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Started by Winner on Apr 15, 2019 7:01:21 AM
Evil Tory scum set to axe no fault evictions

The poor killing Tory party has announced plans to rid private landlords of the power to evict tenants under section 21 notices, forcing the proles into a greater security of tenure. The jackboot crushes!

Tripos - 15 Apr 2019 07:24:40 (#1 of 27)

Ensure you are on the electoral roll.


Peacock - 15 Apr 2019 07:36:24 (#2 of 27)

It’s a stupid idea. Lurching from one extreme stupid situation to another.

bossab2 - 15 Apr 2019 07:44:49 (#3 of 27)

Pitching for the Millenials votes I suspect...

Ginmonkey - 15 Apr 2019 08:33:16 (#4 of 27)

Although not many people seem to be aware that already landlords cannot end tenancies. Only the tenant or the courts can do that. A S21 is merely notice that the landlord requires possession, not an eviction notice. Of course in reality no one wants to stay in a property where the owner has made it clear they no longer want them living there. Lack of enforcment resources mean a determined landlord can made a tenant's life hell regardless of what the law says.

fenderstrat - 15 Apr 2019 08:38:38 (#5 of 27)

10 pts, thanks you kindly.

localhost - 15 Apr 2019 11:32:14 (#6 of 27)

The Tories have announced plans to consult on ending Section 21 notices. Somewhat different to claims they will end them. It's just a consultation.

localhost - 15 Apr 2019 11:35:14 (#7 of 27)

The Graun needs a new housing lawyer, this is shockingly bad for a front page headliner:

"Under the proposals, landlords seeking to evict tenants would have to use the section 8 process, which can be implemented when a tenant has fallen into rent arrears, has been involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour or has broken terms of the rent agreement, such as damaging the property."

bossab2 - 15 Apr 2019 11:38:55 (#8 of 27)

The Tories have announced plans to consult on ending Section 21 notices. Somewhat different to claims they will end them. It's just a consultation.

Which doesn't stop the Beeb from headlining with it like its the best thing since sliced bread

localhost - 15 Apr 2019 11:41:29 (#9 of 27)

Also our local - normally very good - housing campaigning group in Bristol sending out a victory email.

Now there's no way on earth the Tories would ever, ever willingly legislate away section 21s so I can only imagine today's announcement is mood music they have no intention of following up meaningfully.

foghorn - 15 Apr 2019 11:49:02 (#10 of 27)

Elections coming up?

HouseOfLametta - 15 Apr 2019 11:55:11 (#11 of 27)

The Graun is hopeless on law. And shoutily defensive if you mention it.

TigerPaws - 15 Apr 2019 17:24:57 (#12 of 27)

The real scandal is the rise in private renting and the huge numbers of dodgy landlords who can't spell receiving rent that for many tenants is over a third of their monthly income from wages and credits.

Still if it's the start of tenants organising and changing the balance of power that's good.

JohnIlly - 15 Apr 2019 17:27:46 (#13 of 27)

Wasn't there mention of security of tenure in some party's manifesto a few years ago? I don't think it was carved into the tablet of stone but it was there somewhere.

cozzer - 15 Apr 2019 17:30:31 (#14 of 27)

huge numbers of dodgy landlords who can't spell

I demand only literate landlords!

Tripos - 15 Apr 2019 17:58:58 (#15 of 27)

Thanks to Thatcher and her successors we now live in a #c*ntssoup.

TigerPaws - 15 Apr 2019 18:12:23 (#16 of 27)

The relationship between landlord and tenant is a feudal one. It is one where the power asymmetry is etched in granite.

Renters require regulated renting services, not this landlord business.

Don't forget the MPs making huge fortunes for themselves from renting out properties.

Tripos - 15 Apr 2019 18:15:16 (#17 of 27)

Indeed, not to mention these MPs benefit from welfare payments (double bubble).

Thatcher scrapped rent control legislation.

TigerPaws - 15 Apr 2019 19:58:52 (#18 of 27)

When is Council Tax going to be updated or reformed so it doesn't rip off the poorest?

Such an uphill task to dig out all the festering weeds the Tories have planted over the years.

They are truly the knotweed party.

Ginmonkey - 15 Apr 2019 21:08:57 (#19 of 27)

What would you update it with TP? I used to like the Lib Dem idea of a local income tax but I think we have to tax capital as well as income.

Delighted_User - 15 Apr 2019 21:13:01 (#20 of 27)

Either would be preferable.

Setting the amount charged based on the theoretical selling price of the house makes very little sense for someone who's renting.

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