Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Renters of the world unite
It has been clear for many years that renters have been classed below those willing to shackle themselves with ownership and aspire to bigger and better things. Renting allows for freedom of movement and if the UK adopted similar tenancy laws as are prevalent in most of mainland Europe then tenants and landlords would and should feel more secure. We have been sold a fantasy over the past two decades or so, that we all have a right to own and we all MUST own and keep up with the Jones's, Mustafas, Changs (add your own). Yes property can be an asset and has made people very rich over the last few years, but it should be treated as a roof over our heads, a home, not as a speculative tool.