Annie Landlord

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 12th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 422

Annie Landlord

15:44 PM, 22nd May 2020
About 2 months ago

Scotland Coronavirus Bill amendments defeated

Reply to the comment left by moneymanager at 22/05/2020 - 13:29
Ah yes, IH is paywalled but the way to get the article is simply to type it’s title into your browser and it will come up for free. That’s how I did it this morning. Sorry, didn’t realise it went back behind a paywall if it was shared.... Read More

Annie Landlord

11:38 AM, 22nd May 2020
About 2 months ago

Scotland Coronavirus Bill amendments defeated

I just saw this on Inside Housing. European countries have put in place a variety of measures to help tenants, and landlords, but none have suggested writing off rents.
https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/insight/how-europes-housing-sector-has-responded-to-the-covid-19-crisis-66450... Read More

Annie Landlord

17:28 PM, 15th May 2020
About 2 months ago

Activists Urge Tenants to Stop Paying Rent

A very well written piece. The renters unions are indeed a movement, rather than a union. Acorn tweeted this week that they were running a 'member defence' training course. It sounded a bit militaristic, so asked what it was. This is their reply:
"Thanks for your enquiry, ACORN is a community union that operates much like a trade union does in the workplace but in the community instead. Our member defence focuses around support our members and their communities in fighting for their rights and much of this includes tenants rights and representing tenants in disputes against their landlords and letting agents. This training will focus on how we collectively organise to support tenants in the context of the coronavirus and it’s effects on people’s abilities to maintain tenancies and pay rents in suitable and healthy homes. We’ll cover how we take and work cases and how we will be building campaigns to change the conditions of the private rented sector"

I asked if they would be interested in hearing from a landlord. Their answer was no - that landlords have a lot of people lobbying on their behalf and Acorn lobbies for tenants' rights! I had to laugh... Read More

Annie Landlord

15:20 PM, 29th April 2020
About 3 months ago

Labour want 'Triple Lock' for tenants

If “Delivering the social and other genuinely affordable homes Londoners need has always been the Mayor’s top priority " then the Mayor has failed miserably. Copley is right though, housing is a ticking time bomb, especially for London, but also across the UK.
From poor new-build quality, leasehold scandal and dangerous cladding through to affordable rents being unaffordable, housing associations dumping social rent tenants and private landlords facing ruin, housing is in crisis.
However, having 'conversed' with Copley on social media, he is not the right person to lead on housing solutions. He is typically, blindly anti-PRS and his failure to include representation form the PRS on his 'task force' is an entirely political move. Housing Associations are predicting anything from 20-40% of social tenants going into arrears. Will they be protected from eviction I wonder?
The housing crisis simply can't be solved without the resources, expertise and goodwill of private landlords. Somehow, people like Copley need to grasp that.... Read More

Annie Landlord

17:38 PM, 17th April 2020
About 3 months ago

Shelter again with latest TV advert!

Reply to the comment left by Mike T at 17/04/2020 - 16:42
"We have made the advertiser aware of the issues that you and others brought to our attention in case they wish to take on-board the information provided when creating their ads in the future."
It obviously did the trick!... Read More