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  • Property-a-holics

    Lady landlords speak out against Gov. attacks



    At the RLA Future Renting North Conference in Manchester earlier this week, I caught up with three lady landlords to get their feedback on the state of the private rented sector.

    They approached me because they wanted to respond to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, ​Andy Burnham's presentation and also give their views on how they feel about the on-going attacks on landlords by Government:



    I am sure you will agree that the ladies raise some valid points and come up with some possible solutions.

    Find out more about why landlords clashed with Andy Burnham, or watch his speech in full below.

    Thank you to the RLA for their kind permission to use the above video. You can get 25% discount off RLA membership through being part of Property Tribes.  Click here to claim your discount.

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    Spot on - Bad Landlords do not attend Landlord shows

    I do like the idea of council checking a property before LHA is paid

    But I am sure the they just don't have the manpower.

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.


    They do have the staff, they just don't work hard enough.

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    You may well be right

    I was employed by the Council and there were some very lasy folk there with jobs for life

    But it all comes down to Management and Unions

    Pound Foolish Penny wise

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Well said ladies, 'public enemy number one'. Yes, indeed and how sad you all feel you need to get out but are trapped also.

    We do so much to support our tenants including offering short term tenancies when long term will suit us as landlords better. Perhaps 0.5 % of all my tenants ever, have wanted long fixed  tenancies and they were both of the ones with HUGE social issues, never paid market rent on LHA, etc.. Getting anyone to commit to a year now is difficult.

    Wouldn't mind a jacket like Terri's myself also..

    Off to a viewing today, such a great buy. Have the capital all there but just can't find a way to access it with the lenders criteria that is stricter/impossible because of s.24 , apart from selling. Got two up for sale now to try to capital raise, that's 6 people I'd be making homeless to house two.

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    Yvonne told me before the interview started that, when she was 8 months pregnant, a tenant spat in her face and made a gesture of cutting her throat with a knife.

    Yet none of this ever gets a mention by the politicians.  Landlords are doing considerable social support at the coal face with difficult and sometimes dangerous people and very little support from the local authorities and agencies, but that is never mentioned.

    Terri's jacket was very stylish - in fact all the Manchester lady landlords I saw were very glam! Smile

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    Another great video by Vanessa and the team, refreshing to see the female perspective and an informative insight into the conference.

    It is utterly ridiculous to try to dissuade people like those featured from the sector, but with the latest appointment in government it is clear they have no intention of listening.

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    Vanessa- As I think Yvonne said also, landlords should charge a fee for all this extra people management work. It appears that in some areas we are society's unpaid social workers too, for no thanks!

    Us landlady's can often be more vulnerable too than landlords.

    Some areas do have great landlord/tenant and LHA  intermediaries, Huntingdonshire being one. For those that do not,  then the landlords are in a predicament. It appears that Manchester is such a place.

    Hardly ever meet other women leading their own way in this field, so good to see they exist and can look the part too. Smile

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