13 Apr 2012 17:36
Basically, what i think happened is :
A Government allowed people to buy council houses
Result is less council houses
Council have to put people in whatever private houses are available instead
Landlords hike up the rent to the maximum the council will pay them
Private renters have to pay same amount or they don't get anywhere
Landlords never drop rents because there is no shortage of DHSS
normal people priced out, landlords get rich, councils get robbed, DHSS people end-up in shit-holes (sometimes)
Government now (same one that caused this last time round) won't intervene becasue basically they don't give a fuck.
13 Apr 2012 17:54
councils pay over the market rent (and landlord has a quality tenant on the hook). its insane.
added to that, fucks me off (in a daily mail way) that people that contribute fuck all financially can live in a more expensive property than i can afford.
13 Apr 2012 18:00
im telling you it is true. fact.
13 Apr 2012 18:02
obviously the shitty tenant part is undeniable
13 Apr 2012 18:04
well I can't argue with you if you've had a different experience letting out your house, but that was the case for both my neighbours
13 Apr 2012 18:19
Its obviously dependent on the location and demand for housing obviously. If you're renting in places like London, the council are going to have to pay above the base rate to entice people into renting their house out. I just don't believe that landlords do it to make a mad amount of cash. There is a reason a lot of them are hesitant to do it and flat out reject anyone who is on housing benefits.
Anyway, I don't know why I am arguing, the situation has caused endless problems for most people I speak to who have moved into new housing projects and subsequently found many people moving in on housing benefits once the rest of the houses failed to sell
13 Apr 2012 18:37
decent enough generalisation. most students are shit tenants.
13 Apr 2012 20:19
like i said earlier, most people i know on housing benifits are good earners, screwing the system, some in nice new gaffs, nice cars etc etc
13 Apr 2012 20:28
The fact that they think it's acceptable to do that is what's wrong with the UK (and most of the developed world) today, people have no pride anymore.
God I sound old.