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When the landlords alliance was born just over 12 months ago, we never envisaged becoming so involved or advocating for any particular party. Our aim was simply to change the narrative. To stop the hate-fest and the stupid counterproductive attack on the PRS. Landlords are your neighbours shopkeepers, police officers, train drivers teachers etc.
The introduction of Section 24 mortgage interest relief restrictions and the spread of Selective licencing are already proving to be flawed policies. The Alliance suddenly found itself in the middle of a firestorm. Fighting back against pointless regulations and the attacks by Shelter, the housing charity which houses nobody.
We then had the elections to the European parliament. The Alliance backed the Brexit party and our judgement was on the mark. Brexit party MEP’s romped home. The Tories woke up and despite the huge errors by the Conservative party with respect to PRS legislation, we took a pragmatic approach to the parliamentary deadlock. The choice was between a Tory party misguided on policies relating to the PRS or a Marxist anti-Semitic Labour party.
The Alliance abandoned our efforts on landlord issues and stood for what was right. We apologise to our members if they feel that we were side tracked, if they feel that we have lost direction. We have not lost direction. Corbyn was the greatest threat to the economic prosperity of this great country, a threat to security and a threat to property ownership.
On that last point, that was our justification for throwing our weight behind the Conservative Party. Corbyn now leaves the stage so we will now return to fighting for a dynamic PRS.
We start 2020 with our survey which will be independently commissioned and which will expose Shelter for what it is. A Housing charity which sucks in millions of pounds, which houses nobody, but attacks those who do provide accommodation and seeks to undermine property ownership rights while paying its top honchos over £720k pa.
We will present our findings to the new government and seek to disband this organisation and direct its vast cash hoard to the homeless. Shelter, we are back and we will expose you.
The RLA and NLA are merging and we wish them well. However, the Alliance will continue to call it how it is.
We need members. Approx 94% of landlords do not belong to any association. We cannot and must not continue to bury our heads in the sand.
What have we achieved?
- We have joined the other associations in pushing back plans to scrap S21.
- We have advocated for court reform.
- We have pushed back against selective licensing and have prevented approx 48 licensing prosecutions to date.
- We currently are involved in assisting 4 landlords facing prosecutions by 4 separate authorities and will comment further on this in due course.
Finally to all Property118 readers a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
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