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'Richard Bilton meets families forced out of their homes by landlords, and asks whether or not the government's reliance on the rental sector is placing people at risk.'

It's only half an hour, so not expecting much. And Mr B is away, or I'd be betting him ten quid now that there will be no mention of the preferential tax treatment of BTLers.

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Surprise, surprise...

Her landlord thinks it makes straightforward economic sense. Fergus Wilson owns 1,000 properties in the South East and decided to evict 200 tenants who were on housing benefit, because he thought they were at greater risk of defaulting.

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Coming to my home in under 6 months.

Fortunately our ninth-decile household income means we'll be able to stretch to rent a 3 bed semi in an ok part of nowheresville.

Living the dream...

Absolutely disgusting.

Can't wait for the next sermon from older relatives about why I ought to vote Tory (or indeed, Labour). These people are clueless.

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Too many VIs at the BBC for them to be too critical of the private rental sector.

VI's in what way?

They own BTLs, ramp house prices or both?

I expect the program will be done in a way to make renting look unattractive and brainwash people into buying a house instead.

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HB shouldn't go to private land lords. Well maybe for 2 years after some one has lost their job but then they should be moved to social housing. I think it would be OK for a council to rent off a private LL if they haven't got suitable accommodation. This should be seen a short term measure.

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VI's in what way?

They own BTLs, ramp house prices or both?

I expect the program will be done in a way to make renting look unattractive and brainwash people into buying a house instead.

Yup that was my thought. Don't get on the 'property ladder' and you'll be dependent on a fat oaf like Fergus for a roof over your head.

But then again making the PRS look the stinking turd that it is.

Edited by aSecureTenant

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It's scum like Fergus and his house hoarding people farmers that will eventually bring the whole thing down, it will take some epic events that will make the little summer riots look like a tea party before anyone in government does anything though.

How can any society allow one person to "own" 1000 properties and think this is fine, how did it ever get to this?

Edited by JustAnotherProle

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How can any society allow one person to "own" 1000 properties and think this is fine, how did it ever get to this?

I think it's far more to do with how society will stop you from having your own shelter built, to the point of having perfectly fine buildings bulldozed.

Thus forcing you to deal with the likes of Fergus.

The elegant solution is to stop the former, not keep the former and slap more regulation on the latter.

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Do you have any figures for their exposure? :)

He said he'd have gone under without 0.5 and QE, but he's had 6 years to sort his finances out .... clearly they arent stupid so i wouldnt have thought theyll get scorched with 2% interest rates.

At least it shows who has benefited from these vile policies (QE /0.5) and who has lost out.

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'Richard Bilton meets families forced out of their homes by landlords, and asks whether or not the government's reliance on the rental sector is placing people at risk.'

It's only half an hour, so not expecting much. And Mr B is away, or I'd be betting him ten quid now that there will be no mention of the preferential tax treatment of BTLers.

cheers. i'm watching it now.

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Before it started did they warn it was a Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party?

A particularly nice touch having a tenant with damp in "David Cameron's constituency"

Thatll teach Dave for doing bugger all to get rid of the licence tax.

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Panorama (Like Question Time) is produced by Mentorn media

http://www.mentorn.tv/programmes/categories/current-affairs.aspx

Mentorn which is part of the Tinopolis Group

http://www.tinopolis.com/home/the-group/tinopolis.aspx

Tinopolis is headquartered in Wales

Tinopolis (Head Office)
Tinopolis Centre
Park Street
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire
Why are the BBC captions in red?

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Take it all the MP's with BTL's were conspicuous by their absence. Michael Meacher for one.

Edited by aSecureTenant

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