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    Default Re: Has your mortgage gone up yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    What if the owner of the property doesn't have a mortgage on it? Would it be OK for the tenant to receive housing benefit then?

    By the way, I think you're being an arse because you're an arse but I don't like to mention it.
    I'm done. Get thee back under your bridge.

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    I think the point that has been missed is that right to buy flogged off public assets, with a life of 00s of years, at a bargain basement price and with no mechanism for replacing that public asset. So a number of council house tenants made a killing, and generations of future potential council house tenants are denied any chance of a council house. Meanwhile demand for public sector housing continues, unabated and mostly unsatisfied.

    I don't know Maggie's motives, but the results in the long term have been shit. I don't want a council house, but I don't need one, there are those who do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    So a number of council house tenants made a killing, and generations of future potential council house tenants are denied any chance of a council house.
    That's what happens with socialists/communists/etc, they're all for the good of the collective until they get an opportunity for a fistful of dollars without much work, then they're all over it and they'll stab their neighbour in the back to get it, loads of Labour MPs bought council houses.
    Just like Mr Orwell described, after a while you can't tell the difference between pig and man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    I think the point that has been missed is that right to buy flogged off public assets, with a life of 00s of years, at a bargain basement price and with no mechanism for replacing that public asset. So a number of council house tenants made a killing, and generations of future potential council house tenants are denied any chance of a council house. Meanwhile demand for public sector housing continues, unabated and mostly unsatisfied.

    I don't know Maggie's motives, but the results in the long term have been shit. I don't want a council house, but I don't need one, there are those who do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    I think the point that has been missed is that right to buy flogged off public assets, with a life of 00s of years, at a bargain basement price and with no mechanism for replacing that public asset. So a number of council house tenants made a killing, and generations of future potential council house tenants are denied any chance of a council house. Meanwhile demand for public sector housing continues, unabated and mostly unsatisfied.

    I don't know Maggie's motives, but the results in the long term have been shit. I don't want a council house, but I don't need one, there are those who do.
    Totally agree...... i work alongside a number of housing associations and one thing is certain, they have lost the lion's share of their most desirable houses/flats. The % of the most desirable properties have already been purchased under the RTB, its the ' dross ' (not my term, that of one of the housing officers) being left behind. The other consequence of this reduction in available properties is that in the past the housing officers could allocate properties on the basis of not just need but also suitability...... i.e a young man with say mental health/drug issues would not be placed in a block of properties occupied by older people..... not so now, there simply are not the available houses to do this so when one comes to the market the next on the list gets it, however unsuitable they are, this is causing a major headache for the neighborhood Police who are finding more ASB and general issues with the mixing of different people who simply do not belong together. I am at heart a conservative voter but i have been against the RTB from moment one and my opinion has not changed since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudson View Post
    .... i.e a young man with say mental health/drug issues would not be placed in a block of properties occupied by older people..... not so now, there simply are not the available houses to do this so when one comes to the market the next on the list gets it, however unsuitable they are, this is causing a major headache for the neighborhood Police who are finding more ASB and general issues with the mixing of different people who simply do not belong together.
    Whereas now it is get offered something (almost anything), turn it down as 'unsuitable' and you are off the list. Job jobbed, next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    Whereas now it is get offered something (almost anything), turn it down as 'unsuitable' and you are off the list. Job jobbed, next!
    Yep, i would say that is about a fair assessment of it. I pity anyone who is reliant upon the social housing sector now, it is in a dire state of affairs.

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