Tory Landslide – Landlord Reactions

Tory Landslide – Landlord Reactions

7:23 AM, 13th December 2019, About 2 years ago 52

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The Conservative Party have now won a majority in Westminster with over 364 seats and counting ensuring, barring disaster, a Tory government for the next 5 years.

The country appears to have voted in line with the vast majority of landlord sentiment favouring the conservatives and rejecting the far left socialism of Jeremy Corbyn and Momentum’s radical Labour party.

Is this a positive affirmation for Tory policies and the popularity of Boris Johnson, merely a rejection of Corbyn, a vote for the least worst option or simply a Brexit election?

How positive or not are landlords waking up and feeling this morning?

Is it just a relief?

With the backing of voters and MPs for the next Parliament will Boris Johnson no longer feel the pressure to attack landlords?

Let your peers know your thoughts on what just happened.


by Simon Williams

11:16 AM, 13th December 2019, About 2 years ago

In Scotland, following the abolition of section 21, the right of a landlord to gain possession to sell a property, is a mandatory (not discretionary) ground of possession. We must ensure that this is the case in England and Wales too. This is not a foregone conclusion. In plenty of other countries, the landlord cannot evict to sell. And we must also have tight rules to prevent tenants gaming the system to thwart eviction for arrears of rent. Expect Shelter etc to mount a relentless campaign amongst MPs to reduce the mandatory grounds under a future section 8. Is RLA/NLA up to the task? I wouldn't bet on it.

by Mark Alexander

13:55 PM, 13th December 2019, About 2 years ago

I think the primary reason for voting Conservative was to keep Corbyn out of Downing Street.

This won votes from people who despise many of the Conservative policies, including remainers and landlords.

My hope is that a new political group will provide genuine opposition by campaigning for things which are logical, eg scpapping S24 and all other recent anti landlord legislation.

by Richard Adams

14:33 PM, 13th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 13/12/2019 - 13:55
I'm not sure you are entirely right Mark. Yes the very thought of Corbyn as PM was a big factor but also what he stands for. Had he dropped dead on first day in office his successor would have pressed ahead with Labour's appalling manifesto pledges.
Above all his unforgiveable fence sitting on Brexit pandering to Remain voters was a disgrace. He thoroughly deserved a kicking and duly got it.
What are the Conservative policies folk despise other than we landlords re the PRS situation? And if the Conservatives don't listen to us it is an absolute certainty no other party will.

by Dennis Leverett

18:06 PM, 13th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 13/12/2019 - 13:55
I disagree Mark, Boris would have had a bigger majority if the Brexit Party had not stood at all. I admit I was a bit surprised by the result but thank goodness. Most people I've spoken to just wanted Brexit out of the way and a Government with a big enough majority to start getting other things done. Many people could not take the Labour manifesto seriously and knew it just wasn't feasible financially or otherwise plus all the unfounded accusations about NHS etc. they shot themselves in the foot as did the Lib Dems. I think Boris will do well and realises he has to support those borrowed voters from the Labour Party and move to a much more middle ground. If we can somehow get through to him about the value of the PRS it might work. Please don't shoot me down but I think we should also approach Dominic Cummings who I think is a very clever fellow and greatly responsible for Boris's success. He says it as it is and has a great understanding of "reality" and what people want from all groups. The opposition hate him because he works relentlessly in the background with no desire for public "fame" or recognition. I thank him.

by Tim C

0:09 AM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Great result which has made my year and restored some faith in Britain.

Regardless of what S24 has done to us as LL's this is only a reaction to the intolerable pressure from the left which the Tory's have had to offer as a sop to the modern politics of envy. Yes the loss of mortgage interest relief is outrageously unfair but one can't just reject a whole philosophy because it hits us in the pocket. All other parties would have decimated the property industry and the wider business community.

For me this is all about the individual over state. Aspiration over dependancy. Corbyn's rancid politics need to be consigned to the dustbin of history! Go Boris!!

by Whiteskifreak Surrey

11:22 AM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Dennis Leverett at 13/12/2019 - 08:09
Next couple of years are going t obe tough? Do not make me laugh! It is supposed to be BrexS**T done by 31 Jan. A wonderful new life from 1st Feb. I have not noticed a single word about life being tough after the B is done? Anybody did actually hear something? Or was it another lie? But I concur with your comments about LLs. The problem is BoJo will not have time for LLs, he will be busy telling new lies about a wonderful la la land we live in.

by Dennis Leverett

11:53 AM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 14/12/2019 - 11:22Your entitled to your opinion and I respect that. What we have now is much better than what we had last week. You obviously feel that all us majority that voted for Boris are a load numpties which I find very disrespectful, you need to understand that you can't always get what you want, but if try sometimes you get what you need, make a good song line that HaHa. We now have an opportunity to move forward and it's up to us get positive to make it happen they way we want it. Try putting your anger into something more positive and ditch the negativity, it helps no-one. La La land with Boris is a much better option than La La land with Corbyn.

by Richard Adams

13:58 PM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 14/12/2019 - 11:22
You Whiteskifreak in leafy Surrey clearly did not vote for Boris and are aggrieved that ex coal miners in Wales and ex shipyard workers up north did support him, and in droves to boot. Don't accuse Boris in advance of being a liar which is just sour grapes on your part. If your Boris is a liar accusations prove to be true, which they won't, then the aforesaid supporters of Boris this time will boot him out at next GE. That's how democracy works. Cut out the bile.

by Michael Barnes

14:44 PM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

I suppose that one of the clowns had to get in to No 10 🙁

by Michael Barnes

14:50 PM, 14th December 2019, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by paul robinson at 13/12/2019 - 10:16
"The student and young professional shared HMO rental market needs fixed term tenancies and the vehicle of section 21"

I can see that student market needs fixed term tenancies and a means to gain possession for the next year's cohort, but I do not see what the benefits of fixed term tenancies are for young professionals.
So in my response I hammered on about the needs of the student market (I am not in that market).

When I was a young professional I wanted flexibility so that I could move in response to job demands and girlfriend situation, and buy a house when I wanted to.

Perhaps you could explain what benefits young professionals get from fixed term tenancies?

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