Dr Rosalind Beck

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Thursday 29th September 2016


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Dr Rosalind Beck

2 months ago
Tenant hoarder leaves landlord in a financial crisis

Poor landlord. What a shame that she has had to go through all this. The system is completely stacked against landlords.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

3 months ago
Funding More Billboards

Yes, donated. It would be good if people can put their thinking caps on now regarding the best locations for these. Eg. where Theresa May and Philip Hammond might see it for a start but also James Brokenshire as the new housing minister. Any other suggestions? I suspect it would be best to pay more per billboard and go for any sites near Downing Street or the House of Commons if we are aiming it at politicians. Or, is it best aimed at tenants in marginal constituencies? The problem with that is that we don't want to swing a Conservative seat into a Labour one - as they are likely to be even worse. We need to think clearly about which approach is best and whom we are targeting.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

3 months ago
What makes someone pay for a billboard?

This is an excellent initiative David. I hope it gets picked up by the national media. Maybe it will, as it is reminiscent of the Oscar-winning film.

Also, as you say, where would people live if private landlords hadn't invested their own money in purchasing, renovating and converting properties into homes for people who need to rent somewhere? And what would the housing supply look like if landlords had not funded new-builds?

I think it would be like when I was in my 20s and I had to spend 3 weeks in a hotel in Madrid because there was insufficient rented housing in the city. I then had to live an hour and a half from my workplace. If the rental supply had been even lower, I would have had to live in the hotel for the year I was there. As much as it's nice to spend a night or two in a hotel, it was getting really horrible after 3 weeks, as there was nowhere to cook and I was living on pizza. I would have probably given up and come home and this is what many workers would do as it makes living away from home intolerable.

This is also of course the kind of experience people stuck in B and Bs now go through.

One can only hope that the Government sees sense sooner rather than later when they have driven more and more landlords from the sector and there is nowhere for migrant and mobile workers, nowhere for families and/or the low-paid and those on benefits and no alternative for students other than the semi-monopoly enjoyed by the Government-feted, often twice the rent Build to Rent brigade... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

3 months ago
Thanks to the only accepted hate campaign in the UK

This was what Brendan Cox tweeted:

@MrBrendanCox

Fascism in Europe never starts with mass killings, it starts with the normalisation of hatred.... Read More

Dr Rosalind Beck

3 months ago
Thanks to the only accepted hate campaign in the UK

Yes, the whole thing is a disgrace. What has always made me wonder is why they should exempt holiday lets - which provide non-essential housing to people who already have a roof over their heads - and penalised those of us who provide people's essential housing - with many landlords specialising in housing the riskier low-paid tenants and those with drug or alcohol dependency etc. The latter are the ones who are going to be made homeless by Section 24 first.

I also agree that this is the only legitimised hate campaign in the country. I would like to see a law which outlawed discrimination against groups, which would include occupational groups. If that were law then the despicable and libellous drivel published by the Guardian last week would not see the light of day. As it is, when this is allowed it pollutes the atmosphere even more and further legitimises the ridiculous, populist and far left policy on the PRS currently being pursued by the Government.... Read More