Annie Landlord

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Saturday 12th April 2014


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Annie Landlord

9:21 AM, 12th February 2019
About 4 days ago

Landlords Alliance under laughing stock ICO investigation!

Really shouldn't refer to it as the NLA. That is clearly the National Landlords Association... Read More

Annie Landlord

12:08 PM, 8th February 2019
About A week ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 08/02/2019 - 11:46
Oh right! I think I now see what you're getting at. Sorry, bit slow this morning:) The answer is (my view) if Shelter were ONLY acting as a housing charity, it wouldn't need to attack the PRS in order to promote fairer housing for all, which will necessarily include a building programme of low rent homes. But its politics are getting in the way, so overt support for private landlords would not fit with its political agenda.
Lets not forget that Corbyn called for empty private homes in K&C to be 'requisitioned' for the survivors of Grenfell. Many of Shelter's supporters do seem to be of the view that no property should be used for profit... Read More

Annie Landlord

10:06 AM, 8th February 2019
About A week ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 07/02/2019 - 13:01
Hi, if you read the Shelter strategy and several subsequent reports, it is evident that they have changed tack somewhat since Polly Neate became CEO. They have embarked on an aggressive campaign which (on my reading) is as much about the promotion of state ownership of housing as it is about providing decent housing. It includes compulsory purchase of land, a 'new wave' of grassroots supporters, a mass movement for change etc etc. Shelter also actively supports the various renters' unions who are engaged in direct action (blocking phone lines, sit ins, blocking access to doors etc) against lettings agents and lenders. It is only my view, but I see this type of campaign as politically motivated, with the aim of drastically reducing, or removing, private ownership of rental property... Read More

Annie Landlord

10:30 AM, 7th February 2019
About A week ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 06/02/2019 - 13:54
I imagine their reasoning is the need to demonstrate that the PRS, which is now the 2nd biggest tenure, is failing renters, charging stupendous rents and is dominated by Rachmanesque criminals - so a massive increase in social housing is the only way to save the population from nasty money grabbing private landlords. They could have taken another route - to work proactively with the PRS to keep existing tenants in their homes and encourage decent landlords to invest in housing - but that would be showing support for private enterprise, which doesn't fit with their narrative... Read More

Annie Landlord

13:12 PM, 6th February 2019
About A week ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 05/02/2019 - 22:02
It isn't my perception that Shelter has backed off at all. They are really pushing the 'End S21' campaign and 'Say No to No DSS' campaign for example. They produced their report on social housing a short while back, so their campaign has shifted to encompass that.
They talk to the three main landlord organisations. I don't imagine for one moment they concern themselves with individual landlords, or insignificant small groups. Their goal (as a left wing socialist organisation) is to massively increase the number of social homes, and to do that they have to continually criticise and denigrate private landlords. They are in for the long game.... Read More