• Having your own property is fine. But if you rent a property out to someone else, you are clearly an evil slumlord. The housing market has gone mental over here and many, many young people will likely be unable to buy even one property in their lifetime. So there is a certain amount of understandable envy, if not a lot of thought behind the vitriol. There’s a simplistic idea that if buy-to-let landlords were forced to sell up, the glut of property on the market would drive prices down. But unfortunately the housing market doesn’t exist in a bubble, and chances are the properties would just be bought up by landlords willing to accept smaller profits… who would then put the rent up.

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