Totally unfair on landlords

I don’t know about the rest of you landlords out there but I am getting sick and tired of having government legislation rammed down my throat with no proper representation.
I do believe it has got to the point where we should be organising a convention for all landlords and insist the government is represented by the housing minister not one of the backroom staff who just nods for a living.
PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST ON THIS FORUM AND WE WILL MOVE ON FROM THERE.

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Its in November this year in Coventry, but I wouldnt count on the NRLA to represent your views. If you want the Minister to understand your concerns you will have to be there in person.

the NRLA are toothless .as good as an umbrella in a hurricane

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Thanks David, I am a member of NRLA perhaps I should start reading their magazine but the few times I have read it, not very enthraller.
Loads of ads but nothing about positive action on landlords problems.

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when they had meetings before lockdown they were good I went to all th meetings in our area . now all the e mails are about selling something GRAB GRAB GRAB

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What we keep getting told is that the government heavily protects the Tenants in order to secure their votes. I am sure you understand the ratio of Landlord - Tenants and the impact the numbers can make… Hopefully the NRLA conference coming up will be helpful!

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Do not hold your breath ,the pendulum will not swing back.

I have contacted various Small, regional landlord groups trying to garner interest in forming a " Landlords Coalition " ( similar to what the tenants have formed, they have amalgamated 22 groups and are way ahead of us in the game. )
Little interest unfortunately !!

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Hi,

I am new here. I but could we not launch some sort of petition and post it on key sites such as here on OpenRent? I think Tony9 has a fair point, if we get enough signatures, the members of Parliament have to discuss the issue.

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yes please, I am in it, if one of you can take the lead

to find a landlord who can organise this on top of family life and a day job, is a tall order.

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I am very busy at present organising a sportsman’s dinner, but quite willing to give it a shot and start in about 3 weeks time.
In the meantime can people still express their interest through openrent, if this progresses then I will make my email address available.
All comments welcome.

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great Tony, hopefully there will still be momentum, I will also pitch o to the NRLA forum

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I think it would take a mass coordinated issuance of S 21s

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Which is why they’re pushing to get rid of them.

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I hope you manage to make a difference, and fully support your proposal. The NRLA and others obviously have no leverage with the government, to balance up the legislation.

I’ve said it before, I have no issues with safety legislation, but bond limits and no fees for tenants are simply unjustified.

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Have you put this on Landlords UK , Welsh Landlords, Landlord to Landlord UK on FB I was not aware of any small regional groups until I read it here. I am sure there are other groups but I belong to the three I have mentioned here.

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I totally agree as a landlord we are screened by this government, through covid my tenants owed me over £10k and l have no chance to get it back. If owed my mortgage company this they would have repossessed me. I have to pay tax on my rent even though I barely break even. Then extra stamp and they wonder why landlords are selling. I am selling up cause this government want to dictate to us landlords how we should rent and lose money hand over fist. We have £1000s to pay in stamp duty while the tenant pay no rent and while all the law is on the side of the tenant. Well I’m selling up and then the governs t can do there job and build more pjs Ed to rent instead of screwed us hard working landlords,

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I am sick to the back teeth of how hard it is on Landlords. Places like Citizen’s Advice only go with the tenant, as we have found. They told our non-rent-paying tenant that he was entitled to live in our flat, as long as he liked, and not to worry about paying rent. I will sign a petition to try to get our point of view across. Change.org or parliament.co.uk?

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I would support you but I don’t know what can we do.

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