explain to every DSS tenant that we turn away: THIS IS THE FAULT OF THE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT!

We urge all landlords to back Brexit Party candidates against Conservatives everywhere.

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KD South East

9:27 AM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 28/05/2019 - 22:25
And that is the crux of the problem. Roughly half the people (who voted) want Brexit and the other half don’t so we have a divided country, and a lose-lose situation.
This nationalism blames the EU for UK Gov failings and then expects the UK Gov to come up and represent them - that isn’t going to happen. It will be more of the same failed neoliberal policies in a worse economic and social environment.
The intricacies of what Brexit would entail and how best to implement it are lost on most people,
So if anyone can show any benefits or reasoning why it would be better I would still be interested to hear them.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

9:28 AM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 29/05/2019 - 08:57
Thank you Monty,
I do not have time to read TBP manifesto, unfortunately.
In principle I agree that Brexit Party might be the best option as far as the landlords are concerned. I am not sure if the same applies to the country as a whole. No matter what people think here and how positive they are about Brexit, I still think it will cause a huge damage, especially if there is no deal. If the prices will go up to 40% do you realistically think the tenants will be able to pay more, or even maintain the level they are paying now? I do not think so. We will also lose EU tenants rather quickly. However I absolutely agree that the greatest danger to this country is Commie Corbynov and Red McDonnell (I think I am repeating myself here ;o))) ). Same with 'f..k business' BoJo and pals. So if faced such a choice, I might reluctantly vote Farage, as a lesser evil. Otherwise I really do not know, as everyone else hates us quite openly.
Now a real action from Farage is needed to convince the unconvinced.

Dr Rosalind Beck

12:22 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by KD South East at 29/05/2019 - 09:04
I accept your apology.
It did highlight for me how successful the narrative of Corbyn et al has been in leading people to believe we have a big problem with the far right in this country - he is constantly using the phrase 'far right'.
In fact there is clearly a far bigger threat from Islamist terrorism and also from a potential Marxist Government.

KD South East

13:35 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 29/05/2019 - 12:22
I watched a documentary recently about the rise of the far right in Europe, so there is an issue (hopefully not a big one) often tied in with Nationalism. And also an issue with Islamophobia and selective xenophobia. The lines can get blurred and its important to call out 'hate politics'.
Corbyn isn't as extreme as some people think. I don't fear a Labour govt at all. I've looked at some of the Tory policies over recent years - e.g rises in minimum wage and thought if that was a Labour govt there would be a big fuss, but not a whimper because they are seen as the party of business. Even though their economic policies are terrible.

Chris Daniel

13:41 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by KD South East at 29/05/2019 - 13:35
ALL Landlords ' fear ' ( or rather, - Petrified ) of a Labour Govt. !

Whiteskifreak Surrey

16:40 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by KD South East at 29/05/2019 - 13:35
Corbynov hates the business, hates the City and would tax to death anyone who has anything . Especially if that person is a Landlord, he hates us even more than Conservatives.


17:08 PM, 29th May 2019
About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 28/05/2019 - 22:25
The answer should have been one.

But, and most unfortunately for everybody involved, since the politicians (of all stripes) completely screwed things up with their lies to the people then I happen to believe that the public deserve another chance.

Would you feel that you should be bound by a decision that you made as a result of people feeding you incorrect information in the ordinary cause of your everyday life? You would be a very unusual person if you did.

(I hear on the news today that Boris will be called to court to account for his statements on the "£350M" in front of a judge.)


11:20 AM, 3rd June 2019
About 4 months ago

All parties are playing the numbers game. Lots of tenant voters but few landlords. This is not about housing policy it's about vote driven policies

Rob Crawford

12:37 PM, 17th June 2019
About 3 months ago

...and judging from yesterdays TV programme, PM candidates are suggesting NHS & Education are the overwhelming priorities if elected - confirming the vote numbers game. But should we expect anything else?

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