Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
About 2 weeks ago 126
Their leader has been praying for a House Price Crash for years, he’s even set up a forum dedicated to helping to create one!
By his own admission he can afford to buy a place of his own but has always chosen not to. What a plonka!
His strategy is based on hope and he’s recruited around three dozen other complete and utter fruitcakes to help him to destroy the private rented sector in order to create his Eutopia, a House Price Crash.
I thought about calling his followers “like-minded” but I decided not to based on clear evidence that they are incapable of thinking for themselves.
Of course, their leader hides behind anonymity, as do his loyal puppy dogs who think they are smart.
Their inept choices never to have invested into property and extreme jealousy motivates them to get up every morning and to scour the newspapers for articles to comment on. They don’t engage properly of course, their leader has made it his life mission to feed them antagonistic one liners to cut and paste into the comments sections of the online articles which they direct each other to.
Just think, one of these people might be renting one of your properties or even be employed by you!
If you doubt me, look up any online article published in the Natrional media last week about property or landlords and read the comments. After you have read a few you will see the pattern, it’s all the same people posting the anti landlord comments. Sadly the media have failed to recognise this.
Whenever anybody writes negatively about landlords they heap praise on them and seem to think they’ve found the next Messiah. On the other hand, if anybody has anything positive to say about property investment they immediately brand them as Demons and seek to metaphorically drown them or burn them at the stake with abusive language.
The problem with this is that they create so much media noise, a deafening amount for such a small minority, and this leads the Newspaper columnists being fooled into believing the comments of these morons are representative of their entire readership. Accordingly, the columnists write more of the same old crap and slowly but surely the anti-landlord religion continues to grow.
So what can be done about it?
Arguing with these creatures is futile. They will merely drag you down to their own level and then beat you at their own game.
A better alternative is to ignore their comments and to post what you want the general population to read about landlords but that all takes a lot of time and effort. Great if you can do it though, it all helps.
What will really make a difference is when landlords are able to communicate clear, concise and well researched issues to journalists with a united voice. A voice which truly represents all of the existing landlord focused organisations and quotes them positively. Right now this doesn’t exist.
Most journalists will admit to having very limited research time. What they crave is well drafted articles quoting credible sources. Shelter and Generation rent do this very well but landlords do not.
We need to fix this!
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