Old Mrs Landlord

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016


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Old Mrs Landlord

10:16 AM, 22nd March 2019
About 4 days ago

Fergus Wilson's response to BBC Panorama

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 22/03/2019 - 10:07
I read the Michael Holmes post when it was first put up and he was contesting Mr. Wilson's version of events, so I think his post may well have been pulled for legal reasons pending further investigation of the factual history of this case. Just speculating - I'm sure Neil will answer your question in the fulness of time.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

11:35 AM, 21st March 2019
About 5 days ago

Laws on overcrowding in rental properties

Reply to the comment left by Jo Westlake at 21/03/2019 - 10:23
I thought the 6.51 sq m. minimum for a single adult only applied in HMOs. Is this correct?... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

12:55 PM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 20/03/2019 - 10:51
Thanks Luke for checking this as I was too busy ( or maybe lazy). Your final paragraph illustrates exactly which I meant by the influence of these vested interests extending insidiously through many areas. If this phrase is on the form we have to serve on tenants it implants or reinforces in their mind the conviction that they are being unjustly evicted. I can't help but wonder why landlord associations haven't picked up on this and, as you say, "kicked up a stink".... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

10:33 AM, 20th March 2019
About 6 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Replyto post by Dr. Ros Beck. This the programme I had in mind when, earlier in this thread, I described Richard Bilton as having history in this respect. I note your critique describes the term "no fault eviction" as a made-up term with no legal validity, however this may no longer be the case as at a recent landlords' association meeting presentation the latest version of the form was shown with the words "no fault" now printed on the first page as part of the heading. Landlords are without doubt up against some very powerful left-wing influencers whose tentacles reach throughout the media, politics and 'charities' and whose agenda appears to be to grant tenants all the advantages of home owners without any of the costs or responsibilities. Some make no secret of the fact that their ultimate aim is destruction of the private rented sector, but appear either not to recognise or not to care what happens in the long run to the tenants whose cause they claim to espouse.... Read More

Old Mrs Landlord

8:44 AM, 19th March 2019
About 7 days ago

Fergus Wilson Panorama documentary - now available on iPlayer

Just another thinly-veiled piece of lobbying for the removal of S.21, for which this journalist has history by whipping up the anti-landlord feeling already prevalent in society by biased and unbalanced presentation of selective features of the "not fit for purpose" AST. Didn't count the number of times he said tenants are "booted out" - must have been in double figures. Polly Neate delivering several soundbites repeating the lie that eviction from a PRS tenancy is the biggest cause of homelessness when in fact it's not even the biggest cause of statutory homelessness (a very restricted definition) and more tenants are evicted from the social sector than from the private sector. In contrast, not one representative of landlords featured at any point in the programme. As others have said, there was no mention of the effects of S.21 or other anti-landlord legislation, or of the fact that if a landlord wishes or needs to retire the only options open to him are to evict using S.21 or sell at a lower price to another landlord, who may or may not retain the existing tenant.... Read More