Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

by Chris @ Possession Friend

14:34 PM, 1st October 2020
About 7 months ago

Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

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Allow Landlords to evict tenants where there are 14 days rent arrears

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You can’t go into a supermarket and steal your weeks’ groceries. There are laws in place to protect shopkeepers large and small. Not paying rent is also theft with the Landlord being the victim. In Australia, tenants can be evicted for being 14 days in arrears with the rent. Let’s have that system here.

The current system is unfair to Landlords. If a Tenant doesn’t pay rent then it can take a year for a Landlord to regain procession. In that time the Landlord still has to pay the mortgage and other costs. This can ruin many small scale Landlords. Furthermore, it incentivises Landlords to only rent their properties to tenants with higher than average income who are likely to care about getting a bad credit rating.

Let’s have an Australian style system which aims to be neutral between Landlord and Tenant.


Mick Roberts

6:01 AM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Outhere for the tenants at 07/10/2020 - 10:08
And therein lies another problem.

If Landlords din't own more than one house, where would the tenants live?
My Labour trolls on Twitter tell me Then people would be able to afford to buy.
I say what about the Benefit tenants who can't afford to buy, where they gonna' live? They can never answer properly, the buyers who are currently renting are very selfish against benefit tenants cause they think if all Landlords sell, their buying problems are solved. Codswallop.

And the Courts are 100% making it worse for tenants, that tenant at court that moment gets a temporary reprieve, but Wowzers, the hassle & expense the Landlord gets, he packs up, it's pushed him too far & he tells his colleagues & they all say I'm out of here. Making it worse for next tenant.
U stop airlines flying, the remaining airlines charge what they like-We've seen that last 6 months.

Mick Roberts

6:06 AM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 07/10/2020 - 12:13
Agree entirely Clint, my 23 years of renting has been about finding time to get that top quality boiler, that composite door, checking the problem at the tenants house, we now all know we spending time on unnecessary tasks for Councils & Govt, which takes us away from real goal of making house as good as it can be within the budget.


8:45 AM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Amazingly, we both have been in the rental business for virtually the same time. I started renting in 1996 and have had very similar problems as you have over the years and, we both have been renting to benefit and working tenants.
During that time, I have had some very good tenants several over 10 years and some very disastrous tenants where places have been wrecked, huge sums of rent not paid, etc. More recently I have found like you that UC has been a huge problem causing rent arrears due to the governments ridiculous UC policies and in the last 5 years the government has introduced some draconian laws as if to punish landlords for what reason we will not know. We both are very experienced landlords and provide an essential service and now the government are doing their utmost to destroy us.


11:02 AM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 08/10/2020 - 08:45
I started renting by accident in 2003 when I moved out of London for work but didn't want to sell up. So pleased I didn't! I had wonderful tenants for 12 years. They became friends with other owners in the block, they valued their 'home', they carried out repairs without bothering me, they decorated (with my permission)... just like my parents did with their council house, and I did when I got married and started my own family in a rented flat. I then started letting in Yorkshire 11 years ago (don't ask!), and while I have had some excellent tenants; mostly older, my overall experience has been poor, with arrears, damage, anti-social behaviour... and they've all been younger people. Apologies for generalising, but they simply don't value having a decent home, at a decent rent, and with zero responsibilities. All I ask is they comply with their AST... and there lies the problem. They don't believe they need to. They believe they are entitled. And the Government allows them full rein, aided and abetted by Shelter, Generation Rent, Labour MPs, Citizens Advice, councils... We are on a hiding to nothing!


12:05 PM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by NewYorkie at 08/10/2020 - 11:02
I agree. You might as well have an AST where you write the landlord and tenant names at the top and have the tenancy agreement with your names with signatures at the bottom and forget everything else as everything else will be ignored.

Sorry, in between you have to state when the whole of the deposit or part of it will be kept otherwise, if it goes to court, you will have been at fault and could end up paying 3 times the deposit and having to return the deposit as, you will have not fulfilled the deposit protection prescribed information.

You would also have to state the grounds you wish to use to evict the tenant on S8 otherwise you may not be able to use an S8 for eviction.

Regarding the inventory, it hardly ever has its use these days.

Mick Roberts

14:24 PM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 08/10/2020 - 08:45So u too Clint have seen like me, LHA in 2008 & how they got all that wrong & roughly 2012 started to listen to us (well in Nottingham anyway), & made it easier for tenants LHA HB rent to get paid direct to us. Even the HB staff admitted they got it wrong in 2008 insisting all tenants should be paid direct & then admitting No, they can't all be paid direct can they.
How can UC DWP the Govt get this so wrong. It's not that ruddy long ago. It's called History except this is only 12 years ago where it's been proven Give tenant a choice.
I never thought I was experienced until last few years when u see the changes the authorities are imposing & u think How can they get this so wrong. At no point have they come spoke to Landlord & said "What do u think would happen if we did this?"


14:37 PM, 8th October 2020
About 6 months ago

I guess I was a bit luckier in that UC only started in the Croydon/Sutton area in 2015 but 5 years later still having same problems.


9:21 AM, 30th October 2020
About 6 months ago

I have had good tenants pay late so 14 days is too short. And nothing will happen on this while we are in pandemic mode.

Chris @ Possession Friend

13:04 PM, 30th October 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 30/10/2020 - 09:21
Puzzler, - the petition was calling for a landlord to have the ability to start Possession proceedings much earlier than 2 MONTHS rent arrears, And, - then the ( Pre-Covid ) 5 month court process.
A landlord with a genuine tenant doesn't have to start possession proceedings, then, but those Landlords who have a tenant who they believe is not genuine, would be able to gain possession quicker.

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