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Has anyone ever written to their local MP to explain the issues FTB's have?

I really feel that BTL really needs to be taxed to the point where its not viable to own a string of properties.

Everything seems to be stacked against this generation of FTB's, many of us dont have pensions because they cant afford them, housing is out of reach, having families is almost impossible for many because couples cant afford their own homes and are forced to live with parents or rent. This country will be well and truely screwed if things dont change.

If enough people vent their frustration at the BTL issue, then it increases the chances of changes being made.

Ive not writen to my local MP, but plan on doing so.

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forget it.

dont you think they already know ?

I must admit that the thought of the first line:

"Dear Ms Hewitt,"

doesn't exactly fill me full of hope.

Billy Shears

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forget it.

dont you think they already know ?

Point is they realise theres a significant number of people out there who want changes, they will act in a way to get their support..

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Point is they realise theres a significant number of people out there who want changes, they will act in a way to get their support..

Iraq?

Billy Shears

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Pointless,

Most of them are in on the housing scam, hardly any of them have ever done a real days work in their life, let alone do anything productive or creative. I can't imagine a breed of individual I'd rather not converse with.

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this is more than a local MPs remit.

this is an economic engine. a really stupid one, but one which is too big for your local community to change.

were along for the ride on this one. almost a global thing too.

since 911 it seems.....

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Has anyone ever written to their local MP to explain the issues FTB's have?

I really feel that BTL really needs to be taxed to the point where its not viable to own a string of properties.

Everything seems to be stacked against this generation of FTB's, many of us dont have pensions because they cant afford them, housing is out of reach, having families is almost impossible for many because couples cant afford their own homes and are forced to live with parents or rent. This country will be well and truely screwed if things dont change.

If enough people vent their frustration at the BTL issue, then it increases the chances of changes being made.

Ive not writen to my local MP, but plan on doing so.

Yes I've written to my MP, and it does work for local issues.

I know that talk of raising taxes is music to a parasite's ears, but what what we really need to do is to get rid of the current planning process.

Your local MP is probably some horrid socialist and is implementing the soviet-style command economy housing policy out of pure spite. But, in case I'm wrong (hey, it could happen) why not drop him a line and try to change his mind?

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I wrote a letter to my MP, he told me that he had several cheaper BTL properties if i was interested in renting :lol::o

:lol::lol::lol:

Maybe some ought to write a "Henry Root" style letter to their local BTL Labour MP asking about the possibility of renting or buying one of their investment properties?

Private Eye would love it.

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I spoke to my MP (who is a "horrid socialist") on Tuesday and mentioned high prices being disasterous. He is sympathetic to the problems of mad house prices in London (where his constituency is) but any attempt by the government to bring prices down would be attacked in the press.

I know most people on here blame the government for high house prices, but the point is that thewhole atmosphere in the UK, and the stance of papers like the Mail and Express, is not conducive to a sensible debate.

Most Labour MPs do not own large numbers of houses and many represent the poorest parts of the UK (unlike most Tories). Not all are seduced by the free market mantra from Number 10, and recognise that there are severe housing challenges in the UK.

If you write to yor MP, from whatever party, be polite and make good factual points. they are far more likely to respond than they are to green ink ranters.

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Your local MP is probably some horrid socialist and is implementing the soviet-style command economy housing policy out of pure spite. But, in case I'm wrong (hey, it could happen) why not drop him a line and try to change his mind?

Local MP is Liam Fox who doesnt seem too bad for an MP IMO. Im going to write when I have some spare time to knock up a letter. I'll post my reply on here (if I get one...)

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i wrote to my MP , gordan marsden

i posted a thread on here about it.

what he did was send me a load of photcopies of government policies on how to help the first time buyer.

He also mentioned that house prices were cheaper in my area than many parts of the uk (but so are wages he forgot to mention that).

he sent me info on the keyworker scheme, the quarter ownership scheme

i threw them directly into the bin

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could we not invite MP's / Economists to discuss issues on this site,

ie special guest visits

I think that that is a very good idea.

I wrote to David Camerons office recently and got the reply this morning.

Extract below (is it ok for me to copy somebody else's private mail to me onto a forum?);

"Economic Competitiveness Policy Group -

http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=n...e&obj_id=127382

and www.competitivechallenge.com

With regards to your concerns on the economy, you will be especially interested to read of the Economic Competitiveness group our Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, is part of. It will be jointly chaired by Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of retailers Next, and former Conservative Cabinet minister John Redwood.

