BRITAIN has pledged to do all it can to help the country’s hard hit buy-to-let landlords.
New taxes and regulations imposed on people buying a home that is not their main residence have prompted calls for support networks and public subsidy.
Landlord Martin Bishop said: “I bought this house specifically to rip off students. Now I’m going to have to pay a little bit more than I previously would have paid.
“If I wasn’t going to pass that cost on to my tenants, plus a little bit more, I would be extremely anxious.”
Student, Eleanor Shaw, said: “Is there anything I can do? If you just want to talk, I’m here, okay?”
She added: “It breaks my heart to think of this poor man having to charge all this money. Meanwhile, I’m having the time of my life sharing a flat with eight other people in a part of Nottingham that’s usually on fire.”
Bishop added: “Well, if it’s on fire then that will be another fifty quid a month.”