Croydon Council Support S21 Ban

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14:13 PM, 17th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Croydon Council Support S21 Ban

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Croydon Council Support S21 Ban

I have just read that Croydon Council ( who I believe are Labour) have become the first council to support the scrapping of the Section 21 no fault eviction.

A council member stated “With Croydon having lost around 70% of its budget since 2010, we are struggling to deal with the scale of this problem, and it is unacceptable that private landlords are able to evict vulnerable tenants so easily, leaving the public sector to pick up the bill.”

I appreciate that this alters nothing, but I can see this snowballing, they probably fail to realise that the landlord licensing and S24 kicking in, is enough for some landlords to be leaving, hence the S21’s.

So I imagine if this every happens, we will see a sharp rise of S8’s?

Andy



Comments

Larry Sweeney

14:55 PM, 17th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

The new National Landlords has highlighted this on Twitter. Email info@landlordsalliance.co.uk now. Join us fighting back against Croydon and other councils who think that they can bully landlords without consequences. I forecast landlords rejecting HB tenants wholesale. Blame Croydon

Darren Peters

9:30 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Chickens coming home to roost for Croydon

Dr Rosalind Beck

9:34 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

They seem to believe it is the job of private citizens who have bought a property to house 'vulnerable tenants.' Where is this written into English legislation?

Trevor Cooper

9:41 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

I love it! 'Leaving the public sector to pick up the bill' I thought this was exactly what Labour wanted - no private landlords and lots more public sector housing?

Clint

10:07 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

I believe we should campaign for the current section 21 notice to be amended where, where a section should be included where a landlord can state the reason the tenant is being evicted. I believe many if not most landlords use the section 21 notice for evicting tenants with rent arrears and or anti-social behaviour as it is not always easy using a section 8 notice

Seething Landlord

10:17 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

The problem here is that S21 has become linked with the phrase "no fault eviction" so that it trips off the tongues of politicians, journalists and news presenters virtually every time it is mentioned. This perception will be hard to shift because it is a half truth but it is essential that we do so if we are to successfully resist all the pressure for the abolition of S21. We need to take every opportunity to explain in simple terms that there is always a good underlying reason why a landlord wishes to terminate a tenancy.

GREENDIZZYCRAB

10:17 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Clint at 18/10/2018 - 10:07
I am confused by the whole S8 and S21, the internet is full of advice for tenants on the process but nothing for Landlords. In a recent court eviction hearing that had to be adjourned the magistrate said he also needed to be sure that I had followed the correct procedure despite being aware of my tenants growing rental arrears. It would be wonderful to have a step by step guide to this, going to court is costly enough without making mistakes. Is the law deliberately designed to trip us up? I must admit being a small private landlord is looking more and more unattractive each day.

JB

10:48 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Seething Landlord at 18/10/2018 - 10:17
Perhaps we should start saying 'S21 Tenant Fault Eviction' where applicable.

Monty Bodkin

11:01 AM, 18th October 2018
About 4 weeks ago

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