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  • Property-a-holics

    Protesters disrupt the RLA London Conference



    The RLA "Future Renting" Conference in London was disrupted yesterday by a group called the London Renters Union.

    About 30 people came to the Imperial College in London with placards to protest against rents in London.  They placed the blame for this squarely on Landlords.







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    • Yesterday "Landlords refuse to take in DSS Tenants".
    • Today "LRU members hand over a cheque for £22bn" in protest of landlords being paid for housing DSS tenants.
      (22bn is the DSS bill paid to current tenants)
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    Unfortunately in the current environment  the good landlords are tarnished by the bad landlords.

    The government needs to get a grip on the housing market as its the most social damaging area they face. Now landlords are  at the top of  peoples the hit list above bankers and estate agents.

    The only way to improve matters is for a National Housing Department to be set up and take control of all housing issues with a strong representation from landlord associations who understand the issues and have first hand experience.

    The broken housing market should be the Governments first priority as failure to deal with it will have very serious repercussions in the years to come.

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    You see this is what MPs listen to.

    They want to be seen as helping the underdog

    This is why I have said rent control will come and it will effect the SE more than anything else in the long run.

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    I fully agree, most people can't remember the last lot of rent controls that came off in 1988.

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    I agree again I was a landlord at the time of rent control

    the majority here never experienced it

    so don’t except that it can’t come back

    if they can cap electric and gas they can cap rents 

    nothing in life is new just what we have forgotten about comes back and looks knew

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    But I feel I’m  a underdog as a LL. No one understands what I really do, no one really appreciate I’m letting people live in one of my properties and not using that money on a nice holiday (the equity in the property). Lol

    Wish you all a lovely weekend

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    It’s our image that stinks and the sector has brought it upon itself

    We brag in public and we show a face of "pull up the ladder jack I am ok"

    I get tired of get rich image we have I am on hols at present and I won’t admit I am a landlord when I am asked what I do for a living

    We need to be more humble just like any other business sector.

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    Coverage on this topic in the Morning Star:

    LRU organiser Amina, from Newham, called on tenants to collectivise the issues of eviction and threats of homelessness in order to make their voices heard.

    “Renters across the capital have had enough,” she said.

    “We have had enough of paying extortionate rent for poor and dangerous housing, only to live with the constant threat of eviction and homelessness and never know when we may be forced to move out.

    “It’s time for renter power. If renters join forces, we are powerful enough to demand and to win the big changes our housing system needs.”

    Full/source article

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    Well that’s plain to see which direction this will go

    labour or conservatives policy makers will look at this and act

    show me one tenant who would not welcome rent control and stronger rights

    this shows what we are up aginst Now

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    I'm a tenant and I (genuinely) think rent controls are an appalling idea.

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