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

10:45 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

On the subject of Repossession and Timeliness,
We are all familiar with the tenant support groups claiming a 'Landlord can evict a tenant with Two months notice, - when we all know that's Tosh, and that its Two months Notice before a 5 or 6 month court process can begin, - well, I was gob-smacked to read in this months magazine ( I'll tell you which one at the end )

"... currently, they can take back homes from bad tenants in two months using the so-called 'no-fault' repossession process. "

wait for it.... in Non other than Summer 2020 NRLA magazine !!!!!! ( page 61 )
Is the NRLA working For, or AGAINST landlords ?

by Chris @ Possession Friend

10:53 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Mick Roberts at 08/06/2020 - 10:44
Hey Mick, I'm far more cost effective than a solicitor ( much to their chagrin 😉

by Mick Roberts

11:20 AM, 8th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Possession Friend at 08/06/2020 - 10:53
I need to remember then next time, u have to keep reminding me. I forget non regular stuff.
Last time I had to pay me solicitor £500+ to sit in court for 3 hours to tell the judge that we don't need boiler certificate as tenancy pre-dated Oct 2015.
And I had signature off tenant anyway that she was given boiler certificate. Judge din't ask for none of this, just issued a hearing. Needless to say, he's now made it worse for next risky HB tenant cause I ain't taking new ones any more. Cause of antics like his.

by Steve Hards

15:57 PM, 9th June 2020, About A year ago

The comments seem to have wandered off topic BUT Rosalind has just published an even better article suitable for forwarding to MPs and sharing on social media. It starts:

"What would people say if I walked into Tesco tomorrow, filled my trolley with food and drink to the value of £200 and at the checkout said I am not paying for it because the Government has said supermarkets have to provide my groceries for the next five months, whether I pay for them or not?"


PLEASE pass it on!

by Christopher Tracey

11:10 AM, 10th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Yellard at 02/06/2020 - 16:29
Oh no landlords are not good they are all bad! surely every landlord wants to have tenants staying for FREE! and damage their properties! its the tenants that scam the government out of free money! sub-let, damage property and want to rent for free. ALL landlords need to increase rents and house prices at every opportunity to show the impact they can have on the government. The governments system is SO incompetent in every area its truly mind boggling.

by Clint

11:27 AM, 10th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Luke P at 06/06/2020 - 16:55Do you think, if a list of members of the NRLA that agreed to abandon the NRLA was compiled where, they left and joined say an establishment like the National Landlords Alliance or some other forceful new body which really fought for the landlords could possibly be successful.
I think getting some strong representation to fight the government policies would outweigh the discounts we get for deposit protection, tax investigation insurance and the such.

by Luke P

12:25 PM, 10th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 10/06/2020 - 11:27
Most LLs are selfish…there was someone on here that despises the NRLA’s actions, but continues to pay membership for the MyDeposit discount. How the hell can you fight that kind of idiocy.

by Whiteskifreak Surrey

13:00 PM, 10th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 10/06/2020 - 11:27
ha ha ha ha ha Established National Landlord Alliance.!
They did practically nothing! They were to fight Shelter, S24 and God knows what else... Please point me towards what has materialised?
I am not going to pay a penny more to them until I see some results.
As for NRLA - when my membership expire ( I think next year), I will make an informed decision based on what they actually did for us.

by Clint

13:32 PM, 10th June 2020, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 10/06/2020 - 13:00
With around 200 members, it is not easy to establish anything for the whole country but at least the National Landlords Association (NLA) tried, and with more support, I am sure they could have achieved a little or a lot more. It is better than to just sit back and do nothing.
When my local authority under their licensing scheme demanded having 10 appointments of my properties and providing a whole range of documentation, the NLA gave me great advice on what to do where, the appointments ended up being cancelled altogether, and I was no longer asked to provide any documentation. This saved me days if not weeks of work
I have been a member of NRLA ever since part of it started as the SLA (Small Landlords Association) and in those days there was very little to fight for against the government and I found them very useful in getting advice on rental issues. This was in the 90's where I was new to renting and the help was very good.
As the SLA got bigger and became the National Landlords Association, I found them less and less useful for advice where, often I felt I knew more than the person giving the advice. I also found that they started concentrating more on making profits rather than, helping the Landlord and more recently appear to concentrate on helping the tenants rather than the landlords.
When I hear statements such as the NRLA were disappointed to hear that the government have............ I am not at all interested in such comments. I am more interested in how they opposed it and what they are intending on doing about it if anything.

by Norwood Man

17:56 PM, 27th June 2020, About A year ago

Sent a long letter to my MP, a socialist, so probably futiles because she will presume assume I am a money-grabbing capitalist pig and all my tenants are meek, needy minions in need of endless financial and legal support at our expense. But gotta be worth a try and I found it cathartic.

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