The Pitfalls Of Serviced Accommodation Properties

 

Recently I was drawn into the world of ‘Serviced Accommodation’ by webinars, Audio-Books and CD’s all extolling the virtues of Serviced Accommodation as the ‘Saviour’ of all the ‘Buy-To-Let’ Landlords who had been properly ‘Shafted’ by our Tory Government with Income Tax Liabilities right out of the middle-ages. (At the time of writing this it’s August 2017).

On the face of it you’d think it was absolutely wonderful, a real two-fingered salute to this Tory Government who is supposed to be the defender of the Middle and Upper-class, but in reality it is trying to usurp every last penny out of the Bank Accounts of everyone BAR the Super-Rich who are undoubtedly lining the pockets of these dubious politicians who can’t seem to see beyond their ever-growing noses (Pinocchio Stylee).

Now Buy-To-Let Landlords are absolutely vital to the ever growing demand for privately rented ‘affordable’ accommodation as local authorities have given up on trying to build any more ‘social housing’ because of the massive budget cuts imposed on them by this Austerity Focused government. But since the new tax-laws have been introduced, these landlords have been jumping ship like there’s some sort of plague in the buy-to-let arena, and of course there is – it’s called ‘Bankruptcy’ and who wants anything to do with that?

So, AirB’n’B, Booking.com and all the others were offering them a get-out-of-jail-free card in the form of ‘Serviced Accommodation’ which with a little bit more effort on the landlords part and some minor re-structuring, they could see their profits quadrupling each month.
So WHO wouldn’t get excited by THAT!! ??

Well, as it turns out – ALL of those poor families who have been turfed OUT of these properties at the drop of a hat and left looking for new homes to rent, that’s WHO! …. Just ONE thing there though – There ‘Are’ NONE! – They’re ALL being turned into ‘Serviced Accommodation’ units and rented out to the highest bidder.

Already, Homeless figures have DOUBLED under this Tory Government, now it looks like the latest ‘highest ever’ figures are set to DOUBLE again as councils can no longer afford to pay for emergency accommodation due to ‘rent caps’ and certainly can’t afford to rent the serviced accommodation units. So….. Where DO we go from here?

For a START! …. This thoughtless, irresponsible Tory Shambles needs to rescind those catastrophic tax-laws which have ‘forced’ those hard-working landlords to take measures they wouldn’t otherwise have taken (Although it’s probably TOO late now as they’ve got a ‘taste’ for those extremely HIGH profits from serviced accommodation units). THEN! They need to offer genuine ‘incentives’ to try and get the buy-to-let-landlords to come back to the Rental Section and offer Affordable Homes to those who are now finding themselves HOMELESS!

I’m not digging at the promoters of ‘Serviced Accommodation’ as I’m sure they’re decent folk just trying to find the best work-around solution to avoiding impending bankruptcy, (In this Country that is) But the problem is …. The very SAME problem is rearing it’s ugly head in ALL of the major towns and cities all over the world where AirB’n’B , booking.comm and all the other co-horts are offering their ‘Fast-Money’ solutions. The whole ‘Concept’ of serviced accommodation is trashing peoples lives and accelerating the ‘Social Cleansing’ agenda favoured by the ‘New World Order’.

Just a thought ….. But don’t think TOO long …. YOU could be NEXT!!

‘Momentum’, ‘Labour’ ‘Machiavelli’ and ‘The Wooden Horse Of Troy’

 

We’ve all heard the story about ‘The Wooden Horse Of Troy’ and how it was used to secrete a rebellious army directly into the heart of ‘power’ where it simply emerged from it’s ‘wooden cloak’ and wreaked havock. Yes?

We now we have a similar act being played out in British Politics by another ‘rebellious army’ in the form of ‘Momentum’, supposedly a promotion machine to get the word out about the Labour Party and to get them into ‘power’ at No 10, Downing Street.

Sadly, the Tory party, who are (at the time of writing) clinging on to power via a very shoddy ‘deal’ with the DUP costing British TaxPayers £1,000,000,000.00 ‘+ Plus’ and who have acted as Bullies over the last seven years via their Austerity programme and the Privatisation of the NHS (to name just a couple of their major mistakes) have opened the gates to ‘the city-of-power’ and invited this latest manifestation of ‘The Wooden Horse Of Troy’ to enter in the hope it will save-face for them.

