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    Really if Capitalism is so (expletive deleted,) marvellous why are 14 million people in Britain just one months pay away from financial disaster?




    It’s not perfect of course, because it breeds mindless jealousy, but it is so much better than the alternative!




    Then , rising again like a Phoenix from the ashes comes 'Rental Properties ' which should really generate sensible discussion, but unfortunately has reverted to the tired old, completely wrong thinking, that the evil Tories are supporting private landlords, who often have been accused of stealing housing benefits to fund their luxury lifestyle- What a lot of old ilł informed codswallop!


    I find it completely mind blowing that some people really believe that small fry, part time landlords looking to maximise the return on capital by investing in property, are keeping young first time buyers out of the housing market by , for example 'outbidding them at auction' unbelievable cobblers!


    I wonder if any of these people have actually attended auctions rather than read about them in the Guardian, from the comfort of their armchairs.


    Paying over the odds for property, is akin to suicide as is gambling with hard earned savings /deposits , or redundancy payments - forget the song in ' MASH', suicide is not painless!.


    More than a quarter (27pc) of landlords who let out a single property break even or run at a loss, according to findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA).


    The findings also show that around a fifth (19pc) of landlords who let out between two and four properties also just break even or make a loss on their portfolio.


    The NLA estimates that around half of all landlords let out between one and four properties: 14pc of landlords let just a single property, with 36pc letting between two and four.


    Yeah the evil ‘first time buyer eater’ Private Landlord Sir Pete Rachman is alive & well but berated by many and feeling completely confused because he has just heard that his cousins Pierre Rachomme in Paris and Adolf Rachmann in Berlin are to receive an honour from the EU ‘for providing rented accommodation for the masses’?


    As I have already said, and this is not some ‘urban myth’ most landlords are 'ordinary everyday working or retired people ' investing their hard earned savings, in the hope of getting a reasonable return on their investment and let's not forget that -


    “without these private landlords, there would be far fewer people able to move out of the family home & into their own home”,


    Private Landlords provide an 'essential' service in the UK just as they do in many other countries , with properties let on 6 m. Assured Shorthold Tenancies, to working families , some of whom do not get housing benefit, and have no savings, and can only rely on the evil ( money grabbing, benefit stealing, ) private landlord for their own home.


    The so called extortionate rents charged very often just , & only just, cover the costs of the mortgage repayments, insurance , repairs & renewals, leaving a small monthly surplus, which is then - taxed, as is any capital gain on sale of the property.




    Of course there are Landlords, like any other group, who let the good landlords down, but these rotten apples should not be allowed to spoil the whole barrel of landlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    In far too many cases you are unfortunately right about suicide. It is also unfortunate that some people on this forum, (not you,) are VERY offensive because they despite evidence given them continue to talk out of their fundamental orifice because they know zero of benefits or how they are administered. Unemployment plummeted because around 1/2 a million people have disappeared out of the benefits system completely and are not in work and the DWP cannot give any explanation for it or where they are.
    I suspect you know a lot about benefits for a reason. The fact that 1/2 a million people have disappeared from the benefit system because of universal credit has to be a good thing. Sorry, I meant a great thing. An efficient government gives as little to those who don't pay in, not as much !!
    Keep Britain British, whoops, it's too late

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Jefe View Post
    Rent controls have not worked - anywhere. As the Swedish economist (and socialist) Assar Lindbeck asserted,

    “In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”

    They dont work and will never work.

    I have family living in Scandinavia and I visit four or five times every year, so I have some knowledge of matters there, & having had many a political discussion over a drink until the early hours, and I would certainly class Denmark as a ' social democratic' country, where many socialist ideals are brought to the fore, but differently from Mr.Corbyn's Labour Party, they are not locked into the 'out of date ' them & us ' rich v poor , jealousy based socialist ideals of his and his sidekick, and actually encourage enterprise and success, acknowledging that this is the best way to raise revenue to achieve 'fairness'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    I suspect you know a lot about benefits for a reason. The fact that 1/2 a million people have disappeared from the benefit system because of universal credit has to be a good thing. Sorry, I meant a great thing. An efficient government gives as little to those who don't pay in, not as much !!
    So is it still good if they have committed suicide, or are now homeless?
    those princes have accomplished most who paid little heed to keeping their promises, but who knew how to manipulate the minds of men craftily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott777 View Post
    So is it still good if they have committed suicide, or are now homeless?
    Come on Scott, there's not 500,000 suicides, nor are there 500,000 homeless, so give it a rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Come on Scott, there's not 500,000 suicides, nor are there 500,000 homeless, so give it a rest.
    Come now, let's not make straw men. These are two possibilities that can be contributing factors. And here's some evidence:

    "However, in December 2016 the housing charity Shelter estimated homelessness in England to amount to more than 250,000 people;"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_England
    those princes have accomplished most who paid little heed to keeping their promises, but who knew how to manipulate the minds of men craftily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott777 View Post
    Come now, let's not make straw men. These are two possibilities that can be contributing factors. And here's some evidence:

    "However, in December 2016 the housing charity Shelter estimated homelessness in England to amount to more than 250,000 people;"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homelessness_in_England
    That doesn't mean they have no roof over their heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    That doesn't mean they have no roof over their heads.
    Quite, rough sleeping is acknowledged by all concerned as being a big underestimate, the numbers being put "bed and breakfast"accomodation by local authorities is known
    and is data regularly updated.

    Links to data here:- https://researchbriefings.parliament...mmary/CBP-7586

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    Quite, rough sleeping is acknowledged by all concerned as being a big underestimate, the numbers being put "bed and breakfast"accomodation by local authorities is known
    and is data regularly updated.

    Links to data here:- https://researchbriefings.parliament...mmary/CBP-7586
    What more would you like local authorities and government to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    What more would you like local authorities and government to do?
    Well given it is government austerity, "welfare reform" and delays to in work benefits causing the majority of the problem getting this appallingly incompetent government out of office would be a start.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41241021

    https://fullfact.org/economy/homelessness-england/

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