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  • Property-a-holics

    Councils offering "golden welcomes" to LLs



    While the Government do their upmost to discourage private landlords from investing in the private rented sector, local councils are becoming more desperate for accommodation and are now offering "golden welcomes" to landlords who will offer settled accommodation.

    Millions of pounds of tax payers' money is being spent on temporary and B n B accommodation as councils struggle to meet their housing commitments.

    Here is a round-up of the various schemes:

    Croydon Council - waiting list > 700.



    Monmouthshire Council - waiting list > 5,000



    Full/source article 

    Enfield Council - waiting list > 1500



    Maidstone Council 



    Please add to this thread if your council is offering such incentives to landlords!

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    A few comments from where this topic was posted on Facebook:


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    It seems the councils are on a hiding to nothing

    Who'd have thought eh!!??

    Personally  I wouldn't take on a LHA tenant if they offered  me £20000

    It would take months to evict;about 10 months actually.

    Then cost of items stolen and place trashed

    Adds up to roughly £20000

    So I wouldn't touch HB tenants especially  council homeless  with a bargepole.

    Wouldn't want to be accused of receiving  public subsidy in the form of HB

    I'm of a sensitive  disposition don't you know! !!

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    Central Govenment are destroying the LHA business model (S.24, Universal Cedit) but Local Government are trying to revive it.

    If both Local and Central Government worked together they wouldnt have these problems but it seems they are at odds with  each other.

    Frankly I am sick of both. If they think homelessness is bad now wait until those tax bills land on landlords door steps in 2019.

    A monster dose of karma is coming their way soon and they will get no sympathy from me whilst I am currently forced to evict tenants I would rather not.

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    I would lay very good money  on the sentiments you have rightly expressed coming to pass very soon

    If Councils  think things are bad now just wait a bit longer and then things are really gonna hurt

    Councils have lost the goodwill of LL

    I wonder why!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????

    Unfortunately  for Councils their dross tenants are no longer needed and even less so now that they pay do little for an asset which remains even more in demand than ever before

    Keeping those borders open pumping in more migrants means demand isn't slowing down anytime soon

    Such migrants make for better tenants that the feckless HB ones.

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    All landlords everywhere need to be making the very clear case to councils that they cannot co-operate while S24 exists and that things will only get worse for councils as the evictions increase.

    They need to be told that there is absolutely no point offering a feeble sweetener if the landlord cannot provide the property in the first place! It's an insane sticking-plaster attempt to solve an unsolvable problem while govt are on this path against us.

    So write/call/email/go to their meetings and tell them all, repeatedly, that if landlords can't provide houses there is absolutely no point offering them a 'deal' to do so. Homelessness will get much worse before it gets better.

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    One wonders if there is a tipping point at which the level of homelessness causes Govt to change its mind on at least S24

    Everyone is saying oh it won't matter there are only 440000 S24 LL

    Yeah but how many currently  house how many HB tenants in how many properties!?

    I reckon sufficient  for the resulting S24 homelessness to be significant

    Currently in the media no mention is ever made of S24 as a reason for eviction

    Quoted are for rent arrears or LL  selling.

    The media is not really digging behind these figures to ask why?

    If they did they would find S24 there in all its naked glory!!!

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    Grrrr! Just wrote a long reply only to see it all disappear as a pop-up ad redirected me!

    My basic point was the charities and mainstream media constantly scream about landlords putting up rents and evicting people, and always like to make it out to be landlord greed or selfishness, but they never ever state real reason why this is happening.

     I'm crying out for a newspaper article that says 'landlords are raising rent and evicting in greater numbers - but what did you expect when the government and the media vilify them so much and openly claim they want them out of business?!'. Sadly this is the kind of newspaper article we are never going to see. Its deplorable journalism designed to mislead the public.

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    Agree with your frustration  when you do a long post these ads cause loss of the post

    It has happened to me more times than I can remember

    PT need to have a save facility like Gmail.

    There is a media blackout on S24

    I still say Govt has imposed a D notice on all mention of S24

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    It MUST be something like that. Even the friendly Telegraph doesn't rip the consequences to shreds. They all refuse to mention it - could it be the govt really ARE controlling everything that goes into the media?? Theres got to be SOME explanation... right?

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    I think I know who you are? Anyway, with what you say, I wish I'd taken you with me to my meeting with my MP.

    But it's not just section 24 that's going to wreck the PRS and tenants, it's S24 AND UC. Those two together are a ticking time nuclear bomb.

    I've posted for years here about how terrible this will be, and I've watched people here talking down anyone who repeatedly spoke about how terrible S24 was. I've said this will be a total Sh*t Storm on the housing sector and society, and to mark my words. Well, mark them now - it's happening.

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    Rachel 

    "Change is a prerequisite to longterm survival".

    The establishment is rigged so that the rich stay very rich, and the poor get poorer.