The Labour party has been in such disarray since losing power to the Tories in 2010 with absolutely ‘no hope’ of ever getting back ‘into power’ that they’ve allowed themselves to be swallowed up by the (supposedly) labour spin machine that is called ‘Momentum’ which has at it’s heart a very professional, expert ‘Social Media’ team which has spent an absolute ££Fortune on the latest campaign to get Labour elected (June 2017). It almost succeeded because the Tories ‘deliberately’ made such a hash of ‘their campaign’, which should have been impossible considering the ££Wealth and Spin Expertise at their disposal.

If we think that the Tories are the ‘Nasty Party’ who Bully their way around the political landscape, then wait until Labour (I mean Momentum – OOPS!) get back into power because we’ve all swallowed the ‘nasty’ medicine (Lies) as it was Sugar-Coated with ’empathy’ for the British Public who have suffered Merciless attacks from the Ruling Tories. (FACT!) And now we rightly want ‘change’ and Jeremy Corbyn (Big Wooden Horse) who comes accross as Honest! (Something really lacking in politicians these days) Ethical! and Moral! would appear to have ‘all’ the answers. With the Good and the Wonderful, including many rather vacuous celebrities deciding to back him to the hilt because they rightly feel empathy for the ‘Momentum’ Manifesto.

The ‘Smiling Assassin’ (Jeremy Corbyn) and ‘Macheavelli’ (Momentum) have joined forces here. This is like the ‘Bully’ at school who tries to join the ‘popular’ group only to find that there is an even ‘bigger Bully’ in that group who proceeds to give the ‘lesser Bully’ the hiding of it’s life. Now normally, the British Public would see right through these tactics, but SO damaging has Austerity been to the ‘British Psyche’ that we are now prepared to accept ‘anything’ that appears to be BETTER than THAT!

In this last General Election my conscience wouldn’t let me vote Tory because of their CONSTANT BULLYING and NEVER LISTENING to the British Public. I’m sure I’m not the only ‘lifetime Tory Voter’ who had those same sub-conscious ‘conflicts’ running through their mind, which is WHY the Tories almost LOST the election and have had to plunder OUR ‘Money-Tree’ to prop themselves up. But no matter HOW much we HATE what the Tories are doing to promote Poverty, Homelessness and Social Cleansing, do we really want to jump OFF of the cliff,  following the lemmings that can only see the ‘Fairy-Dust’ being sprinkled all over Social-Media at present by the ‘Momentum’ Spin-Machine??

Think About It …. But NOT For Too Long … The Cliff-edge Is Getting Closer Daily.

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Where Is The ‘Money-Tree’?

In the UK we’re continually being ‘driven down’ by a government that is blatantly working in it’s own interest and that of it’s super-rich benefactors. It shows no empathy with the majority of society or any understanding of what their Austerity Ideaology is doing to the fabric of this once ‘Great Britain’. This is the Tory Party, often dubbed ‘The Nasty party’ and with very good reason.

At the time of writing this post we’re just entering the Brexit discussions after a General Election that showed the Tories that they actually DO NOT have a mandate to run rough-shod over the rest of the population by going for a ‘Hard Brexit’ as they like to call it. Why do they want a Hard Brexit? Because then they will be able to treat the rest of us as mere Plebs under their RULE and we’d better shut-up and be damned grateful to them when they throw us little bones to stop us from actually ripping off the hands that (supposedly) feed us, ie; The Tory Government which is rapidly transforming into the Tory Dictatorship.

Now WHY do you suppose they got a good hiding at the Election?………. Because we the Voters are sick of their lies and their ‘Austerity’ which is driving even the ‘Hard-Working Middle/Lower Class’ towards Poverty! The Pensioners towards ‘insecurity’! and the unemployed, disabled and mentally ill towards ‘Homelessness’. (Homeless Figures Have Doubled Under The Tory Rule) All with the one aim in mind; ‘Social Cleansing’. Even after the recent Grenfell Tower Disaster they actually ‘tried’ to disperse all of the survivors all over the country. They didn’t reckon on the Super-Backlash they received though and had to back-track or face a ‘National Revolution’.

Now of course we have Tory Politicians and ‘Right-On’ Right-Wing Journalists ALL spouting the biggest LIE this country has EVER been told “There Is No Money” …. “We Have To Live Within Our Means” ….. “There Is NO Magic Money-Tree” …… Best of ALL??
“We’re ALL In This Together”.
No, that’s not a comedy sketch, it’s what we in the UK are being SOLD on a daily basis.

OK, so where ‘is’ the Money-Tree? …….. Jeremy Corbyn promised us a whole raft of social opportunities, business opportunities, all going to cost the Nation a great deal of MONEY££. The Tories, the Right-Wing Press and the ‘Right-On’ Sheeple all screamed out “FOUL”!! from the highest balconies they could find. “There IS No Money” …. “The Cupboard is Bare” ….. “Labour are Lying to You” etc, etc.

