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  • Buy-to-Let

    For part time landlords, do you tell people?

    I can’t see the logic in down voters’ names not being visible.
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    It would perhaps add more to the thread if rather than just showing as a vote it showed the person’s voting name and that they agreed or disagreed with the comment.
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    Exactly. It keeps the conversation going.

    Whilst I can see who downvoted my comments in my profile section (just learned this), it's harder to continue the conversation without starting a new one and addressing the old! It all becomes a bit disjointed.

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    This is all about public perception and the title 'Landlord' sends out all the wrong messages, of wealth and privilage. Few of us can call ourselves Lords and most of us don't own great estates or swathes of the Sussex countryside.

    I never say to anyone that i am a Landlord, I simply say that I am a Private Housing Provider, (PHP) and all of a sudden thats ok then!

    We should all dump this Landlord label, it does us no good and heavily reinforces a negative public image.

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    There are sometimes advantages to be sending out messages about being ‘wealthy’ for example on the dating scene . A friend of mine tells me he gets a very positive reaction from dates and potential dates when they get the impression ( rightly or wrongly ) that he is wealthy because he is in the ‘property business ‘ and doesn’t have to get out of bed early in the morning .
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    At the root of this anti landlord sentiment is simply the word ‘Landlord’. Very few of us are Lords and few of us own great swathes of land or vast estates. ‘ Landlord’ suggests great wealth, privilege, and position and sends entirely the wrong message.
    I never refer to myself as a landlord. Far more accurately I am a Private Housing Provider. Interesting I never get a negative reaction when describing myself as a PHP

    We should all dump this Landlord label.

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    Interesting observation.

    I agree 'Landlord' sounds quite poncey, with the greatest respect to one of my favorite and most-learned contributors on PT, LandyLordy.

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    It can give the impression that you run a pub.

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