The 5 most scathing reactions to this landlord’s Scrooge-like Christmas spirit
A letter requesting letting advice from the Financial Times had people reacting on Twitter, but not in a good way – not in a good way at all. Brace yourself.
Here’s how people found out about the cynical enquiry.
'I own a flat that I rent out to a lovely couple, but I want to get them out so I can rent it on Airbnb as a holiday let — preferably before Christmas. How do I go about doing that?' https://t.co/vO8uzn347y
— FT Property (@ftproperty) November 23, 2019
And these were our five favourite, rightfully scathing, reactions.
"Lovely couple. How can I make them homeless by Christmas?" The rules against no-fault evictions are tighter in Scotland, but still open to abuse by landlords. If you're threatened with this, always seek advice on your rights from CAB, Shelter, your MSP etc. https://t.co/dQnJ98XDym
— Patrick Harvie 🇪🇺🌈 (@patrickharvie) November 24, 2019
“I own a flat that I rent out to a lovely couple, but I want to make them homeless just before Christmas so I can make a bit of extra cash. How do I go about doing that?” https://t.co/0afEOhkzUK
— Laurie Macfarlane (@L__Macfarlane) November 23, 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! https://t.co/Sagtp3FD9T
— Karen Buck (@KarenPBuckMP) November 23, 2019
A sociopath writes… https://t.co/8jAiuyqzxe
— Tom Copley (@tomcopley) November 23, 2019
WHOMST AMONG US has not tried to evict a lovely couple before Christmas for no fucking reason? https://t.co/iHkWDCmWHX
— Working People (@WorkingPod) November 23, 2019
Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft drew an almost seasonal parallel.
'And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn'. https://t.co/6ZleLdljzU
— Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft 🐧 (@RuthxJackson) November 23, 2019
In case you were wondering, that planned eviction couldn’t legally happen in the time frame the landlord would have liked.
It’s a Christmas miracle*.