Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hardworking landlords hammered by new menace in the PRS

Rental payments snubbed by ungrateful tenants

Hardworking, philanthropical land barons are being deliberately deprived of their rightful livelihood by ungrateful tenants who are using such spurious reasons as inability to pay rent as a vehicle to haggling. Haggling is simply not British. Unless you're using you financial acumen to get the cheapest mortgage deal in which case that's the more patriotic 'savviness'. ARLA are lobbying the government to enact policy whereby and arbitrary hike in rents should be legally met by the tenants regardless of ability to pay. Arr you British, are you right-minded? Let's work together and stamp this menace out. Now.

Posted by sibley's b'stard child @ 09:48 AM (2051 views)
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12 thoughts on “Hardworking landlords hammered by new menace in the PRS

  • mark wadsworth says:

    Quite right too – it serves those lazy feckless tenants right for spending it all on iPods, binge drinking and flat screen televisions instead of taking a stake in society, investing for the future in their own little castle, they just want to deprive Future Generations of the wonderful benefits of the Hallowed Green Belt by having it concreted over, we didn’t fight in two world wars just so that Generation Y could afford somewhere to live etc. Why on earth should hard pressed hard working Englishmen bail them out?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Correction, “We didn’t fight in two world wars, full stop”

    And I forgot to blame immigrants, clearly it’s all their fault that nobody wants house prices to come down, it stands to reason etc.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Absolutely MW, proof also that LLs can’t simply pass on their costs to tenants.

    And, of course, tenants are scum.

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  • Strange, money keeps being stolen from people (inflation, taxes, low paid/no jobs, extortionate housing costs, etc, etc.) and the end result is people having no money. It boggles the mind…

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    SBC, don’t be silly! On Planet Home-Owner-Ist, where the normal rules of economics are suspended, landlords can charge what they like, they could in fact charge £infinity in rent, but they generously and graciously reduce this a bit to what ungracious and thankless tenants are willing and able to pay, just as a stop gap measure.

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  • “And, of course, tenants are scum.”

    God i feel dirty having never owned. Virtually an ‘Untouchable’!

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Tom101, yes, it’s people like you poisoning the country, we ought to go back to the old days when only freeholders were allowed to vote.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Tom, you mean you’ve never owned? Good god man, don’t you want to get on in life and raise a family. In which case that puts you in the ‘untermenschen’ catagory.

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  • I’ve owned a tent mind you

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    I may have mentioned this anecdote before, but I told somebody at work that I had sold-to-rent, who was horrified “But what are you going to leave to your children?” they gasped. Well, a decent education and a big pile of cash if I don’t manage to spend it all before the bus hits me, was my reply. The concept that people would rather inherit ready folding money rather than a house which they have to argue over for months while they decide whether to sell or not etc was alien to that person.

    So, Tom101, SBC and others: answer me this: do you really want to deprive your children of their rightful inheritance? If not, get on the ladder NOW!

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  • A regular on EA Today posted that this country needed high house prices so that people could pass an inheritance down to their kids. I mentioned that if house prices came down, there would be less money to pass down to the kids who would ultimately then need less money to get on the housing ladder. Reluctantly they conceded that I had made a good point… (searches for eyes rolling icon and realises that’s only available on the forum).

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  • Rents down, House prices down, mortgage interest rates up, wages down, inflation up.

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