Dr Rosalind Beck

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Thursday 29th September 2016


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Dr Rosalind Beck

11:43 AM, 1st December 2020
About 3 days ago

Review Hearings are adding a further delay to evictions!

My understanding is also that certain cases which haven’t been de-activated need to be re-activated – no doubt another trap many landlords will fall into. The whole thing is a farce.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

19:01 PM, 23rd November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Spain has abandoned any pretence of respecting private property rights

One of the Spanish landlords has asked me to mention the role of the police in this - or rather the absence of their role. This is an important point. I believe that both in the UK and in Spain the police often don't take action when they legally could. If someone is smashing up someone else's property for instance, there must be a way of charging them for this.

Regarding breaking in and then squatting a residential home, I believe that has always been illegal in the UK - and is why there was always the attempt by squatters to find an empty window. However, correct me those who know more, I believe it is now illegal in the UK to squat any residential property - but I don't know if this is enforced and if the police do take their rightful role in this case - and that it is still legal to squat commercial property.

Of course there is no logic or justice in the one kind of squatting being illegal and the other legal - when the ruination of the owner, the huge arrears and damage could be absolutely equivalent. Where is the level playing field there?... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

16:33 PM, 23rd November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Spain has abandoned any pretence of respecting private property rights

Reply to the comment left by TrevL at 23/11/2020 - 16:20
Apparently in Spain, Pablo Iglesias wants to extend the eviction ban to December 2022 - so another two years on top of whatever they've had for free now. Also a lot of talk about not being able to evict for rent arrears. There seems to be a particularly aggressive and radical type of squatter/non-payer over there - where they like to smash up the place if forced eventually to leave. Obviously that also happens here - with the trashed houses - but it sounds like it's on another level over there.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

15:36 PM, 23rd November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Spain has abandoned any pretence of respecting private property rights

Reply to the comment left by Chris @ Possession Friend at 23/11/2020 - 14:46
Hi Chris. They say Barcelona is the European squatting capital. Hopefully, as you say they may have realised they've gone too far. Our Spanish landlords will know more re whether this is a genuine sign of the worm turning.

Hi David. Well McDonnell would have re-adopted his and Corbyn's Right to Buy in the PRS the minute they'd got into Downing Street if they'd won. Pablo Iglesias - the Communist leader of Podemos in Spain and, I believe, second Deputy President- endorsed Corbyn, obvs. They're cut from the same cloth.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

10:02 AM, 19th November 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Even Martin Lewis money saving champion of the UK is having a go at landlords!

Yes, Martin Lewis has jumped on the populist, landlord-bashing bandwagon. He gives no advice to landlords or even acknowledgement of the terrible crises being experienced by many now who have tenants who know they can live rent-free for 2 years or more. Shameful bias. If he as a multi-millionaire was being screwed over day in day out he'd be less garrulous.... Read More