Oh, great! While Ross Archer is busy giving private landlords another good kicking in the wallet (presumably) with his meek plan to be politically correct and -
- Introduce a landlord licensing scheme for public and private landlords.
and mollycoddling their hard-done-by customers with another bright idea to -
- Introduce a local tenants’ forum for both social and private tenants
I wonder if he’d be so good as to ensure that those poor tenants who kick the crap out of flats whilst spending all of their Housing Benefit on drugs, booze, fags, Sky TV and home-delivery Dominos pizzas - INSTEAD OF PAYING RENT - and, thereby, forcing the landlord to spend lots of money over a period of up to 8 or 9 months (whilst still having to diligently pay the mortgage with no rent coming in and no legal right to try to re-enter their property to halt the damage) before they have to face the devastation and pay to strip-out the faeces-ridden mess and virtually rebuild the place WHILE THE TENANT WALKS AWAY WITH NO SANCTION FROM THE LAW FOR THEIR WILLFUL DAMAGE AND DISHONESTLY WITHOLDING MANY THOUSANDS OF POUNDS THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL TO HAND TO THEIR LANDLORD…
Er - got a bit carried away there - where was I?
And please don’t come back with, "Oh, well, so when all Landlords are properly licenced by our Council Officials (KNOW-NOTHING, DO-GOODER TOSSERS)…
It’s no good, I can’t do this without the Victor Meldrew in me rising up.
I am actually very sorry because I have dealt with many of Lewisham’s Council Officers who are really great at their jobs and serve the community well - but some of the other ones… PURR-LEEZE!