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Phone-in with Julian Worriker.

Call You and Yours Tuesday 02 November

12:04pm - 12:57pm

BBC Radio 4

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: 0370 010 0444 (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk.

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and what a surprise , this LL who rents to HB tenants, does not seem to like the up and coming HB changes.

talking now about reluctant tenants who can't afford to buy.

and reluctant LL's who can't sell, but are renting whilst waiting for house prices to go up again. (in for long wait then imo).

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Why do they keep saying that demand is exceeding supply?

Is this a London thing? There seems to be plenty of available rentals in my area. :unsure:

And they have just said there are fewer reluctant LL's, because many sold when the market improved earleir this year. But right here on hpc, we have a thread today linking a report, that there is now an increase in reluctant LL's? :unsure:

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Interesting question near the end...Will the change in HB's force LL's to bring down rents?

The guest on the panel seemed to think that LL's cannot afford to do so.

I wonder how much profit the average LL is making from HB lettings?

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Phone-in with Julian Worriker.

Call You and Yours Tuesday 02 November

12:04pm - 12:57pm

BBC Radio 4

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: 0370 010 0444 (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk.

AAArgh! I thought they were going to put me on air!

I emailed them (below), and they phoned me saying they'd like to put me on. So I stayed by the 'phone all through it. What a waste :angry:

Subject: Our broken rental market (anecdote and comment)

A little under two years ago I viewed a rental house. The agent had double-booked,

and I met another prospective tenant, a twentysomething single mother-of-two.

The house was actually very nice. The young lady thought so too, and as I

left she was explaining to the agent that because she was on 100% housing

benefit, it would cost her nothing and she could outbid any self-funding

applicant on price. First-hand evidence that housing benefit inflates the market,

pricing out hard-working people. And paying for it from our taxes.

I wouldn't mind so much helping the poor. But housing benefit is the opposite

to that: it is a massive handout to property pimps - the landlords who exploit

the poor and vulnerable. Reducing it is no solution: it needs to be abolished,

and merged into a unified tax-and-benefits regime that incentivises *everyone*

to look for a decent price. Only then can we have a market in housing.

The viewing also served to illustrate another mistreatment of private tenants.

We were shown around at the same time, and any of us could easily have

helped ourselves to the existing tenant's belongings while the agent was in

another room.

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Phone-in with Julian Worriker.

Call You and Yours Tuesday 02 November

12:04pm - 12:57pm

BBC Radio 4

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: 0370 010 0444 (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk.

What a back slapping, V.I. love fest that was. Balance not BBC`s strong point.

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AAArgh! I thought they were going to put me on air!

I emailed them (below), and they phoned me saying they'd like to put me on. So I stayed by the 'phone all through it. What a waste :angry:

How annoying that they wasted your time.

A great email from you there too.

But considering the panel was full of VI's, I guess it was no surprise your call did not make it through. :rolleyes:

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We were shown around at the same time, and any of us could easily have

helped ourselves to the existing tenant's belongings while the agent was in

another room.

That happened to a house I was selling for probate.

The agents let several people in, one of them nicked the cars keys (in a desk rather than on display) and then came back later to take the car, drove it for 10 minutes than crashed it, £20K write-off.

I've been in several houses where the agent was so lax, I could have easily walked off with car or house keys to use later.

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Landlords prattling on about what a great service they provide. This country breaks your legs and hails those that manufacture leg casts as the solution to the problem.

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Good anecdote. Unbelievable. People work to the incentives goven to them don't they.

I hadn't thought of that particular scenario - but I've certainly thought of landlords and tenants on hb cooking up rental increases between them to share the proceeds. Anybody know anything about this?

Yes.

He was living with the girlfriend in the in-laws home. Claimed for rental of single room (dining room) which they claimed was his bedroom. The money was split with the in-laws.

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