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Councils should be able to confiscate homes from criminal landlords, MPs say

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If the landlord is convicted of anything as a result of keeping properties in poor/dangerous conditions, the property on which he drew an income related to his criminal activity (ie rent!) would therefore be subject to POCA confiscation. This has been a legal concept since 2002 which they haven't bothered enforcing.

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2 hours ago, MonkeyPuzzle said:

If the landlord is convicted of anything as a result of keeping properties in poor/dangerous conditions, the property on which he drew an income related to his criminal activity (ie rent!) would therefore be subject to POCA confiscation. This has been a legal concept since 2002 which they haven't bothered enforcing.

Yep.

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What is considered Criminal will continue to expand if this is allowed to become law. Private property must be respected. If any landlords are not fulfilling their end of the deal there are already ways to legally amend this.

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3 hours ago, MonkeyPuzzle said:

If the landlord is convicted of anything as a result of keeping properties in poor/dangerous conditions, the property on which he drew an income related to his criminal activity (ie rent!) would therefore be subject to POCA confiscation. This has been a legal concept since 2002 which they haven't bothered enforcing.

Possibly because that act allows the confiscation of assets purchased with criminally obtained money?  In this situation the house would not necessarily have been bought in the first place with criminally obtained money.

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54 minutes ago, Renewed Investor said:

 Private property must be respected.

Which is just another way of saying ‘landlording must be protected above all else’ without providing any explanation or justification for why.

Its an empty statement, because just about anything can be dressed up as a property law.

For example, property arguments were used to defend slavery.

 

 

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