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An explanation re housing

(26 Posts)
Anniebach Sat 12-Aug-17 20:36:13

Am waiting for Mo and Bolts final events so would like to take this free time to say thank you to those who were kind when I said I rented out eleven houses . I was accused by others of making money like Thornberry does out of London properties,

I have two nephews who are haemophilic, they were born in the eighties when the contaminated blood fears were gripping the western world.

Haemophilia is not a problem only if the suffer falls. Stress , hot or cold weather , emotional upsets can cause internal bleeding of joints, surgery is deeply worrying.

My nephews couldn't take part in sports, but did decide to take up table tennis.

We encouraged this and was so proud when elder became Welsh champion. My brother bought the first house in Cardiff when elder went to university, it meant his parents could stay if he had a bleed .

Younger nephew is now in a wheelchair , elder one is table tennis coach for Welsh competitors . My brother even took him to stay in Russia for three months for world class coaching.

Brother was worried how his sons would manage in the future in wheelchairs and no longer able to even coach, we all have fears for the national health and my brother didn't want his sons dependant on benefits . He bought more properties so his sons would have an income. My brother and my son inlaws have worked hard renovating the properties No charge by son inlaws. Running a building firm takes much of my brothers time so I took over the responsibility of renting them out. I do not get paid one penny. I do it to help my brother and because I love my nephews, money made AFTER TAX PAID covers costs for the table tennis centre where youngsters are training for the para olympics and other competitions for boys and girls who are disabled. My nephews will always have an income.

I rent some properties to university students , have turned two into flats for single mothers and one is for a charity who helps homeless vunerable young people.

My brother has built two bungalows here and I refused to move into one.

So I do not cheat the inland revenue, I make sure rents are fair and properties are in good condition.

I make no apology for being involved with the renting of these properties, I do it for my nephews and my brother, I love them.

Jalima1108 Sat 12-Aug-17 21:00:11

We know that there is no need to explain.

Anyone who doubts otherwise is either unkind for whatever reason or has not had the experience of the real world that you have.

I think that you are upset and there is absolutely no need to be.

flowers virtual but the sentiments behind them are real.

Menopaws Sat 12-Aug-17 21:02:48

It's nobody's business about your renting, well done sounds like a good plan Annie but you shouldn't feel u have to explain

Ana Sat 12-Aug-17 21:08:42

Yes, absolutely ridiculous to accuse you of being a hypocrite - most of us knew exactly what you meant (although not about your nephews, of course).

aggie Sat 12-Aug-17 21:23:31

Well if no one had houses for rent , where would people live ? You are doing a good job , nothing wrong , some people !!!

Chewbacca Sat 12-Aug-17 21:24:22

Anybody who has read your posts, over most/all topics, knows that you are a conscionable person Anniebach . You don't have to justify yourself to anyone and those that demanded that you do, just don't matter. Leave them to deal with their own consciences. Yours is clear.

ElaineI Sun 13-Aug-17 00:06:12

I didn't see the first post but I don't think you need to explain and justify why you rent properties. Lots of people do this and many people need the properties. You sound very conscientious and caring about the tenants and I am sure there are many thousands of landlords who could not care less about tenants so very well done you! Haemophilia is a serious illness to live with and your nephews are lucky they have so many caring relatives to support and help them x

cornergran Sun 13-Aug-17 00:10:36

No need for explanations annie

maryeliza54 Sun 13-Aug-17 00:46:43

annie - your post is very detailed about the health and financial/business arrangements of family members including facts which could lead to them ( and maybe you) being identified. Anyone can read the post - I wonder if you've considered this?

JaneD3 Sun 13-Aug-17 08:04:50

I was a student in Cardiff - I wish you had been my landlady!
Well done for giving people nice places to live.

kittylester Sun 13-Aug-17 08:12:28

Annie, I've not seen the other posts but can tell you are upset and just wanted to give you a hug.

