MP Jeremy Browne fights for eviction-threatened Crown Estate tenants

This is The West Country: Jeremy Browne MP with, from left, Mark and Vicky Pearson and Mark and Debbie Kemp. Jeremy Browne MP with, from left, Mark and Vicky Pearson and Mark and Debbie Kemp.

TAUNTON MP Jeremy Browne says he is continuing to fight the corner of Crown Estate tenants facing eviction.

Residents from 45 Crown Estate properties around Taunton Deane have been told they need to buy their homes or leave within six months.

Mr Browne said: “The impact on rural communities like Staple Fitzpaine will be significant.

“The Crown Estate is not acting illegally but I have been urging them to see what extra measures they can take to help their residents.

“The tenants do not want to move but some would be open-minded about potential compromises like trying to buy their homes.

“That requires the Crown Estate to have a generous-spirited attitude. Instead the tenants have complained to me that the houses have been offered to them for purchase at above the market rate and that the Crown Estate has not been forthcoming with essential information like the timescales for future sell-offs.

“I am continuing to work with the Taunton Deane Crown Estate tenants to try and get the best possible outcome for them.

"I have contacted the Crown Estate again to raise the concerns of the tenants.”

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2:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mi_Coc says...

Crown estates take perfectly legal action and evic their tenants to reclaim the property. JB gets involved and and attempts to persuade them otherwise!

Tenants means just that they don't own anything. Am I to assume that JB will get involved in any future tenant landlord disputes (within Taunton) were the tenants wishes to remain as such or to purchase the property.

If you want security dont rent!
Crown estates take perfectly legal action and evic their tenants to reclaim the property. JB gets involved and and attempts to persuade them otherwise! Tenants means just that they don't own anything. Am I to assume that JB will get involved in any future tenant landlord disputes (within Taunton) were the tenants wishes to remain as such or to purchase the property. If you want security dont rent! Mi_Coc
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8:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

Caption for the photo: "According to this piece of paper, I'm only here for the publicity!"
Caption for the photo: "According to this piece of paper, I'm only here for the publicity!" GreatOdin'sRaven
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8:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

RosieSparkle says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
Crown estates take perfectly legal action and evic their tenants to reclaim the property. JB gets involved and and attempts to persuade them otherwise!

Tenants means just that they don't own anything. Am I to assume that JB will get involved in any future tenant landlord disputes (within Taunton) were the tenants wishes to remain as such or to purchase the property.

If you want security dont rent!
Too right. If my landlord decided to sell up I couldn't go crying to my MP to get me a nice house from the Housing Association (as I heard on Tone FM this morning). Renting carries the risk that one day you'll have to move. Dry your eyes!
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: Crown estates take perfectly legal action and evic their tenants to reclaim the property. JB gets involved and and attempts to persuade them otherwise! Tenants means just that they don't own anything. Am I to assume that JB will get involved in any future tenant landlord disputes (within Taunton) were the tenants wishes to remain as such or to purchase the property. If you want security dont rent![/p][/quote]Too right. If my landlord decided to sell up I couldn't go crying to my MP to get me a nice house from the Housing Association (as I heard on Tone FM this morning). Renting carries the risk that one day you'll have to move. Dry your eyes! RosieSparkle
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10:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

littlerobin says...

Dear Mr Brown,
I have lived in my house for ten years. It is a rented house and the landlord now wants me to move out because he wants to sell it. He has offered to sell it to me at market price but because it is in a beautiful location in the Somerset countryside, it is very expensive so I cannot afford it. I am unable to get a mortgage because I don't have a secure job (that's why I rent) and I claim benefits to cover the rent when my income is low.

I am writing to you to ask you to prevent my landlord from selling my house. Yes, it is his property and as a tenant I don't have any legal right to insist I am allowed to stay, but there is an election next year so I expect you to say you will move heaven and earth to enable me to continue to live in a house which is beyond my means and which most ordinary working people couldn't afford to live in either.

Thank you,
A grateful constituent

P.s. By the way, my landlord is the Exchequer, aka the tax payer, and they want to sell the house because it is in a bad state of repair and it is costing them more to maintain than they are able to obtain in rents. In this time of austerity they think it best to offload assets that do not pay for themselves, thus saving the tax payer's money.
Dear Mr Brown, I have lived in my house for ten years. It is a rented house and the landlord now wants me to move out because he wants to sell it. He has offered to sell it to me at market price but because it is in a beautiful location in the Somerset countryside, it is very expensive so I cannot afford it. I am unable to get a mortgage because I don't have a secure job (that's why I rent) and I claim benefits to cover the rent when my income is low. I am writing to you to ask you to prevent my landlord from selling my house. Yes, it is his property and as a tenant I don't have any legal right to insist I am allowed to stay, but there is an election next year so I expect you to say you will move heaven and earth to enable me to continue to live in a house which is beyond my means and which most ordinary working people couldn't afford to live in either. Thank you, A grateful constituent P.s. By the way, my landlord is the Exchequer, aka the tax payer, and they want to sell the house because it is in a bad state of repair and it is costing them more to maintain than they are able to obtain in rents. In this time of austerity they think it best to offload assets that do not pay for themselves, thus saving the tax payer's money. littlerobin
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10:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

littlerobin says...

Pps. My landlord has offered to find me alternative accommodation when my tenancy ends which is really nice of them. Other landlords wouldn't do this.
Pps. My landlord has offered to find me alternative accommodation when my tenancy ends which is really nice of them. Other landlords wouldn't do this. littlerobin
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