I’ve never voted Labour in my life, but my conscience simply WOULD NOT LET ME vote Tory in this last Election. Their deciet was physically visible. Every utterance made in or on the media just screamed ‘LIES’!! And even ‘after’ the Election (where they still won but with a badly damaged reputation) they continue to spout Lies, Lies and even MORE Lies thinking that ‘we’ the Sheeple/Plebs/Minions know no better. Well we DO and it’s time people opened their minds and their mouths to demonstrate that they DO know better.

OK …… so where ‘is’ the Money-Tree? ….. That question again? …. The answer follows.

You’re walking along a very long road accross a desert and you’ve got your bottle of water to keep you hydrated as it’s very hot and you’ve a long way to go. You’ve been walking for miles, taking little sips of water as you go but you can start to see your water bottle running dry, you need to replenish it somehow, but how?
You come accross an old water pump by the side of the road and your prayers are answered, you just pump away and refill your water bottle. But HEY! The pump’s not working. It will NOT pump that dang water out of the ground no matter HOW HARD you continue to pump. You stand there, scratch your head then remember …… You ‘have to’ PRIME the pump first before the water will flow. Problem is, you only have a little bit of water left in your bottle, can you afford to put ‘any’ of it into the pump to get enough water to replenish it?

You have two choices; You either prime the pump, get the water flowing, drink as much as you like and fill your bottle for the rest of your journey.
Orrrr …. you hang on to that little bit of water in your bottle and HOPE that it gets you the rest of the way. If it doesn’t, you might die.
Guess which CHOICE the Tories have made – On ‘Our’ Behalf??
YES! …. Amazingly they chose the second option.
Hang on to what we already have. Don’t prime the pump, and HOPE that somehow MAGIC happens and everything ends up Happy-Ever-After.

The economy (PUMP) that provides jobs, wealth, security and above all TAXES needs to be primed. The Tories actually KNOW this as they are ALL ££Wealthy people with sound financial heads (supposedly) but because of their overriding quest for ultimate POWER over the rest of us (The Dictatorship) they are prepared to split society apart with their ‘Them & Us’ rhetoric via the ‘Benefits’ lie that they’ve SOLD to the ‘Hard-Working’ among us and the ‘must live within our means’ LIE which they actually DO NOT practice in their private lives.

Anyone who has ever done a Business Studies Course or Degree will have been told as one of the basic pillars of business SUCCESS ……. “Never Use Your Own Money” …. “Always ‘Borrow’ Money To Finance ANY Business”. This is not made-up fiction. Read ‘any’ of the highly successful ‘classics’ on ‘business development’ or even ‘self-development’ and you’ll see that excellent advice being offered all the time.

Do you think Property Developers use their own money? There are numerous successfu Property Development courses out there and their NUMBER ONE piece of advice is; “Never Use Your Own Money” …. I could go on & on & on & on with examples of where and HOW you should always use other people’s money if you want to build a successful business but I know you’re brighter than THAT! ….. Problem IS, that the Tories think we’re ALL as ‘Thick As S**T’ and treat us accordingly.

‘Austerity’ means we continue to use up that last bit of water in the bottle, that we DO NOT prime the pump (the economy) and we stagger on aimlessly until we’re so weak and feeble that we become PREY to any country/administration that decides to use us as their play-things, or more precisely; ‘Worker Drones’ who will obey every command and ‘work-til-we-drop’ for the good of a fallen Nation.

The Alternative?? ……. We Prime That Pump, we ‘borrow’ the necessary funds to prime firstly the Building Industry, because so many other businesses ‘feed’ off of any developments no matter where they’re built. We need a RAFT of new Social Housing to house not only the Homeless, but those living in unbearable POVERTY at present thanks to the ‘Rogue Landlords’ that THIS Tory government supports. Remember; the homeless, find it almost impossible to find work. Those living in Poverty are NOT inclined to put in a good days work and are more often than not ‘clinically depressed’.
A ‘Content  Society’ is a ‘Productive Society’ so it stands to reason that you HAVE to invest in ‘The People’ first before you see this once GREAT NATION reclaim it’s rightful place on the world stage. We need people to pay Taxes, but they can’t do that on ‘Minimum Wage’ or ‘On Benefits’ so by priming the pump we actually INCREASE the amount of taxes being paid into the treasury. The Tories KNOW this, but their Ideaology gets in the way.

