Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth wants to rephrase the words ‘ Rogue Landlords’, to the words ‘Bastards Landlords’, as Rogue sounds to soft and cuddly.
In my eyes the words should be rephrased to ‘Criminal Landlords’, as they can make tenants lives horrendous, but you need more enforcement and convictions for that word to be officially used.
I suppose I do appear on a TV programme called ‘Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords’ so that doesn’t help.
So what about all those tenants that intentionally go out of their way to give landlords false referencing with the intention of not paying the rent and staying in the property for as long as possible or damage a property which is costing landlords £1000s.
Tenants also intentionally subletting or using the property for a brothel or cannabis factory.
We see this on a daily basis at Landlord Action with the numerous cases we have. We have seen landlords facing financial ruin because of this.
I’ve heard landlords call these type of tenants worse words than the word ‘ Bastard’. For years I have been calling for a ‘ Professional Bad Tenant database’ to inform landlords and agents of potential scammers.
We now have a ‘ Rogue Landlord’ database in some areas and its time to get the balance right.
What do you think bad tenants should be called? I’m running a poll on twitter and I want to know your thoughts – https://twitter.com/PaulShamplina/status/1067392566776217602
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