10:07 AM, 10th May 2023, About 5 months ago 14
Hello, upon visiting my local council in London to discuss the lawful eviction of a tenant due to selling up because of eye-watering landlord costs (now £3500 p/m), I have been informed that the council has instructed the tenant to remain until bailiffs arrive.
Upon challenging this and referring to the Homelessness Reduction Act as the tenant meets all the requirements to receive duty prevention, the council housing officer corroborated and replied “Yes we are breaking the law but we can”.
My question is, how can councils willingly state they can break statutory requirements and moreover, why is the local MP turning a blind eye when she has been fully informed of this? Corruption is at the heart of local authorities and parliamentary figures in attacking landlords. When will this stop!!
Editors Note: You can check out our article on councils acting illegally when telling tenants to stay put here
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