POLL – What is the ROOT CAUSE of increasing homelessness, lack of supply of quality rental properties and rising rents in the UK?

POLL – What is the ROOT CAUSE of increasing homelessness, lack of supply of quality rental properties and rising rents in the UK?

17:04 PM, 12th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago 28

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Please select just ONE answer to the following Poll before clicking the Submit button.

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I am hoping that hundreds of Property118 Members will vote and that mainstream media will pick up on the results of this Poll and publish their own articles based on the outcome.

Could it be that many of the main reasons given by so many landlords who are exiting the Private Rental Sector are actually influenced by self-proclaimed ‘do-gooders’?

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by Chris @ Possession Friend

11:25 AM, 14th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 14/05/2022 - 11:23
@NewYorkie - Absolutely !

by Badger

11:26 AM, 14th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 14/05/2022 - 11:23
Quite.

Spot on!

by Doilygal

1:08 AM, 15th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

I am a private landlord with only 1 rental property, purchased as an investment for my inevitable retirement.
However, due to the increasing demands on all landlords, not just the rogue ones, the return on my initial investment has decreased over the last 6 years to a point that it is now not viable and currently on the market for sale. It's just not worth the hassle. We'll done, Shelter! One less rental property in the UK.

by LythamLee

11:11 AM, 15th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 13/05/2022 - 10:45
I agree.
Badly phrased question.
I worked with homeless persons for over 20 years and none of the Poll choices are the 'root' cause.

by john thompson

12:47 PM, 15th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by LythamLee at 15/05/2022 - 11:11
Seems to me they might at least be some of the factors. Also having no address cuts you out of most benefits, bank accounts, jobs etc and creates a vicious circle.
So if not, what is the root cause in your opinion?

by charles stevens

2:49 AM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

I think it is accepted that most people want to live in a house but just cannot afford to buy. Countless Governments have tried to come up with a solution to the housing problem and they always come back to the 'build build build' approach but that on its on is not, and the whilst population continues to increase at a rate faster than property builds, will always be the case.

The only way the Govt can effect supply and demand is by having interest rates increased so as to make mortgages less attainable so that demand is decreased by the fact that less can afford to buy. This also impacts the supply of properties at the lower end of the property market because those people with houses cannot afford to get a mortgage for a bigger property.

When a market is, as invariably it will in the end, always rise (eg the the property market) the only way you can prevent people from being homeless is making it easier to get on the housing ladder and whilst demand outstrips (as it always will) demand you have to incentivise those with houses to buy bigger houses so that people can come in from the bottom.

Increasing SDLT is a serious obstacle for that and so are increasing interest rates. The Govt should be making it not only easier for people to get mortgages but also for people to buy bigger houses so that others can get in below them!

by Beaver

9:03 AM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 14/05/2022 - 11:23
What happens when the money for all those Ukrainian refugees stops? Do they then get tenancy rights? Do you then need to get an EICR for your PPR (my plastic consumer unit might not pass the latest regs. even though it's not old and it works); do you then need to get an EPC for your PPR (my PPR doesn't have one)?

by NewYorkie

10:18 AM, 16th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 16/05/2022 - 09:03
It is ridiculous that councils appear to be delaying the placement of Ukrainian refugees by applying PRS standards to PPRs being offered for their placement.


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