Dr Rosalind Beck

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Thursday 29th September 2016


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Dr Rosalind Beck

23:21 PM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

It looks like they didn't take it into account in Scotland though. They basically don't care if it causes hassle or expense for landlords. They are only interested in tenants and this skews their approach to everything. They don't take into account how the relentless interference in our businesses will shrink the sector, which is the worst thing that can happen for tenants too.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

18:12 PM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

Reply to the comment left by AA at 27/12/2018 - 15:43
Very interesting. We could really do with Scottish landlords' perspectives here. If landlords from Scotland can tell us how their experience as guinea pigs (as far as the rest of the UK is concerned) is going, that would be useful. My understanding is that there is another issue, which is that there are tribunals which are taking ages and as we know justice delayed is justice denied - especially for landlords as the tenants get to 'steal' more money from us, the longer they are allowed to stay when they are not paying the rent. The fact that student lets cannot be agreed in advance must be playing havoc with landlords' businesses and also the 'stability and security' that we are always criticised for not providing.
I assume that the Scottish Association of Landlords must have produced some analyses of these issues. Does anyone have any links?... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

12:35 PM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 27/12/2018 - 11:55
Thanks, Rob. That is the one, yes. They say that a landlord would be able to regain the property if they wished to sell or re-occupy the property. My own belief is that if this policy came in, it wouldn't be long before it was pushed to even further extremes - eg that the landlord would have to sell with a sitting tenant, which would limit the number of purchasers they could find and lower the price and value of the asset.
It is a ludicrous one-size fits all idea - it would be very difficult for cash flow. The worst aspect in many cases wouldn't be that people wanted to stay for too long, but rather that the tenant could up and leave whenever they wanted, regardless of how long they had initially said they wanted to stay.
I haven't read all of the report yet, but I would imagine it would be really bad for landlords specialising in student lets - as students could decide to rent from eg end of September and leave in May, but the landlord wouldn't be able to let the property then for a short-term let inbetween student lets, as short-term lets wouldn't exist - ruinous for landlords' finances and a complete waste of housing, as properties would be left empty when they could be being used.
I bet they also haven't looked into the number of tenants who want very short-term lets - Erasmus students, people who want to try out living somewhere etc. Although I suppose they all just get these 'indeterminate' tenancies - and can up and leave when they want.
I think also that it would be very bad for the families it is supposed to help. Many landlords would then favour young singletons who are likely to not want to stay forever, but eg just a year or two for their work. Families with young children wouldn't want to be touched by many landlords because of long-term implications - especially if, as I suspect - the landlords' rights to regain their asset were abolished further down the line.
I think this stupid idea could decimate the sector and massively increase homelessness as many accidental landlords would choose to leave their second property empty. But as these bodies don't consult landlords or see anything from our point of view, but instead stick to a set ideology, they cannot see any of this.
We can only hope that Corbyn never gets in and that the Tories come to their senses and stop adopting these damaging left-wing policies, sooner rather than later.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

11:26 AM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

Can anyone find the full report? I want to know what they mean by indeterminate tenancies -whether, according to their proposal, owners of properties can ever get control of their asset back - eg if they want or need to sell?... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

10:01 AM, 27th December 2018
About 3 weeks ago

Call for indeterminate tenancies and CPI linked rents

More nightmare interference from people who think that by not seeing the housing providers' point of view at all and only looking at the recipient of housing's alleged needs, that policy will be improved in the private rented sector.... Read More