Property interests?

HAVING read Liz Edge’s latest letter of January 23 on the lack of controls on rents charged in the private area, I agree that she has a valid point to make.

Especially when one reads the latest statistics showing that York’s property rentals are second in price only to London.

However, in the event of this mushrooming problem being put formally to Westminster for debate, just how many MPs (on both sides of the House) would be in a position to vote before registering their interest and subsequently their opposition?

Steve Helsdon, Howe Hill Close, Holgate, York.

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10:50am Tue 29 Jan 13

capt spaulding says...

Liz Edge makes no secret of the fact she hates private landlords with Matthew Laverack singled out for special attention.
She is a dyed in the wool hard left socialist belonging to a bygone age of Wilson and Fred Kite the Ultra hard left shop steward.

Take her views with a nostalgic pinch of rhetoric and move on.

Private renting is here to stay and market forces will allways ditate the rent levels.

Building more houses in York will make a big difference to the quantity and quality of rented housing.

Unfortunately Cof Y Council have allbut killed off any prospects of a house building revival.

They probably have their very own Fred Kite working in the Planning Prevention Dept
Liz Edge makes no secret of the fact she hates private landlords with Matthew Laverack singled out for special attention. She is a dyed in the wool hard left socialist belonging to a bygone age of Wilson and Fred Kite the Ultra hard left shop steward. Take her views with a nostalgic pinch of rhetoric and move on. Private renting is here to stay and market forces will allways ditate the rent levels. Building more houses in York will make a big difference to the quantity and quality of rented housing. Unfortunately Cof Y Council have allbut killed off any prospects of a house building revival. They probably have their very own Fred Kite working in the Planning Prevention Dept capt spaulding

1:16pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

I thought she was Jezreel?
I thought she was Jezreel? Buzz Light-year

1:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
I thought she was Jezreel?
Who no longer posts under that name - I wonder why ?
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I thought she was Jezreel?[/p][/quote]Who no longer posts under that name - I wonder why ? Scarlet Pimpernel

2:40pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Ms. N. Watson says...

I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?
I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals? Ms. N. Watson

8:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

Ms. N. Watson wrote:
I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?
Private landlords are not a charity.

You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next.

If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples !
[quote][p][bold]Ms. N. Watson[/bold] wrote: I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?[/p][/quote]Private landlords are not a charity. You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next. If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples ! Scarlet Pimpernel

8:47pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Ms. N. Watson says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Ms. N. Watson wrote:
I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?
Private landlords are not a charity.

You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next.

If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples !
Quite right they are not charities so why do they expect their businesses to be subsidised by the hard working tax payers. If their businesses were truly open to market forces, i.e. not propped up by housing benefit and the welfare state then they would be lucky to achieve half the rent they do. The only way to stop this abuse is to bring back rent capping on any property paid for by the taxpayer…….simpl
es!
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms. N. Watson[/bold] wrote: I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?[/p][/quote]Private landlords are not a charity. You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next. If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples ![/p][/quote]Quite right they are not charities so why do they expect their businesses to be subsidised by the hard working tax payers. If their businesses were truly open to market forces, i.e. not propped up by housing benefit and the welfare state then they would be lucky to achieve half the rent they do. The only way to stop this abuse is to bring back rent capping on any property paid for by the taxpayer…….simpl es! Ms. N. Watson

3:45am Thu 31 Jan 13

Matt_S says...

Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Ms. N. Watson wrote:
I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?
Private landlords are not a charity.

You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next.

If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples !
Ridiculous argument. Someone might be working part-time in a job that brings in some money, but not enough. You're basically saying they should quit? And what about families and friends? Should they be forced to move their children around? Quite quickly you'll have destroyed a community.
[quote][p][bold]Scarlet Pimpernel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms. N. Watson[/bold] wrote: I don’t see how it can be market forces that set the rate when so many low paid tenants have to rely on housing benefit to help put a roof over their heads. Basically it’s the tax payer picking up the bill because local businesses either refuse or are unable to pay a living wage and private landlords play the system. I totally agree with the idea of rent capping for any property paid for via housing benefit or taxation. Why should the hardworking and low paid taxpayer be held to ransom by these individuals?[/p][/quote]Private landlords are not a charity. You'll be asking Tesco's to provide food at reduced prices, to those on benefits next. If they can't afford the rents here, move elsewhere.... simples ![/p][/quote]Ridiculous argument. Someone might be working part-time in a job that brings in some money, but not enough. You're basically saying they should quit? And what about families and friends? Should they be forced to move their children around? Quite quickly you'll have destroyed a community. Matt_S

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