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Today the government have announced that they will no longer accept cuckoo tactics.
As you may or may not know; a Cuckoo bird will lay its eggs in another birds nest for them to look after.
Now this is very similar to subletting; in the way that the council will home someone and then that tenant will let it out to a third party who are more wealthy and earn a pretty penny for themselves.
The government have now implemented that people that are caught subletting can face a maximum of two years in prison and a fine of £50,000.
Now I would say that this is long overdue. This will hopefully mean that people who really deserve these homes will now have accommodation and also start to clear the backlog of the deserved people on the waiting list.
I’d love to hear ALL views on what we need to do with the private sector? And do you agree that this will help? Or just cause more homelessness??
Lastly, do you really know who is in your property at the moment?
Its been going on for years as a kid in the 70s some 40 years ago I remember one bloke who used to rent out his flat in stunt men who worked at pine wood studios, we use to see them pull up in lotus and ferrari's and walk into the council house they had rented for a few weeks work.
I dont blame the tenants though I blame the councils lets face it if we didnt know who our tenants were and didnt monitor our property properly we would be called bad landlords and negligent and at risk of prosecution. Ha Ha.
If some mug is going to rent a house to you and not check on you and let you charge twice the price for it then I will rent as many as they have tomorrow and turn them.
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