LANDLORDS – You Were Warned!

LANDLORDS – You Were Warned!

18:50 PM, 21st November 2014, About 8 years ago 56

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On 30th October this year I wrote a blog entitled “Is your MP a landlords champion?” you can read it HERE

I asked all Property118 members to send a letter similar to mine to their MP and gave you a link to make it very easy to find your MP’s contact details using just your postcode.

Did you do so?

If not we could be in trouble!

Please see the latest from Shelter below.

Could this be the end of section 21 notices?

If it is, we can probably kiss goodbye to buy to let mortgages as we know them too.

My MP hasn’t even bothered to respond, he is known to support Shelter 🙁 I warned you




Monty Bodkin

17:41 PM, 15th December 2014, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "15/12/2014 - 17:21":

Copy and paste into search bar or follow the link in this article;

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has welcomed calls by MPs and Peers to hold off on new legislation to restrict so-called revenge evictions which could damage the private rented sector.

A new report by a cross-party group of MPs and Peers has called for much better data on the scale of retaliatory evictions in the private rented sector and questioned whether new restrictions are really necessary.

Michael Barnes

9:04 AM, 16th December 2014, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Monty Bodkin" at "15/12/2014 - 17:41":

Interesting, but all the evidence and most of the report were produced before the wording of the Bill was available.

Therefore it discusses the general principles of the issue and concerns of vesated interests, but does not address specific issues from thw wording of the Bill.

In particular I would think that the Council of Mortgage Lenders would now have a different view, given that the wording appears (to me) to restrict their ability to use S21 if they repossess the property.


9:41 AM, 16th December 2014, About 8 years ago


Dr Rosalind Beck

9:59 AM, 16th December 2014, About 8 years ago

I've had an answer from my Labour MP - Wayne David - and surprisingly, he says he thinks I made some very good points and has never been a person who takes a biased anti-landlord view. He believes the overwhelming majority of landlords are as I describe and is 'happy to say to say that publicly and loudly!'
I'm wondering if I've been fobbed off...
I also wonder what that means about his voting intentions regarding landlords in general (as it shouldn't matter now regarding the current issue as it is to be heard in the Lords). Obviously, you can say you support landlords and vote for an anti-landlord bill, by saying you think it's pro-landlord!
God knows...

Michael Barnes

16:10 PM, 7th January 2015, About 8 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "15/12/2014 - 17:27":

My MP has finally got back to me on the issue of how to make representation to the House of Lords.

- Go to to get an overview of how to do it.
- Chose a member that you fancy might be interested (see
- Use the specific contact details for your favourite.

I have sent representation to two members that are proposing the amendment and to two others. Hopefully one will be sympathetic.

Michael Barnes

22:50 PM, 5th February 2015, About 8 years ago

new amendment to the deregulation Bill has been proposed today at

This seems to have taken away the proposal taht a complaint by the tenant could invalidate a S21.

However, it still seems to propose that it be impossible to issue a valid S21 notice that requires posession at the end of the first six months of a tenancy.

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