Category - Opinion

It Could Be You…

Suing your landlord is like buying a lottery ticket – but with better odds Where there’s blame, there’s a claim, and all misfortunes, from a stubbed toe to accidental autoerotic asphyxiation are probably someone...

No Blacks, No Dogs, No Funny Names

Britain isn’t an especially friendly place to foreigners, We go through waves of inviting them into our country, and kicking them out again when they’re no longer useful. Later this month, assuming Brexit actually happens, we’ll...

London 2020

London is set to build 80 rooftop shacks, edging the capital ever closer to a dystopian cyberpunk fantasy. Who doesn’t love cyberpunk as a literary and film genre? There’s something special about the gritty realism of rain...

InSecurity

Landlords and MPs are feeling inSecure about new deposit rules. In some cases, they’re the same person It must be horrible to wake up every day as Bob Blackman, Member of Parliament for Harrow East, who is currently serving...

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

Bristol’s so-called solution to the housing crisis is insulting and will only add to renting woes Think back to the size of Mars bars when you were a kid. Or Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. Or Roses chocolate tins. Bigger, weren’t...

Not The Best Policy

With most landlords refusing to let to the previously homeless, the only way forward is to lie. Truth and honesty are necessary for a society to function. If you can’t trust your neighbours, or the bank, or your mechanic, then...

Ich Bin Ein Munchner

Germany is showing the world how fair rents can make everybody happy. Could it take off in the UK? Imagine in a world where private rental prices for apartments stayed static for more than a decade. Where landlords couldn’t...

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

This Festive season, landlords need to embrace their inner Scrooge. Go on – treat yourself, Ebenezer. It’s that time of the year again, Ho hum. From the beginning of December through to January 6th, landlords can’t simply...

Don’t Panic

Mark Carney says house prices will soon drop by a third, whether that spells disaster for the PRS is up to you