Friday, May 08, 2009
The real reason for the governments proposal for landlord licensing is not to protect tenants.
The more truthful reasons Gordon Brown is attracted to the idea -
1, Looks good politically ( look at me looking after tenants - vote for me - no doubt in reality it will change nothing but as we all know Gordon loves numbers - there is already law governing tenant harassment and tenants are already legally allowed to withhold rent if they feel a landlord hasn't fulfilled their duties )
2, Database of landlords will help with monitoring tax liabilities.
3, Increase state sector - ( it can't cost enough in my eyes - one day I want everyone to work for the state )
More on the landlord licence proposal in the Times.
If Gordon has his way I will have to carry a bundle of ID papers with me, ID papers, landlord papers, driving licence.
Your papers comrade.
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