Dr Rosalind Beck

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Thursday 29th September 2016


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Dr Rosalind Beck

11:53 AM, 19th November 2018
About 18 hours ago

Email to Karen Buck MP re S21 Debate

It's my understanding that the introduction of Section 21 as a means by which property owners could regain possession of their property in theory easily (but in reality taking far longer than the two months' notice period) is what led to people being willing to take the risk and invest in rented housing. This facilitated the creation of around 2.5 million new homes in the UK for rental. One can only imagine how worse the housing shortage and homelessness levels would be had this not taken place.
Landlords have mostly now downed tools however and very few will create new housing for rental now. This is the exact opposite of what is needed - we need people who are willing to fund the early stages of new-builds and engage in converting commercial premises to residential to be incentivised not vigorously discouraged. Making it harder for landlords to regain possession of their properties will obviously and logically mean that fewer will take the risks of trusting strangers to rent those properties from them. The alleged aim of protecting tenants' rights will have the effect of contracting the market and making it even harder for tenants to find homes. Ditto regarding minimum 3-year tenancies.

I will send my comment to Karen Buck now.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

8:58 AM, 16th November 2018
About 4 days ago

Support for Shelter’s discrimination campaign is completely out of date

Yes, why are they doing this? If only Shelter would answer this question, AL.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

18:50 PM, 14th November 2018
About 5 days ago

The Times: Misery of families forced to live on industrial estate

Reply to the comment left by Richard of York at 14/11/2018 - 17:36
Excellent contribution. She seemed to be reading the comments below her article so is likely to have seen your comment.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

11:04 AM, 14th November 2018
About 6 days ago

The Times: Misery of families forced to live on industrial estate

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 14/11/2018 - 10:47
Yes. Very true, Annie. But it still has to be preferable to have any roof over your head than none. There is a real disconnect now between onerous demands on private landlords to provide perfect housing and, as you say, what councils are allowed to provide as 'temporary' measures. I also saw a report a few weeks ago about a charity which is providing little, basic pods in which rough sleepers can sleep - literally a bed which can be hosed down after use, no loo etc. That seems to be legal. I've also seen converted buses - which also seem to be legal. But they have legislated that private landlords cannot provide small bedrooms in decent, shared housing with all the facilities and meeting all of the onerous legal requirements imposed on the PRS. It's all messed up.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

9:33 AM, 14th November 2018
About 6 days ago

New Housing Court proposals consultation

Who wants to bet this will all be swung in favour of tenants and become another stick to beat landlords with? The way it has been phrased by Brokenshire already indicates this.... Read More