3-month eviction ban extension and their fantasy world

3-month eviction ban extension and their fantasy world

9:50 AM, 2nd June 2020, About A year ago 53

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When the 3-month eviction ban was introduced, it was mentioned that it might be extended if deemed necessary. Predictably, now that the 3-month period is coming to an end, we hear a cacophony of voices – from Shelter, Generation Rent, the Citizens Advice Bureau, the London Renters Union and the Chartered Institute of Housing – demanding that it be extended. In their fantasy world they’d like the extension to have no deadline and no conditions; everyone should live rent-free forever and never be evicted.

We came to expect this nonsense from the Corbynite extreme left; what is incredible however is that a Conservative Government should be listening to this nonsense and forcing landlords to cover the costs of nonpaying tenants. The fact that it did this for 3 months was bad enough. It meant that many thousands of landlords with nightmare tenants from hell have been unable to evict them and have had to suffer extreme financial stress and mental anguish, as they continue to be ripped off while they cover often huge costs in arrears and damage.

I am trying to get the message to the Government that they must reverse this approach, stop listening to the landlord-hating organisations mentioned above, and realise that they need a positive, fully-functioning private rented sector, where landlords are valued for the work we do. If they don’t shift their stance soon, there are going to be serious problems on a macro-level in housing provision. Each individual landlord’s problems are going to mount up to one hell of a crisis in the sector.

I have had my views on this published today on the influential website conservativehome. The link is here. Rosalind Beck: Extending the evictions ban would not help the vulnerable

I urge landlords to send the link to their MPs asking that they pass this to Robert Jenrick urgently. I will be doing the same with my Labour MP. The ignorant voices on the left are making themselves heard. We must do the same.

I would also appreciate it if you could give your views below this article on Property118, especially if you can describe how the eviction ban and shutdown of the housing market has affected your business and finances. We can then also forward this article to MPs to put them in the picture regarding what is happening.


by Chris @ Possession Friend

22:38 PM, 6th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Smithy @hotmail at 06/06/2020 - 12:58
Yes, gone from 7 pages to ' 18 ' !!!
I've written about this recently elsewhere.

by Terry

9:57 AM, 7th June 2020, About A year ago

There just has to be another agender behind a blanket ban on evictions. It had to be blatantly obvious that all the evictions that were already in the court system would have nothing to do with Covid-19. I've been fortunate over the last twelve years with my rentals and only ever had very minor problems with a couple of tenants. One of my tenants gave notice and moved out at the end of February. I've not re-let the property and another tenant has given notice and will move out at the end of June. These two properties are being sold and my other two will be as soon as I can. I've had enough. The risk to reward ratio is way to high now to make renting worth while, and I feel it will get worse.
To hear Robert Jenrick mention he would turn to the private rented sector (and others) to help end homelessness was just unbelievable!! What planet is that man on?

by Clint

11:24 AM, 7th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Terry at 07/06/2020 - 09:57
I have been renting for 25 years now, and have never had it so bad with the introduction of all the new rules, and tenants in a way, encouraged or given the green light to get away with not paying their rent and behaving anti-socially.

I at present have six empty properties, two of which have buyers so are going through the buying process, two are on the market for sale, one is being refurbished ready to put on the market and one I am not sure what to do with as it is one of two flats where there is an anti-social tenant who is in the eviction process, where the hearing was on 26th March but was cancelled. So all in all, I am in a rush to get out of this business.

by Luke P

10:08 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 06/06/2020 - 22:38
What has gone to 17 pages, please?

by Old Mrs Landlord

10:28 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 08/06/2020 - 10:08
Eighteen pages actually - the form to serve a Section 21 notice. Hint: you need to read the thread as a whole to follow it properly rather than just an individual post at a time which just breaks into a conversation without knowing what has previously been said.

by Mick Roberts

10:29 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 08/06/2020 - 10:08
I was just gonna' say Chris at Possession Friend will tell u that, but I see u asking him anyway. It's shocking. From what I've seen so far, Court notices/papers now NEED TO SEE ALL BOILER CERTIFICATES FROM when tenant moved in. I kid u not. I'm waiting to hear about us that haven't saved these.
This if it is in, shouldn't be applied retrospectively.

And more importantly as we all now, it's another thing that's just there to hurt the Landlord, give the tenant longer, but in the end the tenant loses out, as we all get stricter next time on not taking any chancy UC HB tenant.
And if I've put new boiler in since tenant moved in, this paperwork has no relevance at all.

by Chris @ Possession Friend

10:29 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 08/06/2020 - 10:08N5b ( claim form for Possession after service of a Section 21 ) gone from 7 pages to 18 pages.

by Luke P

10:34 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Not only have I read it, but also commented earlier in the thread. If we’re talking Form 6a, then it isn’t and has never been 7 pages…nor has the guidance notes. I also speak to PossessionFriend daily, but was doing it on here for others’ benefit. From Mick’s response, is assuming it’s the number of bits of paper to make up a Section 21 pack that’s increased, which makes sense.

by Luke P

10:36 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 08/06/2020 - 10:29
Thanks. It shows how numb and accepting I’ve become to the crap Govt. throws as I do many of these (more than most solicitors) and continue to jump through the hoops with little regard to increase in workload.

by Mick Roberts

10:44 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 08/06/2020 - 10:34
Are they asking for all boiler certificates from start of tenancy then?

I know nothing of Possession or Section 21's, I start them off & then let the solicitor do 'em. And I have got a load of great tenants at moment (bar one) so don't issue 'em out like confetti.

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