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Labour’S Plans For Private Rented Sector Would Be Death Knell For Rented Housing Says Residential Landlords Association

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“The figures show that private landlords are the largest single investor group in the UK housing market. Without the increase in rented dwellings we have seen, the current housing crisis would be more like an Armageddon,” said the RLA’s chairman Alan Ward.

Bring it on.

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shadow ministers are looking to make cheap political points by reaching for populist regulations without thinking through their consequences.”

Funny how the term 'populist' is used here as a term of abuse, as if the very idea of placing the needs of a majority of people over those of an established VI is inherently evil.

Indeed 'populism' is increasingly used by various vested interest groups as a term virtually interchangeable with words like 'fascism' or 'Communism'.

So we have arrived at the point where anyone who deems the wider interest of the majority as important is fast becoming seen as a dangerous radical or extremist by those whose interests are best served by the status quo.

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Funny how the term 'populist' is used here as a term of abuse, as if the very idea of placing the needs of a majority of people over those of an established VI is inherently evil.

Indeed 'populism' is increasingly used by various vested interest groups as a term virtually interchangeable with words like 'fascism' or 'Communism'.

So we have arrived at the point where anyone who deems the wider interest of the majority as important is fast becoming seen as a dangerous radical or extremist by those whose interests are best served by the status quo.

We've been there for a while, that's why there's no one worth voting for.

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How many properties have private landlord's built ?

Without private landlord's we might a higher rate of ownership. Without the landlord's advantage when bidding on houses, due to the fact that their mortgage interest is tax deductible and they have until recently been using interest only mortgages, we might have lower house prices.

Currently the playing field is unfair. This is without considering certain shady practices between landlords and estate agents.

I would remove the advantages landlord's have while at the same time building massive amounts of social housing. Then as new social housing is available those on housing benefit could be moved into it. Ultimately leading to no more housing benefit for private landlords.

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These VI groups always talk as if anything affecting the profitability of BTL would mean all the flats and houses would suddenly disappear, phut phut phut phut phut, like some sort of magic invisible bombing leaving gaps all over the place.

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There'll still be the same number of dwellings and the same number of people to live in them. Are they going to evict people and leave their BTLs empty or something and just rely on house price gains.

Armageddon seems a bit of an exaggeration. What use is the RLA if it gives in to such stuff.

Armageddon

A dramatic and catastrophic conflict, especially one seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race.

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Someone trying to scare his readers with the ghost of the 1977 rent acts - which really did kill the rental market.

Can't see today's labour reverting to that, even if they do make changes.

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TBH I sometimes wonder why Landlords bother. Slaving away at a hot calculator day and night, just to make other people happy. All that work for a piss poor return - it's a labour of love. And yet in typical British fashion we paint Fergus as a fat, greedy oaf, rather than erecting a statue of him, munching on his beloved fish and chips while lecturing his mate Dave.

I for one say thanks to these selfless heroes of British industry.

* wipes tear from eye, salutes queen mum and falls over cat, drunk.

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As far as I am concerned, ALL Landlords are scum. They are the modern day slave owners.

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As far as I am concerned, ALL Landlords are scum. They are the modern day slave owners.

Quite so. To shift this situation being a landlord needs to be seen as socially unacceptable.

He's 100% spot-on though, UKIP's housing spokesman is a BTL landlord.

Have a read http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-housing-spokesman-trousering-fortune-3175130

Anyone labouring under the misapprehension that UKIP will change things for the better for the ordinary person is either deluded, misinformed or naive - or possibly all three.

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These VI groups always talk as if anything affecting the profitability of BTL would mean all the flats and houses would suddenly disappear, phut phut phut phut phut, like some sort of magic invisible bombing leaving gaps all over the place.

borrow to let would suffer maybe.

Those buying and investing with their own money will still be getting a decent return.

The Landlords association is more concerned about a dwindling membership.

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He's 100% spot-on though, UKIP's housing spokesman is a BTL landlord.

Have a read http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-housing-spokesman-trousering-fortune-3175130

Quite so. To shift this situation being a landlord needs to be seen as socially unacceptable.

Anyone labouring under the misapprehension that UKIP will change things for the better for the ordinary person is either deluded, misinformed or naive - or possibly all three.

Will any of the other colours of party be any better, if the answer is no then this issue is irrelevant of who to give your vote.

Who would you recommend ?

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He's 100% spot-on though, UKIP's housing spokesman is a BTL landlord.

Have a read http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-housing-spokesman-trousering-fortune-3175130

Yes we know, but this in no way is related to this story ... all he ever goes on about is UKIP.

Whatever UKIP are or are not they cannot be worse than the LIBLABCONs.

The fact UKIP started are Libertarians must tell even the most simplest of minds which camervanman certainly is, that they will not be taxing people to prop up the property market thus a crash will happen .. this basic fact should only have to be spelt out to politically illiterates like campervanman.

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Quite so. To shift this situation being a landlord needs to be seen as socially unacceptable.

Anyone labouring under the misapprehension that UKIP will change things for the better for the ordinary person is either deluded, misinformed or naive - or possibly all three.

UKIPs policy is to cut govt spending considerably, this in itself wil mean the govt will not be spending hundreds of billions of pound propping up the property market.

So simply a crash will happen.

Come on you people claim to be politically savvy, yet seem to not be able to put 2 and 2 together.

Do you really think Farage would come out with H2B 1 and 2?

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Yes we know, but this in no way is related to this story ... all he ever goes on about is UKIP.

Whatever UKIP are or are not they cannot be worse than the LIBLABCONs.

The fact UKIP started are Libertarians must tell even the most simplest of minds which camervanman certainly is, that they will not be taxing people to prop up the property market thus a crash will happen .. this basic fact should only have to be spelt out to politically illiterates like campervanman.

Ofcourse Ukrap are worse than Liblabcon.

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Genius response, so thought provoking.

Sorry - this UKIP debate has been round this forum so many times now. So they are by and large a bunch of NIMBY fruitcakes and VI's chasing power by fanning the flames and representing the acceptable face of xenophobia.

This takes many many pages of debate, largely an attempt to bury all the intelligent comment and debate on this site over the years on the causes and solutions to hpi under a monomaniacal obsession with 'immigration'.

To cut to the end-game, we're exhorted to voting for them anyway as its 'change', even if its a change for the worse.

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Sorry - this UKIP debate has been round this forum so many times now. So they are by and large a bunch of NIMBY fruitcakes and VI's chasing power by fanning the flames and representing the acceptable face of xenophobia.

This takes many many pages of debate, largely an attempt to bury all the intelligent comment and debate on this site over the years on the causes and solutions to hpi under a monomaniacal obsession with 'immigration'.

To cut to the end-game, we're exhorted to voting for them anyway as its 'change', even if its a change for the worse.

Its not change. Basically its a variation on LibLabCon (especially as Con MP's are defecting and UKIP are taking Tory money).

As HPC is little more than an UKIP fan site these days, and its likely to get worse as we approach the election, I'm coming off the site for a while. Better things to do. Bye.

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