Over the next 18 months, the group will undertake the long term thinking required to reverse the decline in Britain's competitiveness, and come forward with the policies needed for the new supply side revolution.

The Group will also work alongside the independent Commission on Tax Reform already set up by the Conservative Party, and examining the complexities of tax law, and how Britain can benefit from a simpler, fairer, flatter tax system more in tune with the 21st century.

Thank you once again for writing, I hope this has assured you that we are taking all economic problems very seriously indeed."

It didn't answer any of my specifics but then it is written by a politician so...

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I spoke to my MP (who is a "horrid socialist") on Tuesday and mentioned high prices being disasterous. He is sympathetic to the problems of mad house prices in London (where his constituency is) but any attempt by the government to bring prices down would be attacked in the press.

I know most people on here blame the government for high house prices, but the point is that thewhole atmosphere in the UK, and the stance of papers like the Mail and Express, is not conducive to a sensible debate.

Most Labour MPs do not own large numbers of houses and many represent the poorest parts of the UK (unlike most Tories). Not all are seduced by the free market mantra from Number 10, and recognise that there are severe housing challenges in the UK.

If you write to yor MP, from whatever party, be polite and make good factual points. they are far more likely to respond than they are to green ink ranters.

The Hon John Prescott

Owner of several BTL properties

Occupant of several homes including until recently a third house owned by the union he used to work for and on which no council tax was paid because he thought if it was your third home you should get complete council tax relief. Even though he was the b'stard wot was driving the council tax rises for the poor in this country

Whitehall

London

W1

Dear Johnno,

Not much to say really. I'd like to own a home of my own but it appear that the priority is towards making sure that you make a profit on your BTLs. I do understand and whole heartedly support the cabinet line on this issue. What is my housing security against the spectre of half this Country's cabinet balancing on the fine wire of a collective bankrupcy if the market collapses due to a collective frenzy of wallowing up to their necks in property speculation. Not least is the issue of the top man himself who had made a few spectacularly embarrasssing investments, and will loose his shirt just before he looses his job if the property market is not propped up like a dodgy victorian retainer wall...

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Ive not writen to my local MP, but plan on doing so.

I've found myself strangely unmotivated to write to my MP who is a Tory. During the last Election I actually spoke to him face-to-face on the doorstep... raised the issue and he went on about local planning laws and stuff like that.

He inhabits a family house in an expensive part of town.

The MPs will give you plenty of lip service, but won't do much else.

Some sort of Direct Action is best.

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I've found myself strangely unmotivated to write to my MP who is a Tory. During the last Election I actually spoke to him face-to-face on the doorstep... raised the issue and he went on about local planning laws and stuff like that.

He inhabits a family house in an expensive part of town.

The MPs will give you plenty of lip service, but won't do much else.

Some sort of Direct Action is best.

Yeah but what sort. Does anyone own a field. Tent city might do it (or a tent city in hyde park, but unless were ready for a rumble we might get moved on pretty quick. Would scare the American tourist. Peaceful House Price Terrorism :o ) Anyway, Hyde Park is full of ducks and ducks are full of bird flu so probably best not ;)

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Anyway, Hyde Park is full of ducks and ducks are full of bird flu so probably best not ;)

What about making some signs saying "We're Ducked Off About House Prices". :wacko:

The direct action thing has been raised many times before, and no-one wants to organise anything.

It can be done. For some reason, women can campaign for Herceptin, single jabs for babies or anything else that takes their interest and get on the news seemingly at will. :huh:

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What about making some signs saying "We're Ducked Off About House Prices". :wacko:

The direct action thing has been raised many times before, and no-one wants to organise anything.

It can be done. For some reason, women can campaign for Herceptin, single jabs for babies or anything else that takes their interest and get on the news seemingly at will. :huh:

I think Housing poverty has an image problem. All you ever see is dumpy sad looking women with a rash of kids suffering housing poverty. The ones that can sell it have big tits. Do any of our women correspondents have big tits (and preferably long legs) and want to be the thinking man's cover girl for the House Price Crash?

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Do any of our women correspondents have big tits (and preferably long legs) and want to be the thinking man's cover girl for the House Price Crash?

I would like to insist on doing the photoshoot ! :D

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