Sunday, 1 May 2016

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A luxury apartment in a prime London location

A group calling themselves the Union of Oppressed Landlords have protested about the current housing crisis in the UK. They claim that people who let out accommodation are being squeezed and are not earning enough.

"It's appalling," said Connie Brigsby, a professional landlord. "I often work very late hours, sitting on my arse waiting for the tenants' rents to arrive. It's very difficult, and almost like slave labour."

Another group member, Paris Ight agreed. "I worked hard for my inheritance money, which I then invested in property. Property investors are the largest industry in the UK and we deserve all the support we can get. It takes me many minutes sometimes to count all the money I earn each month."

The UOL have asked the government to reduce taxes on landlords, and instead to tax tenants for the cost of maintaining properties.

Mr Ight raged, "In one of my properties the boiler broke down, and I had to pay for the damn thing! Why should that be my responsibility? I kept telling the tenants to avoid using hot water but they just didn't listen."

The government is yet to respond on the issue, but as a majority of them are also landlords it is likely they will be sympathetic.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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