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Citizens Advice blasts private rental sector, wants...

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Some people just like burying their heads in their hands on a permanent basis, Rob. These stats are pretty shocking and should be treated with the seriousness they deserve. Not representative of every single landlord, no, but that doesn't mean it should be completely ignored. Otherwise the issue will never go away.

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Yep, and in many cases it's clearly true. Read the article and weep. If you can't provide decent accommodation, don't become a landlord. Simples. No-one is saying that every single landlord is a millionaire, but by landlords having a portfolio of properties they are denying younger people/Generation Rent/first-time buyers the chance to purchase. If they then have to pay over-the-odds to live in cramped hovels, you can see how resentment breeds. Clearly, many landlords are not providing high enough standards. Not all, some. Why won't you admit that? Why get so defensive? Are you really saying the CAB have made all this up? Are you honestly saying in all these cases it's the tenants' fault? Yes, there are bad tenants. That gets reported on plenty. Wasn't there even a programme about them a few years ago? You only need to look at all the benefit-bashing programmes on C4 and C5 to see how the scrounger myth is perpetuated. Not saying scroungers don't exist, but they certainly don't exist to the extent you believe. So, I'm prepared to say some tenants aren't angels, in some cases they act in a reprehensible manner, are you prepared to say the same about landlords? Or would you prefer to stay in your cosy little bubble where every single landlord is beyond reproach?

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No worries, Kelly. Sorry I haven't got round to replying sooner! Yes, go for it. Best thing I ever did. Far from a bed of roses - it can be a lot of hard work and a wee bit stressful at times - but fully worth it in the end, once you get good at it and learn to delegate things to some very talented people.

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Rest of the UK catching London on...

The average rent across the UK is now rising...

Good news that London is being held back a bit. Bad news if stupidly high rent prices start spreading outwards.

Co-op takes two-year fixes to new low...

The Co-operative bank has launched the UK's lowest ever...

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Yes, set to be a busy few months ahead!

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Last year we were told Zoopla was at one...

Sorry for the late reply, Monday clubs is great but it eats a big hole in the day. A fair and balanced housing ladder needs to have it's feet on the ground, with build to let and buy to let effectively removing traditional starter homes from the system the housing ladder has become a loft ladder hung just out of reach for many. Bed blocking is problem for the NHS, House blocking is a problem for the PRS.