Cautious Landlord

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Monday 31st October 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 84
My Next Vote Goes To The Libertarian Party

Hi Mark, your reply has got my further attention - I did actually wonder whether their views would match my own pragmatic (but currently vote losing) views on the NHS - I'll watch that video later and research further on who is behind them. A few hundred thousand landlords supporting them via 118, Tribes (sorry to swear !), NLA, RLA etc would be a lift for them I expect... Read More

My Next Vote Goes To The Libertarian Party

How very refreshing. Interesting how a relative fledgling political party seems to have got to grips with many of the housing issues without even trying - unlike the incumbents and assorted mugs before them. I'd like to see a lot more from this party who at least appear in many ways to be proper tories with heart felt views as opposed to vote grabbing tinkering that changes with the wind. I will be exploring them further and if they fielded a candidate in my area then I would of course consider voting for them as they are currently the closest party to my views by far.... Read More

Cautious Landlord

5 months ago
Edinburgh City Council is very excited about Rent Controls

Reply to the comment left by "Rod Adams" at "13/07/2017 - 09:45":

Agreed. You rightly point of a few of the obvious (to anyone with even the most basic business/economic or common sense ..therefore not MPs !) flaws of rent controls beyond their initial populist appeal. Sadly as usual it will be the poorest, most vulnerable and ironically those the misguided policy is meant to benefit that will suffer. Decent landlords who decide not to exit under rent controls will have the pick of decent model tenants, slum landlords will house the worst tenants in dangerous, unmaintained properties putting those people at risk and the middle tier of tenants will have nowhere to live. Maybe, just maybe a complete disaster in Scotland might help the cause in England and provide a model of how not to do it. Mind you the Ireland experience didn't stop them with s24. Must go now - have to increase the rents again !... Read More

Cautious Landlord

5 months ago
Edinburgh City Council is very excited about Rent Controls

Reply to the comment left by "Rod Adams" at "12/07/2017 - 20:01":

Hi Rod, I do appreciate what you are saying but the last two 'Tory' governments can't stop themselves nicking socialist policies - minimum wage, market intervention (energy) and most pertinently s24 (stolen from the Green Party manifesto). Not to mention anecdotal evidence of slippage to the left - dementia tax attacking the elderly, pension changes attacking the prudent and NI changes attacking the business/job creators (last two on hold for the time being). Trust me it will be too tempting for them when getting a hard time about rents going through the roof (because of s24 et al) to say 'don't worry tenants and populist voters we'll kick the landlords a bit more - cap the rents'. All the more tempting too given the recent fiasco where the majority was chucked away. Rent controls would be one thing all the muppets would agree on. You wait !... Read More

Cautious Landlord

5 months ago
Edinburgh City Council is very excited about Rent Controls

A worrying development. With a socialist pretend Tory govt there is every chance that this is just the beginning. S24 and all the other govt meddling resulting in rent increases it will prove irresistible to the muppet MPs to blame landlords again and further exacerbate the problem. Any landlords out there that have yet to increase their rents to at or around market level should do so now. Firstly, in case rent controls do come in and secondly to compound the evidence of rent rises so that the muppets have to start listening. Hey muppets how about just building some more house to rent and buy - make the ftb and tenants happy. Too long term for you ? Oh well don't bother then just keep bashing landlords.... Read More