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David Lester
David Lester
Landlord
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About Me

Landlord in Wantage Oxfordshire area, with a small portfolio of properties

my expertise in the industry

10 years as a Landlord with my wife, prior to this 40 years in the Automotive Trade.

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From: David Lester 15 April 2020 09:01 AM

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When will the Government, Shelter and other organisations who have no in-depth knowledge of the Private Rented Sector, realise that for every Landlord that leaves the sector a minimum of one person or family losses a home? Other key factors: - • PRS represents 20% of the population • If the Council or Social cannot house the people who are made homeless, rents will rise, choice will reduce and more people will be homeless, having to stay in B&B, Hotels etc, costing the country more money. • If will be the honest and good Landlords that will go to the wall, caused by; rent holidays, no rents, section 21 etc. • The Tenants that cause the problem are usually the rouge tenants who do not deserve to be housed. • As of 5th April, many Landlords will realise that the Government Tax regulations will prove that PRS is now no longer viable and leave the sector. • Building new houses has stopped and will take many months to get back to full production, when they do it will be the houses for the private buyer which are finished the earliest. • To rebuild the UK economy will require foreign workers, with reduction in available places to rent where are they going to live? • During this latest crisis, Coronavirus, more Landlords have been put under financial pressure than ever before and after the last five years of Government onslaught of Taxes, regulations, rent holidays etc. More will go to the wall. • In three months, there will be a deluge of Section 21’s and Section 8’s, 2 to 3 months after reality of the homeless will materialise! • The Government’s generous concessions for those furloughed 80% of their wages paid, Universal Credit payments, also the self-employed, meaning that nearly all Tenants will be a position to pay rent, even if reduced. If a Tenant, then refuses to any pay the rent these benefits withdrawn and future Landlords informed of their indiscretions! • In addition to the Courts listening to section 21 and 8 applications there will be an equal number of Small Claims Court applications for back rent, damage etc from those rouge tenants. • Measures to highlight rouge Landlords are not working, they only effect the good Landlords, if there is going to be a Rouge Landlord register there should be a Rouge Tenant Register. • Any Tenant who deliberately and fraudulently refuse to pay rent should have their Credit Score effected. • With Universities closing and Students returning home not for filling the contracted rental, where will the next year intake live as these Landlords will no longer be there! • If anyone walked into Tesco’s and took several hundreds of pounds of goods without paying it would be theft! Not paying rent is theft! • All good Landlords will sit down and discuss with a Tenant payment plans. • No Landlord will ever evict a good Tenant without good reason. • Being a Landlord is a Business not a Charity and should be treated the same as any other business in the UK, this includes taxation! No return on investment leave the sector! If the above is indisputable, it follows that the UK public need a health Private Rental sector, therefore Government, Shelter and other Landlord bashing organisations should sit down with the Landlords and find a way forward to support, incentives and improve the Sector! Failure to do will result in misery for many!

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