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Don't forget you risk those mum and dad investors to ask for cash from tenants, and not claim much or any income. Or could be some through the books and some under the table. Either way if you take away the real losses, then why invest in a rental unless it's positive! Only way is to buy cheap, or increase rents. Based on current demand, It's looking like there is a real chance to increase rents if landlords costs go up. Investors treat it as a business, but labour doesn't seem to get that. Instead increase builds, open up land for development, encourage warm affordable homes, for first time buyers. Doesn't have to be huge, just a place to make their own and onto the market.
I am concerned that idiots like this may run our great country one day
No thought and no idea
From a Risk Managers perspective I believe Insurers have moved forward with solutions. My business provideds advice across a wide band of percieved risks, not the least CYBER. One of the frustrating aspects is the lack of engagement by clients to accept that CYBER is a real risk and is insurable at an afordable price. Furthermore many small businesses have no perception as to the financial implications, testomony to this being many "hacks" which have been swept under the carpet. Insurance sellers, Brokers also need to be more proactive in their approach with their clients, "tell it how it is".
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