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New Bill to stop ‘revenge evictions’ comes under fire

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A new law being debated in parliament will “undermine confidence in the private rented sector at the time when it is needed the most”, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

The Bill is focused on ending ‘revenge evictions’ – which is defined as when landlords evict tenants instead of carrying out repairs or maintenance. Introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, the politician has spoken out about problems that some of her constituents have encountered when they’ve received eviction notices. One example she gave the example of a tenant whose property suffered from cold and an infestation of cockroaches. The council had just served notice on the landlord to fix things, but the landlord evicted the tenant and re-let the flat instead.

The RLA has spoken out against the Bill, saying that it would affect the ability of landlords to use Section 21 notices to evict tenants – something that helps the private rented sector. The chairman added that the proposal would “cause severe damage” to a sector that “is providing much-needed homes for rent”; and that the Bill would be a ‘charter for anti-social tenants’.

It’s very important that landlords keep updated with all changes regarding the law when it comes to property as regulations are always changing. This is where Asset Grove can help: we keep across all the legal updates so you don’t have to stress!

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Neil Jennings

Neil background is in marketing and business development and has over 20 years experience in the field. He runs Asset Grove and is involved in the marketing strategy for most of our campaigns.

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