PRS in 2014? What will happen to tenant numbers?

by Kirsty McGregor

14:58 PM, 3rd October 2013
About 6 years ago

PRS in 2014? What will happen to tenant numbers?

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PRS in 2014? What will happen to tenant numbers?

It’s that time of year again when all the predictions for next year start to be rolled out. We are compiling our own report too.

I don’t know about you but I’m reading conflicting information about the future of the PRS. What will happen to tenant numbers

“Generation Rent” says the numbers of renters are increasing year on year, but I also know, without doubt, that the “Help to Buy” scheme will mean that hundreds & thousands of existing renters leave the rental market in favour of home ownership, probably starting imminently and the ‘Build to Rent’ scheme will increase supply of new build properties.

What do you think all this means for landlords?

I’ve got my thoughts, but I’m curious to see what others think.



Comments

Mark Alexander

21:40 PM, 3rd October 2013
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "john handley" at "03/10/2013 - 20:22":

Maybe you should share your story here John, Ben may be able to offer you some useful advice.
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Kirsty McGregor

11:32 AM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

I knew this was happening the 'regions'! Thanks guys, you just confirmed what I knew...

Kirsty McGregor

11:34 AM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Tony McVey" at "03/10/2013 - 19:21":

Hi Tony, I'm meeting the Liverpool CC guys soon...when does it kick in? I get the feeling this is a political move that's not welcome anywhere...except by the elected few!

Tony McVey

14:05 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Kirsty, we are still at the pre-consultation stage
which means that licensing cannot begin until
next year. You are correct about its real
objective.

Mark Alexander

14:25 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Tony McVey" at "04/10/2013 - 14:05":

Hi Tony

You may wish to take a look at this thread >>> https://www.property118.com/landlord-licensing-schemes-raising-standards-or-raising-funds/42155/

and also this one >>> https://www.property118.com/alternatives-to-landlord-licensing-schemes/42246/

To quote an old boy scouts motto "be prepared"
.

Kirsty McGregor

14:35 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Mark what are you trying to do to the poor lad! Don't forget my post here too!

https://www.property118.com/alternative-to-licensingaccreditation-bad-landlords-look-away-now/43366/

Tony McVey

17:05 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Mark
Thanks. I have seen most of the comments and need but
little instruction on the merits and necessity of mandatory licensing. The North West
Property Owners' Association and the National Landlords' Association have worked
together to oppose mandatory licensing in Liverpool. I assume that the other landlord
associations must actually support it, if we are to trust the old Latin maxim "Qui tacet consentit".

john handley

18:11 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

First let me say i am dyslexic so i will be spelling things wrong

My Story a frend of mine introdust me to smoeone he knows called Chris
Hicky who was looking for a flat or some rooms to rent as he was 67 years old and i was 65 i thourght it would make a happy house so he moved in upsteairs getting his rent from the D.S.S thay sent him the money everything went well for about a year when he burset in to my room and started to swear and screem at me I sede dont talk to me like that you would have to leave and i gave him a eviction notice he then took that down to the councel with the rent agrement the people at the councel told him as i said he lived at my house and i was staying downstearis he should evict me so 2 police men came round to get me out of my house as i said my solisetor was dealing with it they went away when my solisetor sent him the real eveiction notice he went down and got Leagle Aid by telling them tht i had been harassing him [ at one time telling them that i was having intercource with my dog ] he put the rent the councel sent him in his pockit and after 2 mounths i told the councel he then accsed me of stopping the rent and his son started threting me by phone when i was giving blood on the gurney he beet me up when i went up stairs to bed and i called the police but they did,nt nick him . he then redirected his mail and a week befor the eveiction notice was due to expire he dissapeared one week went by 2&3 weeks went by 4& 5 weeks went by and thent i heard someone walking around upsteairs but it was,nt him this person let themselves i 3 or 4 times i did,n know what to do so i put the dead look on as soon as i did he turnd up with the young man and a breef case and called the ploice in they came now he has a record of me looking him out He had layed a trap for me I cant tell you everything or this would take to long but he comes and go,s turning on the t.v and talking on the phone in ym house I he has beeten me up and has made me a strasnger in my own house the first court dat was 5 minnits long and it took me 3 mounth for another one at he is suing me for haressment and is on leagel aid i am not getting any rent and the courts dont cair how long this drags on the next court date is not til Nov 30 my life is missreraball
I could tell you more but wrighting is very hard for me and i dont want to boor you John Handley

Mark Alexander

23:05 PM, 4th October 2013
About 6 years ago

John

Is this person a lodger in your home or are you renting a separate flat you him?

If he is a lodger then you are well within your rights to have the locks to your home changed next time he leaves the property. I am gobsmacked at your post but I need more information about your circumstances to advise you.

Please call me on Monday after 11 am if that's easier for you than communicating here. My number is 01603 428501.

If you call me I will update the forum to let everybody know about our conversation.

Regards

Mark

john handley

11:28 AM, 5th October 2013
About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "04/10/2013 - 23:05":

IF that is o.k i will call about 12 as wighting is diffecalt for me thjanks

John

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