The Forever Tenant

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Tuesday 3rd September 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

The Forever Tenant

10:09 AM, 9th September 2019
About A week ago

Tenant cancelled the telephone - What's now normal practice?

Reply to the comment left by zhorik at 09/09/2019 - 09:58
You are right, there are unlimited mobile data plans out there. I have found though that the connections are inferior to a hardwired line. Poor streaming data, packet loss, high latency. If you just want basic access to the internet to view web pages, then its probably enough.

Still think that the tenants should be arranging their own line if they want it, certainly in a single family accommodation.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

9:31 AM, 9th September 2019
About A week ago

Tenant cancelled the telephone - What's now normal practice?

I'm of the belief that any new tenant should be responsible for setting up their own telephone line if they want it. I've always paid to have the phone line connected if need be and I see no reason why it should not be the case for any tenant.

To be fair though, the only reason I have a landline anymore is due to it being required to have broadband internet. A necessity in these modern times.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

10:36 AM, 5th September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

McDonnell's distorted and dangerous version of Right to Buy

I also do not see how Labour's scheme could possibly work. it is ridiculous to even consider taking a property off a private individual to satisfy a need that the councils and government should have been dealing with for the past 3 decades.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

16:40 PM, 3rd September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

The worst housing crisis since the war

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 03/09/2019 - 16:28
No-one should be force to do anything, but encourangement could be given in the form of tax breaks. We see that often enough to get the business in the country in the first place.

There does appear to be quite a north/south divide and wonder if this is down to the loss of manufacturing in this country as we slowly moved into a service industry country.

Of course, this could also mean that Brexit could be a boon, as we may need to look to manufacture more in this country as opposed to importation.... Read More

The Forever Tenant

16:21 PM, 3rd September 2019
About 2 weeks ago

The worst housing crisis since the war

As the report above states, it may not be that there is a deficit of housing stock, but more that it is in the wrong area of the country.

So much of the industry and service of the UK has been focused on the South east. If you want to have a high earning position, then you generally need to work in that area of the country.

If everyone moved to the areas where the housing was plentiful and cheaper, there would not be the job vacancies available to employ them all.

I wonder that instead of going on a house building spree, government could instead incentivize decentralization of the large industries to move their headquarters and operational centres to other areas of the country. This may have the effect of partially assisting the housing issue.... Read More