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Richard10002

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  1. Brexit 2017

    Not not only did he lie but he also had a sizeable majority and not enough of his MPs were principled enough to vote against him.... I don’t actually know if any of his MPs voted against him? The current situation is different. The people have decided that the government should not have a majority at all, so it needs the support of all of its MPs and a few others to win a vote in parliament.
  2. Jeremy Corbyn struggles with numbers?

    Agreed - it works both ways... plenty of tenants have had experiences of rogue landlords, or know someone who has, sonthey equally don’t favour a longer tenancy. However - the question wasn’t related to the need for longer tenancies, or not... it was along the lines of “how would a 3 year tenancy have helped someone who had lived in the same property for 10 years??” I think 3 years is a break point for tenancies, as a tenancy for longer than 3 years has something more legal and costly to create.. almost like the conveyancing to buy/sell a house. If the government and tenants are worried about agents fees, God help them if solicitors get their hands on the deal! Both in terms of cost, but also in terms of the time it would take to get the deal done
  3. Jeremy Corbyn struggles with numbers?

    You are putting words in my mouth that aren’t there. Tenants are as wary of landlords as you seem to think landlords are wary of tenants. If a tenant signs a 3 year agreement, they are commited to living there for 3 years. It is possible to leave before the end of a tenancy, but it can be very costly. My real life experience in an office that manages about 200 properties is that tenants don’t want to be commited to a property for several years. They might stay for several years, but the fact is that they want the freedom and flexibility. I have several tenants in my own properties who have been there for several years, but most are now on periodic tenancies where they can give me 1 months notice... I would be happy to offer longer tenancies if there was the demand. what makes you think that most landlords will evict someone every 6 months to get an increase in the rent. It doesn’t make economic sense to have the property empty whilst finding a new tenant and processing them, even for only a few weeks. You generally lose more than you can gain. Most landlords want long term settled tenants who will keep paying the rent month after month and year after year. If appropriate, rent can be gradually increased if the market warrants it - no need to evict and reset. There will always be some landlords who exploit things in a variety of ways at the margins, and it is them who will get the publicity and who will be used to support an agenda
  4. Brexit 2017

    You speak in riddles!
  5. Jeremy Corbyn struggles with numbers?

    I was struggling to find a response. You put it very well, and very succinctly. The fact is that most private landlords want long term tenants, and would be delighted if someone stayed for 10 years or more. In my neck of the woods, where we deal with the whole spectrum, when we ask how long the tenant would like, the response is usually 6 months, sometimes 12 months. Most tenants don’t want to be commited to any longer, as they want the flexibility of being able to move at short notice.
  6. Brexit 2017

    What on earth are you talking about? I don’t think you’ve read a word I’ve said, merely concocting a response to suit your agenda e.g. you say “our national interests are affected by a foreign power”... presumably you mean the EU? I AGREE THAT WHILST WE ARE IN THE EU, THIS IS THE CASE..... BUT..... If we were to leave the EU, with a so called hard Brexit, we would not be affected by a foreign power, such that we would have national sovereignty. I am saying that the only way said national sovereignty can be effected is by parliament, i.e. parliamentary sovereignty. Tell me how it can be any different, without waffling on about something that might be related, but completely irrelevant.
  7. Brexit 2017

    Confusing isn’t it? i don’t think voters had any idea what kind of sovereignty we had, what kind of sovereignty they wante, or what kind of sovereignty we are likely to get. If they aren’t happy with what happened last week, they are going to be sorely dissappointed.
  8. Brexit 2017

    And what job might that be?
  9. Brexit 2017

    Much of what you say actually supports what I said. I agree that it is only because of parliament that we had a referendum and we are ultimately where we are. I can also say that, if there hadn’t been a majority voting leave, we would not be where we are. I appreciate that there might be different kinds of sovereignty but even if we have “national sovereignty”, how on earth are we going to be governed if not by parliament? thus our national sovereignty can only ever be parliamentary sovereignty. If those that voted to leave the EU thought that the sovereignty they wanted was anything other than parliamentary, one would wonder what they thought the alternative was/is? In reality, a very very small percentage of voters will even have thought about what sovereignty might mean, and how it might look.
  10. Jeremy Corbyn struggles with numbers?

    Yes... but how would a 3 year tenancy have helped a woman who was asked to leave after 10 years? My question is not about the benefits or otherwise of longer tenancies, but Corbyns example in support of his agenda - he could be running the country!!
  11. New stove, cold feet warm head.

    I am currently without a sofa so sitting on cushions on the floor, (new carpets and vinyl coming Thursday, sofa coming early January). i have an ecofan which wizzed round in a blur and it makes no difference. Cold on the floor, hot at the ceiling
  12. How to top up a lead acid battery

    I bought one of these and it fills my batteries too full. Are they adjustable? How? Many thanks.
  13. “The Labour leader referenced a woman who had lived in her private rented home for ten years facing having to leave her property – using the example to call for three year tenancies and warning that tenants were living in fear of eviction.” The tenant has lived in the property for 7 years longer than an initial 3 year tenancy would have lasted, so how is her experience relevant to Corbyns agenda? If anything, his particular example is one of the stability and security that the private rented sector can provide??? http://www.24housing.co.uk/news/rla-says-corbyn-plays-on-perceived-fears-of-eviction/
  14. Brexit 2017

    In reality, I don’t think “parliament” had any urge to leave the EU. IIRC, had it been a free vote in the Commons, rather than a referendum, the majority would have been for remaining. It was “the people” who had the urge to regain total control from Brussels when they voted Leave. However, what they didn’t consider seriously enough was that they were giving the job to the Tory Party, and the only mandate given was “to leave the EU”. Then, when “the people” were given another opportunity to influence things, they decided that they didn’t really want the Tory’s to have total control, so they made sure that there would be every opportunity for the government to be held to account. The way this panned out was to make the Irish border a major issue in the negotiations, and enable just a few Tory MPs who would prefer not to be leaving the EU some power over the type of Brexit we might get. Looks like democracy and sovereignty in action, and at it’s best
  15. Brexit 2017

    I don’t think anybody lost anything, they just think they did What happened was the sovereignty that they clamour for doing its job - and we haven’t actually left yet. They should actually be rejoicing in the fact that they will be getting much more of this in years to come. Our parliament never lost its power, “our sovereignty “, when we joined the EU as it became. We just chose to exercise it in a particular way.
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