Chewbacca Sun 13-Aug-17 08:38:35

maryeliza Annie has been a poster on GN for a long time and I'm sure she gave due consideration to the content of her post before going ahead.

gillybob Sun 13-Aug-17 08:48:27

Anniebach I am cross with you.

I know you are an intelligent woman and would have thought carefully before starting this thread, but why did you feel that you owed anyone an explaination with regards to the properties you manage? Certainly no-one here!

What you/your family do with regards to money and property is your own business and I am very surprised you have allowed some nosy parkers/holier than though/sarcastic..... Posters to get to you .

I'm with maryeliza and I think you should perhaps considering asking HQ to take this thread down. I'm worried there is too much personal information.

Anniebach Sun 13-Aug-17 08:51:05

I remember Rigsby advising me the same as Maryeliza,

Thank you all. I didn't need to explain and the explanation was for those who had been kind when I spoke about it not to the far left group .

There are many bad landlords but there are good ones too , as there are good and bad in all walks of life.

Thanks x

maryeliza54 Sun 13-Aug-17 08:52:38

Chewbacca - well that's fine then. I was actually only trying to be helpful. I read a story once ( can't remember the details) but someone on Mumsnet was outed( along with the person she was posting about) through a post and it caused a family/friendship rift because of the identifying details she had posted.

rosesarered Sun 13-Aug-17 09:02:56

Annieb I hadn't realised that anybody had been unpleasant to you about renting properties ( haven't been reading many threads recently due to lack of time.)
It's their problem not So take no notice.
There will always be those who want to carp at something.

Marydoll Sun 13-Aug-17 09:23:29

Anniebach flowers

sunnym Sun 13-Aug-17 09:34:12

Anniebach I wish I had done the same as you years ago when I had the opportunity. All credit to you and how you have helped a lot of people along the way. flowers

Iam64 Sun 13-Aug-17 10:27:25

I'm away with intermittent wifi. Yesterday, I posted sending some support to Annie but the wifi ate the post.
Annie I haven't seen the comments that hurt you and led to this defensive post. You're absolutely right, there are good and bad landlords, as there are good and bad doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers, the list is endless - it's people, some are kinder and more concerned with trying to live a decent life and avoid exploiting or hurting others. I'd say you fit into the second group.

BBbevan Mon 14-Aug-17 09:13:34

Anniebach cariad no need to explain. Anyone with any sense would understand. Don't get upset now ?

petra Mon 14-Aug-17 10:03:50

All kind hearted posters knew the truth. I too remember a poster called Rigsby ( who we don't hear from now) giving the same advice wink

Primrose65 Mon 14-Aug-17 10:38:05

Annie flowers

TwiceAsNice Mon 14-Aug-17 11:25:07

I didn't see the previous posts Annie but don't be upset, you sound as if you have done marvellous things for your family and very ethical renting for your tenants. Your financial circumstances are nobody's business but your own don't worry about spiteful people's opinions. Hold your head up high you have done nothing to be ashamed off. Sending you lots of love.

Anniebach Mon 14-Aug-17 11:49:54

Again thank you, I chose to say I was involved in renting properties and was prepared for some sarcasm but admit not to the extent dished out. So I chose to explain to those who were kind to me just what I was being judged by some for doing. Such a pity some don't ask a direct question not leap in to judge and attack.

But at least I have explained not everyone does work to feather their own nests. And if I may show off? I have requests for student accommodation from Mums whose children did live in our accommodation asking for the same for their children who hope to go to the university ?

It saddens me to read of squalid rents, poor tenants.

Yes Petra, same advice from a poster now gone and a poster just arrived.

One more thing, boys are tidier than girls grin

glammanana Mon 14-Aug-17 12:20:45

Annie How awful are some people you just go and ignore them
You are doing a fantastic service and should be proud of yourself.
I wish my DS could find a landlord with your families commitment to their tenants instead of the money grabber he has at present,never around for repairs but on the ball to check the rent has been paid.