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The Antidote To Austerity

OK, this Tory Ideology of Austerity has been ‘proven’ to be a complete and utter
failure, but the powers-that-be simply can’t be seen to lose face so they prop it up and
continue the rhetoric that we ‘have’ to continue ‘cutting our cloth’ to fit their ideals.

(NO! – This is NOT a Tory Condemnation Report. They just happen to be the present
instigators of a much larger Global Agenda/Ideology)

They have convinced most of the ‘working good’ in the UK that it’s mainly due to
lazy good-for-nothing individuals who sit at home all day sponging OFF of the hardworking, wage-earning majority by way of receiving Benefits that the ‘Hard-Working’ are paying for in Income Tax.

This is a LIE being propagated through the Media; Press, Social Media and TV
programmes scripted to show Benefit Claimants in the worst possible light.
It’s an age-old Machiavellian tactic used by most Politicians the World over ……
‘Divide and Rule’.

The Facts are; That there is not, and never will be, enough jobs for everyone in our
society (But many Faux-Jobs have been created through Zero-Hour-Contracts) and
that there ‘must’ be a fund readily available to those who Can’t or Don’t Want to
work for whatever reason, and it must be financed by Tax Paying individuals who
‘Love’ to go to work and who ‘enjoy’ being at work every day
(And They Are The Majority).

The fund is already in place and it’s called – The Benefit System.

People simply MUST get over the “I’m not paying for some lout to sit at home doing
nothing and earning MORE than Me” attitude that’s been implanted into their Psyche
by this absolutely Heartless, Psychopathic Tory Government.
(Though the other Political parties are certainly not innocent by-standers here)

OK, let’s assume that YOU are one of the majority that love to go to work to earn
enough, or even ‘more than enough’ money to finance the way of life you’ve become
accustomed to, and you were told that if you give up your job/career right now so that
you could sit at home all day doing nothing, or doing whatever you could ‘afford’ to
do with a much smaller sum of money each month. Would you take it? ….. NO!
Of course you wouldn’t, you benefit greatly, physically and psychologically from
the ‘act’ of working for a living.

BUT! What if next week you were told you were no longer needed in your
workplace, that your job has been replaced by an ‘Artificially Intelligent Machine’
maybe?
Or, you’re Self-Employed, a Business Owner even and your work started to
dry up, or you simply couldn’t work any more through illness or other catastrophic
event?
You would ‘have’ to swallow your pride and turn to the ‘Benefit System’ right??

Guess What!?? …. Yes! …. That’s WHY most of those on benefit claimants are
actually ‘in’ the soul-destroying situation of having to ‘Sponge Off of Society’ –
or so the Media would have you believe thanks to the Tory Government intent on
establishing a Society ruled by Austerity where ‘The Only’ people who come out the
other side happy and content are ‘The Super Rich’ … Surprise-Surprise!!

Now I’m not knocking the Rich or the Super-Rich as I know that many of them are
really ‘decent people’ with ‘hearts of gold’. They can’t help finding themselves even
better-off because of Austerity, just as Benefits-Claimants can’t help finding
themselves fighting Poverty.

Then there are those caught in the middle who are finding their money just doesn’t
BUY the same as it once did, so it ‘must’ be someone else’s fault – it ‘must’ be those
scroungers on Benefits – Mustn’t It??

It’s ALL a part of the ‘Divide and Rule’ culture that’s been imposed on us by those
who don’t look at members of the public as actual ‘living’ ‘breathing’ ‘individuals’,
they look on us as statistics on graphs that have to be moved around like a game of
chess. We’re Pawns, Rooks, Knights and Bishops to be sacrificed at will for the good
of King and Queen-Makers; (The Puppeteers and the Puppets).
We all know the real name for these ‘psychopathic entities’ but that’s for another time.

You’re thinking there must be a solution right? …… Guess what? …. There Is!

Trouble is, it’s something ‘most’ people will rail against as it goes against everything
we’ve been programmed to accept up until now and that’s ‘voluntary benefits’.
Orrr …. A ‘Benefit-Exchange’.

OK; …. I can hear you all GASP!! ….. BENEFIT EXCHANGE??

Are YOU absolutely Mad? …. NO! …. I’m very serious and here’s WHY!

Too many people are being ‘forced’ into very low-paid jobs, often on Zero-Hours
contracts that gives them absolutely NO security, where they live in ‘real fear’ of
losing those jobs or they could lose their home. (Often living in homes that are 3rd
World Standard) They work under psychological pressure every day of their lives
because the Tory Government ‘have’ to impose their ‘Austerity Ideology’ on the rest of
us.

