Protest with Care

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8:35 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Protest with Care

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Protest with Care

The European Elections are on us next week. If you wish to exercise a Protest Vote then do so with care.

If you wish to not vote for the Party you normally vote for that is one vote less for that Party! However, if you vote for another major party you could well jumping out of the frying pan into the fire! Both the Major Parties have got it wrong!

The Conservatives (supposedly the party of the landlord) have sold Landlord’s Down the River thinking it will be a vote winner.

Well after the 2017 General Election it was very clear the Tory Party does not have a monopoly on getting it right. It seems it has learnt nothing. The Tory Party pinched the Labour Party’s idea on scraping Section 21 Notices.

Both parties failed to realise that it would result in a mass exodus of landlords from the Private Sector and would result in homelessness. Where are these tenants going to live? I still have a good number of tenants living in houses I purchased “off plan” over 15 years ago. Where are they to go?

The major parties have failed to understand that it is not a vote winner, but a vote loser. The tenants will side with landlords.

The Conservatives have become Labour in Wolf’s clothing. Be very clear where this is all going!

It is back to pre 1989 where there was no such animal as the Assured Shorthold Tenancy. You only had Regulated, Statutory or Assured tenancies which mean a life time tenancy.

The only way to attract investors was to bring in the AST

Fergus Wilson



Comments

Philip Graham

11:35 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago

This Conservative government have cost me £12,000 per annum off the bottom line of my property portfolio earnings. I shall be voting for The Brexit Party this Thursday and I encourage all landlords affected by the Section 21 shambles to do the same. The Conservatives need to understand we do not agree with their policies.

Dennis Stephenson

16:07 PM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago

Not sure between Farage's Brexit Party or the English Democrat Party. It seems that the latter is leaning towards devolution which, whilst I am not for, I am not against either. The EDP has the more professional look but although I am patriotic I'm not sure that I'm THAT patriotic about England, more about UK. I agree with everyone that the Tories and Labour have missed the boat about the PRS although sheer logical and a bit of sociological thinking should determine what the reactions of current policies will be. Not sure if any of the politicians have more than two brain cells to connect together. Yes I will vote one or the other and if no suitable alternative candidate I will write on my voting slip "I am unable to vote for any of these candidates". I think that we should vote the current shower of MP's out next election. They are all as much use as a chocolate fireguard. And I consider myself moderate!!!!

Rob Crawford

9:43 AM, 27th May 2019
About 3 weeks ago

The problem we have is that we are lacking a landlord friendly option! Tenants have yet to wise up to how the damage that this wave of poor legislation will impact them. Until they do so they will vote as always. Now that the EU results have been announced, will this force a revision of policy and if so, will that include policy in favor of landlords before the next General Election?


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