Old Mrs Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Old Mrs Landlord

7:56 AM, 9th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

83% of PRS tenants are happy with their homes

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 08/07/2021 - 19:51
You have rightly described the politically motivated lobbying groups who attack and oppose private landlords on principle as an industry, since this is what they have become over recent years despite some of them posing as charities. The tragedy is that every piece of legislation they have successfully pushed for has resulted in making life more difficult for tenants as well as landlords. Tenants now have higher expectations but less choice at greater cost - a situation which will only worsen with the passage of time and every additional burdensome piece of legislation or increase of tax for landlords, as evidenced by Julie Rugg's latest research. .... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

14:56 PM, 3rd July 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Regulatory issues the biggest reason for landlords wanting to sell

Reply to the comment left by Paul Shears at 03/07/2021 - 09:44I'm beginning to think they'll use any excuse to reduce our whole lives to one big tick-box exercise. There is no place for personal judgment, responsibility, or conscience, nothing is nuanced any more. In fact I'm beginning to think the only thing we seem to have any choice over these days is what sex - sorry, gender - we identify as. (I could have had such a different life if only I'd had that opportunity 70-odd years ago but my school let me down badly by only teaching me the three Rs plus some history, geography, science and other useful general knowledge.)... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

9:33 AM, 3rd July 2021, About 4 weeks ago

Regulatory issues the biggest reason for landlords wanting to sell

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 02/07/2021 - 11:02Mick I remember your battles when licensing first came in and the council insisted on thumb-turn locks on front doors opening directly onto the street. Tenants with young children were understandably terrified that their toddlers could just run straight out in front of a car before they were even aware the child was anywhere near the front door. What next, I wonder, will it be compulsory for all tenants to keep pets? It's rapidly becoming that ridiculous. This paternalistic, "nanny state" attitude that treats tenants as incapable of making any decisions about their living conditions could not contrast more with the DWP stance that all housing element must be paid direct to the tenants to encourage them to take responsibility for money management - a cruel social experiment at landlords' expense.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

11:14 AM, 28th June 2021, About a month ago

Lower income Housing supply not sustainable as landlords leave the market

Reply to the comment left by Dr Rosalind Beck at 24/06/2021 - 09:50It is definitely worth reading the whole report. It is unfortunate that the research was curtailed by Covid restrictions because trends identified to that point continued and intensified with time and repeated renewal of eviction bans and notice extensions. Governhment departments do pay attention to these research studies and it is to be hoped that this one will influence future policy. It looks to me as if the government are expecting enough landlords will hang on for long enough to enable their replacement by build-to-rent cronies who receive much more favourable treatment than individual unincorporated landlords. The conclusions of the report evidence that landlords who stay in this market will dwindle to areas where the LHA rate equals or even exceeds market rents and those who are making great profits from providing temporary accommodation to local councils unable to fulfil their obligations to accommodate the statutorily homeless any other way. The fact that a national bank (Lloyds?) is now embarking on buying up (I use the term loosely as banks can simply create credit) individual properties to let out in suburbs and other residential areas indicates one way in which landlords with just a few properties may be superseded in the not too distant future.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

10:19 AM, 28th June 2021, About a month ago

No landlord should discriminate against tenants because they are in receipt of benefits

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 28/06/2021 - 09:46
Best and most sensible comment on this thread so far, Thank you.... Read More