Mothers are having to ‘Hand Over’ responsibility of bringing up their OWN children
to complete strangers who are working to a format/curriculum SET by the
government, soon to be at just AGE TWO years old. This cannot be good for the
child, good for the mother, good for the family and actually BAD for Society.

(My generation started school at 5 years old, left at 15 years old. Most went on to
enjoy successful, happy lives with a GOOD education under our belts. Starting
education TOO SOON has NO substance and is ALL part of the hidden Agenda to
‘Divide and Rule’)

But because the financial pressures of today are SO GREAT! They have no choice
but to comply. UNLESS! ….. as a Society we demand a better way.

‘The Benefit Exchange’ is essential today more than at any time in history because;
we have ever-growing numbers of people chasing fewer and fewer actual jobs.
Youngsters being ‘forced’ to stay longer in education because there are NO jobs for
them, and no prospects for them. When they DO leave education they have to take
scraps of jobs, mainly Zero-Hours Contracts (Worthless).

Adults being ‘forced’ into those same jobs or face losing the pittance they get on
benefits that enable them, if they’re one of the lucky ones, to stay in their homes.
Shouldn’t we have a society that rewards work with a comfortable standard of living?
That supports those who ‘cannot’ or who for psychological reasons ‘will not’ work to
enjoy a stress-free life thus enabling them to return to the working environment later?

It’s not ‘Utopia’, it’s very achievable keeping the very same systems already in place,
but that just need a little tweaking to succeed. It’s very simple and it works like this.
People who ‘want’ to work and who ‘enjoy’ being able to work are of immense benefit
to the business they work for because they increase the output and quality of that
business, their profits grow accordingly and thus the economy benefits as a whole.

People who ‘Don’t Want’ to work but who are ‘forced’ to work, often with no security,
are a ‘drain’ to any business they work for, they work at half-pace, have no
commitment to their work, are seriously unhappy,they clock-watch and just sit-out
the hours until they can get back home to see their family and thus they are a ‘real’
liability to the economy as profits and contributions via the various taxes flounder
with the possibility of the business going under.

Now there are MANY good people sat at home on benefits who would give their
right-arm to be able to get back into the work-place. Then there are those at work
who literally ‘hate’ being there and would give their right-arm to be allowed to stay at
home with their children/family/pet dog – whatever, but still receive an income to be
able to get by comfortably without the fear of losing their home.

Surely it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that a ‘government system’ (NOT a
Private, Profit-Making Company) be set up to match the ‘workers’ with the ‘nonworkers’
so that they can do a ‘Benefit-Exchange’. (Much like the Social-Housing-Exchange that appears to work successfully) The Worker takes the Job of the Non-worker who can be paid NOT to be a liability to the economy.

The Worker can be rewarded with a job that gives them a feeling of ‘Self-Worth’ and
‘Satisfaction’, something that cannot be bought at any price.

Pleeeease don’t come back with the excuse that ‘The Economy Can’t Afford It’.
The Economy can’t afford NOT! To Afford It.
Jobs are diminishing with every word you read here – that’s a proven FACT of LIFE! –
Get over it and adjust to it in the most SANE way possible.
Those who WANT to work are ‘at least’ THREE times more value to Society and the Workplace as a whole, than those ‘forced’ to work against their will.

We MUST! Bite the bullet and accept NOT ALL people are able or suitable to be a part of the present work-force, but they are ALL part of a CARING Society that WE should ALL be very proud of.

It seems that our caring society is only ever apparent when ‘disaster’ strikes, like the
recent ‘Grenfell Tower Fire‘ in London where the employed, unemployed, rich, super-rich and those experiencing ‘Real Poverty’ at this time all joined forces to rally-round and help wherever they could. SURELY this proves that when push-comes-to-shove that we DO all really care about each other and that the fractures growing in society (mainly via Austerity) are government induced. That really we KNOW in our own minds that we’re being ‘played like fiddles’ for the good of a ‘Government Agenda’ that has NO legitimacy in our Society.

Now to MOST of you reading this, you’ll KNOW that it’s just plain Common-Sense
thinking. But so many have been brainwashed into thinking that the Benefit System is
inherently BAD and a DRAIN on society that common-sense will likely go flying
OUT of the window.

If YOU can see that THIS is the answer … Then Please ‘Share’ it with everyone you
know and especially your local MP no matter WHAT Political Party they represent.

SOMETHING has to be achieved along these lines.

“If You ‘Tolerate’ This – Then – Your Children ‘Will’ Be NEXT!”
(Manic Street Preachers)

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