Renters delighted to keep buying houses for other people

06-02-17

GOVERNMENT plans for more rented housing have been welcomed by renters who like paying other people’s mortgages.

Generous tenants are happy to pay continually rising rents if it helps landlords achieve their dream of owning multiple properties.

Office worker Tom Logan said: “It’s a struggle paying over a grand a month for my tiny flat, but worth it to know my landlord Gavin will be financially secure when he retires.

“People say there’s no long-term benefit from renting, but they’re forgetting the warm glow I get from imagining him seeing his portfolio go up in value and retiring to Bermuda.

“He’s a good landlord who isn’t afraid to splash out on new incredibly cheap furniture when I need it.”

Artist Nikki Hollis said: “I love helping landlords pay their mortgages. It’s just a shame I have to keep moving when they sell the place to get the cash.

“My landlord has lots of properties, so it will be good to know I supported a plucky entrepreneur when I’m 70 and living in some sort of state compound for people who never bought a house.

“Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a landlord too, but I’m one of those weird people who isn’t obsessed with money.”

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