Monty Bodkin

Registered with Property118.com
Friday 13th June 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 734

Monty Bodkin

14:53 PM, 21st February 2019
About 2 days ago

Lack of Justice in Housing - Legal Blackmail

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 21/02/2019 - 13:34
I doubt anyone denies retaliatory evictions happen, but it is a tiny fraction of a percent.
Compare that to the real reasons landlords evict using section 21
- rent arrears, selling up and anti-social behaviour
and it is too insignificant to have a sensible argument about.
(Not that that stops the emotional rantings of the anti's for their own personal gain)... Read More

Monty Bodkin

21:04 PM, 7th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 07/02/2019 - 17:44I asked why Annie says "that it is necessary for them to do this in order for them to campaign for more social housing. "
No, she didn't say that at all
-as a quick read through the thread clearly shows.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

14:08 PM, 7th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Old Mrs Landlord at 07/02/2019 - 13:01
Plenty of evidence;

https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/campaigns/a_vision_for_social_housing

We can see the impact of the housing crisis everywhere, from the increase in both young families and older people trapped in unaffordable privately rented homes, to the increasing homelessness that scars our society.
Unless we act now, we face a future in which a generation of young families will be trapped renting privately for their whole lives, where more and more people will grow old in private rentals, where billions more in welfare costs will be paid to private landlords – and hundreds of thousands more people will be forced into homelessness.
Our commission recommends a historic renewal of social housing, with a 20-year programme to deliver 3.1 million more social homes.
etc etc
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Monty Bodkin

9:48 AM, 7th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 06/02/2019 - 13:12
They are really pushing the 'End S21' campaign

That is a Generation rent campaign, Shelter is noticeably absent from the list of supporters here;

https://www.generationrent.org/end_section_21

and 'Say No to No DSS' campaign

https://blog.shelter.org.uk/2018/08/ending-dss-discrimination/

"In the next few months Shelter intends to bring a series of test cases to court which challenge those who refuse to consider letting to people on benefits"

That was 6 months ago, as far as I know, they haven't brought one test case to court.

I'm not saying Shelter are pro-private landlord but I think they are canny enough to tread carefully in order to maintain financial funding from the likes of B&Q and Nationwide and a (supposedly) right wing capitalist government.... Read More

Monty Bodkin

22:02 PM, 5th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago

Shelter's Income and expenditure figures highlighted

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 05/02/2019 - 19:04Not completely convinced with that Annie.
Shelter is a highly tuned PR machine and I'm sure they follow most landlord websites. I think they have backed off private landlords quite a bit lately. I'm not saying that is in a large part due to the Alliance, just that is the way the wind is blowing anyway
-from many quarters.... Read More