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My BTL`s are at least as twice as cheap for the taxpayer to house our homeless
Plus I will fund for them the capital 200K cost up front to buy the property .
Plus i will fix the boiler / kitchen / plumbing / electrics at my own cost when they go wrong
Plus I will manage it from start to finish
The taxpayer gets a great deal from me but they want to tax me 5 times more than they did
So I am forced to say more often than not these days - thanks but no thanks to HB -
They freeze the LHA rates, cap the HB and mess up UC
You have used me as a punchbag for too long and you want to keep going for another 4 years
Well I`m pretty good at self defence . I`ve done akido, boxing, karate and judo
Its a no brainer for the taxpayer to allow me to help the homeless off the streets .
But the taxpayer doesn't really know what is going on in their name
If they really knew they would welcome me with open arms I reckon
They would pay pay less tax and wouldn't have to trip over them when they go shopping
Yes its a no brainer - Which confirms my assessment of any government - No brains
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com
This is the problem we have with Govt's JC, there's no joined up thinking.
As you say, to house a family in one of your homes is a much better proposition for the family, the tax-payer, and the local council than to stick them in a BnB, yet according to the Govt. YOU (and every other) as a LL are the problem!
But if you were a shiny suit with a shiny BTR load of identikit flats, you would be the solution.
When I look back at problems caused just in the last 5 years, the vast majority are due to incompetent Govt. decisions, made by some greasy rat that 5 mins later is out of the job and stitching up some other sector.
And to echo your sentiment, Vote NOTA!
Agreed - but street homeless per se are more down to shortfalls in NHS - viz rehab/mental health services - with many people having expensive serial rehab sessions to no avail.
Many of that subset need effectively a 7 days a week minder of some kind - for which there is no funding
Over 700 hundred families on their waiting lists and ...Landlords to be offered £5,000 to help solve Southend's housing shortfall
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
Dodgy headline from that the media grunt that wrote that story:
"There are currently 220 homes in the district recorded as empty, 31 of which have been so for more than five years."
What's this got to do with LL's?
How many LL's would have a property empty for 5 years?!
News release relevant to this thread:Housing benefit bill to hit £70bn by 2050
9,000 people are waiting for social housing in the borough of Tottenham - one of the poorest in Britain - and a further 3,000 are living in temporary accommodation due to the limited supply of properties.This information came via this article:Labour MP and her drug dealer son are living in social housing despite earning up to £130,000 a year
Figures for England show 6,463 homes built in 2017-18 despite 1.25m families on waiting listsThe number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade, according to official figures that come as more than 1 million families are stuck on waiting lists for council housing in England.Figures released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government show just 6,463 homes were built in England for social rent in 2017-18, down from almost 30,000 a decade ago.Condemning the lack of new social housing, Labour said that a the current rate of construction it would take at least 170 years to house the families on waiting lists.Full/source article
George Osborne's legacy
Worst chancellor in modern times.
Dozens of Hayes families are being kicked out of their homes in a matter of months as the houses they have lived in for years are going to be transformed for council tenants.
The 50 families affected, some of whom have being renting there for decades, say rising rents elsewhere in Hayes, as well as the cost of a deposit and agency fees, mean they will be forced to leave the area or even be made homeless.The homes in Blandford Waye, Carlyon Road, Minterne Waye and Swanage Waye will be bought by BarnetCouncil from property investment company Palace Capital for a reported £18.2 million - despite originally being offered to those renting.
Residents have been told they have to move out by March 2019 but many are now saying they will refuse in an attempt to dissuade Barnet Council from finalising the deal.Full/source article See also - Admission that Gov. policy >>> homelessness From twitter: