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Interesting difference in emphasis here...

Sky News are pushing.... Interest rates set to rise in 2011, many home owners will be in trouble.

BBC News are pushing.... Rents have risen for the tenth month running.

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You mean the BBC are reporting news whilst Sky are pushing opinion pieces?

They are both reporting news. Sky are reporting Mervyn King's warning that rates may rise next year and to pay down debt, whilst BBC prefer to run with the usual "rents are rising" mantra.

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They are both reporting news. Sky are reporting Mervyn King's warning that rates may rise next year and to pay down debt, whilst BBC prefer to run with the usual "rents are rising" mantra.

Correct.

I've seen both today and the BBC are relentlessly pushing this 'high rents are good' news. I flicked through my local paper and it's amazing that estate agents are basically saying dont bother trying to sell your house as no-one will buy it, let it out instead.

If / when Interest Rates increase, it'll soon become a blood bath!

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Interesting difference in emphasis here...

Sky News are pushing.... Interest rates set to rise in 2011, many home owners will be in trouble.

BBC News are pushing.... Rents have risen for the tenth month running.

I think at the moment these are about equal news stories, so I don't see any significance in the different choices by Sky and BBC.

The Sky story is speculative about a future trend, whereas the BBC one is about a trend that has already happened

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I think at the moment these are about equal news stories, so I don't see any significance in the different choices by Sky and BBC.

The Sky story is speculative about a future trend, whereas the BBC one is about a trend that has already happened

Happened? Really? Seems more like wishful thinking by EAs and letting agents to me, doesn't it originate from EA chain LSL?

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=156349&view=findpost&p=2826334

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Happened? Really? Seems more like wishful thinking by EAs and letting agents to me, doesn't it originate from EA chain LSL?

The BTL industry press is now trying to run with the story that HB recipients are going to migrate to lower standard properties and that many LL will simply stop renting to HB tenants. The rises are a cynical direct result of the impending cuts to HB. You can see that from the articles supporting and celebrating the rent rises that they are genuinely worried about the HB cut.

The BBC always avoid mentioning the possibility of a HPC, too many VIs there. Were as Sky on this issue tend to be a bit more impartial.

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