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'...those who leave a house or flat empty for six months risk losing control of it to the local council, which will have power to break in, alter or refurbish it, and let it out to tenants of the authority’s choice. The greatest impact is likely to fall on bereaved families.'

And not just the dead, should you take a 7 month round the world break you will come back and find the council have moved a housing benefit family into your house !

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...e&icc=NEWS&ct=5

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you snooze - you lose.

only the strong survive.

ect.

Not so.

I like snoozing, therefore, when I snooze I do not lose, I win!

Whatever it is I win by not snoozing I have no desire for.

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This can be solved quite easily. I remember somewhere reading about the SAS soldier who returned after months on operations to find squaters in his house.

He sent them flowers when they were in hospital.......

:)

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I wonder if it also applies to the BTL investor, once he has been unable to rent his flat out for 6 months the council will sieze control and use it to house the homeless and problem tenants then pay the landlord the minimum rate (which wont cover the mortgage)

I would not like to be a landord if that happens !

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Sounds like a bit of a daily mail scare story, you can imagine middle England's blood pressure rising when that dropped on the door mat,

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'...those who leave a house or flat empty for six months risk losing control of it to the local council, which will have power to break in, alter or refurbish it, and let it out to tenants of the authority’s choice. The greatest impact is likely to fall on bereaved families.'

How so ? In my area of north London, when an elderly person dies, their relatives can't wait to liberate the cash that's tied up in the house. The fastest I've seen a sign going up is two weeks post mortem and one month seems pretty typical. The idea of a bereaved family leaving an empty house lying about is not realistic these days - I'd say once you hit your seventies as a home owner, your nearest and dearest see you as a winning lottery ticket and have already planned what they are going to do with the cash. Bereaved? Laughing all the way to the bank more like.

Incidently, Newham Council have started repossessing empty homes;

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=31433

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I wonder if it also applies to the BTL investor, once he has been unable to rent his flat out for 6 months the council will sieze control and use it to house the homeless and problem tenants then pay the landlord the minimum rate (which wont cover the mortgage)

I would not like to be a landord if that happens !

Not to mention those kite flying empty properties, or those on bridging loans.

House sitting job anyone?

btp

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The whole reason we have a housing problem is not the Champagne Socialists economic mismanagement of the economy, or indeed that fact that they only have to look at something for billions of pounds of taxpayers money to be heamoraged away.

No NO, its those selfish dead people, in their millions who have died and left the house empty.

You can drive for hours in the UK, and all you can see is millions of empty properties with Corpses rotting away in the front lounge.

Who do the Labour Socialists think they are kidding!!!.

The created the housing shortage, and they are the ones who will have to fix it, for if they dont, they wont have jobs to go to very soon.

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36 comments on the Mail website so far against this practice. Just tried posting one in favour, only to find posts may be edited or excluded. Will see if it comes up & how much of a stir it creates... :ph34r:

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Also from the article:

Exceptions cover second and holiday homes and homes of those working 'temporarily' away. In the case of inherited property, exemption applies for six months after grant of probate. An EDMO can last for seven years, but owners can apply to get their house back earlier. No home can be seized if its owner can show it is 'genuinely' on the market.

So one of the reasons that people cannot get housing (second homes and holiday homes) is exempt, yet people who are bereaved are punished?

This has nothing to do with socialism. A true socialist government would end right to buy and provide build more social housing.

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Also from the article:

So one of the reasons that people cannot get housing (second homes and holiday homes) is exempt, yet people who are bereaved are punished?

This has nothing to do with socialism. A true socialist government would end right to buy and provide build more social housing.

A socialist government would simply take ownership of all the land, or the next best thing, the right to develop land, and then enforce a rigid centrally planned utopian vision of abundant supply and rising standards, preferably administrated by some corrupt fat odious ex-union leader pig.

<_<

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And not just the dead, should you take a 7 month round the world break you will come back and find the council have moved a housing benefit family into your house !

Tory*****propoganda trying to keep houses out of the hands of you proles and in the hands of the property owning elite. You are so stupid you deserve to rent untill you die.

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Not so.

I like snoozing, therefore, when I snooze I do not lose, I win!

Whatever it is I win by not snoozing I have no desire for.

I snoozed in the hammock for over four hours this afternoon. Had some vivid dreams, snored and sweat profusely, love it!

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A socialist government would simply take ownership of all the land, or the next best thing, the right to develop land, and then enforce a rigid centrally planned utopian vision of abundant supply and rising standards, preferably administrated by some corrupt fat odious ex-union leader pig.

<_<

"A socialist government would simply take ownership of all the land",

The way we're heading it's probably more likely that the banks and the City will own all the land. Welcome back to the property owning gentry.

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