12:09 PM, 29th March 2018, About 4 years ago 19
The housing charity “Shelter” have formally admitted that it can take a landlord 8 months to evict a tenant using a section 21 notice. The admission is in the form of their latest viral video campaign. Despite this, they continue bleat that legislation is biased in favour of landlords.
How can taking 8 months for a person to take possession of their own property be seen as biased towards landlords?
What if you want to sell the property or move back into it yourself?
What if you desperately want to get rid of a bad tenant for the sake of your finances or the sanity of the neighbouring households?
Received a section 21 notice? Don’t panic – if there’s no alternative, you can stay in your home beyond the two months’ notice.
Posted by Shelter on Friday, 23 March 2018
Only 5% of tenancies are ended by landlords. In many cases, section 21 is used on the basis the Courts cannot refuse to grant an eviction order, and even this is subject to the landlord proving he/she has been fully compliant with regulations!
If you’re a landlord yourself you will forgive my perception that the above is biased towards tenants.
The alternative way to evict a tenant who doesn’t pay on time, doesn’t respect their neighbours and/or doesn’t respect the property is to serve a section 8 notice. However, despite the initial notice period being only two weeks, the end goal of evicting a bad tenant can take far longer than 8 months to achieve, because the Courts have discretion.
Shelter and the Labour party are campaigning for tenants to have even more rights than they do now. They are well organised and well funded to produce propaganda designed to provoke anti-landlord sentiment.
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People living next door to a rogue tenant might even want to get involved when they understand the realities of the situation, even if they are not landlords themselves.
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