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  1. #1
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    Default Landlords are greedy scum

    Thought you might find this ammussing.

    While searching through internet for comments on property, I came across a left leaning blog called No Right Turn. http://norightturn.blogspot.com/2010...-tax-cuts.html

    Apparently this blogger said yesterday that that tenants would end up paying for the tax increases, but someone said this wasn't true so he changed his mind. Wishful thinking I suspect.

    But the really funny quote he made was this; "while all my landlords have been nice, they are in general greedy scum."

    I thought that was hilarious and showed what a true idiot this person is. In spite of all his personal experiences pointing in one direction, he chooses to believe the complete opposite.

    How can you logically discuss anything with anyone who operates this way?
    Andrew King,
    Too many tenants in your property? Hire a sleepout and increase the rent
    Andrew King Property Management Services - NZ Property Investors' Federation

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    What I've noticed from the media is that everyone who is not a landlord generally hates landlords.

    Why?

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    Because we're greedy scum!
    Lisa

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    "while all my landlords have been nice, they are in general greedy scum."
    This has probably been sourced from a Tenant Protection Group 'mission statement'.

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    Socialsts are all materialists underneath, motivated by the envy of money. Perhaps they need to look a little closer at their real motivations!

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    The bizarre thing about socialism is it tends to protect the very rich, and keep the poor poor. If some one in the lowest economic strata wants to improve their lot the first thing they do is develop right wing views.
    The mission of any business enterprise should include the aim to develop economic conditions rather than simply react to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENP View Post
    What I've noticed from the media is that everyone who is not a landlord generally hates landlords.

    Why?
    I don't really know, but I'm guessing tenants think "my landlord's getting rich on MY money. He's greedy scum."

    We never thought our landlords were greedy scum. Interfering scum, yes sometimes, like the guy who climbed through an open window to do an unannounced inspection and then told us off for forgetting to close the window.

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    Wat else can a tenant think wen the landlord collects rent money he parks his $90K rangerover next to the tenants 1996 toyota corolla.
    Blood sucking greedy scum would be a more accurate description for a landlord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    I don't really know, but I'm guessing tenants think "my landlord's getting rich on MY money. He's greedy scum."

    Thats the view of my tenant. She believed she was paying my mortgage off she was unbelieving when I pointed out that to be economic and ( when I had one) to pay the mortgage off her rent would have to be NZ$80.00 more a week than what she was paying. Now before any one jumps the the conclusion I have been rorting the tax system. I am a no NZ resident. I have no NZ income to gain a tax advantage. However my tennat was effectivcely subsidised by the tax laws as there was no way I could raise the rent (while I had a mortgage) to the economic level and be insync with the market. I suspect shes not going to be happy if the tax changes shift raise the market so that I can raise her rent. If I do raise it the increase notice will specify it is entirely due to the tax changes.
    The mission of any business enterprise should include the aim to develop economic conditions rather than simply react to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by win8 View Post
    Wat else can a tenant think wen the landlord collects rent money he parks his $90K rangerover next to the tenants 1996 toyota corolla.
    Blood sucking greedy scum would be a more accurate description for a landlord.
    Actually all of my vehicles are older than the poor tenant's corolla.
    My old truck that I get around in is a full 10 years older.
    I need it to carry all their rotten rubbish away and replacement stoves, washing machines, and fridges to replace the ones the tenants have destroyed.

    Of course by not spending my money on clean expensive cars I am able to afford a few zillion dollars of property.

    On the question of tenants paying the mortgage off.
    I have had this mantra repeated to me by one of the organisers of the community housing trust in our town.
    She sort of forgets that the Government, local body, and Community trusts have paid for their houses. It is amazing how people can think it is ok for someone else to pay your mortgage but then think it is somehow wrong for tenants to pay a fair and repeatable rent.
    By repeatable I mean it is sustainable. Like sufficient to maintain a modest return and permit replacement / maintenance of the property as needed.
    Just look at those countries that have Government imposed rent levels based on what a committee has decided.
    Every example of that model I have ever seen has always gone hand in hand with long waiting lists and corruption re appointment of tenants.Not to mention poor maintenance.
    Last edited by Glenn; 19-05-2010 at 11:04 PM.


 

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