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Another Wilsons Story - Eviction "for Wanting Hot Water"

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Please excuse me for linking to the Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/may/02/tenant-evicted-hot-water-landlord-wilson

The repeated stories of them treating their customers like shit shows just how much fat there is in the LL business[1]. Or, just how much of a monopoly they've got in their patch. Or they're on their way to the bankruptcy courts.

[1] I've run the spreadsheets and I can't see much fat in it round my way. Barely any margin and lots of grief so far as I can tell.

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OMG - the new forum software lets me swear!

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Sounds as though the Wilsons are selling up (market top?). We have heard no more about the 200 evictions.

Edited by aSecureTenant

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Sounds as though the Wilsons are selling up (market top?). We have heard no more about the 200 evictions.

If the Wilsons are selling up then (sadly) I think that's a massively bullish indicator

They're chumps who were bailed out by interest rate cuts and they aren't even sophisticated enough to pretend otherwise

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I would vote for any political party that put an explicit promise in its manifesto to ban the Wilsons.

Or a law that bankruptcy debts incurred by BTL landlords must be paid off by driving intercity buses.

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But I'm sorry, she is a casualty of the fact we have decided to come out of this market."

That's so marketspeak. Now even talking about casualties - amongst the little people of course.

A completely different language from when wanting a low interest rate taxpayer and saver bailout with some bailout tax even coming from tenants.

As Mr Diamond would say - the time for remorse is over.

Edited by billybong

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Or a law that bankruptcy debts incurred by BTL landlords must be paid off by driving intercity buses.

As a one time bus driver the idea of such low life driving anything more than a peddle car is objectionable.

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As a one time bus driver the idea of such low life driving anything more than a peddle car is objectionable.

Apologies. It was a comment on Mr Wilson's preference for dressing like the Megabus mascot.

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Sometimes I wonder if Fungus is actually a performance artist who is secretly a really nice guy but who created this evil landlord persona in order to shame the government into doing something about the abysmal state of private tenants' rights. Surely no actual human could be quite so unnecessarily unpleasant?

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Sometimes I wonder if Fungus is actually a performance artist who is secretly a really nice guy but who created this evil landlord persona in order to shame the government into doing something about the abysmal state of private tenants' rights. Surely no actual human could be quite so unnecessarily unpleasant?

I sometimes wonder whether a future government will one day bring in stronger tenant rights justified by the need to curb 'Wilsonism'.

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The Wilsons are getting such a bad reputation, that even if house prices do continue to rise I wouldnt be surprised if they still get in trouble because nobody will want to rent from them and they could end up with a lot of voids.

How many of their tenants would have to stop paying for the whole empire to come crumbling down?

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OMG - the new forum software lets me swear!

******** ****** fanny!

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As far as his possession notice is concerned, from what I can see his house is one of a number to go on the market for sale." He said he was selling around 50 of his two-bed properties, hoping to fetch £200,000-£225,000 each.

Think I've got a fix, but not 100% certain.

Andrzej-Koper-outside-his-011.jpg

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Rightmove archive: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=38069126&sale=32978855&country=england

Last sale: £120,000 | Sale date: 24th Jan 2003

Zoopla archive including previous years To Rent details: http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/10-chaffinch-drive/kingsnorth/ashford/tn23-3qd/24008372

Perhaps some signs of price vulnerability in the same postcode on recent sales:

No 21 looks similar.. selling for £140K in 2012, unless there was something more to it.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=19922313&sale=46883999&country=england

Archived listing page for 21, Guide Price £150K. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/21-chaffinch-drive/kingsnorth/ashford/tn23-3qd/24008383

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My just turned 4 year old kids had to live in 3 different houses in her short life so the property bubble can be kept alive for this parasitic scum.

Thank you Blair, Brown, Gidiot and Camoron.

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My just turned 4 year old kids had to live in 3 different houses in her short life so the property bubble can be kept alive for this parasitic scum.

Thank you Blair, Brown, Gidiot and Camoron

Agree 100+. Here in Hong Kong once you have signed the contract, it's a minimum 14 months tenancy, with normally 24 months uninterrupted. Even then it seems short when one is working and the year flashes round, so I don't know why anyone in the political classes continues to pretend that 6 months is good for renters.

I think it will be the election after the one after next that the rental vote will really come into play. My prediction is 2022 - brand new rental law weighted on the side of the tenant

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The great unwashed have no need of hot water

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Agree 100+. Here in Hong Kong once you have signed the contract, it's a minimum 14 months tenancy, with normally 24 months uninterrupted. Even then it seems short when one is working and the year flashes round, so I don't know why anyone in the political classes continues to pretend that 6 months is good for renters.

I think it will be the election after the one after next that the rental vote will really come into play. My prediction is 2022 - brand new rental law weighted on the side of the tenant

If they can keep the property prices high for that long, if prices were to crash then the young will buy and the renters will go back to being silenced.

I always wonder what theyre going to do for housing our generation when they can no longer work ... surely the Housing Benefit bill will be unaffordable and our kids and grandkids will be whining bout having to work to pay for it.

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Think I've got a fix, but not 100% certain.

Andrzej-Koper-outside-his-011.jpg

17270_0231_IMG_08_0000_max_620x414.jpg

Rightmove archive: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=38069126&sale=32978855&country=england

Last sale: £120,000 | Sale date: 24th Jan 2003

Zoopla archive including previous years To Rent details: http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/10-chaffinch-drive/kingsnorth/ashford/tn23-3qd/24008372

Perhaps some signs of price vulnerability in the same postcode on recent sales:

No 21 looks similar.. selling for £140K in 2012, unless there was something more to it.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=19922313&sale=46883999&country=england

Archived listing page for 21, Guide Price £150K. http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/21-chaffinch-drive/kingsnorth/ashford/tn23-3qd/24008383

Does a Land Registry Search reveal if its mortgaged and is so, who to?

Edited by aSecureTenant

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Sometimes I wonder if Fungus is actually a performance artist who is secretly a really nice guy but who created this evil landlord persona in order to shame the government into doing something about the abysmal state of private tenants' rights. Surely no actual human could be quite so unnecessarily unpleasant?

You may be too young to remember other landlords, Nicholas van Hoogstraten and Peter Rachman. They make the Wilsons look like pussies.

Edited by happy_renting

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You may be too young to remember other landlords, Nicholas van Hoogstraten and Peter Rachman. They make the Wilsons look like pussies.

But they werent bailed out by the taxpayer.

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