Thousands landlords offering free home to NHS workers

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    Thousands landlords offering free home to NHS workers

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52134369

    #2
    Guys, if you want to help the NHS, give money to your local hospital every month like I do via link below. Don't give property for free, as it de-values every other property on the market, including others that you let out.
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      #3
      Another way of headlining this story could’ve been:-
      Woman unable to let property out through Airbnb due to covid 19 outbreak allows nhs worker to move in and cover the utility bills and council tax that she would have otherwise had to pay herself as nobody else wants to short term let it from her at the moment.

      Not long ago Airbnb was quite rightly being blamed for the rise in rental prices and house prices now the landlords of these properties are being portrayed in a good light for letting nhs workers move in for ‘free’.

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        #4
        One of the silver linings of this corvid 19 cloud is the hope that it will put companies like AirBnB out of business.
        It started making a loss last year and was planning to launch itself into the stock market this year - and no has no business pretty much worldwide.

        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          This country seems unable to relate to the NHS in anything other than extremes. We are either lauding the institution and wanting to beatify its staff or demonising them for the actions of those doctors and nurses that have failed their patients.

          NHS staff are amongst the few that can be certain of getting their full salary during this crisis and can therefore afford their rent.

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            #6
            I think the issue is staff who need to live somewhere other than where they normally do because they are a danger to the people they normally live with or can't travel safely to and from work.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              Ok fine. But some landords jumping on this bandwagon are going to get into difficulty. They are probably not checking the terms of their mortgage or insurance to see whether they can allow rent free accommodation. Some will suggest the occupant pays the bills and council tax and will muddy the waters with regard to whether that's really rent and they have an undocumented tenancy. And what will they do if the occupant causes damage? I think we may be seeing the results of some of this altruism on the forum in the coming months.

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                #8
                Me too.

                These arrangements aren't properly managed (or regulated) in normal times, so making the arrangements even less formal can't be a good idea.
                I mean the idea sounds good, but the devil's in the detail.
                When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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