Category: NLA

Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities

Mark Twain attributes the following to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Politicians across the world have followed this maxim - with particular use of obfuscation and statistical manipulation - as often as possible and arguably making it into an art form. There have been many examples through time … Continue reading Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities

Election 2017: The Irony of May!

She wanted a tenancy renewal, she got a statutory periodic – there’s no reason she can’t stay put as long as she fulfils her part of the bargain, but there’s no guarantees. It’s a stretch of a PRS analogy, but a fairly illustrative one given the gambit Mrs May relied upon, and the outcome that … Continue reading Election 2017: The Irony of May!

Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?

After last week’s local elections, everyone is working on the assumption that the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives are on the way to a massive win.  It is not a case of if but by how many seats (a far cry from 2015). Working on this assumption for a minute, (I am sure … Continue reading Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?

Are you being served?

Are you being served?

Landlords across the country may well have a degree of sympathy for Theresa May today as she triggers Article 50. The Prime Minister is now facing the same problems a landlord often regrettably faces on a regular basis – doing something she didn’t ever originally want to do. Those that have sought repossession using S21 … Continue reading Are you being served?