New BBC1 Programme about Landlords

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8:38 AM, 11th May 2017
About 4 years ago

New BBC1 Programme about Landlords

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New BBC1 Programme about Landlords

My name is Grace and I am a TV Researcher working on a new BBC One programme about landlords.

The aim of the programme is a journey which will allows landlords to improve their knowledge of today’s rental market – and their own properties – by experiencing them first-hand as a tenant. It is also an opportunity for the landlords to explore and reflect on how the rental market is changing in Britain and what challenges come with that – for both landlords and tenants. We are fast becoming a nation of renters and this is an interesting (and hopefully fun!) way of exploring the rental market. How is the market changing? How are tenants’ demands changing? Do expectations and demands rise with prices?

We are looking for successful landlords with different stories and reasons to want to get to know their tenants and properties better, by spending a week as one of their tenants. It’s important that the landlords go on a personal journey and are genuinely interested in finding out what it’s like to be a tenant in today’s market and we are looking out for interesting stories to justify a landlord moving into their rental property for a week. So that might be, for example, wanting to explore how their own lives and expectations have changed from when they were a renter, it might be that their business has grown to such a degree that they feel removed from their tenants and properties and would like the opportunity to go ‘back to the floor’.

We are not looking for extremes, we do not want to include the stories of bad landlords or indeed bad tenants, we want to showcase reality and bridge the gap between landlords and tenants by reflecting the actual renting market as it is.

Could you pass on the info to landlords you are in touch with that might be interested?

Kind regards,


Editors Update:

Please note Grace has now left the company and is no longer contactable.

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Kathy Evans

9:25 AM, 17th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Grace Hetherington" at "15/05/2017 - 11:05":

Hmm. "Don't listen; don't read" would sum up your attitude, Grace. And it is usually "on all sides" not "from all sides" in that context, so perhaps you are unfamiliar with the language, explaining why you appear not to have understood all the comments.

Mick Roberts

7:42 AM, 18th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Ha ha brilliant Gary. You've just put me off thinking of investing in higher quality HIMO's.

Old Mrs Landlord

8:58 AM, 18th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Gary Dully" at "15/05/2017 - 22:59":

I think you have nailed it, Gary, with your final remark. Every problem this country has seems to be blamed on private landlords these days. Looking at the Tories' latest plans for dealing with the problem of care in old age, published today, I foresee that a few years down the line the proposed system will collapse because the supply of homeowners to bleed will dry up as generation rent ages. Obviously this is entirely the fault of greedy landlords who have priced them out of the market and nothing whatsoever to do with government policy bailing out collapsed dishonest banks and printing money to defer all the problems to the next generation or even the choices of young people to spend a year travelling the world, have foreign holidays every year and eat out twice a week rather than save for a deposit. I am becoming almost as cynical as you!

Whiteskifreak Surrey

10:18 AM, 18th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Old Mrs Landlord" at "18/05/2017 - 08:58":

Great comment, OML! I have become cynical too.
In a way we can now understand Gov's drive to ownership - everyone needs a house on their own, to pay for old age. Nothing to do with the quality of life, enjoyment of 'strong & stable' house ownership etc... Did you see the plans to build Council Houses with re-sale to tenants after 30 years? Just to take them away a little bit later...

I am sure there will be plenty of solicitors who soon will be offering a way out of that trap.

Neil Patterson

9:25 AM, 19th May 2017
About 3 years ago


Please note Grace has now left the company and is no longer contactable.

Jamie M

9:44 AM, 19th May 2017
About 3 years ago

How convenient and how typical

Dr Rosalind Beck

9:49 AM, 19th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Neil Patterson" at "19/05/2017 - 09:25":

Wow, Neil. I wonder if there's any way of finding out if the programme is going ahead and if so, to whom we need to direct our expert advice and feedback - bearing in mind we offer all of our considerable expertise gratis...

Alison King

9:59 AM, 19th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "J Moodie" at "19/05/2017 - 09:44":

Well, I think it's quite sad that a young person has had to take all the flak after being given a silly brief in the first place. This trend in the media to lump people into categories and then brandish some groups as "bad" and others as "good" and then pit them against each other, is lazy journalism and it's creating an angry society in which almost everyone feels unfairly attacked at some time or another. Whatever happened to trust, co-operation and treating everyone as individuals on their own merits. I hope Grace has a successful future career in a more open and honest style of journalism. We need talented young people doing that sort of work.

Yvonne Francis

10:30 AM, 19th May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Dr Rosalind Beck" at "19/05/2017 - 09:49":

Why don't you Rosalind and the rest of you complain directly to BBC and Boundless productions.
The links are in my post, posted 16/05/2017 11.04 (page 9)

There is lots more info. about the programme and the team on the Boundless site.

Whiteskifreak Surrey

22:51 PM, 21st May 2017
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Yvonne Francis" at "19/05/2017 - 10:30":

Indeed - it looks like that program was commissioned in November 2016.
and it is classed as Entertainment....

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