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Revenge Eviction Warning

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http://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/news_features/RLA-urges-clarity-before-legislation-on-revenge-evictions

“Retaliatory evictions are wrong and the RLA condemns any landlord who engages in such practices. But the RLA agrees that Parliament needs clear, independent evidence on the scale of the problem before it can decide how best to take the matter forward. The Minister has admitted the government does not have the data.”
The amendment to the Deregulation Bill would mean that where a landlord is given a notice from their local authority to improve their property, they could not regain possession of the home for six months.
But the RLA supports the APPG’s view that this approach would provide no incentive for a landlord to rectify problems swiftly. The report instead calls for a landlord to regain possession rights as soon as improvements have been made.

Alan Ward said of this proposal: “It is simply absurd that the amendment could potentially leave a tenant trapped in what could be unsafe properties for a prolonged period of time.”
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Not letting the LL gain possession isn't the same as the tenant being able to leave - assuming correct notice is given and the tenancy has a break clause in it at 6 months.

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A landlord's repossession rights on a due rent paying tenant's home should be no different from the bank's repossession rights on the due mortgage paying landlord's own home, i.e. virtually none. It's baffling that anyone would think otherwise.

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A landlord's repossession rights on a due rent paying tenant's home should be no different from the bank's repossession rights on the due mortgage paying landlord's own home, i.e. virtually none. It's baffling that anyone would think otherwise.

That is a very good point and a ponit that could be argued in the county court whether it would achieve anything is a different matter but logically its spot on

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