You’re not going to like the effects of this

Millionaire owners of so-called ‘ghost homes’ in Britain’s richest borough could be ordered to fill them with families to cope with the housing shortage, The Telegraph can disclose.

The Conservative-led Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is lobbying ministers to change the law to allow them to move tenants into private homes which have lain empty for years in the borough.

However, the council needs the Government to make a small change to its powers so they can take action because they currently only relate to vandalised properties rather than those lying empty.

Campaigners welcomed the idea. Chris Bailey, of the charity Empty Homes, said: “We need to find a way to bring all England’s 205,000…

The effect of abolishing private property isn’t going to be limited to housing a few more people…..

25 comments on “You’re not going to like the effects of this

  1. Classic Marxist evil which Ayn Rand was subjected to in her Russian days.

    Back then some would be genuine suffers of poverty–but that still does not entitle then to your home. Today they will be mostly losers and waster who will make your life Hell.

    The Grenfell fraudsters prove that.

    And this shite emerges from the arse of BluLabour not even ZaNu.

  2. Coming in the next decade from the conservative with a small c scum: you can’t build a new factory until all the previously-occupied ones have been filled.

  3. I was recently told they tried something like this in Australia because the Chinese were buying whole blocks and leaving them empty. All they did was ship in a relative who lived in all the flats for a quid per month rent. With these empty mansion, they’ll just rent them out for nominal sum to someone who will visit for the bare minimum period under the new law. Companies will probably sprout up providing this service, paying a student £20 to kip in a dedicated room of the house for a night.

  4. Christ! If the ‘Conservatives’ are suggesting this, what the hell does Labour plan…?!

    I no longer recognise the country I’m living in.

  5. Tim N

    “I was recently told they tried something like this in Australia because the Chinese were buying whole blocks and leaving them empty.”

    This happens a bit in NZ as well. It seems to get people very excited, but from an investment point of view is seriously misguided. Not only do you loose 4-5% of the return, you also have a serious risk of the property falling apart.

    Houses do not do well unoccupied for years at a time. One minor leak and the damage can be extensive.

  6. JuliaM +1

    All the activity of government is predicated on the fact that Corbyn/McDonnell are too awful to be voted in, so the Tories have carte blanche to do as they like.

    But if the Tories are Marxist what’s the difference?

    Might as well give the treasonous hypocrites a good kicking for being so appalling and inept.

  7. Crazy. On the radio this morning they said that they had a waiting list of over 2,000 for housing in Kensington. Well, if you were offered huge discounts on a home in Kensington, wouldn’t you want it too?

    We were also told they are having trouble attracting certain “key workers” because of the expense. But the reason they need such key workers as teachers, is because the children they are teaching are only living in that area because they are subsidised to do so.

    Grrr!

  8. They just do not see why they shouldn’t do it. That any notion of freedom requires that you can do what you like with your own property. It is not for others to decide that someone else deserves it more than you and deprive you of it. And that to use such a tactic to relieve pressures caused elsewhere is not going to work anyway. The bulge will come out somewhere else for sure.

  9. It’s one Conservative-controlled council making the suggestion, not the Conservative Party. And it sounds to me that RKBC are making this suggestion knowing that it will never be implemented, but hoping that it will counter some of the criticism they are receiving at the Grenfell enquiry.

  10. Did RBKC ever check out who’s living in the neighbouring towers? 2.5 households per flat was the figure for Grenfell.

  11. Always some excuse Theo.

    The fact that a supposed Tory council feel ok about advocating a brazenly marxist action says it all.

    They could have advocated reducing migrant pressure by deporting them. But no–leftshite it is.

  12. Councils already have the power to appropriate empty property. I was threatened with this on a house I was refurbishing, I pointed out it was empty because just as I was a week away from finishing decorating the pipes under the bath burst sending me back to square one.

  13. I’ve got an overcoat I haven’t worn for a long time. Do I have to give it to the next beggar I encounter in the street?

  14. Theophrastus,

    “It’s one Conservative-controlled council making the suggestion, not the Conservative Party. And it sounds to me that RKBC are making this suggestion knowing that it will never be implemented, but hoping that it will counter some of the criticism they are receiving at the Grenfell enquiry.”

    In that case, they’re stupid cowards. Grenfell is being weaponised by lefties who don’t really care about what happened, don’t want to wait for an enquiry but just want to say this happened because of Evil Racist Tories.

    Any Conservative who ever gives these people an inch is a fool. You give these people anything, they’ll simply use it to get closer to their end goal which is communism and Conservatives on the end of a noose.

  15. Nautical Nick,

    “Crazy. On the radio this morning they said that they had a waiting list of over 2,000 for housing in Kensington. Well, if you were offered huge discounts on a home in Kensington, wouldn’t you want it too?”

    I would scrap nearly all council housing in London. There’s probably some exceptional circumstances, but in general, we shouldn’t subsidise people to live in the most expensive place in the UK.

    We have skilled people commuting in from Watford and Reading, while there’s chavs in Pimlico.

    If people want to watch Jeremy Kyle and smoke all day, they can do it in Merthyr or Sunderland. Plenty of spare cheap housing going.

  16. I no longer recognise the country I’m living in.

    Yeah, and I’m a bigot and a fool for pointing that out to you guys every other day…

  17. “In that case, they’re stupid cowards. Grenfell is being weaponised by lefties…”

    Quite so, BoM4, quite so. I was offering an explanation,not a justification.

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  19. Here’s an insane idea: instead of stealing other people’s property, why doesn’t the government just deport the estimated 1 million illegal immigrants living in England?

  20. How will they determine that your property is empty? As long as you don’t claim any sort of exemption on the council tax and you put a name on the electoral roll are you not safe? Maybe a light on a timer if you are particularly crafty.

  21. Expel the invaders and you’ll have plenty of housing space.

    Government fails to control the borders, then insists people give up property to house the influx. Until every MP has 400 people living in their homes, we should hear nothing from Empty Homes*.

    *All money they raise from this should go to a real charity.

  22. @ Jonathan
    OOman rites.
    Some years ago, they did try to deport some illegal immigrants and ECHR stopped them because the deportees’ lawyer claimed (i) that they would not be safe in their home country or (ii) that they were stateless or (iii) it would impinge on their right to have a family life. I’ve forgotten the other excuses – none of which justified their illegal invasion of the UK.

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