Tory candidate slammed for ‘Tents’ comment!

by Property 118

15:23 PM, 19th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Tory candidate slammed for ‘Tents’ comment!

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Tory candidate slammed for ‘Tents’ comment!

BuzzFeed News has reported on a Facebook video post made by Tory MP candidate for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, who said he would force nuisance tenants who make people’s lives a misery to live in a tent if he was voted in.

Anderson is an ex-Labour supporter driven out by far left momentum views and now Tory candidate looking to overturn a marginal labour seat.

He would have them “6 am every morning back in a field picking potatoes, in for a cold shower and lights out 6 o’clock”

Unsurprisingly this has gone viral and been picked up to much criticism. The video is below:

Weekly Rant – Worth A ShareI have been banging on for years at ADC to stop housing nuisance tenants. I have returned to Carsic today. I think I have a solution that will.1. Reduce anti social behaviour.2. Free up much needed housing for decent people.3. Solve the labour shortage on our farms.What do you think?

Posted by Lee Anderson MP on Sunday, 17 November 2019


However, our own Property118 member and contributor, Dr Rosalind Beck has offered her support saying:

“His is a rare, brave voice speaking up for the victims of anti-social, non-paying and/or aggressive tenants – landlords, other tenants & neighbours across the country. Most MPs shy away from this, afraid of the anti-landlord bigots who shout down any mention that there are in fact thousands, if not tens of thousands of rogue tenants who play the system and cost landlords an estimated £10 billion in arrears and damages every year; as well as untold misery, stress and financial loss to others. Defending these bad tenants – as Shelter does – and advocating the scrapping of Section 21 – as many do – is only playing into the hands of the bad tenants, prolonging the misery for landlords and also for tenants forced to share with these criminals, when they cannot be evicted speedily.”

What do other members think of his stance on nuisance tenants?


11:54 AM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Obfuscated Data

Ian Narbeth

11:58 AM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Hi reader
I am sure many of the landlords on this board have suffered large losses and they probably suffer larger losses than the average landlord because they have larger portfolios. My questioning the figures is because £6600 would be the average figure. With most landlords having just one or two properties that seems very high as an average figure.

Richard Adams

12:16 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Mark's post is correct but sadly the way such tenants will get "treated" as he says they should is likely to be little more than a slap on the wrist. Certainly not treated in a manner to deter others from behaving likewise. If the offenders end up living in a car/tent there will be outrage from Shelter etc.
I defend the right of the candidate to speak freely however. He is hardly suggesting horsewhipping or execution! Wretched social media is becoming a curse on society where if you blow your nose through a nostril the unaware of the real issues masses think is wrong then you are damned.


12:59 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Jay James at 19/11/2019 - 19:23
You mean, let them get away with it, so they can do it to their next landlord... ad infinitum!

It would be worth landlords on here describing what has happened to them, and how it affected them financially and emotionally.

I have often felt like stringing them up (a little extreme, I'll admit), but emotions are raw when your livelihood and that of your family is threatened, and you are powerless to stop it.

I often see mention of a 'rogue tenants' database (which would not contravene data protection). It needs to become a reality!


13:01 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Adams at 20/11/2019 - 12:16
My very real concern is if Corbyn gets in, left wing agitators such as Shelter and Generation Rent will be able to exert great influence over housing policy.


13:15 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by LVW4 at 20/11/2019 - 12:59
There is a rogue tenant database

BUT it is only as good as the information added to it. Unless most Landlords use it it will always be far from complete.


13:18 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Gromit at 20/11/2019 - 13:15
Yes, I have used it in the past, but it is not sufficiently extensive.

Jay James

19:12 PM, 20th November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by LVW4 at 20/11/2019 - 12:59No.
Re-read Mark Alexander's comment then mine, (which refers to Mark's). I and I suspect Mark, mean the polar opposite to what you suggested I mean.


8:01 AM, 23rd November 2019
About 8 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 20/11/2019 - 11:14
You should go to the legal ombudsman
They will get you more compensation as they don't charge a fee. I've used them once to good effect


14:21 PM, 23rd November 2019
About 8 months ago

Can you go into any supermarket and thrash the place to pieces without getting arrested? consumers have the right yes? so if tenants are treated as consumers and they start thrashing the place to pieces why doesn't the police come and arrest them for criminal damage and charge them ..........oh wait a minute the police is unable to do anything due to lack of evidence so we are back to square one. Big flaw in our justice system, who do you think caused the damage .......a fairy! Make a person in charge of the property responsible for it, even if intruders came in and caused the damage. Make that person tenants or head tenant responsible to pay for putting the damage right, and that is how it should be.

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