Last Thursday night, BBC 1 broadcast Meet the Landlords. It’s still available on Iplayer, here. It just confirms my view that – save for limited circumstances – one person should not be allowed to own the home of another.
Others may have different reactions when they watch it, but my overwhelming feeling is frustration. Some landlords who don’t seem to understand what it means – in law or practice – to be a landlord. Certain of the occupiers who, with the greatest of respect, plainly don’t have what it takes to survive in the private rented sector and who are crying out for social housing. Woeful lack of understanding of housing law (the poor woman with cancer, for example, seems to me to be being fobbed off by her local authority). The suggestion that possession orders should not be required is, well, terrifying.
Not the easiest viewing, and rather out of keeping with this glorious weather. But worth an hour of your time.