"One of the biggest mistakes Maggie made, and they are still doing it, are they thick or what?"
In hindsight, yes it was a mistake. But you cannot blame her intentions which were good. Going into a recession in late 80s/90s there were lots of empty repossessed home which were boarded up. There was an oversupply. No right minded person would be thinking about building new homes, where there were lot of empty ones boarded up.
We have not factored in, the changes in the way people live (more single people), EU enlargement, immigration and population growth.
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Posted in: Council Housing is not subsidised
Before kicking private landlords in teeth about higher rents compared to council rents. Imagine if my grandpa bought a house for £500 in the 1960s. Would the same house cost £500 in 2012?
Yet there is some expectation on this forum that today private landlords compete with council rents who got their housing stock in the 1960s. If you look at council homes, you could see very little had been invested back.
I can imagine in the future in 20-30 years time, private renting will be cheaper the council housing, as we will not have the same overheads. Most landlords don't need offices, managers etc...
If it was taken to Court, it could be argued that it is a way of avoiding deposit protection.
Legally, if someone ask for two months rent in avance with no deposit, then the next rent is to be paid every two months.